Merry Christmas 🎄 from our little family to your! This is what our morning looks like😍 listening to Bing Crosby and sipping coffee from our Christmas china. Bunny is enjoying her first Christmas as part of a family❤️ #adopt A huge “thank you” to those who donated to Catherine’s 4-year scholarship in Kenya! Your generosity has changed a young girl’s life forever. You are the best😘😘
PLEASE, won’t you help give Catherine an education?! We’re almost there, but need your generosity to provide a 4 year scholarship that includes full-board tuition, uniform, bedding and books to this bright 14-year-old girl in Northern Kenya who comes from an impoverished family. This scholarship program is provided by @kenyadrylandseducationfund which is a nonprofit based out of Vermont. All donations are tax deductible. DONATION LINK IN PROFILE. All money goes DIRECTLY to KDEF. For more information please see my precious post. Thank you😘
In this season of giving I am hoping we can all come together to become a village and give the gift of a high school education to this beautiful girl, Catherine Ntasanwa Letipo, who lives in northern Kenya. -DONATE LINK IN PROFILE- (Her story below) In support of the Kenya Drylands Education Fund (KDEF) which offers a High School Scholarship Program to promising secondary school students from vulnerable, impoverished families in Marsabit and Samburu Counties in northern Kenya with resources they need to complete four years of study in high quality boarding schools, without distractions or want for food, clothing, supplies, and safe housing I have started a GoFundMe for Catherine! Secondary school is expensive, especially for families living on less than a dollar a day. A full four-year scholarship costs $3,400. The new school session starts in January 2020. Won't you please join be in becoming a village for Catherine, to empower her through education, to make her dream of becoming a nurse a reality so that she can help herself, her family and many others out of poverty? Imagine how wonderful we will all feel if we can give this young girl an education all because we came together because we love houses! KDEF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and a Kenyan NGO. Any donation is tax deductible and goes directly to KDEF. (You were all SO wonderful and SO very generous when I posted several years ago about KDEF (formerly KURA Project) and their Menstrual Hygiene Program aka opportunity kits to school girls.) Catherine’s father recently returned to the homestead after being away for 18 months (he was herding his livestock to find water) during Kenya’s devastating drought this past year. He brought with him the sad news that her older brother had died and that bandits had stolen all his livestock. Catherine was told that due to these tragic and life altering events she could no longer pursue her education. This is where you and I come in!! Together we can change her life and her future. We can empower her through education and raise her up with love from all around the world!! Please, please Donate for Catherine! GoFundMe LINK IN PROFILE.
Night shot from the back meadow by Captain Dan while taking the girlies out this evening! #thisiswhywemovedhere #winterinnewengland #fortheloveofahouse #fourseasons #thebluehourallnight #fullmoon #gratefultobethecaretakersofthisoldfarmhouse #lovewhereyoulive #newhampshire #fireblazinginthebarnroomfireplace #girlsareallgood #theseasonofgiving #grateful
Yesterday we had no snow. Nada. Then last evening it started! And in less than 24 hours, we now have 15”! This is the folly gate at the herb/cutting garden out the kitchen window. And look 👀 it’s a Christmas miracle🤣... the antique gate was FINALLY (6-1/2 years on the to-do list) set with antique granite posts late fall!!! #yaydan #christmasmiracle #miraclesdohappen😆#yesvirginathereisasantaclause #thebluehour #sixmoreinchesofsnowtonight #thankgoodnessforbigblue #thisiswhywemovedhere #soquiet #sobeautiful #winterwonderland #winterinnewengland #girlsatealldoingwellandhealingnicely #weeklychiropractorvisitsandmassageappointmentsarekeepingusgoingcarryinglouiseupanddownstairs😥
I think the “Girl with a Pearl Earring” is Bunny reincarnate!!! I can’t tell you how many times a day I get this side look from Bunny Williams W.- Ross🐶 @bunnys_eye and all I can see is the beautiful face of the Dutch painting , c.1665 by Johannes Vermeer. Do you see it, or am I just crazy?!!! 🤔😜🤣Bunny is being amazingly calm in spite of not going for her daily walk because of her heartworm treatment, and Louise is recovering v v well, starting to put weight on her surgery knee. We are just over one week post ❤️🐛injection/TPLO surgery and all including- Dan and I -are doing well!!! Happy weekend! Be well❤️
Sweet Louise just wanted to sit in a favorite spot in the little bit of sun we had this morning and guard the back hill❤️ Dan’s been doing all the carrying of Louise and taking her out to try and potty. I’m upstairs and I look out the master bath window and see him sitting with Louise loving on her and just being with her in her favorite place❤️❤️❤️ #sweetdaddy #myhearts #sweetdan #hesthebestdaddy #33degrees #thegirlsadoretheirdaddy #mybackthanksyou #mighthavetogiveyoumymassageapptontuesday #42poundsofpuppylove#upanddownantiquestairs #thismustbewhypeoplegetsmallerdogsastheyage🥴 #louiseisbeingaPERFECTpatient
Sweet baby girl Louise❤️ in her soft cast (that comes off on Monday) and her shaved booty and arms. She looks very hip and cool 😎! At the vet they wrote on the wrap on her leg “Louise” with a ❤️ dotting the “i” in Louise! So sweet. When we were leaving with both girls last night one of the vets said “Your girls are so sweet and well behaved.” Music to this mama’s ears🥰 Both she and Bunny are doing great!! We are all figuring out this temporary new normal and how to maneuver and adjust. So happy to have the pack back together and feeling all nesting and nurturing. Just want to hunker down and get all my babies healed. #grateful #takingitslowandtryingtoembracethemoment #sistersarebeingsolovingandrespectfultoLouise #louisestillwaggingallthetime #puppyangels #dogsareproofthatgodlovesyou #heavenonearth #adoptnevershop #1835dogsarekilledeverydayofeverymonthintheyear #spayandneutersaveslives #rescue #adopt #foster #donate
Bunny (check out those bunny 🐰 ears in the first photo😍) and sweet Louise (second) are at the vet today through tomorrow. Dan and I are feeling off balance with half of our pack not with us😢. Bunny had her heartworm injection and is resting and doing well. Louise just got out of surgery for her ACL tear and everything went well 🙏 However they did not operate on her knee I told you about last time. Why??? Because 2 days ago SHE TORE HER ACL IN HER OTHER KNEE😱. I kid you not. It’s rare, but it happens😩 Her orthopedic surgeon said the new tear hurt her the most between the two because she also tore her medial meniscus- poor baby😥 The surgeon says the average dog has a 18/19/20 degree angle in their knee, but Louise is at 27 degrees😵 which could account (though no one knows for sure) to the double tears as it puts more stress on the knee joints. The vet office told me to call as often as I want to check on them and I said just put me on speaker all day🤣 You should have seen their “luggage” I took in for them for one overnight stay😜. We have new large crates with new bedding upstairs and down and just bought a @help_em_up_harness Thank you all so much for your words of advice (so, so helpful) and encouragement (so kind)! I’m not so worried about crating and keeping Louise calm for months while she heals (next surgery will be in January if she is healing well; earlier if she is in pain on the remaining ACL year- reasoning being you want the leg to heal as long as you can before it becomes the support leg) but zoomie-loving pit bull mix Bunny🐰 ??? Ohmygosh I don’t know how we’re gonna keep that silly billy still, but we will🥴 cuz we have to. Thank you again for all your puppy love and prayers and for all your great advice😘. xxoj.