Good Morning Ladies, I pray your had a blessed weekend and didn't get too tired decorating and shopping! As I mentioned, I was going to be staying overnight with my girlfriend who dog sits at her brother's place. I've told you that the house resembles Tara in Gone With The Wind so I thought it might be fun to share what the home looks like. The top two photos are actually of homes used in the movie and the bottom house is my friends brother's home. He has quite a bit of land and raises Springer's; is an avid hunter as seen my the mounted trophy heads he has throughout the house. I also mentioned he has, at this point, 15 dogs that he uses for field trials and hunting. He is a well known figure in this field. Taking care of 15 dogs, although they are kenneled, is quite a bit of work. They need to be run every couple of hours and the feeding alone takes about 45 minutes. I also tease my hubby when I return from an over-nighter that he pays my girlfriend to have me down because I come home very content with one or two smaller dogs. It is simply chaos when we take the dogs out to run. At night, there are at least 8-10 dogs in the house for the evening; I'm sure their owners have the same stay in their room in crates during the night but when I was there my girlfriend had 3 in her room and I was having allergies and asthma so declined any sleeping with me. There are several dogs that I just love and would be tempted to take in the golden years but they need to be hunting on a regular basis so my home wouldn't be the best for them plus with all their hair I know I'd be bothered. I hope to go down again this week for an over nighter but we will see. Cyndi and I have a wonderful time together; she spoils me with fresh game for dinner and we just talk up a storm.
We had a bit of snow last night, just a dusting, but I think it will be a good day to just stay inside. Now that our home is totally decorated for the season, I can relax and catch up on what my friends in blogland are doing.
Hugs today, Noreen