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Happy Birthday Nellie!

Happy Birthday Nellie!

Marty’s photo of the day #3796: Happy Birthday to Nellie! She is two-years-old today. Well, since she was a stray, adopted from an animal shelter, I’m not sure of the exact date. But based on the age estimate from the animal shelter and the fifteen months she’s lived with us, I am likely within a […]

Splashing in the sunset

Splashing in the sunset

Marty’s photo of the day #3780: We adopted Nellie from an animal shelter a little over a year ago. At the time she was about nine months old. Since Deb and I live in the mountains of the Bitterroot Valley, there aren’t any lakes nearby. So last month when Nellie joined us on the trip […]

My dingo! (Well, sort of)

My dingo! (Well, sort of)

I was completely wrong! When Deb and I adopted Nellie (then a nine-month old stray) from the animal shelter four months ago, I guessed that she was a Labrador retriever-Australian shepherd cross. As one of my Christmas presents, my son and daughter-in-law ordered a DNA test for Nellie. It turns out that Nellie is one-half […]

What dogs tell us

What dogs tell us

Marty’s photo of the day #3388: Since Deb and I moved to Montana’s Bitterroot Valley in 1996, we’ve had multiple dogs, including three adopted from the local animal shelter. We’ll never know for sure what our adopted canine family members went through previously, but they’ve given us a pretty good idea. Our first, Annie, (a […]

Happy National Dog Day!

Happy National Dog Day!

Marty’s photo of the day #3352: Today is National Dog Day, so of course I have to feature a photo of Nellie. We adopted Nellie from the local animal shelter, and she is approximately nine months old. During the three weeks we’ve had her, Deb and I are in agreement on two things: 1) No […]

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