Saturday, October 8, 2011

First Snow on the Sandias!

We decided to do the whole parade of homes things today.  We went to most of the homes in Placitas and the East Mountains.  This year is appeared there were more contemporary south west designs.  Not my fav but I can appreciate the craftsmanship.  I am really bummed to say this but.... I only had one day to do the parade of homes this year.  Usually it is a 2 weekend event for me!  I love going but I have family coming into town so its a no go next weekend.  :(  

My friend who usually goes with me canceled last minute so I had to bribe my hubby to go.  If he did the parade of homes with me all day I had to take a short 4x4 trip with him up the backside of the Sandia Mountains.  WHAT A GORGEOUS TRIP!!!  The Sandias had their first snow fall last night and the sights were amazing!  Enjoy the pictures! 

Big Announcement!

After being on a blogging break for a week (work has been busy and home life has been even busier!) I guess its time to announce the big news......

After almost a week of talking with Emily from South Central Bloodhound Club, it looks like we will be adopting our first bloodhound!  Meet Duke.

Duke shortly after his arrival with his Foster parent in Texas.  Look at those eyes and ears!!!!!  

I feel alittle guilty about asking him to leave that pool!  Duke loves Bluegrass music and laying by the pool.  What a life!!

With his love of the water I guess more Jemez mountain trips will be needed!  oooo darn!!  :) :)

Is he not precious!!

Everything is approved and done except the home inspection.  Normally we are home every weekend but this week my grandparents will be in town!  We are heading to the grand canyon so unfortunately it looks like we can't do the inspection until next Sunday. :(  The home inspection should be fine as we are responsible pet owners.  After the inspection we should be able to pick Duke up around the 29th or 30th of October!  

We are so excited!  The foster parent to Duke will be taking him on some search and rescue trails the 22nd of October.  Hopefully we will do well and like search and rescue.  Mr. would love to start training him to do that.  

If you are thinking of getting a bloodhound and have done your research I suggest you contact South Central Bloodhound Club.  They are BY FAR the best rescue group I have ever worked with.  Everyone is very professional, helpful, and they understand the breed and the dog.  Some rescues just want to place the dog but Emily and her group want what is best for the dog!  That is what is important.  If you are not interested in adopting a bloodhound but still love the breed please donate to this wonderful club.  It is a 501c3.  Please visit their website for more information. 

So for my new friends who are reading this in the bloodhound world wish us luck!