Monday, September 5, 2016

Wow...Amazing Story about "Disney" from Silver Spring, Maryland~

Hi Sue,
It's been a long time since I have written. Disney is now 5 years old. And we have a second Cocker Spaniel now for Disney to play with -- a one year old caramel colored parti Cocker Spaniel.
I wanted to share with you what I think is an amazing experience. As you know, we live on the east coast. A couple weeks ago we were vacationing on the west coast, in Southern California. As we were driving up the coast line, we pulled into a residential area to check directions. There was a couple walking a buff Cocker Spaniel and a chocolate lab. I got out of the car and asked the couple if I could pet their Cocker Spaniel. He was so beautiful and reminded me of Disney. He is a 4 year old. So one year younger than Disney.
The couple was very nice and stopped so I could pet their dog. We got to talking, and how amazing that four things we said that we have in common, came up while we were standing on the side walk. They were High Calling Cockers, silver color, Sue Martin, and Rio. I think we met one of Disney's half brothers, thousands of miles away from NY and from where we live. The parents of Disney are Rosie and Rio. The father of their male Cocker Spaniel is Rio. I don't know the name of the mother of their dog. We were amazed. Can you believe that !! We even went to one of your blogs and showed the couple a picture that you posted of me and my husband and Disney (aka Sherlock) on the day we picked him up in NY. They said that they remember seeing the picture of Disney online, with me and Joe, on your High Calling Cocker web site from years ago.
I know that one of the things that brings you joy is to connect your puppies with loving families to bring happiness to both the dogs and their human parents. On that amazing day, you also had a hand in bringing together two couples who otherwise may never have met. I will attach a picture of that gorgeous Cocker Spaniel and his owner, Trace Ann. I will also include one of me as well. We stopped into their home and talked awhile that day. They are a sweet couple.

Thanks for all that you have done for many people over the years.

Take care, Nancy

Miss Bailey Glory from Buffalo, New York~

Dearest Sue,

Today the weathermen are using the word "oppressive" to describe the conditions in steamy Western NY, but I'm pretty sure we're not the only ones with a lock on it. Despite the high heat and humidity, Bailey still wants to go for her daily walks. I make her wait until 8:00 (the latest we can head out and still be back before dark) and even then, it's still in the mid-80's. Hopefully it will break soon. It's difficult to want to do anything, especially cook since we have a gas oven and stove top.

As promised in my last update, I've attached some photos from our family vacation to Sunapee, NH. The trip was a little more low-key than I was expecting, but we were able to get out and do a few things, like take a drive through the White Mountains. Curley spent most of his time sleeping under the ceiling fan in the family room. Bailey and I would occasionally head outside to check on Alex's success fishing off the new dock. We caught up on some movies we'd missed and just generally enjoyed being together.

We certainly hope things are well with you, Mike and the rest of your family.

All our love and prayers,

Sarah & Bailey Glory

"Happy Birthday Bailey" from Indian Harbour Beach, Florida~

Our precious boy's day!

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Welcome to our world, Caleb!

Celebrating the birth of Caleb Edward Beabout in Honolulu, Hawaii to our daughter Katie and husband, Jonathan.   He is their first born son and our 19th grandchild.   We are dancing in our hearts for God's goodness.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Bethany Willow and Tiffany Rose from Tuckasegee, North Carolina~

Both girls. Bethany is on a diet which she doesn't like but she needs to loose a few pounds.


Tiffany looking out the window at my yard man. She really enjoys standing on her hind legs.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Good veterinary information~

I hope you never need any of this information, but if you do, I hope this helps. But if you have reason to think your dog might have ingested something poisonous, get it to the vet right away!  Never, ever take a chance.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Miss Bella from Lewes, Delaware~

Hi Susan, this is Paul and Christine. Just wanted to let you see how Bella is doing. I'm the one who grooms her. I'm now letting her skirt grow out. She is beautiful and fills our home with lots of love. She touches the hearts of everyone she meets.
Thank you for such a wonderful addition to our family and life.


Friday, July 15, 2016

"Miss Sasha" from Toronto, Ontario, Canada~

I have been meaning to drop you a line to tell you how delighted we were to see the photos of Jamie - Sasha's litter mate and brother. I have to believe he is an awesome fellow since Sasha is such a fantastic little gal. She is smart and adorable - and definitely runs our home. Her internal alarm clock gets us up at the same time every morning and, at the end of the day, when bedtime comes, she announces that it is "time". ( That is a canine first for us).

I am sure that you must miss having all the litters. Know that the High Calling family is still out here - and we all know that our cocker companions are the most beautiful ever!

I hope you are enjoying South Carolina. We think of you often and continue to thank you for our Sasha.

Pat & Ron and Sasha

From Cherrie"...Tuckaseegee, North Carolina~

Hi Sue,

Just wanted to check in and see how you and the family are doing? It has really been HOT here in the mountains. In fact, we had the hottest May on record and I think June may be right up there too.

I sent some new photos of the girls which I hope you received and enjoyed. They are so much fun and have a blast when my niece, Shannon and her children come for a visit. Bethany is just like a puppy with her tail and body doing the “Cocker Twist”. Tiffany loves to play fetch with anyone and everyone! She runs like the wind and is hard to keep up with her! Both are so happy when they get up and have so much love to give. They bring joy and happiness into the lives of everyone around them. Needless to say, how is Miss Ladybug doing? If she’s anything like her sister I know she brings much laughter and joy into your lives.

Last Monday we said good-bye to Clay, Shannon’s eldest son, he’s off to Fort Benning, GA for training. Before he left, I was able to continue a family tradition of blessing the one leaving for the military and giving them their unique verse selected for him from the Bible. This is something we’ve always done and is always a special moment.

I keep you in my thoughts and prayers and hope everything is going well and that everyone’s health is improving.

Have a great July 4th! I do miss our family gatherings on these special holidays. But remember how much fun everyone had. Since it’s  just me and the girls I usually fix a hamburger for us. Their patty is small but they get to enjoy a special treat.

Love and much happiness through Christ,
Cherrie’, Bethany and Tiffany

Tiffany Rose in her Therapy Dog Training Vest~

Bethany relieved to be inside~

God's beautiful creation all around us~

Tiffany watching a ladybug on the ceiling~

Tiffany Rose and Bethany Willow

Tiffany seeing her reflection in the wood stove glass~