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SOME EXCITING
DAYS
30 DECEMBER 2015


As it was a nice WARM winter day,
I decided to take Scruffee to Flapjacks for breakfast.

She sat nicely on the bench as everyone came and admired her.

Flapjacks Waitress Tonya came outside to meet her and exclaimed,
"Oh, what a little Sweet Pea!"
That's it, I thought. I'll name her Sweet Pea.


At noon, I picked up Neal at the Tampa Aireport;
we had lunch with his brother Noel and SIL Elaine,
and then . . . it was time to go home and meet the Surpise Dog . . .

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. . . who likes to sit REALLY CLOSE . . .

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(This pic is for those who ask, "And what does Neal think of the new girl?")


This gives you an idea of her size . . .

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Around this time, Patricia Yarnot
suggested SWEET TEA as a name,
as it has the same sound as
Sweet Pea/Pee, can be
elided to SWEETIE
and of course, sweet tea
IS a Southern drink.

So it is that her name is SWEETEA,
and she responds to it very well.
Not only is she housebroken,
she walks on lead to HEEL,
knows SIT and COME . . .
and, as you can see, has quickly
learned the morning
whipped cream ritual.







1 January 2016

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SWEETEA IS A
PARROTHEAD
1 JANUARY 2016


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The Family that Reads Together . . .

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Christmas cookies provided by Karen & Bob Anderson


Early practice for the Skrenninger Howliday Card 2016 . . .

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5 JANUARY 2016

HOWLIDAY CARDS FROM 1997 THROUGH 2015 CAN BE SEEN HERE


So, she is NOT the "project dog" I thought I wanted,
but in the words of Sir Mick Jagger:
You can't always get what you want
But if you try sometime you find
You get what you need

And in the words of Patricia Yarnot:
Sometimes these souls come to us not of our choosing, I believe.
I agree that she's what you needed.
You've perked up since she came into your life. Rosie is smiling.




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SHELL LEWIS:
She is darling! You needed another little girl in your life.



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EILEEN KEMP:
Congratulations! She's adorable!



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TRACIE COTTON:
OH! She's adorable! And so tiny! She is one lucky girl! So happy for you!



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MAUREEN SCOTT
in CANADA:
Lovely account. Choked me up. All terrified little dogs should be so lucky
to have Andréa & Neal adopt them!




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JUDY JOHNSON:
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DONNA MARIE KOEGLER:
I am in awe that you went and did what you did to get Sweetea . . . THANK YOU!
Poor little baby girlie. She looks so scared. I love those little ones;
they are too cute. I am so glad that Sweetea is in your life and you in hers.
I am sure that you and your other fur kids can help socialize her.
She is so tiny and so sweet.

I do believe the two of you were brought together to help each other heal . . . .



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DARLENE BEAUDOIN:
Thanks for sharing! Cute story! Of course, Sweetea is a cutie herself!



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PAT BEDNARIK:
Congratulations to the Skrenninger household. What a cute baby.



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MARSHA AARONS:
Congratulations on the new baby. She sure is adorable and looks as though
she fits right in. Happy days to come.



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KAREN KEMPINEN:
Congratulations, Andréa & Neal! She looks like she's fitting right in.



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JUDY BYRD:
Good save! Adorable dog.



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BOB SHIRE:
Love it all!



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PAM SIMPSON:
Good for you! She certainly does seem to be fitting in well!



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CHUCK RUSK:
Great Story about Sweetea. Cute little ragamuffin she is.



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RAELENE PINON:
So happy you have Sweetea. Love the name! She is with a great mama!



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LIBBY KARIER:
Congrats Andréa, Neal and especially, Sweetea!
She is indeed a sweetie, and one very lucky little grrrl.



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SUE FORRESTER
in AUSTRALIA:
A wonderful, heart-warming, and very typical 'Andréa' story . . .
thank you! Rosie did know just what you needed.



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LORI TAYLOR:
Awwwwww . . . she is adorable and I'm so happy she is fitting right in
with the rest of the family! What a lucky, LUCKY little girl she is!



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SHARON SHELTON:
Congrats on your new baby girl.



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DOREEN MUNDIE:
Beautiful . . . she needs you, she will adore you, she is perfect,
I am so happy for your family! She will be a total blessing
and will bond with you, because she needs you sooooo much!
I am totally delighted for you all! Here is to a long and happy life with Sweetea!



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LINDA SAVAGE:
She is so cute and of course Sweet.



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BOB ANDERSON:
Love the pages and the story . . . Sweetea sure fits in!



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JACKIE McGUINNESS
in ENGLAND:
What a great story. I believe that Rosie organised it all.
Sweetea and you sound like a match made in heaven.



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KATHY WALKER:
Andréa, you crack me up! Loved the running of the bulls & Walmart
T-Day stampede analogy. Ha!

In that one pic where she is sitting on your chest, you two look like you could be
mother and daughter . . . main hair color the same, and then her pink harness
and your pink highlights. Toooooo cute! So very happy for you both.



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MARILYN ROYLE:
Andréa, a perfect addition to your family.
So happy for you and for her! This will be a great 2016, I know it!



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PAULA LACKNER:
She is sweet, Andréa! Congratulations. I love all the pictures.
I can't believe what you had to go through at the shelter.



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JEAN ROZINSKI:
She is adorable! I like her color.



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NORA DONALD:
What a great way to start off 2016! I am so happy for you.



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MARY WHITLEDGE:
What a little doll . . . and a lucky one at that to be now part
of your loving household. Thank you for saving this life.



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PATRICIA YARNOT:
What a lovely story! So sweet and touching.



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DEB WIERSUM:
Such a cutie.



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CHARLOTTE ANDERSON:
Sweetea is terrific!



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THOMAS DENNINGER
in NEDERLAND:
Congratulations; what a story!



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TOBI POTTER:
What a lucky little girl for you to have found and rescued her!
I hate to think what would have happened if you weren't there.
And such a good-looking pack for the next Christmas card.



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RUTH ELLEN HILL:
Thanks so much for sharing your story with Sweatea and cute pictures.
Looks like she walked right in and made herself at home.
I smiled all the way through.



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MARY HUGHES:
What a lovely fairy tale story . . . and so colorful. She is a tiny little thing,
isn't she? And how well she appears to settle in with everyone at your house.
Everyone looks so healthy and colorful. And relaxed. Wonderful.
I love the story of the naming of this little one. And it seems just right . . .
SWEETEA. She looks so alert and friendly. And the story of being at the shelter
at the exact right moment is a thriller in itself.



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CHRISTIE HANSEN:
She's adorable! I love the tiny ones that you can
hold up close in one arm! Glad to hear her story!



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TIM SHEFFER:
Good for you for taking her home, where she looks right at home.



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SANDE MANCINI:
Love the story about Sweetea. I truly think that Miss Rosie
had a guiding paw in this rescue of Sweetea. She's a very sweet little girl
and her name fits her as perfectly as she fits with your family.
You are a lucky lady, and Sweetea is the luckiest of them all.


SWEETEA IS A SERVICE DOG HERE


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