Puppy Love

We’re back from Hays.  It was just a quick trip to celebrate the Billinger Christmas with Larry’s family.  The Billinger Christmas  We had a lot of rain and snow going and high winds coming back, but we are back home now, and there were no problems at all.  We had a bit of a scare though this morning, because it was reported that 1-70 was closed at the Kansas/Colorado border, but that was just a false alarm.  We made it back home safe and sound.

There were about 30 of us who gathered to celebrate, and that wasn’t even all of his brothers and sisters either.  Larry is the youngest of 9.  The table was covered with food, and we all brought out gifts to be exchanged in the gift exchange.   I did NOT do any of the cooking this time around.  Strange, I know, but every now and then it does happen.  It was good to visit with Larry’s family and to catch up with everyone, but the highlight of the trip was most definitely the puppies.  Larry’s sister’s dog just had puppies, and her husband brought “a box of puppies” to the party after the food and festivities.  Puppies always make us smile.  Everyone had a ton of fun playing with the puppies.  These puppies definitely brought and shared some puppy love.

Puppies are always a big hit and we love all dogs.  These are Dobermans.  They are about 5 weeks old.  There were 9 in the litter, but we only got to play with 4 this time.



Larry made a new friend.


Brooklyn has a a Christmas puppy.


Cousins playing with the puppies.


There were 2 kitties that also had to make their presence known and get in on some of the loving too.  This is Winston popping in to say hi.


Winston and Sue getting some treats.


As much as we were loving these puppies, we left them all in Kansas.  We did not bring any of them home with us this time.  Tempting though it was, we were good, and they all stayed in Kansas.  Although, on other occasions we have been known to bring back a rabbit, Fluffy, and our two current kitties, Otis and Nicodemus, from Kansas.  So it is not unheard of for us to bring back more fur babies, but we were good this time around.



Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

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