|Molly in her Christmas Sweater|
Molly is doing great! We have her diet supplemented with a high protein Fish and Sweet Potato dog food and she has put on 4 pounds since we got her. Her vet says she still needs to gain another 5 - 8 pounds. Also her coat is coming in, thickening up and curling. As Molly has settled in to her new home her personality has come out. Like all Golden Retrievers she loves people. On her walks she head towards everyone she sees so that they can pet her. She also likes other dogs both big & small, but after a quick sniff is looking for the dog owner to pet her. She does have a big black Lab boyfriend that she loves to play with. Even with their leashes on they run and wrestle with each other no matter where they meet. She has also started playing with some of her toys. If we throw a ball she will chase after it. She my bring it back or she may bring it part way back or she may just run up to it then walk away.
Our Five Years as Fulltime RVers:
WOW, where did 5 years go? It doesn't seem like it could be five years already, but I must admit that I can barely remember my "work life". This year with so many months of volunteering and doing Lighthouse tours, we met more people than ever from all around the world. We worked with a great group of volunteers and rangers at the state parks.
I wrote a year ago that our Plans and Resolutions for 2012: were none and none. I also wrote: "We have been so focused on Kathy’s health issues that we haven’t even thought about where we might go or what we might do in 2012." As our regular readers know we Volunteered for 3 months at Kartchner Caverns State Park in Arizona and then decided to return to the Oregon coast and to volunteering at Coquille River and Cape Blanco Lighthouses. We volunteered at Cape Blanco Lighthouse for 4 months, our longest stay in any one place since we have been on the road. We finished out our year by returning to Arizona staying at the SKP Co-op in Benson and with me volunteering one day a week back at Kartchner Caverns.
Plans for 2013:
Our only plan so far is to stay here at the SKP Co-op and to continue to volunteer at Kartchner Caverns State Park through the end of March. It will make this 5 month stop our longest yet. As much as we love the Oregon Coast we are thinking about returning to the Rocky Mountains this coming summer. Also after 8 months of volunteering this past year we have not decided about volunteering in 2013.