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11 Sep 2017

Tripawd Family Reunion, Part 2…..

Author: dobemom | Filed under: Uncategorized

“I’m the reason for so much love!”


For the second weekend in a row, we had Tripawd family members come visit us – thanks Grizz for being a “must-see” attraction!

Linda came over from Wausau, Sam flew in from North  Carolina to mix business with pleasure, and Lisa and Ken drove from Minneapolis on their wedding anniversary weekend to join us. While waiting for Sam’s plane to arrive Saturday evening, the rest of us enjoyed spending time in our backyard eating, drinking and being entertained by my dogs. Grizzly really is  the life of the party, and everyone who meets him, falls in love with him. Nitro did an awesome job in picking out such a fun, loving, full-of-life companion for our family. After picking Sam up at the airport, we returned home to a huge bonfire complements of John and Ken. We had a great time talking, telling stories (and of course a few cocktails) around the fire.

Waiting for Sam

The next day we took a trip to the Door Penninsula of Wisconsin (the “thumb” of Wisconsin for you non-natives). It was the most beautiful fall day….clear blue skies, temps in the low 70’s. We went to Whitefish Dunes State Park and walked the shoreline, heading to the dog beach. The waves crashing made such a peaceful, soothing experience – Alison would have said it was very “zen”.   Kodi and Grizz enjoyed the beach; Grizz especially enjoyed digging in the sand and running into the waves. After that we drove to the “bay” side of Door County so they could see the quaint little villages and breathtaking scenery, and stopped for some food.

Lake Michigan

Whitefish Dunes State Park

digging is the best!


Linda, Lisa and Ken headed for home that evening, while the boys and I  got to have Sam to ourselves for a last night of conversation and bonding. (Unfortunately John had to work and miss the fun).

exhausted after the  beach


I feel so blessed that so many of our friends took the time, and made the effort to come see us…..Donna, Glenn, Linda, Lisa, Ken, Sam….you have no idea how much your visits mean to me. The original idea behind this was to meet the magnificent Nitro; sadly, this was not meant to be, but Angel Nitro had his paws all over this reunion – after all, he is the reason my new family came into our lives, and I give thanks for this every day. Love you guys….until we meet again….

3 Responses to “Tripawd Family Reunion, Part 2…..”

  1. jerry Says:

    Alright now I am SUPER envious of this non-stop pawty you’ve got going on lady! Seriously though this is beautiful. Having had the joy of meeting you all, it’s easy to imagine the good times, smiles and laughter that filled the air on such a lovely weekend. Good times! I hope there are more in the future.

  2. hester Says:

    We had such fun. And while I wish I had met Nitro (not to mention Max and Murphy, and all the Angels), and you had met Pofi, I still “know” him and I felt his presence and I was able to experience how contented and happy he must have been in your backyard oasis with his people and his brother. And we had such fun. Thank you.

    Lisa Marie

  3. Michelle Says:

    <3 <3 <3. Wish I could have made it. I know Nitro was there with all of you. Great visits.

    Looks like you all had a blast.

    Michelle & Angel Sassy

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