Wednesday, August 27, 2008

So Proud of You, Brogan...

When you get a chance, please read this article about Brogan (click on the link below). It simply validates what a phenomonal person he is!! Austin and I are so proud. :D

Monday, August 25, 2008

Hots and Brats 2008

We came, we saw...we ate! This years Hots and Brats was the biggest in Coach Munger's coaching history...almost 1,000 people were there! We cannot wait for Brogan's final high school football season!! :) GO RAMS!

LuLu's First Time at the Cottage
!! She is a natural swimmer in the water (we "threw" her and prepared to jump in after her if she sank, but didn't need to!), and ran circles around the boat the whole day! She made herself at home at the cottage, and loved absolutely everything about the lake. Can't wait to bring her back this weekend!! :)

Friday, August 22, 2008


I have learned so much over the past few months about Puppy Mills, and I am on a mission to do whatever I can to STOP THEM!! If you are in the market for a new pet, PLEASE consider adopting as opposed to buying from a breeder/pet store! I know puppies are so cute, but unfortunately, 99% of all puppies for sale come from these horrendous mills. The motto I live by- "DON'T BREED OR BUY WHILE ANIMALS IN SHELTERS DIE!" If you simply click on the link below, you hopefully will NEVER BUY a puppy again after seeing these images...

10 Ways You Can Help Fight Puppy Mills (compliments of the wonderful ASPCA):
1. Do Not Buy Your Puppy From a Pet Store That puppy who charmed you through the pet shop window has most likely come from a large-scale, substandard commercial breeding facility, commonly known as a puppy mill. In these facilities, parent dogs are caged and bred as often as possible, and give birth to puppies who could have costly medical problems you might not become aware of until after you bring your new pet home.
2. Make Adoption Your First Option If you’re looking to make a puppy part of your family, check your local shelters first. Not only will you be saving a life, but you will ensure that your money is not going to support a puppy mill. There are many dogs waiting for homes in shelters all across the country―and an estimated one in four is a purebred! Your second option is breed rescue. If your heart is set on a specific breed you haven’t been able to find in a shelter, you can do an Internet search for a breed-specific rescue organization.
3. Know How to Recognize a Responsible Breeder If you’ve exhausted your options for adopting and are choosing to buy from a breeder, remember that responsible breeders have their dogs’ interests in mind. They are not simply interested in making a sale, but in placing their pups in good homes. A responsible breeder should screen you as thoroughly as you screen them! Read the ASPCA’s responsible breeding statement to find out more about how a responsible breeder behaves.
4. See Where Your Puppy Was Born and Bred One sign that you are speaking to an unscrupulous breeder is that they will not let you see the facility in which your puppy was born. Always ask to see the breeding premises and to meet both parents (or at least the mother) of the puppy you want to take home. You should also ask for an adoption contract that explains―in terms you understand―the breeder’s responsibilities, health guarantee and return policy.
5. Internet Buyers, Beware! Buying a puppy from the Internet is as risky as buying from a pet store. If you buy a puppy based on a picture and a phone call, you have no way of seeing the puppy’s breeding premises or meeting his parents. And those who sell animals on the Internet are not held to the Animal Welfare Act regulations―and so are not inspected by the USDA.
6. Share Your Puppy Mill Story with the ASPCA If you have—or think you have—purchased a puppy-mill puppy, please tell us your story. Every bit of evidence gives us more power to get legislation passed that will ban puppy mills.
7. Speak Out! Inform your state and federal legislators that you are disturbed by the inhumane treatment of dogs in puppy mills, and would like to see legislation passed that ensures that all animals bred to be pets are raised in healthy conditions. You can keep up-to-date about current legislation to ban puppy mills by joining the ASPCA Advocacy Brigade.
8. Tell Your Friends If someone you know is planning on buying a puppy, please direct them to our puppy mill information at Let them know that there are perfectly healthy dogs in shelters waiting to be adopted.
9. Think Globally Have a webpage, a MySpace page or a blog? Use these powerful tools to inform people about puppy mill cruelty by adding a link to our puppy mill information at
10. Act Locally! When people are looking to buy or adopt a pet, they will often ask the advice of their veterinarian, groomer or pet supply store. Download and print our flyers and ask to leave them in the offices of your local practitioners.

If you want to learn more about these terrible places and/or how you can help, please take a look at this link...

Friday, August 15, 2008

LuLu Buffett Bibler Update

LuLu is completely settled in....and a completely different dog than we adopted! Since she has recovered from pnemonia, kennel cough, conjunctivitis in both eyes and ear infections in both ears, LuLu is nothing short of a pistol. She loves to run, bark, and lay in the sun. She loves us all, but is definitely like Hoonis in that she always has to be right by Mom. :) She doesn't looked at all loved in these pics, does she?? Welcome to the clan, LuLu!!

Happy Birthday to...ME!!

On Wednesday I turned the big 2-6. I got to spend Wednesday with the wonderful Bibler clan! We went out to eat at Applebee's (thanks again for dinner!) and then back to Mom B's for delicious ice cream cake! On Thursday I got to spend the evening with the Hosford clan, as we celebrated both my dad and I's birthdays together with a very fancy dinner homemade by Uncle Jim! Both nights made more memories that I'll never forget!! Thanks to everyone for everything!! :D

Monday, August 04, 2008

Meet the Newest Bibler :)

This is LuLu Buffett Bibler, or LuLu for short. We named her after our second favorite Buffett, who is Jimmy's sister Lucy (aka LuLu). She is (obviously) a Chihuahua, and we adopted her from (where else?), the Humane Society. LuLu came home tonight, and she's getting along great with the other three! :)
She doesn't know it yet, but she's about to be a very spoiled little girl!! I have already enrolled her in obedience classes, and she will eventually become a trained therapy dog, as she is very sweet and loves all kids and dogs! Can't wait for you all to meet her!