Monday, February 27, 2012

We're Halfway Through the Winter!

What a crazy winter it has been. As I look out my big picture window, I'm reminded, about this time of year, even though we have lots of snow and it's beautiful, it's time to start thinking of spring.

Have you noticed that the days are so much longer? The extra daylight is wonderful and I can get more projects done! It's supposed to snow again tomorrow and winter will be back but for at least today, spring is in the air. We've been so lucky that the skiing remains delightful. Enjoy your day.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Maggie joins Fraser in Doggie Heaven

Maggie--sweet, loyal, devoted. Maggie lived to a ripe age of 13. She was one of the best dogs we've ever had the privilege of having in our family. Not only was she Fraser's best friend for 10 years, we loved her so much words just can't describe.

Maggie was not only one of the stars of my series of children's books, but visited schools, helped me with the Fraser Writing Contest, came with me to a zillion book signings, was a pet therapy dog for our local hospital and senior center. She made many a person smile who had just undergone surgery or only had hours left to live. Just her presence was so comforting to so many. The staff at the hospital misses her.

You've seen photos on my blog of kids meeting Maggie and the joy they got from meeting the "real" dog in the books!!

Maggie--you will be missed but we're so happy you're with Fraser and our other dogs who have passed into another world of rainbows and 24-hours of fun, dog bones and love.