Hey everyone, say hi to Lucy.
After eleven months of thinking, talking, visiting breeders, and looking at some very bad Westies, we struck gold. Lucy is a beautiful puppy and we couldn't be more pleased. She comes to us from OakTree Kennels (if you click on this link, watch out for the music...) of Sarona, Wisconsin. Bonnie Lewis, the owner of OakTree, is most knowledgeable and caring and has wonderful dogs. Working with her has been a great experience throughout the entire process.
Lucy tolerated the five hour drive home very well. As in, napped most of the way home. That was just fine.
And as for home, chaos is reigning and probably will for some time. And thank God the weather is sunny here, if chilly. With no snow at all.
We had driven up to Ironwood, Michigan on Saturday to visit the inlaws. We had heard rumors of heavy snow up there in the Upper Peninsula and as we made our way north, it was obvious that the rumors were depressingly true.
This was the main street of Ironwood on Saturday afternoon, the day before Easter. Certainly puts you in the spring spirit, doesn't it? They were dealing with 28 inches of snow that had fallen the day before. Ironwood is located in a heavy snow belt just inland from Lake Superior and deals with huge snow all winter. To prolong it all into mid-April is just too cruel, but people in Michigan's Upper Peninsula are accustomed to it.
We checked off a lot of accomplishments on this short trip. Besides seeing the relatives and picking up Lucy, I was able to do some fabric shopping--spending my Viewer's Choice gift certificate from last fall at The Fabric Patch in Ironwood. I think I have found the rest of my Serendipity fabrics although I haven't had the first chance to play with them at all.
On the way to the Kennel yesterday, we were able to get together for lunch with my buddy Nancy F., who lives in a very remote area of northern Wisconsin and gets starved for quilty company. We talked--what else-- quilts and quilting. Poor Mr. Kathie must have felt a bit left out, but that's the life of the slack-jawed husband of a quilter.
As for me, it's probably time to head outside for another goofy puppy walk. Brace yourself for more pictures here. We all are very much Lucy-fied and I'll be hard-pressed to resist the impulse to post cute puppy photos.