ummmmm…more cowboy stuff

I had the pleasure of spending time with my great-nephew, Liam a few weeks ago. My daughter (Willa), our Vermont friend (Jen Wool) and I were hanging out with him. He wanted us to find (and keep finding) cowboy videos on our phones and stories of cowboys in South Dakota Magazine. He couldn’t get enough.

Every time a story or video was over, Liam would say, “ummmmm…more cowboy stuff”. This became our catch phrase for the week.

Correct if I’m wrong Liam, however, I’m pretty sure you’re telling us to always seek out more of whatever sparks our interest. Ummmmm—for me, it actually is more cowboy stuff. Certainly in my artwork and photography anyway. Thanks buddy. You’ll surely be missed.

and they call it “puppy love”…

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Here is Kalisi, the red/blue heeler mother keeping watch over her pups while my daughter, Willa snuggles them all. These are the puppies of my niece, Kelsea Kenzy Sutton and her husband, Billie Sutton (obviously Game of Thrones fans).  Kalisi’s puppies were a real added bonus of our trip to South Dakota and I hope these images of love tell the story.

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They look like polar bears. My daughter Lucy with a pup.

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OXYTOCIN is widely dubbed the love hormone, numerous other names have been given to oxytocin recently – hug hormone, cuddle chemical, moral molecule, bliss hormone even since researchers have begun to uncover its effects on behavior, including its role in love, in addition to its female biological functions in reproduction.

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Kalisi & Kalisi (I just simply HAD to do this).

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Thank you Suttons—what an amazing day on your ranch!

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Thank you, Suttons.  We had an amazing day visiting your spread!  Seeing my Cape Cod raised husband, Jeff on horse was really cool and certainly will be a highlight of our summer.  I would love to return the favor if you ever find yourselves heading east. Lobsters? Vermont Cheese? Ben and Jerry’s?  Have a wonderful summer!