The holiday season

Pickles helped Mom and Dad decorate for Christmas last weekend. Their house looks lovely and everyone is excited about the season. School is almost over for the holidays and soon Pickles and Rufus will have lots of time to play!

Happy Sunday!

Pickles and Rufus are eating breakfast on this brisk and sunny Sunday morning. Even though it is still chilly outside, the day will warm and soon enough it will be playtime for these two best friends. Happy Sunday!

Gratitude on Thanksgiving

The Pickering family had a Thanksgiving filled with gratitude and lots of love. Dad raked a pile of leaves in the back yard and Pickles and Rufus jumped in them over and over. The food was delicious and the family did a Zoom call with Nana and Papa and MeMa and Pa Pa:)


Pickles looks forward to Thanksgiving next week but it will look different this year. They will not be with her grandparents but the families will do a Zoom call and trust they will be together for Thanksgiving next year. In the meantime, Pickles and Mom are going to the farmers market over the weekend and…


It is a rainy day today but this rain is definitely not Anastasia’s magical sprinkles! She and Rufus are snuggled together on her beanbag chair and Pickles is reading a story to her best friend. Rufus loves storytime with his best friend:)

Farmer’s Market

Pickles is about to end her virtual school day and then the weekend begins! Rufus is sleeping on his bed but soon it will be playtime! He also gets to go to the Farmer’s Market with the girls tomorrow. Rufus loves to go anywhere in the car…except to the groomer for a bath! 😁

Afternoon at the dog park

Even though the weather is a little drab today, it’s still warm enough to play outside and that is what Pickles and Rufus plan to do after her virtual class time is over this afternoon. Mom will take them to the dog park and Rufus will play with his buddies while Mom and Pickles watch.…


Online school is going well this year for Pickles, but like most children, she misses her friends. Fortunately, her neighbor, Will, is always ready for a bike ride or a game of softball in his backyard when she needs a human friend. Rufus is always by her side as a doggie friend and Patience, the…

School time and bath time!

Pickles is busy with her studies, but Rufus is at the groomer today. He does NOT like baths, so he is likely to be in a bad mood when Mom and Pickles pick him up after school. No worries at all. Seeing his best friend always makes him happy, even after a bath!