A new friend?

While Pickles and Rufus were on a walk after school, they met a new neighbor walking her dog. His name is Slim and he is a Walker Coonhound. Rufus curiously wagged his tail and Slim gave a big hound dog bark in excitement!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Pickles made a pretty Happy Valentines Day card for her parents. She carefully painted red paint on Rufus’s paw and added it to her card! Her parents loved their homemade gift:) Happy Valentines Day everyone!

Virtual School

Anastasia has gotten used to learning from home and she loves spending her days with Rufus but she will be glad to go back to school when it is safe for everyone to return. Her grandparents received their vaccines last week and for the Pickering family, it was a joyous occasion!

Snow Day

It is a very cold Friday and it snowed yesterday! Pickles and Rufus had a lot of fun playing in the snow and then warming up by the fire. This weekend, the two best friends are going to help Dad with an inside painting job. Rufus helps by staying out of the way!

Inauguration Day

Today is inauguration day, so the Pickering family will gather to watch on TV. There are no virtual classes during the inauguration ceremony…then back to school and snooze time for Rufus.

Back to school

Pickles is back in school from the holiday break. She and Rufus had lots of time to play over the holidays and they had lots of fun. Now it is back to school on Zoom and Rufus napping by her desk chair:)

Rainy weekend

This weekend looks to be a rainy one, but the rain has never stopped Pickles and Rufus from having fun! The two best friends are having breakfast now and soon they will be playing soccer in the backyard. Later today Mom and Pickles will pick some swiss chard from their garden and cook it for…


Pickles and Rufus enjoyed Christmas despite not spending it with their grandparents. Lots of time was spent on Zoom and Facetime but there was still plenty of time to play. The two best friends spent the afternoon playing with Pickle’s new soccer ball. Rufus enjoys any sport with a ball!