Monday, January 7, 2013

Monday Morning Flowers and More!



Good Monday Morning!

Here are your Monday Morning Flowers!

Don't you feel special?







Sorry I have not been around to your blogs lately, but I've been a little busy welcoming a new little girl to my life!



This is Kia!  She came from the shelter just three days ago.  So far so good!  The cats are less than thrilled with their dog sister, but we are working on the transition.

I haven't had a dog since my beloved Maddie died about a year and a half ago.  I was a little concerned about taking on the responsibility of a dog on my own, but Evan, who is like my dad in many ways, convinced me I could do it.  My dad loved dogs and passed that trait on to me.  Today would have been his birthday.   Somehow, I think he would have approved of my decision to get Kia.


To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring - it was peace. 

~Milan Kundera

33 comments:

Olga said...

Congratulations, Kia, on your new home. BB, lots of new blog material in that little package.

Mamma has spoken said...

OH she's a cutie! The hardest part with having a dog is house breaking them and not just the bathroom issues, but the chewing, the barking, and the list can go on and on. Good luck, she looks like a keeper.

Madi and Mom said...

BB thank you for the lovely flowers and I do feel special..'cause it is my b-day. And I'm (es)specially thankful for each year.

Kia is a beautiful and lucky girl to be loved by BB. I love her little ears and spots. How old is she?
Hugs madi and Mom

Lin said...

Oh, she's adorable!! Congratulations on your new friend, Betty! I can't wait to hear of your adventures together.

Jennifer Shirk said...

Oh my gosh, she's ADORABLE!!! Congrats!

Leah J. Utas said...

Yay! Kia looks like she's exactly what you need.

Linda said...

Dogs are good for the human soul. Kia looks like she'll be a lot of fun and will keep you hopping. From the look on her face, the photographer must have been dangling one of your cats in front of her. :)

SueAnn Lommler said...

Love the yellow rose!! And Kia is adorable...give her a snuggle from me
Hugs
SUeAnn

Anne Gallagher said...

She's so sweet! Congratulations, Betty. Isn't it fun being a "mom" again?

Cranberry Morning said...

Kia is a cutie and will bring you such joy! Our Misty has ears like that. So sweet!! Congratulations to you and to Kia.♥

Daisy said...

Aw, Kia looks like a real sweetheart. I'm sure she brings much joy and love with her to her new home.

Slamdunk said...

Welcome Kia! I expected you to have her trained to do guest posting in a few weeks though.

Shelly said...

Kia looks like a treasure indeed. I love that dog loving is in your genes- it's in mine, too.

Deanna said...

How sweet! I can tell you are really going to enjoy her. :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Look at Kia!! Glad you got her. She will liven up the house big time.

faye said...

Kia has found a good home and the cats will just have to get over it...
she is a beautiful little girl .. congrats !!

Leanne said...

Awe . . . sweet Kia. Happy Monday, dear Betty. Hope it's a wonderful day for you!!

Alison said...

Congratulations to you and Kia! Will you let us more about how you picked her out? Has Evan met her yet? I'm sure she'll be delighted to join you on all your walks about town--even the ones with stairs.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Betty .. how great - and what fun to have another companion around the house .. I suspect Evan has the right idea ...

Love the photo - here's to a very happy 2013 to you all .. cheers Hilary

Out on the prairie said...

I have lots of fun with my pooch,someone to talk to and enjoy a good hike with

Ms. A said...

Congratulations! Cats are wonderful creatures, but there's nothing like the companionship and unconditional love of a dog. Plus, a dog can accompany you on your walks and hikes. Cats aren't nearly cooperative enough to do that.

annie said...

Wonderful news Betty!
Woof to Kia too.
She is so cute.

Pat Tillett said...

Hi Betty! Happy New Year! I'm so happy to see you doing well. What a cute pup! Thanks for the flowers...

Jenny said...

Kia looks happy!

And you look radiant!

What a fun way to wrap up the old year and start the New Year!

I suspect you're going to be in for a lot of fun with your new companion!

Lydia Kang said...

Kia is adorable, the flowers are pretty, but you are full of life and looks gorgeous!

Theresa Milstein said...

Oh, I love the picture of you and the dog. Congratulations!

My cat isn't thrilled with the shelter dog we got in the summer. Now they coexist okay.

Brian Miller said...

hey i have a car named after her...ha...what a cute pups! woot.

lovely flowers as well...happy monday!

Ann said...

Congratulations on the new furbaby. She's adorable. I'm sure the cats will warm up to her soon.

The Green Streak said...

You're right! Your father would have loved Kia and he would be happy with your decision to adopt her. Happy Birthday to him!

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

LOve that saying. I remember doing it with my dog. Glad you got one from a shelter too.

Betty Manousos said...

omg, she's a cutie! congrats on the new furry baby!

happy new year!!!!!!!

xx

Hilary said...

Oh she's adorable. And she appears to be at least part Jack Russell Terrier/terroist. She's going to be a lot of fun!

Baby Sister said...

I always feel special when I get roses. :) Cute dog!!