Down a dirt road, past fields and deep woods ~
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Friday, June 6, 2014

Roxy comes home…..

We picked up Roxy last night 
and brought her home to live with us ~

of course we didn't want to spoil the surprise by telling 'anyone' here 
(Lazy in particular) when he first saw her he couldn't believe his little old man-dog eyes!

"who's that?! …Dad? Mom? ...who IS THAT?!!??"

"we found a friend for you Lazy-bones…
so you won't be lonely here anymore."

"oh thankyouthankyouthankyouthankyou!!!"

and so they met with the initial butt-sniffing.
purely proper etiquette for the canine-kind…
and everything was good.

peter making sure the butt-sniffing was cordial ~

...and then the crazies set-in!

"hi i'm Roxy! wanna play wanna play run play chickens? wanna run? wanna…kittens! wanna run? wanna oh boy oh boy run jump JUMP! WHAT ARE THOSE !!!! (donkeys) RUN!!!! hey, wanna run? wannaplayplayplayplay?
(peter doing his best to settle her down by pointing his finger….how's that working for ya honey?)

Off they went ~ Roxy was a blur…
Lazy stood and watched…
and smiled.

"ok ok ok…settle down there Roxy ~ I'm a lot older than you.
BUT I will teach you everything I know and be a good friend to you"

Welcome Roxy!!
she is 7 months young ~ 
a very spirited girl with much wisdom in her young eyes
and a black silken coat….

good girl
 She is getting used to her surroundings,
and the sights, sounds and scents of her new farm.

she listens well ~ 
well-enough at least for us to know
that she will become a much-loved, much trusted part of our family.


 my husband now has another girlfriend…
Daisy, Minew & now Roxy!!
wow…he is so blessed :)


 she did however, completely obliterate the quilt we gave her last night,
and this is what we woke up to this morning:

and explosion of fluff and avery rambunctious Roxy
 sometimes she goes so fast she is nothing but a blur…
but that's ok ~ we know she'll be safe here with us,
and we hope that she will love being here as much as we do ~

she is only being kept on her lead until she gets used to everything ~ then she will run free…
I hope our Buddy is watching and remembering when he came to us as a pup.
we miss you Buddy :(

my sweet-and-gentle-man is so happy she's here ~ 
...but I can see the grief still in his eyes…
hoping your heart heals soon honey.

i love you
Roxy will be here waiting to greet you all when you visit ~
but please remember that at the moment our little shop is closed until July 11th.

Have a most-wonderful day my friends!!

* Blessed be * 


  1. Welcome home Roxy! You have a happy and loving home.....can't wait to meet you!

  2. AW I LOVE that picture of Peter and Roxy both smiling for the camera!!! Roxy is a very lucky little girl to have found such a GREAT home!!!

  3. Hi Roxy, Nice to meet you. What a lovely Black Beauty you are. Enjoy your farm, lucky girl.

  4. Roxy is one lucky little girl to have found such a wonderful place to live. I don't know who looks the happiest, Roxy or Peter. We have had three labs~what wonderful family members they make. Blessings, Sandra

  5. Congratulations on your new family member! She is going to be happy in her fur-ever home!!!

  6. Miss Roxy has found a wonderful home for herself. How could you not love a face like that???

  7. Well, ROXY has just found the best home and family he could ever have hoped for!!!!! and it is really nice to see that smile on Peter's face! Congratulations on the new family member :-)

  8. Reading this post makes my heart feel love for all...a big hug to the newest member Roxy! She & Peter will have a great friendship....thanks for sharing all the pictures truly are priceless. Blessings to you all!

  9. That post sure was filled with love and smiles! Congrats on your new fur baby! Roxy is a sweetie!

  10. Well HELLO Roxy!
    What a bundle of fun she's going to be!
    I'm sure Lazy will have a mellowing effect on her . . . . .eventually :-)
    And Buddy ? . . . he is smiling down on you! He's happy to see you and Peter sharing your love and I bet he's giggling at Roxy's antics.


  11. Awww! I'm so happy that Roxy has such a wonderful home with y'all! And I started laughing like crazy when I saw the remains of the quilt. My yellow lab, Sophie, obliterates her babies (Goodwill stuffed animals) and my backyard is almost always covered with fluff!!!

  12. This was such an uplifting post Lori....nothing helps ease the pain of loss like a new love. She will fill your days with adventure and mischief and become a member of your family ten fold and creating her own chapter in your life book. Congrats to your family and Roxy finding each other!

