Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Picking Up The Pieces

Life for us is slowly returning to normal. The weekend after Mother's funeral, my Hamilton High School class celebrated its 50th Reunion. I'm sure you'll agree that we all look pretty good for a bunch of old farts.

The makeup of the Bagley Pack has changed once again. As you know, we lost our Lucky Dog in August. Nickie and Kota seemed a little lost without her;  I guess it's hard to have a "pack" with only two dogs. As usual, God had an answer to our problem. Several months ago, the woman who teaches Nickie and me how to herd sheep mentioned that one of her border collies needed a home. At the time, we didn't have room for another dog in our lives. However, after losing Lucky Dog we decided to consider adding another dog to our family. We brought Colt, a five-year-old border collie, home to visit for a few weeks. He was a herding champion, but is now officially retired. He gets along well with Nickie and Kota, and has now joined the Bagley Pack. Here is a photo of Colt on his first weekend at the farm, and playing tug-the-stick with Kota.

We were glad to be in Austin for the month of September, because it meant we could attend a couple of our grandson's junior high football games. Here are some photos of Gage in his Lamar Dawgs uniforn. One getting ready to defend, defending, carrying the ball and taking a break on the sidelines. They won last week's game 20-0 -- Go Dawgs!


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