Monday, February 14, 2011

A New Life in Florida!

Snow and rescuing Finnegan--it all seems so long ago! 

Pattie and I moved Finnegan and our other "kids" down to Florida two years ago.  We purchased a home with a pool in Weeki Wachee, just minutes from the Gulf.

Everyone has adapted enthusiastically, except for Pattie.  She misses friends and family from back home in Wisconsin.  But considering the cold, snowy winter they are enduring up north, I think she will adjust!

      Sunset on a February walk near our new Florida home

Happy Valentine's Day! 

Monday, February 7, 2011

Finnegan Finds a New Home...

My wife, Pattie and I were married in Wisconsin over twenty years ago.  Along the way we founded a charity called Critter Rescue, and helped build an animial shelter for our homeless friends in the northwoods of Wisconsin.

We have shared our home with dozens of wayward dogs and cats over the years--including a team of rescued sled dogs.

But times change.  After I was diagnosed with a type of bone marrow cancer a few years back, my doctor suggested I move to a warmer climate.

But before we left Wisconsin, we couldn't resist saving one more, orphaned dog.  We named him Finnegan.

Here is a picture of us meeting Finnegan for the first time on a snowy day at the PETCO store in Wausau, Wisconsin.

Finnegan loved the snow

But we would be moving to Florida soon.  How would Finnegan feel about living among the palm trees, surrounded by water?  Heck, how would Pattie and our cats and feel about it?

Stay tuned!