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Ok Peeps, it's about time for a "getting to know you" day!

I love that we have SO many new people on BDW! Since tehre are a bunch of us from everywhere, how's about we tell a little about ourselves, where we live, what we do...but NO soliciting either business or advice from anyone who is a professional anything!!!!!!

And PICTURES!!! Family style, not adult style!!!

I will start! I am Amy, married to my hubby Paul for 24 years, have 2 adult daughters and 4 grandkids (two from each daughter), and we live about 70 miles west of Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas. We own an industrial construction outfit that works on large food storage facilities nation wide.

I have a little Bully babe named Sophia who is a little over 7 years old. I also have a German Shepard girl named Mille, of undetermined (but old) age, a three legged Great Pyrenees boy named William Wallace that is 2, and a one year old Catahoula Cur girl named Talley. We own a large horse ranch and raise/train/ride our own horses. I also do a LOT of all breed horse rescue with a bent toward Thoroughbred mares off the track. Right now I have 17 horses and a foal due any minute (latest baby we have ever had. Mare is a year out from breeding), making a total of 18, plus our younger daughter just bought a filly so now we technically have 19 here). We do a little bit of everything, from cutting and reining to Western Pleasure, hunter/jumper, dressage, racing, and trail riding. 

We also have a Brangus bull named Norman. Long story, but he is a sweetie boy that I have babied around with since he was 2 months old, and he thinks he is either a horse, donkey, or dog depending on what his mood is:-) He comes when called, loves to be brushed and fly sprayed, and eats when everyone else eats every morning and evening (from a bucket, usually standing in my driveway but sometimes down at the corrals with the horses). Heaven help us if he ever figures out he is bigger than we are! So far he hasn't figured that out...but I imagine with spring around the corner and, um, as yet un-bred cows across the road, he will figure some things out sooner or later:-) Then we will have some issues, but until then he is my baby boy.

Ok, pics. First is Sophie...with Talley

Talley and Sophia

William...with Talley!

William and Talley

Talley. Um, who tore up the pad and then fell asleep on it? Hmmm.

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My Thoroughbred mare "Lea's Crown", with her month old filly "Crown of Eiselee", a Friesian/TB cross. That is me walking Lea, our younger daughter following with Millie the Shep girl close by.

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My newest grand daughter, Tessa. She is 5 weeks old now.

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Our older grand kids. Oldest is Aubrey, her little brother Austin, and our darling young girl, Tessa's big sister, Audrey. 

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Merry, Oliver (spotted) and baby Thomas, Donkey family, in October last fall.

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Norman and I a couple months ago. He has grown substantially since then, but this is the most recent pic I have.

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I will post the other horses some other time. I have to go pick up grand kids from school!

Have fun, and lets see YOUR life!

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Amy and Sophia

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Hey! Come on guys! I wanna see some answers!

Let's get some responses going!

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Amy, fun idea! I posted a response to you but it got

lost wayyyy down on this thread. Thanks for starting this, LOVE learning more about you, LOVE all your piks...and

what a beaaaaaautiful new baby!!!  :-) 

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Our sweet Archimedes "MEATY" Bones (or as we say...boneSHHH!)    ---born 11/28/08---- our first bullllyyyy!!!

And  SOPHIE  Bubbles *Rapscallion*   (LOL!) ---born 4/3/11----our second bulllllyyyy!!!!  

Sophie's very first day home with us....awwww........May 2011.......tooo sweet for words!!!

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Good Idea!

Amy, I always love seeing pictures of your brood (human and animal). :)

So about me.  I'm Shannon, I just got married in December to "the dude" as Winston refers to him.  We bought our first house together in the burbs of Kansas City last March.  I've been away from BDW for almost that long, but I'm getting back up to speed.  Winston is our bulldog and tomorrow is the 3rd anniversary of his "gotcha" day :)  I never knew I could love a dog as much as I love him...bulldogs really do steal your heart.  I am a rescue volunteer and do as much as I can to help bulldogs in need (from short term fostering, to fundraising, to pick ups from shelters and owners, to transporting, to phone interviews and home visits of potential adoptive families).  It can be stressful and sad at times, but getting to see the "happy tails" at the end of their time with rescue makes all the heartache in between worth it.

