January 5, 2018
Is it really 2018?!….this past year has been as fast as a merry go round.
This past year has been so full and I have learned so many things I never thought I would need to know….very difficult in so many ways, but rising to the challenges has made me wiser and stronger (I hope).
I know there will be many more new challenges this year, but I am facing this year head on….looking for the best and counting my blessings and promising myself to be thankful every day. At this stage of life every day is a blessing and I want to use it well.
My goal for this year is to embrace all the things I have put on the back burner for so long now….trying not to have unrealistic expectations but one can dream, right?! Seems like we start new big projects every year but this year I hope to finish some of those projects! LOL
We have retired a lot of our moms this past year and will retire several more this year so we have a lot of new moms coming up….always fun because we never really know what they will give us until the puppies get here. We are super excited about all of our newest moms….very sweet and so pretty! We have also added a new white stud that may be giving us some pretty babies by late this year…he is the sweetest little guy in the world.
I hope you are all looking forward to positive things this year and embracing the future with boldness and courage. May this New Year be filled with Love, Laughter and Sweet Lemonade!!!
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.
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! 🙂
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! 🙂