Saturday, July 26, 2008

Friday, July 25, 2008

Short vacation

Hi all,

Sorry to hear about Buddy.

Joel and I just returned from Paul Bunyan country too. We planned on camping two nights and staying in a motel the last night, but we ended up camping only one night as it was extremely buggy everywhere but our tent (and it was hard to read with our fading flashlight). The motel near Pequot Lakes was great, though--and right across the highway from the Paul Bunyan state bike trail. So during our 3.5 day trip, we canoed, hiked, biked (to Nisswa and Pine River), played minigolf on TWO courses, swam, and climbed a fire tower! Pretty athletic for us. The motel also had extensive grounds with a beautiful patio and gardens, play equipment, a sand volleyball court, and a fire pit. Perhaps a place for an Anderson reunion sometime?

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Rest in peace old friend

Buddy, originally uploaded by onebigswede.

Mom, dad Maria and I were with Buddy this afternoon as he peacefully took his last breath at the Woodlake Veterinary Hospital.

Buddy had been sick for a while now, and had gotten progressively worse this past week or two. He had gotten to the point where he really couldn't walk without a huge amount of pain.

This afternoon mom called and said that they were going to have to put buddy to sleep. He was in too much pain, and it was his time.

He was a good dog all the way til the end, he never flinched, and just peacefully put his head down and went to sleep.

We'll miss you Buddy, you were a good boy.

News from Carroll Ave.

Hi, Anderson Family,

Saw Joel's show. It was great! Thanks to Tom and Beckie for babysitting Maizie.

Janelle has lived in Minnesota 7 years, wow!

Janelle's mom is coming to visit August 21-Sept. 4.

Looking forward to Janelle's brother's wedding in November, and Maizie's second birthday!