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Macklin and Archibald’s Adventures

Hello! Once again, it’s been much, much too long between posts. Despite the lags in keeping in touch, please know we think of all our friends often! We’ve had a great summer. The boys are doing fantastic. Archibald is now 1 ½…..and still full of it! Not a week goes by where JB and I don’t laugh at some point because he reminds us so much of Sammy….it’s really bizarre…in a good way. He’s very smart, but very naughty….he certainly keeps us on our toes. We finally decided to replace our front lawn this summer….it was still all burnt out from Sammy’s chemo pee and we held off last summer when Archie was still a puppy. So we bit the bullet and did it this year. Except Archie had other plans…..he realized that “keep away with sod” was actually a really fun game. He would pull up large pieces of the sod and run around. And when we got wise, he would still his nose under the gate and pull it out in sheets. Sigh! So we’re on round 2 and all is going well….as I said, he’s very naughty!

Here are a few pictures of the boys. Archibald now has 20+ pounds on Macklin….Macklin has always been very slight for a male, but Arch is a big boy!



We had a great trip to Martha’s Vineyard this summer. The boys loved the island vibe and it was super chill break.

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We chartered a boat which was fantastic…both Macklin and Archie love the water.

Archibald learned that if he went belly up at the bar, everyone coming in would give him a rub…smart boy!

Please know you’re all in our thoughts!


Xo Sue

4 Responses so far »

  1. Christine said,

    September 12, 2013 @ 5:11 pm     Reply

    Do I see double trouble…?? Nah.. double cuteness!! what handsome boys!!
    I can totally understand the “let’s re-sod” game… my Mr. Wilson was doing the same thing in the backyard when we replaced some of the sod… gah!
    They certainly bring many smiles to our faces and hearts!!
    Thanks for sharing your handsome boys!! please feel freee to share again…. and again…. and again… and maybe even again!!
    Christine….. with Franklin in her heart♥

  2. benny55 said,

    September 12, 2013 @ 6:18 pm     Reply

    Ohhhh, such an uplifting blog! The pictures of the boys are adoravle! They are sooooo handsome! Just beautiful photos! I want to jump trough te screen and love that tummy too!

    Yeah, Sammy has his paw print all over these pups! Super Sammy has a lot of wisdom to impart to the youngster especially! Using the sod as a “stuffie toh”? Now tht’s creative!

    It’s wonderful to ear from you ad to knlw, along with the wonderful memories of Sammy, you are adding on with even more hapy memories from these two!

    (((((((hugs to all)))))))))

    Sally and Happy Hannah

  3. Michelle said,

    September 12, 2013 @ 6:49 pm     Reply

    beautiful pictures. Thanks for keeping us updated and we needed a good smile

    Michelle & Angel Sassy

  4. jerry said,

    September 14, 2013 @ 6:43 pm     Reply

    Hey it is SO great to hear from you! Thanks for checking in and showing us all the fun you guys are having. The story about the sod was especially memorable! Maybe Archie was just trying to help? Hahaha!

    It’s so sweet to see that yes there is life after a major heartbreak. Archie and Mack sure have a great pack to watch over. 🙂

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