We are so excited here at my cottage tonight! Not only are the dogs happy that I’m back home, but we have a very special visitor(s) coming on Tuesday for a visit! I spent the weekend in Miami celebrating the life of Thomas Wahl– the father of one of my best friend’s Jeff. We had the Memorial service in a gorgeous 13th century church that had been brought over from Spain, then a party @ Jeff’s house afterwards. Then around 4PM, Jeff brought out party hats because it was Derby time! So we switched gears and put on the hats, drank mint juleps, watched the Derby and remembered how Mr. Wahl always loved a good party.
The dogs are wound up tonight because Boomer and Berkeley are coming to visit tomorrow. Berkeley as you know if the current guide dog puppy we are sponsoring who we named to honor my step father Bob. Berkeley as in Berkeley Springs, WV the town that Bob loved so much. Boomer is named to honor my step cousin- Jim Hawvermale who passed away way too young a few weeks ago. Jim as about as good a person as there was in this world and drowned while saving the life of his wife Pam. They have a big yellow lab who they adored and when I spoke with Jim’s mom, she said Boomer would be a great name for the new puppy.
Sandy, one of my Marriott friends who also volunteers raising guide dog puppies, is currently raising Berkeley. He’s about to go back to guide dog school and the new group of puppies were born and the opportunity came along to sponsor our next Mermaid Cottage puppy. Boomer is just 6 weeks old and a male golden retriever. You be the judge- is there ever a more adorable puppy then this one?
Anyone who’s around tomorrow about 11AM , please feel welcome to come by and meet Boomer and Berkeley! We’ll be at Mermaid Manor cuddling puppies!