March Winds Bring April Showers

Ahhhh, how I love this time of year.  I savor every minute of Springtime.  Everything is vibrant and alive and exploding with color….I wish it could always be like this.  The air is crisp and the rays of the sun so warm with a nice cool breeze….love, love, love….Our Spring is so brief here we have to savor every moment.  I have been so busy this Spring with puppies but I still have to take time to sit in my swing with a hot cup of tea and soak in the beauty….it is fleeting….

We have such a beautiful group of puppies right now….lots of blacks.  We were supposed to have lots of merles, but sometimes you just get black instead….but that’s ok…the blacks are  beautiful too.

All of our poms love this time of year too.  I keep having to do a “double” take as I pass by the big window where I watch them in the back….twice this week it looked like a horrible massacre with them all laid out in the grass like they had been shot.  After a brief gasp and a double heartbeat, I realized they were ALL completely asleep laid out in the grass with the wind blowing their hair and soaking in the rays and the cool fresh air….what a life!  LOL  It was really a sight to see.

I hope you are enjoying this beautiful Spring as much as we are.  Soak in the beauty while it is here.

 

 

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BLUSTERY DAY

It is a blustery day here with winds up to 50 mile an hour gusts!  Our little poms don’t know what to think of all this.  Since we live in a forest that burned several years back, the woods are filled with dead trees and we are hearing them snapping, popping, and falling!

I think its a good day for staying inside….the weather this winter has been crazy like all the winters in Texas….it was 23 degrees a few weeks ago and then within a 24 hour span it was 80 degrees!  So crazy….closets have to have extra room here because we can never put away our summer clothes!  🙂

Our newest little “batch” of puppies are the cutest things we have ever had! (I know…I always say that, but they just keep getting cuter and cuter! 🙂 ).  They are getting so big now and will be leaving us soon.    I never cease to wonder at how quickly they transform from tiny little fluffballs to fiery little firecrackers….I just love them.

I hope you are all enjoying some down time after all the holidays….we will have to gear up for Spring very soon!  🙂

 

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THE HEAT IS ON!

I love Texas….it is in my blood.  There is no greater state in this wonderful country of ours, but we do have HEAT!!  We were spoiled this year with a very mild Spring and fairly nice start to Summer, but this week the heat is definitely ON!  For you “northern” folks, just imagine stepping out your front door with a giant, car sized hair dryer blowing in your face….that is a bit like it is for us to step outside. LOL

Many of you have been asking about trimming/cutting your pom’s coat for the summer.  I have read lots of controversy on the internet regarding this subject, however, I can only talk about my own personal experience.  We have had pomeranians for nearly 25 years now and for a good portion of that time, our poms were always cut short into a puppy cut for most of the summer….never shaved, but a nice rounded short cut all over.  My pups have always run outside, rolled in the grass, jumped in the weeds, waded in their little pools, etc., so for me, the short coat was easier to groom, collected less stickers and made them easier to remove, and made washing and drying time a lot shorter.  It always worked great and by the time Fall/Winter came around they were back in their nice, long pretty coats.  I have never had any issues with the coat not coming in as full….in fact, most of the time it was even fuller as it came back in.  Soooo, you will have to be the judge….I’m sure it did not work out that way for everyone.

One note:  Shaving your pom too short can actually prevent them from being able to cool themselves….I know it does not sound logical, but the hair on your pomeranian actually helps them to cool and prevents too much sun on their delicate skin.

Hope this helps….pomeranians are such lovely little creatures.  They are so full of life and love and I hope you are enjoying yours as much as I do mine!  🙂

Stay cool!  🙂

 

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SPRING IS MAGICAL

March 25, 2016

Spring is such a magical time.  One day everything seems brown and lifeless and admittedly a bit dreary….and then as if someone waved a magic wand, everything is so alive and bursting with life and energy.

In Texas, we do not have the privilege of seeing a great contrast in seasons as so many do in other parts of the country, but Springtime here makes it all worth it.  Every green tree appears to have a spotlight on it making the light dance in the fresh green leaves.  And everywhere you look….from the tiniest spot to the majestic rolling hills, you can find color somewhere….truly magical.  Right now our bluebonnets are emerging and dancing with the Indian Paintbrush and the Lazy Susans….makes me want to explode with this indescribable feeling of awe for the goodness of our Creator.  He didn’t have to make it so beautiful and stimulating for our eyes, but He did….and I am so grateful.  No matter how hard life gets and what struggles we face, somehow the simple beauty of Spring still casts its spell and can often put everything into perspective for me.

I hope everyone is enjoying Spring wherever you are.  Take a moment to appreciate the beauty around you….we so often miss it in our busy world.

Our pups are growing and we are on the final stretch of getting many of them to their new homes in a couple of weeks.  Our poms seem to appreciate this time of year too….wish I could capture it in photos….they love to lay lifeless in the cool of the grass….I can’t tell you how many times I have run out to make sure they are alive…but they are just soaking up the warm suns rays as they enjoy the cool breeze…what a life!  🙂  It won’t last long here as once the temps start to rise we will ALL be seeking the coolest place we can find.  But for now…..I’m enjoying every second I can of this enchanting time.

This week I celebrate the new life that God has provided through the death and resurrection of His son….and I stand forever grateful.

 

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