Weekly Video/Photo

If you follow my blog regularly please skip down to the last paragraph…

The Weekly Video/Photo section highlights an Adventure, while I might also sneak in some that are humorous, adorable, or just other fun dog moments. If you have followed my blog from the beginning you know that I adopted Shadow as a puppy, and about a year later adopted Buster as a puppy.  We had many wonderful years together before experiencing the devastating loss of Buster at just seven.  It took a long time for our hearts to heal, but almost a year after his passing we welcomed little Wilma into our world.  We were devastated to loose Shadow on April 3, 2020.  These two precious boys boys will be furever in our hearts! We were recently thrilled to add another amazing rescue, Gus, to our home on June 28, 2021! This Weekly Video/Photo section will allow me to share photos from all four of my rescues, whether it be a precious memory, or a current moment.

Today’s photo is an adorable photograph of Wilma and her three siblings when they were puppies. It was taken in their foster home before they arrived to Massachusetts. She was lucky to be in a foster home with so much love, which is something you can tell by all the time and patience that I am sure it took to take this photograph. I love seeing how these siblings together and how they look quite different! Three precious pups, including my Wilma, here they are:

July 26, 2021 – A swim in the pool?

Today I decided would be the perfect day to see if Gus would be a fan of the dog pool. Wilma, Gus, and I enjoyed a two hour local walk in the morning before heading home. Wilma decided to lounge in the air conditioning for some time afterwards while Gus and I headed outside. I put minimal water in the pool to see how Gus would respond and as I expected he had no interest in entering, however appreciated his new water bowl (haha). Wilma has never enjoyed the pool either and is not a swimmer. I always thought she would be inspired by Shadows passion for the water but that did not happen. We will have to try swimming again another time…the adventure continues!

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Throwback Adventure

I have decided to make some changes to my Throwback section. This is partly because I have had the blog for about three years and each week I have posted an Adventure from before I started the blog. This has become more challenging between finding old photographs, and identifying the location. Although I will still be adding some here and and there I thought I would also use the Throwback Adventure to share past Adventures I have posted. I have new followers, and of course not every follower has been able to view all blogs. This Throwback blog will also allow me an opportunity to share special memories of my boys, Shadow and Buster who have passed. They began my life of wonderful adventures with my rescues, and will be furever in our hearts!

Today’s Throwback Adventure is one Shadow, Buster, and I took in August 2016 to conservation land in Westford. I have been trying to figure out which trail this was from, and have never been able to identify it. However I do have it saved as Westford Conservation Land, so know that is the location. I remember enjoying this walk with Shadow, and Buster, and the unique scenery. Hopefully some day I might locate it again and will share more photographs. If you have not taken advantage of your local conservation land, make sure you check it out. There are endless trails, which are free to the public, and the perfect getaway from the world. So glad we were able to enjoy a walk on this day (Throwback blogs will not always be rated).

July 21, 2021 – Breakheart Reservation – Massachusetts

Today Gus and I Adventured to Breakheart Reservation in Saugus, Massachusetts. Breakheart Reservation is 640 acres of forest which includes many trails, hills, a dog park, and two lakes. It is popular for walking, running, biking, swimming, and fishing. Breakheart Reservation is free to visitors.

We had a peaceful Adventure to Breakheart Reservation. I decided to take Gus on his own Adventures today, while Wilma was relaxing at Grandma and Grandpa’s spa! I feel this is important for him to increase his independence as he is much more comfortable when Wilma is by his side. So today Gus and I explored Breakheart Reservation. We decided to take the Healthy Heart Trail, a two mile paved, loop trail. Throughout our walk we saw many side trails but decided to traverse the main trail today, partially because Gus is still getting used to her surroundings and I expected this loop be may more predictable. Along the way we passed several lakes, found many mushrooms, viewed endless boulders, and enjoyed a quiet walk through the forest. Gus was curious to explore any little stream of water he could find, chewing sticks, and practicing posing. There were many walking with their dogs, and we only saw one off leash, although the owner quickly leashed him when we came in sight. Gus is still working on being confident, but earlier in the day he met a new puppy friend, so he clearly is making progress. He is doing better when we see people, and on occasion will warm up to them. Breakheart Reservation was very unique and had many options for walking. So glad we could visit Breakheart Reservation today (Rating: 4).

Weekly Video/Photo

If you follow my blog regularly please skip down to the last paragraph…

The Weekly Video/Photo section highlights an Adventure, while I might also sneak in some that are humorous, adorable, or just other fun dog moments. If you have followed my blog from the beginning you know that I adopted Shadow as a puppy, and about a year later adopted Buster as a puppy.  We had many wonderful years together before experiencing the devastating loss of Buster at just seven.  It took a long time for our hearts to heal, but almost a year after his passing we welcomed little Wilma into our world.  We were devastated to loose Shadow on April 3, 2020.  These two precious boys boys will be furever in our hearts! We were recently thrilled to add another amazing rescue, Gus, to our home on June 28, 2021! This Weekly Video/Photo section will allow me to share photos from all four of my rescues, whether it be a precious memory, or a current moment.

