Our county fair is happening this week and all year I have hoped to take some plants to the open flower show. I have shown you the night blooming cereus several times when it bloomed and if my calculations are correct, I think that this bloom will open about tomorrow during the judging time. Wouldn’t that be something?
But here’s the glitch. I am accepting a 4th dog tomorrow morning, a chocolate lab who has never been here. Bentley arrives every morning for day care (while his owners work at the fair) around 7:15 – his owners just open the gate and he runs in where Tucker and Jackson are waiting for him. Rick just left for Chicago and won’t be home till Friday night and I just can’t leave all these dogs here without adult supervision, even in the kennels. So I’m going to smile and know that I’m helping 4 families enjoy their vacations.
Here are some “action” shots – none of them are great photography but you’ll see why and you’ll get the idea of our daily routine. As Michelle said last night – Bentley was all “Tuckered” out.
Connie is busy having Grandma Camp – one day was a sewing day, one day was an art class, one day they were going to make a pie and tomorrow they are flying into Chicago for a Harry Potter book celebration. Grandma Connie is taking her famous witch hat. Here is Connie with Rex and Grace. They are growing up way too fast.
One more tidbit of news. This is Rick’s last trip to Chicago – or anywhere. He is retiring from trucking August 1. After Mary Harwood died last July, it became very clear to him that life is short and it can be very unpredictable – he gave his notice the following week. Frankly we have never lived together 24/7. If you hear of a news report out of Garner, Iowa that reads something like Wife Kills Husband For Having the TV Turned Up So Loud, you might see my name mentioned.
No dogs here next week – just a husband. Wish me luck.