Monday, January 26, 2009


I had to dance at the futurity (yes it was raining) & Casey went with me. She danced in the road behind everyone else. When it was over we went inside & watched a few horses. Then back outside to sit on the bull, do a little riding & pet some animals.

OK, so maybe she didnt exactly ride a horse, but you get the pic.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


That is something we dont see very often. Thankfully I had the day off work or I would have had to call in frozen!!! There wasnt enough for us to play in but I took Casey on the porch so she could touch it. I am surprised the schools werent closed & I am sure there was not a loaf of bread or a gallon of milk for miles!

Casey & I stayed in our pj's all day & kept a fire going while daddy worked. The dogs weren't real impressed with it either & stayed in with us most of the day. I guess this is all we will see until next year!

Saturday, January 17, 2009


So I get this call one day from some friends who have been at the pound & the shelter (dont ask me why they were there b/c they have 7 dogs & 2 cats) saying that there was a dachshund at the animal shelter. I got on petfinder & looked at all the dogs. I found this dog, Coco, 4 yrs old, who was there b/c his human died & he & his sister were taken to the pound. (If anything ever happens to me someone please take my animals for me-dont let them go to the pound! I am sure they would fit right in at the Gour household) Well, Coco's sister was adopted quick & he was still there. I talked to Stacey about it & we agreed if he went on the urgent list we would go look at him. That time came. We found out that Molly's malitia was going to take him so he wouldnt be put down. I still went to see him & told Stacey that I wanted him. He told me that we weren't going to get him b/c Molly's was taking him. That is what I thought all day & he told me when I got home from work that he had paid for him!!!! What a sad story, your human dies, the family sends you to the pound, your sister leaves you & you are stuck at the pound. I was so happy to hear Stacey say we were getting a new addition. When I got him home, it naturally took a little for him to get comfortable here but he got along with Bo & Hoover. By the end of his 1st night here he was curled up in front of the wood burning stove where the fire was. He gave me lots of kisses & was good with Casey. Here are some pics of him : meeting his brothers
sniffing around the yard
lets get to know each other (also known as butt sniffin')
his 1st treat here, hamburger helper. He was a little thin & you could see his ribs & backbone but I am sure that wont last long.
This was him by the end of his 1st night.

Here he is on his 2nd day here. Fitting right in!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


Well, I realized i havent updated what Casey is doing now. She can stand & jump, she runs everywhere (she has been doing this for a while but she has gotten a lot faster!), she calls everyone mama, she says oof (dog), mama, uh-oh, ball, hot & un-uh (no), hi ya, tata (thank you) & bye. she is not a big talker but she has been on the move for over a year. I guess that is how she got so fast. She still signs more, please, & all done a lot. She points & grunts at everything. She can go up & down 2-3 stairs without holding onto anything. She is a daredevil! She is not afraid of anything. She understands what you are saying & sometimes she does what you ask her to. She knows how to do some clogging steps, heel, toe back (sometimes) & run, run, run. I am sure there is a lot more that she that is new but it seems so normal to me that I dont remember.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Goodbye 2008, Hello 2009

In saying goodbye to 2008, we spent the time with friends & coworkers (well, they are friends too!) There was food & fireworks, dogs & guns. A good time was had by all. Here is Robin & Christy.

This is Teddy, he is the fireworks dog. He LOVES fireworks & tries to bite them as they go off. Paul & Dennis have 7 dogs & 2 cats. Casey loves playing with the dogs there, however Teddy was more intrested in the fireworks.

Here is Casey with her Daddy & Dennis shooting her gun for the 1st time.

I think she liked it!! She didnt even flinch as it went off. Look out guys!

As most of you know Casey loves to dance. Here she is with Paul.

How low can you go Mr. Paul? Can you teach me those moves?

We came home before midnight & thought Casey would fall asleep on the way home, but she didnt. So here we are with the 1st pics of 2009 right after the ball dropped!

Then on New Years Day we headed to granny's for lunch & uncle Bob & David were there. We ate some greens, peas & pork, however I dont look foward to much changing since I have eaten the same thing every new year for as long as I can remember. Maybe someone will hit the lottery & give me some!