  13. Oh my goodness! Poor quilt! Welcome Roxy; know you will love your new home.

    Have a wonderful weekend, Lori!

    Robin in Virginia

  14. Welcome home Roxy! She is a beauty!

  15. Roxy looks like a real sweetie! She is very fortunate to have found a home with you.

  16. Such a touching post Lori. You are all so very blessed and so is Roxy now that she has a wonderful life with you at the farmhouse. I'm sure it will be lots of fun watching her get use to all her new friends there.

  17. I have to add a "ditto" to all the other comments. Roxy is bound to feel the positive energy and add her own to life at Notforgotten Farm. So nice to see Peter and Lazy smiling! WE look forward to meeting her and bringing treats.

  18. She is a beauty , so happy for you. !! I can tell she will be loved. Congrats. !!

  19. Roxy is one very happy and lucky dog. She will love her new home and family!

  20. HAPPY for you and Peter!!
    My favorite picture has the caption "sweet-face"....she's smiling and showing teeth!!!So is Peter!! it was meant to be!!

  21. Roxy will soon know what a lovely home she now has. Peter does look happy with her.

  22. Great new addition to the family. Sorry about the quilt, you need to rethink bedding. When my cat was 8 we added a rescue kitten...The older cat Aggie now races around( not for long ) being pursued my Otto. I think it does Aggie a world of good.

  23. OMGosh. your story brought tears to my eyes. You see, we lost our big boy Kody on May 21st. Daddy is really having a tuff time. Just not wanting to let go. Kody has been and will continue in memory to be a big part of our lives. He lived to be 11 1/2 which is a good age for the Alaskan Malamute breed. We need to find an adult doggie in need of a loving and caring family. Daddy is not ready but I am looking.
    You are all so Blessed.

    Peace with Hugs, Barb

  24. Oh Roxy is so cute. Happy for all of you.


  25. Roxy is gorgeous! Congrats and I love the pictures!

  26. Ha, that's a puppy lab for you, they chew everything in sight. We are lucky we got our lab when he was about 4, out of the chewing stage. Get her lots and lots of tennis balls and giant raw hide bones and she'll stop chewing everything else. She's so pretty!

  27. Congrats on the new addition! Our Labs destroyed a few doggie mats too. And sandals. It looks like she definitely needs that lead or she would be in New York by now! Best wishes for a happy healthy life to Miss Roxy.

  28. What a touching post, Lori! Wishing you years of love and happiness with your new baby girl! :)

  29. Roxy looks to be a good addition to the gang...I'm sure Buddy is watching from heaven, hoping some of your pain will soon lift...Peter is quite the man to take care of so many females...

  30. We lost our sweet old black and white cat Twinsy today. He was 18+ years old. It was soothing to my heart to see these lovely photos of Roxy and how much she loves her new home.

  31. Oh how exciting!! Oh how it brought tears to my eyes.....young little kitties aroam and now a rambutious puppy😀 oh what excitement on the happy for all of you....

  32. Congrats to everyone, for you're new bundle of love and for Roxy to her new home! Enjoy :)

  33. Foxy is a lucky girl to have such a loving home now, Francine.

  34. So happy to see the new addition to your family!!

  35. awwwww that is sooo sweet , what a lovely addition to your wee family and so pleased Lazy and Roxy get along with such an age difference ... sending ((hugs)) to them both love mouse xxxx

  36. Lori ~ I'm just amazed at what a great story teller you's always fun to read your down to earth posts. Scattered Seed Samplers

  37. What a wonderful post Lori! Your family is growing by leaps and bounds ( literally LOL!) What a grand sight to see Roxy so full of life and so joyful to have found such a fabulous home as Notforgotten Farm! Tell Peter that Buddy can never be replaced but that new love and energy from the animal kingdom keeps his spirit alive!
    Congrats to all at NFF!
    Cathy G

  38. What a wonderful addition to your lovely family. Looks like everybody is very happy. God Bless you my friend and welcome home Roxy, you lucky dog!

  39. Lori, this just made me tear up. She is such a pretty girl. We rescued a beautiful black lab at 8 months old,that was 4 1/2 years ago. Still miss our other labs that we have had, but "Sadie" brings us such joy and I know that Roxy will bring you and Pete joy as well.

  40. What a sweet post.....I have lots of tears in my eyes....I hope your husband's heart will be filled with another puppy's love...Lucky Roxy !


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