Tuesday, June 2, 2009

A companion in Nature...

To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring - it was peace.
~Milan Kundera


My goal in life is to be as good of a person my dog already thinks I am.
~Author Unknown




It took me a couple years, but I convinced the hubby to get a Bernese Mountain Dog. Our puppy comes home in 4 weeks and I am excited beyond belief! I am looking forward to bringing this beautiful girl with us on a canoe, on our walks and for swims in the lake. She will make a wonderful addition!

22 comments:

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Hi! I popped over from Carol's blog, Charli's Place, to visit.

What a precious dog! I have been looking for a dog, too. Both of our little Min Pins are now gone as of last fall, and we are starting to tentatively look.

Your new fur baby is adorable, and he looks like a real love. Here's wishing you the best with him...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Darla said...

I can feel your excitement!!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

P.S. I might have just said Charli's Place when I meant Charli and Me! My brain is still not awake yet. ;-)

bennie and patsy said...

I am really happy for you. Hugs
Patsy

Mildred said...

What a lot of fun and memories you are in store for. Can't wait!!!

Busy Bee Suz said...

You better get that baby in the boat asap to get her used to it....and so she can learn BALANCE. :)
how big will she get?

Nature Lovin' Super Mama said...

You are going to have so much fun with your new puppy! and dang girl...you have too many blogs to keep up with...jk :) I really liked your log cabin site!
NLSM
PS where is the craft fair thingy this weekend?

Nina said...

Cool - don't they get really big? I think I saw a photo of one that was about the size of my garage!

Shellmo said...

Hi Magpie - thank you for coming over! Sorry to hear about your min pins being gone - let me know if you get another fur baby! I'll be over to visit your blog today! :)

Darla - I feel like I'm 5 yrs old!

Benny & Patsy - thank you!

Mildred - She will definitely enrich our lives! :-)

Busy Bee - she will be between 70-90 pounds! I might need to get her a yatch - lol!

Nature Lovin - in retrospect - I should've just combined my birding and northern michigan blog so I'd only have that and the log blog - I'm crazy! The arts & craft bazaar is in downtown gaylord in the parking lot at first and court street (behind the pavillion). It's from 8-4 - that would be cool if you could stop by!!!! :-)

Shellmo said...

Nina - they do - females get between 70-90 pounds, males 85-120 pounds! I'll have my own horse - lol! Thanks for coming by!!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

I'm so happy for you, Shelley... I know how long you have waited for just the perfect doggie. GEE---he will become a great big dog, won't he????? Wow!!!!

Congrats.
Hugs,
Betsy

Judy said...

Oh boy do I know what you're feeling. The minute my husband said yes to a dog within 2 days we got one, a Chocolate Lab. I have wanted one for years. We drove over 600 miles round trip to get our Sadie. She has been the best companion for us and I know you will enjoy your puppy.

Tina said...

I'm sure you've bought about all the stuffed animals you could find..and that wonderful bed, and all those chewy bones and throw toys and those 18 x 24 inch pics of the loons so you can teach him what not to chase...yep sounds like you are ready!!
..a very exciting time, indeed!

Country Girl said...

I love puppies! How exciting!

Q said...

SO very darling!
You will love every minute...
Sherry

Sue said...

What a beautiful dog..Lucky You!!!
May you have many happy years together....

Calming Scents said...

ohhh I'm so happy for you! a life without a dog is soooo lonely..at least in my eyes. They are a partner beyond our dreams. I cant wait to see your pictures with this new addition.

Tricia said...

Awww I wanna play w/ her too! She's so sweeeeeet!

Chris Petrak said...

I recently found your blog and enjoy it. I am native Michiganer (Detroit), but spent many summers at summer camp on north shore of Higgins Lake, and have canoed almost all of the wonderful rivers in N MI - south branch Au Sable probably my favorite. In late 70s we did much camping vacations in NM - esp Cross Village, tip of Leelanau, and Pictured Rocks. Closest I've found to the clear water lakes is Lake Champlain. I still have a special place in me for those northern lands and hope travel there again soon.

Ashley said...

puppies puppies puppies!!!! Congrats on the new puppy!

Suki said...

Congrats on the new puppy.
Puppies are so much fun. Sadly I can't have one just now.

Omi said...

Hi, just found your blog, will explore more and look at your log cabin one, sounds fun. Had to stop and comment on this though, had tears in my eyes watching those photos of your new puppy! It took me years to persuade my hubby to get a puppy, he's now almost a year old (puppy not hubby - obviously)and makes my heart contract with love just to look at him. He's much smaller than yours is going to be though, a Westie X Lhasa. I'm so excited for you and I don't even know you! Will check back to see how it goes.