DH was so sweet yesterday. He agreed to take a little time off from the work on the farm to attend a picnic sponsored by the English Springer Spaniel Rescue – Carolinas group.  We drove with Thomas to the state park which is only about an hour from here.    It had been a long time since we had attended one of their functions.   I’m really glad we went!

Thomas was somewhat stressed about being around sooo many new dogs.  We were there with him, so he eventually became more comfortable over time.  Doesn’t he look good?  He got a hair cut just for the occasion!  

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     The oldest doggie was a 13 year old man who enjoyed snuggling in his bed as much as anything.  He was a very calm old guy but he didn’t socialize much.  It reminded me of our old doggie Caesar when he was that age.  He was 13 when he passed away. 

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These were the youngest dogs (I think) they are a brother and sister; aren’t they darling?  I think they are about 14 months old.  They are really small for springers.   But I just wanted to put them in my pocket and bring them home!  But we met lots of other doggies and their people.  I don’t remember all their names, but the one that stands out is “‘Mater”.  I thought it was a cute name for a springer. 

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  Besides doggies and their people, there was good food like hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad, slaw, and desserts!  Good stuff.  and we had to get a picture of the cook!  Rich and his wife Helen live pretty close to us in Whispering Pines.  DH and I went to their house to do a “home visit” and Thomas went with us.    They now have two liver and white dogs.   It was good to see them again.   We got a great picture of the whole clan.  It wasn’t easy to get all those doggies-in-motion to stop long enough for a picture! 

    A good time was had by all!