Wednesday, July 22, 2015

More Significant Dates

Even though the Fourth of July and Daddy's birthday are over, we still had some very important dates to celebrate!

On July 15, we reminisced about Mommy and Daddy's fabulous experience 5 years ago.  That is the day they met many terrific people in New Jersey!  They still keep in contact with many of them.

On July 16, we celebrated the 6th anniversary of Mommy and Daddy's transplant.  That's right, Daddy gave Mommy one of his kidneys and saved her life!  Isn't it wonderful that they are such a good match?

One year ago on July 17, we had a little guy join our family.  We named him Ringo, or should I say, he chose the name, Ringo!  He has been quite a blessing to our family - full of energy and character.  He's a pretty good little brother, too!

Today (July 22nd) we will remember our older brother, Kirby.  6 years ago today, Kirby went to Heaven.  He was Mommy and Daddy's first puppy and taught them a lot!  He especially showed them how much they love puppies in their life and that opened the door for the rest of us!  Thanks, Kirby!  Brothers Dito, Dexter, Rudy, Ringo and me owe you, bro!

Here is a picture of my little brother, Ringo, smiling as usual!  He is not quite ready to start writing yet, but he does add to the creative process!

Boomer the Mellow Yellow Lab

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Why are Summers so Busy?

Why are summers so busy?  I asked myself that question after I heard Mommy and Daddy talking about the weekend ahead.  Is it because the weather is nicer (around here, anyway) than in the winter?  That might be partially true.  In the summer, we spend more time outside playing.  Daddy has to cut the grass in our yard so we can run around.  There are always projects to do that can't be done when it's cold outside.

This year, Mommy and Daddy went on a vacation that lasted 8 whole days.  Ringo and I had a long sleepover play-date with our friends! When they returned, Daddy had many photos to sort and organize.  He likes to take photos!

We also had Daddy's birthday!  His birthday is on July 5.  When he was young, his Mom told him the whole country lit fireworks to celebrate his birthday.  She said they did it the night before because they were so excited!  So, with the holiday and Daddy's birthday, they saw many people (family and friends).

Next, they will be going on a paddleboat ride on a river.  It sounds like a lot of fun!  Next month, they are going to a concert at the Zoo.  Even though it's at the Zoo, Ringo and I can't go - I think the animals would scare little Ringo and the noise would hurt our ears!

One of these days, I hope we will be able to catch up with some of the normal activities (maybe a rainy day)  For now, I will feel lucky and enjoy the sunshine!  Never a dull moment.

Boomer the Mello Yellow Lab