Monday, July 30, 2018
It’s been a long time and I apologize for not writing! Hope this email finds you both doing well! Maggie will be 6 years old in August and it’s so hard to believe that that much time has passed already. She has been and always will be a joy to have and for that we thank you! She makes friends wherever she goes with us as she is a very sweet girl. We love her very much and tell her daily she’s our best little girl! Her favorite toys squeak with balls being her most favorite...she does love her toys as you can see in the pictures!
As for Pat and I, I am still working and playing organ and choir directing at the church, although our choir is dwindling in number. Pat is working fulltime as a tall ship sailor based in Erie on a 125 year-old fishing schooner and is loving it. We’re enjoying our summer and hoping for a less snowy winter this year. Last year we had almost 200” of snow! That was our most ever and once was definitely enough.
Well, take care and thank you again for continuing the blog as it’s always nice to see the pictures and hear about the other High Calling Cockers!
Linda and Pat
Posted by Susan at 8:15 PM
Thursday, April 26, 2018
Just wanted to check in and see how everyone is doing. We’ve had so much rain they still haven’t gotten to do the grading to level the yard for the seed. This drives the girls crazy! They don’t enjoy dirt and gravel so they go up the hill to find a grassy spot.
I can’t believe that Bethany is 8. She is such a wonderful girl and she has such beautiful features. She favors her late sister Bella and her mom, Daisy. I am so thankful I found you because your cockers fit the true mold. There are nurses that still remember Bella when we worked as a Therapy Dog team, which I miss greatly. She was a very special and unique dog, a true angel on four paws.
I remember when we flew up to get Bethany. That was so wonderful and filled my heart with joy. She is a loving girl who loves to cuddle. I know as she gets older it will be very difficult to loose her because of the love she gives. I pray I can find a breeder that believes as you do.
Tiffany, is 3. Hard to believe that much time has passed. She is a silly, loving girl who loves to play. Her personality is totally different which in many ways is good. She can make everyone laugh and how she loves her toys!
I pray that your family is doing well and you continue to enjoy your new home. I don’t know if I will ever get things set up and finished. I want to have a house blessing but I can’t until I get things in some form of order. Very difficult when it is only one.
Blessings, hugs and all my love,
Cherrie’, Bethany, and Tiffany
Posted by Susan at 12:11 PM
Monday, December 11, 2017
I hope your Christmas preparations are going well and that you are experiencing the joy and peace that only the Christ child can bring. Mike and I have sold our home in North Carolina and have purchased a home in Florida, near Disney. We are enjoying our retirement and most certainly enjoying the nice weather! We don't get around very well anymore, so our next major purchase will be two scooters. I no longer own a cocker but found wonderful homes for Ladybug and Danger. They are much happier in their new homes, living with active families and sleeping on couches in the living rooms and in bed with their new owners at night. So that makes my heart glad.
I have found a new church nearby that is exactly what I've been looking for, so that too makes me very happy!
God bless you all this Christmas!
Posted by Susan at 6:21 PM
I hope you are doing better and that Mike is too. I am certain it has really been hard. The girls and I are getting ready to move into out new home, which is about a thousand feet from our old home. We’ll be up on the ridge and have a great view. I pray the girls will be happy in their new home.
I know your family continues to grow and you are so blessed in many ways. You have blessed my life with the wonderful cockers I was able to get from you. Everyone is impressed by the “look” and gentleness that has always surrounded them. I still miss Bella as she was a true angle. I can’t believe Bethany, her half sister, is now seven. I’m so glad they had Daisy as their birth mom as it truly shows. You have done wonders which I can’t ever forget.
I’m so sorry there won’t be any more High Calling Cockers as you really did a fantastic job with breeding and giving them love which they brought into each home. Just pray that when the time comes I will be able to locate a breeder that is caring and gives the best care and love to each puppy born.
Bethany and Tiffany are doing well. Tiffany is so funny and brings joy in everything she does. Bethany enjoys having Tiffany around and if Tiffany get over playful Bethany lets her know she needs to calm down.
All my love and prayers to you and your family. I pray things are going much better for you, Mike and family.
Cherrie’, Bethany Willow, and Tiffany Rose
We have a really bad snow storm which moved into our area! The first reports said we would have about 4 inches at most and that was for the higher locations. The next report said we could expect up to 12 inches.
Right now we have about 8 inches on the ground and it’s still snowing. Bethany and Tiffany just love the snow and want to play, run and jump all over the place. They have their new coats on, they’re a pretty purple and easy to see in all the white. They come inside then in a few minutes they want back outside for playtime!
They’re still working on my double wide. They told me yesterday that they only had about two items left to do. Not exactly correct but we are getting there. With the snow it is going to put a delay on things.
I’ve been praying that things are going better for you and you are feeling the renewed strength of Christ! I pray you can also find a new Church family which will give you the love and support you need.