Here's a picture of Winston and I when I first met him on his adoption day:

Winston is a bit of a nut about swimming, it's seriously his favorite thing to do...here are a few pictures of him doing his favorite thing:

And here's a couple professional pictures we had taken of Winston this last summer:

 

And here he is with us at our wedding reception:

  

Thanks for looking! :)

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Shannon and Winston :)

My swimming bully buddy!

My swimming bully buddy!

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What a nice family Shannon:-). The Dude, how funny!!

I think Winston is so cute in his swim wear! Silly boy:-) Thanks for playing!

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shannon i think i've shown

shannon i think i've shown everyone i know how winston partook in your wedding,attended the reception and there was even a cake in likeness,lol!!! in a word...awesome!
have a mentioned you made a beautiful bride?
love,love,love the pics!

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aw, thanks! :)

It was really fantastic that we were able to have Winston there with us. And I'm glad you like the cake, it cracked us up when we were planning it so I knew our family would get a laugh out of it too! :)

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Shannon and Winston :)

My swimming bully buddy!

My swimming bully buddy!

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Wow! LOVE all the piks!!!! Especially the WEDDING----how

ador-a-bull-y PRECIOUS that Winston was in your wedding!!!!!!!!  :-)

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Our sweet Archimedes "MEATY" Bones (or as we say...boneSHHH!)    ---born 11/28/08---- our first bullllyyyy!!!

And  SOPHIE  Bubbles *Rapscallion*   (LOL!) ---born 4/3/11----our second bulllllyyyy!!!!  

Sophie's very first day home with us....awwww........May 2011.......tooo sweet for words!!!

FUN!! Here we go...

I am Chelle, married to my husband of 20 years, Pat.  He is Active Duty CG so we move alot!!  I am the Fur mom to Farley the EB, Ida Mae the Boxer and Bubba a Texas Tom cat.  I have two beautiful daughters Hallie (19) and Caylin (14).  I work in fundraising for our local PBS station. 

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Hi Chelle! Thanks for sharing with us!

I love the boogie board pic! So silly:-). Sounds like a busy life you live:-). Tell your hubby thanks for his service....

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ooh love all your fur babies

ooh love all your fur babies and although i'm a proud canadian we thank your husband and the great men and women who serve...!

Thank you for your kind words...

both about my fur kids and my husband! 

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awww......great piks, and fun to get to know you better! NM

NM

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Our sweet Archimedes "MEATY" Bones (or as we say...boneSHHH!)    ---born 11/28/08---- our first bullllyyyy!!!

And  SOPHIE  Bubbles *Rapscallion*   (LOL!) ---born 4/3/11----our second bulllllyyyy!!!!  

Sophie's very first day home with us....awwww........May 2011.......tooo sweet for words!!!

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Ok

The fruits of my labor lolThe fruits of my labor.Probably the weirdest picture I have. Bad Santa me and beanie sigel. bad santa me and beanie sigel.

Shawn. I'm 34. Live outside of Philly about 15 minutes on the jersey side. I'm not not married but I have 2 kids named Sherman and Mouse. I'm and Audio Engineer/producer by trade. I have a fish tank and my favorite fish is a Frontosa for any of you fish nerds who know what I'm talking about. My favorite past time is paying vet bills lol

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-Sherm was here. 

Bad Santa...one of my favorite movies!!!

nm

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He was

A very normal cool guy

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-Sherm was here. 

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Very cool!

I liked Billy Bob Thornton in The Astronaut Farmer. Haven't really seen anything else he did, but cool that you know him:-). I did a lot of audio tech stuff in high school for community theater. Probably peanuts compared to what all you do, but I loved it. My oldest daughter was a set designer for local productions in Scottsdale and Phoenix. Ah the old days:-).

Thanks for sharing:-)

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Well I don't know him

I only met him that one time. But was pretty cool got to have a drink with him took a pic. You could tell I was cheering in that one. Lol

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-Sherm was here. 

