Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Evening Of Excitment

We have puppies.

Daisy wants everyone to know that she did fine and that she is the proud momma to 6 little spotted babies.

They started arriving about 6pm last evening.

She is a very good first time momma and she is taking excellent care of them.
She is very proud of her little creations and oh are they cute....and noisy.

We have them in a big box in our bedroom. We wanted her close by, in case she delivered during the night.
Big mistake on our part.
I don't think we slept a wink.
They woke up no less than 4 times last night, all six crying at once.
We kept getting up and checking to make sure she wasn't mashing one and making sure everything was all right.

Hopefully tonight everyone will be more settled.

We also had another bit of excitement last evening and like crazy people, we were out at midnight taking it all in and looking at all the water.

The rains came...and came....and came.

We experienced a small flash flood last night, 5 inches of rain fell onto our already saturated ground that was quenched with 3 inches of rain from the day before.

The river is not out of it's banks, this is run off that has yet to drain into the river.

This photo was taken this morning and I think the highway is open again to traffic.

The vacationing girls arrived home from Mexico last night during this rain storm and they had to drive through water to reach the house where every ones cars were parked.

They were ready to get home come hell or high water...snort!...snort!



  1. Congratulations on your new grandbabies! They are really adorable!
    The water...well that is NOT adorable! I have dealt with water here a time or two...and it is not fun!
    Stay dry!

  2. Awwwww! They are precious!

    Girl, you sure have a BEAUTIFUL piece of property there! Can I vacation there for a week or so? LOL!

  3. Aww the puppies are just adorable. Don't you just love puppy breath? I'll trade you a 6 week old kitten for one. Just saying.

  4. Aw, they are so cute! Are you going to keep one or two or....LOL

    What did the girls have to say about the flu? Any news?


  5. Oh my those puppies are so cute!!!!

  6. Oh gosh, my heart is just melting. They are adorable. ADORABLE.

    And that answers my question about the water- I noticed it back there in some of your other pics and wondered if it ever flooded. Goodness.

  7. The pups are so cute! I'm glad all went well.

    We had some flash flooding a few weeks ago... now we need rain again... can never be happy :-)

  8. Puppies, floods, and gals arriving home from Mexico. I don't think it can get much more exciting there. Hope that you all sleep well tonight, including Daisy and her pups. Hope that the water recedes without incident. And I hope that your vacationing family members steered clear of the flu.

    Those puppies are so cute and you're going to have so much fun with them.

  9. Ah!!! What sweet blessing Daisy's puppies are! Enjoy!

  10. THose puppies are just gorgeous..what a proud momma! And all that excitement in just a couple days! Your view is gorgeous! With cattle, I bet you'd rather have too much rain than a drought, right?

  11. Oh how sweeeeeet those puppies are!! Thanks for sharing. Sure hope the water goes away soon. Glad it wasn't worse.

  12. Congratulations Grandma! What sweet little puppies!

  13. OH PUPPIES!!!!! Aren't they darling! Congratulations!!

    Well have some rain! My goodness! But I'd give anything if we could have all of those inches. We are 6 behind, and have now been behind the last 3 years. Yup - drought conditions. Which in California means some IDIOT will start setting fires. sigh.

    So relieved everyone made it home from Mexico.
    My in-laws are leaving on a Mediterranean cruise -
    what timing!

    Congratualtions again! They are just adorable!

    BIG HUGS TO ALL! Karen

  14. What beautiful little puppies! There's nothing like them in the whole world. Enjoy, Dawn

  15. Shanda ~ What adorable puppies and Mom! She looks great for giving birth all night! We had a lot of rain last night too - I live in Missouri also. I know you live by the Missosuri river, but that could be anywhere.n I live in the suburbs of St. Louis. Are you anywhere close to there? Come visit my blog -I look forward to hearing from you. I have a few giveaways going on.

  16. They are so cute. She looks like a very proud and protective momma.We haven't had rain like that in a long time.

  17. Congrats on your puppies. They are adorable. I cant comment on the rain because quite frankly I'm beyond tired of it.

  18. What cute furbabies! Yikes on the flooding though...glad you are back away from it!

  19. awww sweet babies :) Our mama cat had 5 kittens last week LOL babies everywhere.
    xoxo mel

  20. The puppies are sooooo cute!!!
    Congratulations to momma Daisy!
    I hope you don't get any more water...we need it here, send some our way.

  21. Oh, Shanda! Congratulations on your new pupbabies - they're adorable! Glad the new mommy did well. I know she's so glad you've taken such good care of her! Nothing is sweeter than a baby puppy!
    Oh, the rain! Hope you had no leaks in your house!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  22. Shanda
    They are so cute!

  23. Oh my goodness, how sweet are they?!! I just wanna reach through my computer and snatch them up! ;)
    Have a wonderful weekend, Shanda!


  24. Congrats on the beautiful new puppies!! Mom sure looks proud... what a sweet <3 ! Let us hope and pray the rain here subsides for awhile. I have no flooding worries here(thank goodness), but waiting patiently for the rain to stop so our new porch floor can be poured. -tammy
    p.s. I surely do enjoy your blog. Thank you for sharing such wonderful and beautiful things :)

  25. aren't those puppies so sweet?! i can just imagine their sweet little noises and sweet puppy breath!
    have a great weekend.

  26. Congrats on all the puppies. They look adorable. Hope the water stays where it should!! I don't know why you're not showing up in my follow box, but don't worry. I'm just going to add you to my blogroll and I won't miss a day! Enjoy the weekend!!

  27. Hi Shandi,
    Congratulation to Daisy, and to you all as well. they are beautiful.
    Daisy seems like she is doing well too, and just loving all the attention!!
    So glad the travelers got home safely.

    Commenting on your replacing the cabinet, great job, I always enjoy seeing how you redo things, You always have such great ideas.

  28. They are so sweet. I want to hug them! LOL

  29. Glad to hear mom and babies are all doing well. It's gonna be hard to not get attached to those sweet babies.
    RiverBend Farm

  30. Yeah Daisy! Her babies are adorable. We have been getting much of the same rains as you. Right now it is pouring very heavily again. I am so tired of rain! Have a good Sunday! Twyla

  31. Hi Shanda,
    LOVE your new puppies:) Kisses to all of them. Mack is from the litter we had and grow up TOO Quickly!!
    Enjoy those precious puppies.

  32. Congratulations to the new mommy new mommy and I hope the flooding has gone by now!

  33. The puppies are adorable and momma looks great as well. Maybe in a few days, you can move them somewhere else in the house.
    Hope your friends are well....returning from Mexico is scary these days.

    Love the blog.

  34. What a proud and pretty momma - and such gorgeous babies!! Hope the rains and flood waters have subsided for you!... Donna @ An Enchanted Cottage

  35. Awwwwwe, such sweet babies. I haven't seen new puppies in decades...... awwwwwwwe. Wow, you have had alot going on with the rain outside and new babies in side! Isn't life grand!?


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