I’m so glad you are in a new home that is warm and you love the way it looks! There are lots of items I’m going to give to good will and some of the other places. I just want to take my time going through the boxes. It very hard to pack up a huge lifetime of items. Since the house is almost 100 there are items from Grandparents and even some from great-grandparents. I had to go through the old barn, which was good… I found Mom’s old things she used in making lye soap and other things like that.
Guess I’ll go for now, have a wonderful evening and all my love to everyone there. Much happiness at the Christmas time of year.
Blessings and prayers,
Cherrie’ Bethany, and Tiffany 😊
Posted by Susan at 6:08 PM
Beautiful Sasha meets Father Christmas in Collingwood Canada
Each year we take Sasha to the Georgian Triangle Humane Society for a Christmas photo. It is a great fund raiser for the society and produces a lovely memory for us. Here is this year’s photo. As you can see, she is just as beautiful as ever - a terrific little gal who has both Ron and I “over the side”. We can’t believe that
Sasha will be 6 years old on Dec 13. Definitely not officially a puppy anymore but still so full of fun and energy. (As I write this, she just stole a rubber band in order to be noticed. ) Where does the time go?
You haven’t posted anything on the blog for a long time. I do hope that is not because of illness or bad circumstances for you or the family. Your High Calling family worries about you too. My hope is that you are just heavily into quilt making!
Hoping that this finds you and yours happy and healthy. And wishing you a Blessed Christmas. With love and best wishes - Pat And Ron And Sasha.
Posted by Susan at 5:48 PM
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Friday, June 23, 2017
Sue it breaks my heart that you both are having medical problems. Bethany Willow and Tiffany Rose (Ladybug's sister) are doing well. I pray for all of you and all your family. You have brought joy to me with Bella, we became a registered therapy dog team and could respond nationally. Then We came to Buffalo for Bethany Willow who is now seven. Tears fill my eyes knowing the love you have for cockers and Ladybug. Through you I HAVE joy with my girls.
Posted by Susan at 11:55 AM
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Dearest Sue! I can't believe Bailey and her brothers and sisters are five years old today! Where has the time gone?! Two weeks ago I took her and Curley on a dream vacation. My brother-in-law is retiring from the Army after 24 years of service and his final posting is in Savannah. Being a huge Gone With the Wind fan, it's always been on my "must see" list. We left Buffalo on the 6th in the pouring rain and it took almost seven hours for us to finally see the sun when we reached Beckley, WV. The kids were made for hotel living! They definitely made themselves at home and in the morning we hit the road once more. The highlight of the drive South was seeing a truck that looked exactly like Optimus Prime from Transformers on Rte 77 in VA! Savannah was everything I thought it would be! They took me to the light house on Tybee Island and to Jeckyll Island and on our final day, into downtown Savannah and on the Riverwalk. The parks and architecture were incredible. My favorite was probably Saint John the Baptist Cathedral. The organ in back! It made me think of you, of course! That Thursday morning we set out on the rest of our Adventure. The next four days would be spent driving New Found Gap Road through Great Smoky National Park to Pigeon Forge and back to Cherokee, NC, the entire length of The Blue Ridge Parkway, where we hiked some of the Appalachian Trail, and Skyline Drive through Shenandoah National Park. It was all breathtaking and we loved every bit of it! Our final night was the most interesting. Finding hotels that accept furry kids wasn't always easy, particularly on the Parkway. The best rated in Middletown,VA, where Shenandoah begins/ends (depending on which way you're heading), turned out to be a B & B called The Wayside Inn. It was built in the 1700's and is in the heart of Civil War territory. It wasn't until the night before we were due to stay there that I found out it's ranked as one of the 10 most haunted hotels in the country! When I arrived-I found out we were their only guests for the evening! George, one of the owners, was going to stay there with us in case anything happened. Curley immediately fell asleep, so Bailey and I headed out on a walk, where stumbled across a war memorial honoring the town's vets and fallen. When we returned, I heard strange music playing, like I imagine would have been playing during that time period. Our window had four large wooden shutters on them on the inside. When I went to sleep they were flush against the wall and when I woke up, one of them was at a 90 degree angle! It was quite the way to wrap up our trip! I think our next vacation back to our cottage in NH next month will be a lot more relaxing! I hope all is well with you and your family and on this Memorial Day Weekend, please pass on my gratitude to Mike and all your children who have sacrificed to serve our country.
Sarah & Bailey Glory
Sarah & Bailey Glory
Posted by Susan at 11:34 PM
Just a chance that you still have this e-mail address. Thought you would like to know that the two girls we adopted from you in 2011 (Sunny and Molly) are providing us with extreme pleasure. Hard to believe that they will be 6 in August! Molly’s tail goes all the time! Sunny (with her coat on) is a little more subdued, but loves to roll on her back to have her tummy rubbed!
Hope this finds you in good health, and enjoying the summer.
David and Lynn
Posted by Susan at 6:19 PM