Sunday, May 31, 2009

So Much to do...So Little Time

I have been MIA the past several days. So much has been going on and very little time to update the blog.

We haven't been herding or doing anything else special other than running the dogs in the evenings on the river.

Had a bit of a fright with the dogs two days in a row...somehow the dogs have been escaping our securely fenced yard - for the first time in three years. Yesterday our neighbor put them back in the yard. When he got home Beth greeted him at the door of his truck with a ball. None of the dogs had left our yard and were all hanging out on the grass. Bless his heart, he played with them for a while then put them back in the yard.

Today when I got home from the nursing home my son told me he found them playing with neighbor kids down the street.

One of our gates keeps getting opened. There isn't anything wrong with it, the latch is good, the wood is secure and there is no explanation as to why. I am very suspicious and have some sleuthing to do...

John's mother has been hanging on and has moved onto the 'actively dying' stage. It is only a matter of hours.

I am praying for peace and strength for my husband & family.

7 comments:

jorbar said...

Our thoughts are with you and John

sheepkelpie said...

Am thinking of you. Passing on can only be done alone, but being surrounded by family is comforting for everyone. Hugs to you all.

As to the gate, get a lock on it- someone is messing with you.

Raising Addie said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

We agree with sheepkelpie... it sounds like someone is opening that gate...

Chasing my tale...
Addie, Lucie, and Hailey

Emma Rose said...

You are in our thoughts and prayers also. Those are tough times to go through.

And the gate = is it possible one of those smart BC's have figured out how to open it? That would be my bet.

An English Shepherd said...

Check out my blog we have a gate mystery as well...

Sorry to read about your mother in law.

Wizz :-)

Pat A said...

Fix the gate so it can be locked. If the lock is where a dog can reach even if it needs to stretch, it will figure out how to open it.
Bob would not believe this until he saw with his own eyes a 4.5 month old BC pup ( foster ) open the latch on the gate to go in with the larger dogs. We have locks on all our outer gates and one we do not close but the pups cannot get out on the gate between the run and the large yard.
The locks keep out others also and make your dogs safe.

Laura Carson said...

Thoughts and prayers for you guys Carolynn. I'm so sorry for everything going on right now.

Agreed on the gate lock thing. I suppose you're off the hook temporarily on the 6 things. ;) But I'm not forgetting.