First Time Daddy

It’s Quintuplets!

It’s official! Willy is a daddy. Miss Jessica gave birth to five healthy puppies May 26, 2017.

The day BEFORE the big day, our special order cookies arrived to celebrate the occasion. My niece makes the cookies, and they are DELISH, and hand decorates each one.  Then she packages them up beautifully. Let me just say that these cookies didn’t last very long here in the Goswick house!

Willy and Jessica each got to have a bite of cookie after the photo shoot.

The following day, Jessica went into labor and gave birth to five healthy, beautiful puppies – three boys and two girls. Two pups are tri-color like Jessica, two are black and white like Willy’s momma and grandma, and one special little fella is brown and white like Willy.

We had a big celebration here at the Goswick house, complete with cigars (fake of course!) Willy wasn’t all that impressed with the cigar.

Willy is very curious about these squirmy little balls of fur that make all kinds of fascinating noises. When Willy’s kiddos get a little bigger, Willy will meet them face to face. Until then, he gets to peek at them from a distance.

Afternoon at the Arena

Willy aspires to be a cow dog.

 

Willy was happy to meet Spade the horse. He had no idea what sort of adventure we were going on that would include this big animal but as always he was ready.

We walked to the arena in the pasture behind our house. Willy attentively watched everything my husband did with Spade. He was very interested in how they loaded the steers in the chute.

 My husband and son were practicing roping and working their horses. Willy enjoyed watching them. He REALLY wanted to chase the steers right along side the horses and was very disappointed that I wouldn’t let him. (I didn’t want him to get hurt.)

He was curious about these strange smelling animals. They had snotty noses, made WAY too much noise and were a little bit cantankerous, but they sure did look like fun to chase!

Since I wouldn’t let him chase the steers, he opted instead to hang out with my grandson, Clay.

All in all it was a great adventure. He enjoyed every minute of it. Until next time, Happy Trails!

Willy’s Texas Adventure 

Living life on the edge!

Willy and I went to Texas a couple of weeks ago. It was a short trip but we did manage to visit the Amistad National Recreational Area, which includes Amistad Reservoir and the Pecos River.

We hiked to some cliffs that overlooked the Amistad Reservoir. The views there were breath-taking. In my case, with my fear of heights, quite literally breath-taking. Willy, on the other hand, thought being on the edge was great fun! I refused to let him get close enough to peer over the edge, even though he wanted to. Willy felt larger than life standing up there on those cliffs.

After enjoying the view from the cliffs, we decided to go check out the water and some boats at the marina. It was a hot day and Willy enjoyed the cool water.

After Willy cooled off, we hit the road again. This time we stopped at a scenic overview that overlooked the Pecos River. Willy had a great vantage point to look down at the River below. We even saw a lone kayaker paddling up River, far below our vantage point.

We had a great time and can’t wait until our next adventure!

Hello world!

Willy the Kid JRT

Hello world! My name is Kelly Goswick and I would like to introduce you to an amazing, loving, good-natured, tender hearted little dog – Willy the Kid. Willy is a registered English Jack Russell Terrier, or Shorty Jack as they are often called. From the moment Willy and I met we had a special connection. I knew at that moment that the world needs to know my Willy. I decided that Willy needed to be a dog with a blog of his own. Although I have been blogging about Willy’s adventures for several months, I decided to move the blog to WordPress. So, here we are, introducing ourselves and starting over. Willy and I are excited to share our journey together through this thing called life with all of you. If you enjoy blogs with short, fun narratives and dog photos sit back and enjoy the adventure!