Today’s photos is one from our first family cuddle. These little milestones are so precious for me, a crazy dog Mom, as I see Wilma and Gus continue to bond and become more and more comfortable with all parts of the day. They have just started playing more mutually, and it is just amazing, and hysterical to watch! I was not sure if I could find a match for my socially complex Wilma, but we have, it is the special Gus. This simple moment will be forever etched in my heart by this photo. I literally was working on this blog as we had this first family cuddle, here we are:

Throwback Adventure

I have decided to make some changes to my Throwback section. This is partly because I have had the blog for about three years and each week I have posted an Adventure from before I started the blog. This has become more challenging between finding old photographs, and identifying the location. Although I will still be adding some here and and there I thought I would also use the Throwback Adventure to share past Adventures I have posted. I have new followers, and of course not every follower has been able to view all blogs. This Throwback blog will also allow me an opportunity to share special memories of my boys, Shadow and Buster who have passed. They began my life of wonderful adventures with my rescues, and will be furever in our hearts!

Today’s Throwback Adventure is from Cliff Walk, an Adventure I took with Shadow and Buster about six years ago. I remember really enjoying Cliff Walk. We walked, and walked, found lovely architecture along the trail, and beautiful ocean views. I have special memories of this trip with my two boys and will remember it forever. Please see two photo highlights below, and the entire original blog at: Cliff Walk.

Weekly Video/Photo

If you follow my blog regularly please skip down to the last paragraph…

The Weekly Video/Photo section highlights an Adventure, while I might also sneak in some that are humorous, adorable, or just other fun dog moments. If you have followed my blog from the beginning you know that I adopted Shadow as a puppy, and about a year later adopted Buster as a puppy.  We had many wonderful years together before experiencing the devastating loss of Buster at just seven.  It took a long time for our hearts to heal, but almost a year after his passing we welcomed little Wilma into our world.  We were devastated to loose Shadow on April 3, 2020.  These two precious boys boys will be furever in our hearts! We were recently thrilled to add another amazing rescue, Gus, to our home on June 28, 2021! This Weekly Video/Photo section will allow me to share photos from all four of my rescues, whether it be a precious memory, or a current moment.

Today I thought it was the perfect time to share a photo of Shadow and Buster when Buster was still a puppy. It really captures the special bond these two had often cuddly and close to each other. Although older photos are not always the quality of newer ones, they still capture the moment. Here are my boys…I will miss them forever!

Other Tidbits, Fun, and News

Wilma and I are thrilled to announce our new Adventurer in training, Mighty Gus. Gus arrived into our arms two weeks ago through Paws and Claws Rescue. My Mom and I picked him up at a local quarantine center after he arrived in Massachusetts. I will never forget the moment I first saw him as he trotted down the hall, appearing quite scared, before falling into my arms. It was as if he knew he had found his furever home. It was a precious moment that I will never forget. Gus is the sweetest boy, charming, and adorable. He loves chasing frogs, pouncing on ants, running around the yard, and walking with big sister Wilma. Gus has mastered the relaxation of kayaking, and has the most adorable snore. He loves cuddling, and melts all hearts. Gus is unusually calm for a puppy, already having social skills beyond his years, just some of the things that have made him the right sibling for Wilma. I have been introducing them slowly, and will continue to do so, but there is no doubt that this is a perfect match. They have tried playing a bit but are still trying to figure it all out. I look forward to every new moment they have together!

We are so thankful for Paws and Claws Rescue as well as his amazing foster parents Deb and Al, who loved him unconditionally and gave him a wonderful transition before arriving at my home. We are beyond grateful! Here are some photos and videos from the first two weeks as we welcome, Gus!

The day Gus came home – Grandma hugs❤️


Gus discovers a ball…

Wilma and Gus on a walk

Naptime after a long walk

Gus’ first kayak ride

Gus find a toad

Wilma and Gus out exploring on a walk

June 26, 2021 – Friendly’s – Massachusetts

Yesterday Wilma, My Aunt, and Uncle Adventured to Friendly’s in Florence, Massachusetts. Friendly’s was originated in 1935 and specializes in ice cream products and supermelts. It was founded in Massachusetts but can be found throughout the East Coast.

We had a delicious Adventure to Friendly’s. Along our walk we had several conversations about ice cream, adding to the anticipation. There was an outdoor window at this particular Friendly’s location. Wilma appeared eager for her treat, but also appreciated a quick nap while waiting. I ordered a root beer float and Wilma a Pup Cup. We were quite spoiled to be treated by my aunt and uncle. After ordering we took our ice cream back to their home to enjoy. The root beer float was quite refreshing and absolutely tasty! Wilma quickly devoured her Pup Cup, a generous serving topped with treats. Such the perfect way to end our walk on a warm day (This blog will not be rated).