Animals Mocha Ranch Rosco Snow

First Heavy Snow

(In our new house)

Anna and I have been in our new house for 7 months and married for 2. It finally snowed. Normally, it snows by Halloween, but this year it came very late… which usually means it’s going to be a short and heavy winter. We’ll see.

Here are some pictures:

Rosco and Pudge sitting in front of our house.
puppies in the snow

The view from my office window:
Snow outside my office.

Mocha in the snow:
Where am I supposed to sit?

My favorite girls:


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Rosco and Pudge

This morning, after 3-4 hours of playing in the yard, the dogs took a break:


Rosco Snow

It Snowed in April!

Yes it did. It snowed yesterday, and today. Yesterday’s snow actually stayed for about 12 hours. Today’s snow melted almost instantly.

In this picture you can see the snow, our hammock, Rosco, and our two closest neighbors (those are both 2 1/2 story buildings).

Rosco, Snow and our Neighbors!

Heres a picture of the mountain behind our house today, as I was driving back home from town.

Snowing in April!


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New Puppy!

Anna has been talking about getting a dog for over a year, but we’ve never had a yard big enough for one. The day after we moved into our new house, Anna tells me that she’s going to stop by the pound and see if there are any puppies. I’ve never had a dog and can’t wait.

At about 11 o’clock, I get a phone call on my cell from a Montana number I don’t know. It turns out to be a friend of Buddy’s (Anna’s step-dad) who has a puppy that needs a home!

To make a long story short, he arrives at our house within an hour with our new puppy!

Meet Rosco!


He’s a German Shepard, Rottweiler mix. (Body structure of a German Shepard, coloring and fur of a Rottweiler, and the intelligence of both.) He is such a fast learner and a great listener! We don’t have to tell him anything more than twice. He always learns on the second.


What Rosco didn’t know was that we have a cat named Mocha and she’s not used to dogs.

Meet Mocha!

But Mocha is very curious about this new family member, and has been slowly getting used to him. As long as Rosco isn’t looking at her, she feels safe:

Mocha Sneaks up to get a sniff of the new dog.

Rosco Adopted our family immediately. When his owner drove off, he didn’t even notice. Anna has taken him everywhere and he loves every minute of it.