Nieces, Doggies, and Butterflies

So this past week found us hit with a ton of rain. Made for not so much going on during the week. But thankfully the weather cleared for the Weekend, which was chock full of things to do.

Friday night the hubby and I were able to convince my brother and sister-in-law to let our niece spend the night. As we usually do with her we went out on a date night. She had a great time coloring and taking pictures (see her below with the hubby). She also enjoyed eating, her meal, some of mine and some of the hubbies.

I don’t know about you but I don’t know very many almost 3 year olds that will eat, Chicken Fingers, Fries, A pickle, some of my coleslaw, some of my Fish & Chips, and Clams from the hubbies appetizer. She loved every bit of it.

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Saturday we got up and went and had breakfast with Mom (her Grandma), and then had a full day of Picnicing with the Greyhound adoption group we volunteer for. The day couldn’t have been better. The Sun shone, there was a breeze, the dogs and the niece were super well behaved, all close to 150 dogs.

The picnic is a 2 fold event, first it’s a way for everyone involved to get together and celebrate all that we do during the year. Secondly it is the major fundraiser for the Medical Fund. We do a 50/50 raffle (the prize I sadly did not win was close to $7000), a Silent Auction, and a Chinese Auction. There are also vendors there selling greyhound goods galore.

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Sandy knows how to have fun at the picnic. If you need her she will be over there laying down

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Duncan was not far from her the whole time.

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For the second year in a row they also included a Butterfly release to honor those pups who have crossed the rainbow bridge. The picture above captures the 3 we have lost since we started adopting 13 years ago. They each touched us in their own way and had/have their own quirks. Misty was the Moo Cow due to her being white with black spots. Crystal was the Hubby’s girl. Jonny was my boy who occasionally thought he was a lap dog.

Sunday was Father’s Day and we did spend the afternoon with my Dad and the rest of the family, mom included as dad sprung her from the skilled nursing facility for the day. We ran our usual errands then visited and ate and drank. Overall it was a good day.

No parades last week, well ok there was a Flag Day ceremony I missed due to the picnic, the next one isn’t until next week. Work has been status quo, we started summer hours last week which is good when I get to leave 1 day a week at 2pm but bad when I’m only doing the half hour lunch thing.

Oh we did manage to finally book a vacation. We decided on a cruise that leaves from Puerto Rico with stops in St Thomas, St Kitts, Aruba, and Curacao. We will spend 1 day/night in San Juan before the cruise. If anyone has been there give me a shout and let me know what to see and where to eat. We are staying at a cute little place I found called At Wind Chimes Boutique Hotel in the Parque area which sits between Condado and Ocean Park. More to come on this later as we finalize other stuff.

Before that trip we have Grapehounds weekend coming up at the end of July. There should be some good posts to recap that fun filled winery weekend.

Hope all is well with everyone out there!

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3 thoughts on “Nieces, Doggies, and Butterflies

  1. That’s wonderful of you adopting greyhounds – They all (pets) give us such joy and companionship. Curious -do greyhounds have special needs, more than other breeds? Congrats on the cruise! Take lots of pictures (who am I talking to? of course you will!) This is fun getting to know you : )

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