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.

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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!

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Photo Shoot at the Corrals

Living on a ranch provides the best backdrops for a photo shoot.

 

Willy and I found some old wooden corrals one day while helping put out salt blocks for the cattle. I could not resist this amazing photo opportunity. The spring flowers were in full bloom making for gorgeous photos.

 

What a fun place to take photos. These corrals may be old, falling apart and rotting in some places, but they hold so much character; remnants of days gone by.

 

On the same day, we found this tree. It had low, sprawling branches and Willy had fun climbing it and balancing on the branch.  It doesn’t take much to entertain Willy.

 

It is the simple things in life that bring the most pleasure. A sunny spring day, a quiet walk,  and time spent with those you love. In this case, it was all three. Until next time, stop and enjoy the simple things.

 

 

 

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Take me Fishin’

Willy went fishing for the very first time at the pond on the ranch.

Willy got to hang out with the family at the fishin’ pond on the ranch the other day. He was curious about the fishing pole and what Ty was doing with it.

Because fishing can sometimes be a waiting game, he decided to fill the time giving Ty kisses, lots of kisses.

The waiting paid off in the end and Willy got to see his very first fish!

Then the fish was gently released back into the pond and it was time for Willy to go home, the dinner bell was ringing!

 

 

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