You knew I’d do it! 8-8-22

Yup, after I finished weed earring at the shelter, I put the puppies in my car! The one in the front seat licked my whole right side on the way home – haha! I can’t get good pictures of them yet as they are like bombs going off when I get close to the kennel. By the time they’re out of foster and adopted they’ll have learned some manners.

Here, however, is the small kennel that did have hydrangeas along the building.

And here they are – their shelter names are Duke and Prince, don’t ask me which one is which. Haha!

And here are some more pictures of those cute 8 week old tan and white puppies – they are sooooo cute!

If you’re considering a puppy, I’d sure make an appointment to meet these kids.

I’m sitting in the porch at dusk with a beer and a few friends – there’s actually a male cardinal eating at the closest feeder.

Livin’ the dream!

37 thoughts on “You knew I’d do it! 8-8-22

  1. Gayle Lacey

    OMGosh! I love the babies!! Love the tan/white ones also. The perfect herd!!

  2. Billie

    You are something!!! Are you keeping them, or just fostering them until they get adopted? I kind of did the same thing only I fostered kids, and kept 4 or them!

  3. Carmen Montmarquet

    You have such a good heart Mary, I knew you would go get them! I’m sure you will do your best to find them a good home or maybe they already have? They are adorable and so are the blond and white ones!

  4. Lora Jans

    Mary, you are the kindest person with the biggest heart!! I LOVE your choice of friends!!💜💜

  5. Kathy in western NY

    What a happy happy crew you now have. This is what motherhood is – always caring and tending to the loves of your life. This is your calling. Your brood is home, Like a child, every pet is different and some more active than others. I could only imagine how all those kisses of thanks felt as you were driving.

  6. Connie Tesene

    Was there ever any doubt that you would get the puppies… I love it. Living the dream!!!

  7. Lynette in Orlando

    Mary……. hahaha, I KNEW they’d be coming home with you!!! I love it!!! You’re an inspiration!!!!

  8. Kim from TN

    The puppies are just adorable, and they are the ones living the dream. Sorry to see your hydrangea, Yikes.

  9. Lois Ann Johnson

    Hats off to you, Mary, for following your heart! I had a feeling that you were going to “go for it.” Yes, things will be chaotic for awhile and you will probably have some things destroyed like those hydrangea bushes–but the reward you will receive will far exceed anything damaged by those sweet pups. Enjoy them and keep us updated on their progress.

  10. Sandy

    Hi Mary, those puppies are so lucky! I hope some lovely families adopt them, pets are so important in our lives.Busy packing up the cabin in soggy weather,very wet and cold week in New Zealand. Dentist tomorrow, lost a filling chewing on a toffee sweet! Take care everyone, best wishes from Sandy

  11. Jeanie S, Central Illinois

    Sweet puppies, albeit rowdy and rambunctious! 😂 I have no doubt, Mary, you will teach them everything they need to know and give them lots of love, too.
    You are the best! 🥰

    1. Kris in WI

      I think Jeanie just named the puppies…Rowdy and Rambunctious! What a treat for them to be with you in a place filled with love, space, and hydrangeas! Blessings to all of you who care for God’s creatures and hopes that the tan puppies will find a home, too.

  12. Sandy

    Hi Mary, we move on Friday 12th August after almost 2 years of cleaning out my husband’s stuff (43years in one house), getting himinto dementia care, selling our house he had damaged, moving to our sons house which was also over run with Bruce’s stuff(6 car shed full to ceiling). Eion and family came home a year age to help, so now we have bought a house with granny flat for me in a quiet suburb with loads of room for all. Might even be able to quilt soon! Enjoy the puppies 🐶, take care, sandy

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Sandy – you have had your hands full for quite some time now and I can’t wait till you get into your granny flat! It will be a blank slate where you can start again – and yes! maybe you can quilt again! I hope so!

  13. Amy Kollasch

    Awe! Puppy overload! I wish I could get another dog! I am loving this cooler weather. Best kind of friends to be relaxing with after a day of outdoor work.

  14. Sandy in Indiana

    You are the BEST!! The puppies are adorable
    I love the kitties too

    Have a wonderful day!


  15. Cathie Braman

    Congratulations! You have made many readers (including me) and the puppies very happy.
    Now if only we could get others to do the same thing what a happy world this would be!
    Thank you!!

  16. Jill Klop

    You are such a good person to being those dogs home. I’m afraid that I’d never let a foster dog go! Ha!

  17. Sue H

    I don’t know who is luckier … Duke and Prince or YOU! Your heart is so big and I know that dogs appreciate it. They’ll be easier to adopt after you’ve spent time with them. I’d love to pull up a chair on your back porch with my own beer. Looks like Heaven to me and I’ll bet the farm smells would warm me from the inside out. Have a terrific day!

  18. Vicki

    You are doing a great thing with the black dogs. Your kind heart is doubly kind….first to foster them, and then to feel the sadness of letting them go (even though your heart is happy they will go to be adopted).

    Lovely porch weather. I sat on our porch swing for a while, just enjoying the day. My father made the porch swing many years ago and I often think of him as I sit outside. He enjoyed making things and I could show him a picture of something, ask if he thought he could make it, and 99% of the time he said yes. Such a great skill to have. My skill is in sewing/quilting. He was in wood crafting. That is how the world balances out.

  19. Marylou

    Bless you Mary! Your heart is pure gold!
    You will keep busy with the two pups but they will contribute joy and laughs every day.
    We fostered 25 years when we had our farm. My husband would tell you we kept more foster critters than we adopted out! We fostered dogs, cats, and horses.
    Your place is looking beautiful in all your photos!

  20. Betty Klosterman

    You are going to have the fun and the work of helping raise the pups. Maybe 2 won’t pee as much as 4?? And they will get a good start knowing somebody loves them and the world is just a great big place of fun and learning. This is alright. Just think of all the puppy kisses. Hope the other dogs don’t get jealous.
    How is the rat count coming? Hope the catch is thinning out and your efforts are working.
    And for the lady whose husband had the pleasure of attentending the Motorcycle Rally — he can “go to the rally” on the internet now. Lots of people are filming and there is so much on the internet. The wonders of this modern world.
    In the meantime, back to quilting. Aren’t we lucky to have such wonderful things to make.
    Take care. Betty in Rapid City

  21. Luci

    Happy, happy happy for the puppies! They are so lucky to have you, and I am cheering for all of you!

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