Cocoa and Speedy

On Easter Sunday in 1991, a friend of the family came to visit and brought two tiny brown dwarf rabbits; one for each of our children.   To say my husband and I were taken aback would be an understatement; we had no idea our friend intended to give our children rabbits and we were just as surprised as the kids, but not nearly as delighted. Continue reading

What’s in a name?

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Whiskey was the first puppy Lainey and I found, but he wasn’t the last.   In October, 1975 during one of our regular walks, we found a 5 or 6 month old Beagle puppy on the lower dirt road that led to the lake.  Just like Whiskey, he was not wearing a collar.  That time of year, the summer cottages at the lake were deserted but because of our previous experience with Whiskey, we knew the drill; try to find his family and if his family could not be found, find him a new one.   Continue reading