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I meant

Cheesing. :D

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my ex had partied w/him

my ex had partied w/him decades asgowhen he lived in jersey and he actually is a very nice guy indeed!
love the pics of shermie and mouse!

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awww.....LOVE the way Sherman's face is just Sliiiiightly

tilted like that....seriously, I absolutely MELT when my babies tilt their heads, it is TOO ador-a-bull!!  I like your "HOBBY" of paying vet bills.....LOL!  My hubbs always jokes that our babies need to get jobs! :-) 

Fun that you got your drink on with BB Thornton, sorry, what does the "Fruits of my Labor"  mean?  Did you do the sound for "Bad Santa?" and is  Benny Sigel the man on the right, an actor also?  (obviously I never saw the movie.....).

Anyhoo, Sophie says Hewwwwo, Shermannn!!!!  :-) 

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Our sweet Archimedes "MEATY" Bones (or as we say...boneSHHH!)    ---born 11/28/08---- our first bullllyyyy!!!

And  SOPHIE  Bubbles *Rapscallion*   (LOL!) ---born 4/3/11----our second bulllllyyyy!!!!  

Sophie's very first day home with us....awwww........May 2011.......tooo sweet for words!!!

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Ok, here you go! Btw, good idea!

Ok, so im'm Katie or "Kate" as my hubby calls me. I live in Toronto Canada with my hubby David of soon to be six years. I work in special education for the local public school board and David is an engineering technician. We have two children, one human and one bully. Our daughter is now 19months and Tucker our "first child" is coming up on three years old.

So, here are some pics........

David and I before any kids.

 

Canada Day 2010, the weekend we brought Tucker home and his first family reunion. That's me holding him.

Tucker getting a belly rub from his daddy. This is two seconds before the crazy puppy teeth come out to bite. I will never forget what a crazy pup he was.

One of my fave pics of my two guys :)

Our beautiful baby girl, August 2011.

Our first family pic. 

Halloween 2011. 

Olivia hanging with Tucker.

Tucker doing what he does best :)

Tucker with his friends at a bully meetup.

Here's a recent pic. Sorry if I posted too many!

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Katie & Tucker a.k.a "Porkchop"

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awesome pics katie...but

awesome pics katie...but those pics w/tucker and olivia just tug @ my heart strings!

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NEVER are there too many piks! Wow, there is wayyy too

much cuteness at your house!  Olivia is just beaaaautiful, and of course, Tucker is just beeauuuti-bull !!!  :-) 

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Our sweet Archimedes "MEATY" Bones (or as we say...boneSHHH!)    ---born 11/28/08---- our first bullllyyyy!!!

And  SOPHIE  Bubbles *Rapscallion*   (LOL!) ---born 4/3/11----our second bulllllyyyy!!!!  

Sophie's very first day home with us....awwww........May 2011.......tooo sweet for words!!!

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ames i've said it once and

ames i've said it once and i'll say it again i think if we can all pack up and come live w/you on your farm w/your beautiful family and animals-we would all be there in a flash!!!lol
llllllllllllooooooooooooooooooovvvvvvvvvvveeeeeeeeeeeee the pics w/the kids and animals!!!

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about me...

my name is Peggy,i'm from Montreal,Qc (Canada),i just turned 42 yesterday and have been a real estate secretary for the last 12 years.

Last year as most of you know started off w/heartbreak as i lost my beloved Archibald...towards the end of last year my bf Steph and i 

found we were expecting our first child-i'm due june 28 and we recently found out it's a boy!!!

here are some pics...this was my boy Archie

 this our lil guy on our 2nd ultrasound after extensive measuring...love the lil face!and finally Steph and i celebrating my nameday last aug.2012.

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Hey! That's my Birthday you are due on!!!

Yay!!!! 

Happy Belated Birthday Pegsy!!!! 

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really???oh my god ames i'm

really???oh my god ames i'm so writing this down!!!
thnq so much for the bday wishes my friend,(((hugs)))

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Really for real!

So I expect your son to cooperate and be born on my special day!

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hahahahaha ^5!

hahahahaha ^5!

