What a Weekend!

We realize that many of you are suffering from too much – or too little – rain and lots of heat, but we were fortunate enough to have one of those perfect weekends up here on the mountain. The valleys were very warm, but we saw high temperatures in the mid-70’s F (23-24 C), mostly sunny skies, and the first rain free days in weeks at the house. That meant we were outside all weekend long and The Herd got to do lots of walking and playing. The end result?


The Queen sleeps tonight.

P.S. – Next Saturday is when there is lots of excitement – the Seventh Annual Downtown (Waynesville, NC) Dog Walk for Sarge’s Animal Rescue Foundation.  Lots of fun, lots of dogs, lots of contests, and a little fundraising for one of our favorite charities.  If you are anywhere near us, please come on up and enjoy some cooler air and a terrific time this coming Saturday (August 4).  We will be there with bells on (really – bear bells – you can hear us before you see us) and would love to meet you.


  1. Huffle Mawson on July 30, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    Mum would so come and see you if we lived closer. Like in the same country.

  2. Pup Fan on July 30, 2012 at 10:07 am

    Love that photo! Have a wonderful time at the Dog Walk – can’t wait to hear all about it!

  3. houndstooth on July 30, 2012 at 8:15 am

    Every year I wish we could go to that dog walk! We envy you your perfect weather!

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