Saturday, July 12, 2014

Coming Soon #2

Josh and Theresa aren't the only ones expecting...   Our sweet Sadie Rose is due with puppies just one week after Theresa is due with the baby! :) 

(the monkey in the photo is Sadie's current "baby".  She tends to fixate all her love on certain stuffed animals, and the new one is "Baby Chee-Chee")

Sadie is 1/2 Australian Shepherd, 1/2 Labrador Retriever, and we have bred her to a very beautiful laid back Australian Shepherd named Wagner.  

So the puppies will be 75% Aussie, and we are planning on selling all of them.  Though it is kind of hard to tell in the photos, Sadie is quite.. well "large".  She is normally a very trim dog, and she has a big belly now. :)  

She is officially due on July 19th, so we made a welping box inside on our landing for her to sleep in and get comfortable with before the puppies come. (she is a mainly outdoor dog)

Sadie wasn't so sure about her box.  She kept running down-stairs, up-stairs, and we kept on returning her. :)

Finally we found a compromise.  She has decided to lay down "next" to her box... :D

Silly Girl.

So if anyone is interested in puppies... we will have some available in a couple months, and they'll be pretty cute!



The celebrations continued into Saturday, when there was to be fireworks over Lake Lapeer (the best show around!!).  So we had a low key gathering before hand with hot dogs and 4th leftovers. :)

Mr. Reiche, Josh and Theresa all joined us for dinner, and hung around playing games and helping us water the garden while we waited for the time for the fireworks to arrive.

We were informed of this perfect spot to watch the show, oh, probably 4 years ago or so.  It's a little lawn in-between houses, and directly across from where they launch the fireworks.  The owners kindly allow anyone to camp out there to watch!

The performance was truly brilliant as always!  (and loud, Faith wore ear plugs during the entire duration. :) )

There was some creative ones that landed on the water and then exploded (don't ask me how) as well as the normal big colorful, booming ones, and smaller sparkly ones.

We even had a couple dollar signs, a star, and a smiley face (though it was hard to see, since it was smiling upwards....)

(had fun with my camera, playing around with what the fireworks looked like at different focus levels..)

The grand finale was indeed "grand", and we all cheered and then packed up and headed home. Another 4th celebration completely and officially concluded.