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congrats on your happy news!

I'm so happy for your new family member after you suffered such heartache when you lost Archie. :)

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Shannon and Winston :)

My swimming bully buddy!

My swimming bully buddy!

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thnq so much shan,(((hugs)))

thnq so much shan,(((hugs)))

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awww.....your baby is SO cute! Congrats! And, of course,

it's always so good to see your precious Archie!!! What a nice pik of you and your hubby, too!  :-)

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Our sweet Archimedes "MEATY" Bones (or as we say...boneSHHH!)    ---born 11/28/08---- our first bullllyyyy!!!

And  SOPHIE  Bubbles *Rapscallion*   (LOL!) ---born 4/3/11----our second bulllllyyyy!!!!  

Sophie's very first day home with us....awwww........May 2011.......tooo sweet for words!!!

Hey everyone!

Well a little about myself. My name is Luis Jasso and I live in Colima, Mexico although I was born and raised in Gridley, Ca just north of Sacramento. I am married to my wife of 4 years Erika who is an attorney and we have a 2yr old boy who loves to play with his CHAPO. I am a physician and have established my practice here in colima. I have always wanted a bulldog since I was a boy myself but my parents never allowed me to have one, probably because of the cost or just because they like larger breeds, I grew up with a Doberman, then came a Rottweiler, then another Rott, and about 7 yrs ago I gave my parents two Neo Mastiffs who they adored, funny thing is now my father knows I have a bulldog and he tells me if you ever breed him you better give me one. Karma I guess.

So through a contact we came about CHAPO who has done nothing but bring joy to us, our son adores him and he loves him as well. We love watching our son try wrestling with CHAPO he always loses HAHA. But I realized that he was the dog for us about 2 months after we got him. I´ll tell you why. First we were really stressed with all the skin problems and food allergies ($$$$$) my wife almost made me give him up. :( NOOOOOOO. So one evening she takes our son and CHAPO for a walk and after about 15mins she comes home running through the door almost crying with chapo behind her all dirty and my son had a scared look on his face. What happened???? Turns out the neighbors dog got out HUGE BLACK LAB and very agressive, well he started running for my son who was between mom and chapo who was out in front. Well Chapo had something to say to that lab! STAY AWAY FROM MY BOY, almost took his cheek off, and now everytime we walk by that house and the dog is out, he turns the other way. From that moment on my wife practically kicked me out of the bed and Chapo took my spot JK, but in all honesty he is a huge part of our family now and we can´t imagine ourselves without him.

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You have a beautiful wife and son!! Very nice family:-)

What a great story of your Bully love! I am so glad you shared with us:-). Chapo will forever be a special, special boy!

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awww.......CHAPO is ador-a-bull, as is your son! Thanks

for sharing such nice piks! SO happy you finally got a bulldog that you always wanted!  :-)

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Our sweet Archimedes "MEATY" Bones (or as we say...boneSHHH!)    ---born 11/28/08---- our first bullllyyyy!!!

And  SOPHIE  Bubbles *Rapscallion*   (LOL!) ---born 4/3/11----our second bulllllyyyy!!!!  

Sophie's very first day home with us....awwww........May 2011.......tooo sweet for words!!!

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what a beautiful story and

what a beautiful story and family you have!!!
i'm glad chapo's heroism won your wife over!
smoochies the scrunchy face

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Amy, love ALL your piks....it's so fun to get to know

everybully here better!!!  All your animals and humans are sooo precious!  Ohhh, that beautiful new baby---can I please

hold her???!! 

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Our sweet Archimedes "MEATY" Bones (or as we say...boneSHHH!)    ---born 11/28/08---- our first bullllyyyy!!!

And  SOPHIE  Bubbles *Rapscallion*   (LOL!) ---born 4/3/11----our second bulllllyyyy!!!!  

Sophie's very first day home with us....awwww........May 2011.......tooo sweet for words!!!

