Saturday, November 19, 2011

When Life Throws You A Curve Ball......

Dear Friends, Family, Followers, Clients, and all the Wonderful People who visit my blog........

After 2 1/2 years, and nearly 500 hundred posts, it is getting more and more difficult to post something that is new or interesting or useful,  to you. I am not a Veterinarian, nor am I a scientist, or an animal behaviorist. (and I've never claimed to be) I am however, a dog lover, dog trainer, and bird dog breeder. My heart is devoted to the Gordon Setter, and will continue to be, always.

With hunting season being only 3 months of the year, and being so dismal the past two years, there are no hunting stories to share.  We only breed our Gordon's once a year, and will continue to do that, posting pics and stories about the puppies. As for the rest of the year,  I will try to post anything interesting, or helpful, or just entertaining, for anyone who still follows me. My blog will stay in tact for those who refer to the blog when they get their first Gordon, or for those who'd like to learn our training techniques, or opinions on bird dogs and puppies. I will also post information concerning breeding, with our Gordons, or other breeders, and adoption info, for anyone who'd like to post it.

But what I can't do, is continue to do 2 posts a week. I feel like my blog has somewhat, run it's course.

As you all know, sometimes life throws a curve ball,  when we least expect it. And when this happens, we must take a look at our life, and sometimes reorganize, shuffle around, and pay attention to new priorities. This is where I am today.  I need some time to deal with a situation that demands my full  attention, time, and total devotion. I have to step back for a while and take care of these priorities.

Those of you who have become my "blogging buddies", thank you for your friendship, devotion, time, and comments you leave to let me know you were here. You'll never know how much it has meant to me, and still does. Thank You All!

You may see me make an appearance on your blog, when I can find the time, because frankly, I miss your posts and pictures and stories that have entertained or enlightened my knowledge of so many subjects and places. Through you're posts, I have blog traveled to Ohio, Texas, The UK, Alaska, Canada, Colorado, Maryland, and many other interesting places, that I have never visited in person. I have connected with people in my own state of Montana, as well as made friends in my home state of Tennessee. I have even had the pleasure of meeting one of them, LEIGH, in person. You have all enriched my life in some way or another.

I Thank you for that, and I will be back.

I'm not saying good-bye. I can still be reached through my blog, by email, or by comment. If anyone needs us, we will reply.


  1. It has been a pleasure knowing you, and when that curve ball hits the glove, I look foreword to seeing you again! Sometimes it is enough to take care of ourselves - a blog is just a luxury if we have the time.

    You take care now, email me any time! Happy Holidays!


  2. dear karen, i do hope whatever you are facing will be okay. we will be here whenever you can post, and will be happy to see you if you manage the time to visit. just be well, be happy, and prayers for your situation to work out fine...

  3. Keep your eye on the ball, Karen, and knock it out of the park! We'll all be here waiting when you're ready to rev up again.

  4. I will miss your posts. Best of luck


  5. Truly hope all is well with you and your family as well

    best wishes

  6. You have our thoughts and prayers as you face life's curve ball.
    If there is anything I can do to help, you know how to reach me.
    Be well, Tim

  7. I'll miss your post too Karen! God bless you and yours!


  8. I can't tell you how much I have enjoyed your blog and sharing the tales of our beloved Gordon Setters. I have learned so much about our dogs from your blog and enjoyed sharing their whimsical behavior with you. I hope whatever curve life deals you won't be too difficult for you to handle. I'll try and step up and get my own blog going but I don't know if I can mirror your accomplishments. Good luck and stay in touch. Darlene and I would still love to get one of your pups so keep us in mind.

  9. Thank you, to all of you. In times of trouble, every kind word and prayer is like a brick in the wall, helping me to be strong. And Art, I'm still available, if you need any help with your blog. I am really looking forward to seeing what you do! I know it will be a success. Thanks for your support, I'm here for you too, and you guys are on the list for a puppy.

  10. Karen, thank you for all the stories and lessons you have shared with us. I wish you all the best in whatever challenges you face. If I can be of assistance you know where to reach me.