Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

I Like Thursday #47 - A Special Visitor

Over the weekend, we had refugees from Hurricane Irma staying at our house.  My husband's sister and brother-in-law were in the process of moving TO Florida and, watching the weather reports, realized they should probably wait a few days before heading out on the road.  Knowing they didn't have anywhere else to stay because they had closed on their house here in Colorado on Friday morning, we invited them to stay with us for a few days.

I love these folks as if they are my own sister and brother, but the most special visitor who came along with them was their dog, Ruby!

Ruby is a sweet, 3 year old Akita, very mellow and well-behaved.  She enjoyed nosing around in our yard and watching the squirrels!  (They were wondering what this creature was who had invaded "their" yard!)

At one point "mom" and "dad" had to go somewhere and left Ruby with us, and she wasn't too sure that was a good idea!

Where are you going, Mom and Dad?

They also took her to a self-serve dog washing place near our house, and Ruby came back looking just beautiful!

We haven't had a dog at our house for a very long time, so I enjoyed this visit with Ruby very much.  In fact, I think I'll miss her!

I hope you've been having a great week!  Along with my SIL and BIL, we spent a lot of time watching the Weather Channel and waiting for news from their daughter who lives in Puerto Rico, and their son who lives in Florida.  Everyone seems to have gotten through the hurricane with minimal damage to their homes and neighborhoods, so I'm really thankful for that.

I'm joining in with the I Like Thursday bloggers, over at Not Afraid of Color!  You should, too!


Kate said...

Florida had a wild ride last weekend. Glad that no one in your family had much damage. It was definitely scary to watch.

Michele McLaughlin said...

Ruby is one beautiful dog. We are hearing about a lot of families who did the same thing as yours. It's a relief the family is safe, isn't it? Hugs!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

It's definitely a relief! Happy Thursday, Michele!

Vicki in MN said...

Happy to hear they all came through Irma OK, that is the important thing. What a pretty dog.

Mary in Peoria Handmade said...

How wonderful to have your relatives stay with you before the big move to Florida. I'm also glad your relatives were ok after Irma. What an ordeal for all. Have a great day. mary in Az

PaintedThread said...

Such a pretty dog! How wonderful you could give them a place to stay for the time being.

Linda said...

Glad your news from the "war zones" is good news! Do you think you'll be getting a dog now? ;)

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

What a sweet story :) This is what it is all about :)