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Okay, I'll play......my name isn't REALLY "Archimedes Mommy"

LOL......I'm Victoria, also called Torey.  Thankful to the Good Lord to be married to my teddy bear for 14 years and since we didn't have wittle humans of our own, we LOVE to spoil our nieces and nephews, and of COURSE---our fur babies Meaty and Sophie!  LOVE our families and miss them all. the. time. !!!! We had to move away because of hubby's career, but thank Goodness, his and my families are only a 7-hour drive away!  I'm a nurse and MANY days, I wish to be a Walmart greeter!  LOL!  I'm usually pretty cheerful and people tell me they love it when I make them laugh. I love to sing and scrapbook, too!  And YES, Meaty and Sophie each have their own scrapbook! ....I am seriously SOOO grateful for our "puppsh" (as I call them sometimes), I honestly NEVER knew I could love "a dog" THIS much!!!!!  I hope more people post----this is very fun to get to know everybully better!

First Day bringing our precious Meaty home, along with one of my fave hobbies---scrapbooking! 

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Awww.....Meaty's First Halloween, 2009 ( I wanted our bee costumes to match, made mine with yellow duct tape...LOL!). 

[/IMG]First day bringing Sophie home....May 2011 

One of my absolute FAVES of cute hubbs and "da puppsh"......

This one makes me laugh every. single. time.!!!!!

this one also cracks me UP! 

LOVE this one of Meaty in a Texas A&M football jersey!! (One of Daddy's Alma Maters)

LOVE that the action of the snowball was captured in this one (I'm a "wanna-be" photographer!!!)

LOVE the way the shadows of the trees is cast on the snow!  (again, I'm a wanna-be photographer!)


 

C'MON everybulllyyy.....share some of YOUR piks and info!  :-) 

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Our sweet Archimedes "MEATY" Bones (or as we say...boneSHHH!)    ---born 11/28/08---- our first bullllyyyy!!!

And  SOPHIE  Bubbles *Rapscallion*   (LOL!) ---born 4/3/11----our second bulllllyyyy!!!!  

Sophie's very first day home with us....awwww........May 2011.......tooo sweet for words!!!

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torey i want to hug

torey i want to hug you...(((hugs))),thnq so much for your beautiful story...!
smoochies the scrunchy faces

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Here's David/Stephanie/Maybull and a lot of photos

I grew up with bulldogs and always wanted more. When David and I got married, 18 years ago, I told him that a bulldog would be part of our lives, or else. He'd never had a dog and didn't understand but within a week of getting Maybull, he was one of us – totally in love with Maybull and all bulldogs.

David teaches martial arts, expecially Tai Chi. I sell real estate and am a freelance journalist. Thanks to everyone who reads my column, Global Groceries, when I post it.

The martial arts training makes David strong enough to deal with winter.

We live in a 1 1/2 story home in Minneapolis.

Winter here is for the hardy, but summer is beautiful. We live near several large city lakes and when we walk Maybull in the summer, she loves to wade. We have a deck on our garage which is Maybull's favorite place when it's not covered with snow. Half our back yard is a vegetable garden. Maybull has learned not to go wander around in it.

As soon as the weather turns warm, we're on the deck. We got this deck when our garage burned down. We'd been saving for a new garage, and suddenly we had extra money to have a great garage. This is what we ended up with. Right now, it's covered with snow, but soon...

YOU GUYS! COME UP WITH ME! BRING TREATS!

We spend a lot of summer evenings on the deck.

We like to cook – David is a genius with a grill – and try new foods, a hobby that turned into my column about exotic and foreign things to eat. I love photography – there aren't many photos of me because I'm always behind the lens, not in front of it.  I also like to read about history and I follow current events closely. We also like to travel although we haven't traveled lately. We don't want to leave Maybull.

But, it's exotic here in Minnesota, too. I'll bet a lot of you don't understand what this is...but some do. (They're cleaning ice dams off a neighbor's roof.)

But, it's our little bulldog, now 13-years old, who is the center of our universe. We LOVE you, Maybull.

THANKS FOR READING.

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great story steph and what a

great story steph and what a lovely home and i love your garden patch!!!...but yes whether minnesota or wherever...therte's nothing like home-i so get it!
smoochies the divine ms.m