Monday, May 22, 2017

The full ranch experience

My hope for every first-time visitor to the 7MSN is that
they get to enjoy the full ranch experience,

which this time included a wild ride home from the airport
through 11.4 miles of deep mud. Anne was totally cool with it. Me? A total wreck.

Anne has been a dear friend and reader of this blog since longer than either of us can remember,
and it should come as no surprise that she loves all of my animals and vice versa.
The windy, cold weather was a bit less than hospitable, 
so we spent many hours in the sunroom swapping stories,
interrupted only by last week's frequent breaking news bulletins. 

Anne: You're not going to believe this.
Smooch: What's he done this time?

We took full advantage of the sunshine when it finally made an appearance.

 Few things bring me as much joy as sharing my sunshine with others.


  1. Ohhhh, love smiling first thing in the morning. I think Lucy feels the same way about Anne. Looking forward to more of Anne's visit pics.

  2. Awwwwwwwwww! What a wonderful time!!

  3. that last photos touched the bottom of my heart... so glad you are having a great time with her.. ha ha on the whats he done this time

  4. It was THE BEST!!! It's why there are words like
    And it really is 7 miles south of nowhere!

  5. It looks like you had a great visit. Turn your phones off, and the ranch will be more peaceful.

  6. What fun! Looks like such a nice visit and Anne's smile tells it all. But oh that mud, yuck...I would have been freaking out, too but cheering you on.

  7. Ah, what's a ride in without a little slipping and sliding in the mud?
    Smooch and Lucy are the best girls, so welcoming!!~~CeeCee

  8. Great captions. The state of the world vs. 7MSN. And Smooch looks smitten.

  9. That smile! ♥ Kindred spirits for sure, I hope happy visits like this can happen a lot in the future. :-)
    Anne looks completely at home on Lucy's back!

  10. I love it! So glad you all had a great visit.

  11. Hurray! I've read Anne's comments through the years. How GREAT you guys got together. Thanks for sharing the visit!

  12. Just got to watch the video. Her smile says it all. And made me smile, too!

  13. An American in Tokyo5/22/17, 5:48 PM

    Awww! What a lovely visit!
    I hope you both had a wonderful time!

  14. Do I see a new toy, Smooch?