Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The crisp evening air, and the crinkle of the leaves underfoot mean Fall is here...

Fall has arrived here in New England, and we have been taking hikes, to enjoy as much of the Autumn foliage as possible.  It seems like I claim every season is my favorite, with the exception of Winter.  But I do love this time of year.  Everything is so beautiful, and the Fairs and cooler weather just make me long to spend more time with my family…and of course, my collies.  So here are some recent pictures we captured on our drives and hikes here in New England, hope you enjoy them!

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And to view even more of our Fall pictures, click here:
Autumnal Collies

Friday, October 10, 2014

And Summer turns to Fall....

Fall is one of my favorite seasons.  The air turns cooler, and with the change in temperature, it brings a distinct change to the world around us.  The trees dazzle us with their autumn finery, adorning themselves in rich shades of red and gold foliage.  They put on such a beautiful show, that leaf peepers begin driving up and down our local highways and back roads, just to soak in all the stunning colors.

The local towns hold their fairs, as Farmers complete their harvesting.  And pumpkins soon begin appearing on front porches to greet visitors, and chase away scary spirits.  We also love Fall because of all the seasons, it seems to complement our collies best.  We never fail to get some amazing pictures, while our collies indulge us by posing for the camera.  So I thought I would share some of our current and past Fall pictures, and hope you will all join us in celebrating this wonderful season…

This fall...

Falls past...

Monday, October 6, 2014

The collies, and Pumpkin Kitty, do a review!

The collies, and their kitty sister, Pumpkin, were asked to do a review for Chewy.com!

We waited until Abby's Birthday to try these Primal dog treats.  With a name like Primal, we knew we needed to find an unusual setting to do this review.  So we decided to take the treats with us to a local lighthouse.  The ocean, sky and the solitary lighthouse seemed like the perfect setting to enjoy "Primal" dog treats.

Abby, Scarlett and Holly took the review very seriously!

Can I have one now?

Abby is so ready to try these treats!  She thought the treats were packaged in a pretty, appetizing manner.  Being a label reader, I was more concerned with the back of the package.  And when I scanned the ingredient list, I was very pleased!  There is only one ingredient in Primal Foods Liver Munchies - and that ingredient is Turkey Liver!  These treats are gluten free, grain free, and made in the USA.  But what about the taste?  The collies all voted, and after much drool, and taste testing, they give Primal Foods Liver Munchies their highest rating - 4 PAWS!  This is a product I would definitely buy for my collies.

We were actually lucky enough to be asked to do another review on a Primal Foods Product in the past - you can find it here:  Primal Foods

But it wasn't only the collies who were invited to do a review.   Pumpkin kitty was also sent treats by Chewy.com.  They sent her a bag of Blue Buffalo Kitty Yums.  They sent her the Savory Salmon version.  And apparently these treats were so delicious she could not wait until we returned from the Lighthouse.  (we were only gone about an hour!)  She ripped open the bag, and had a kitty feast!  As you can see, she LOVED these treats.  Blue Buffalo made a truly irresistible flavor, when they created these cat treats.  Pumpkin gives these treats her highest rating - 4 PAWS, and is insisting we buy another package tomorrow!

Now this is the face of a contented cat!

Want to get these delicious treats for your furry family members?  You can find these treats and many more at

The collies represent!

Where have we been?

We have been busy attending "Meet the Breeds" events, and the collies have been acting as wonderful Ambassadors of the breed.

Kori and Ryder - perfectly in sync!

And Holly, taking time to play!
They were even invited to ride on a float in a parade, at a local fair!

Happy Girl!

We had a lot of fun at the parade, but Ryder had the best time!  The crowd of spectators were cheering for him, calling him Lassie, and taking his picture!

Now that we seemed to have fixed the bug, we promise more posts to come!

Happy Birthday Abby Baby!

Just wanted to wish our sweet, beautiful Abby a Happy 8th birthday!

Hard to believe my little girl became a senior today!

Here's hoping the next 8 years are just as Happy!

Computer glitches are keeping us apart!

Hi everyone!

We have been trying to post for over a month, and we are having some real issues with Blogger.  Our pictures will not load, no matter what method we attempt to use to upload them.  Is anyone else having a similar issue?

We will be back posting, as soon as we can fix this issue.  We just didn't want anyone to think we had disappeared...

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Pictures from a colliefull weekend!

This weekend we celebrated Ryder and Kori's 3rd birthday!  We took a ride to the local dog park, for some play time with friends. 

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Ryder - King of the mountain!

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Who's under my mountain?

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Tag!  You're it!

Then we went for a short hike, and stopped for pictures by our favorite lake!

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Abby, celebrating her kids' birthday!

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We had trouble picking which one was our favorite Ryder picture! lol

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Scarlett can strike a pretty pose too!

And then we went swimming!  (Well, the smooth girls did, Ryder didn't want to get his fur wet this time. BOL!)

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Abby, jumped right in - I think they were all hot from running around the park!

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Holly, showing that even though she is the senior collie, she is the best swimmer!

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Then we went back home, and had a cake, that our family bought, just for us!

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Make a wish!

And we even got an email from our brother Luke, wishing us a happy birthday, and telling us all about this past year with this family!  What a pawsome day!

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Little Luke - not so little anymore!