Red Dirt Fixes Everything.

I can remember almost 10 years ago when my best friend, Tiffany , and I would drive around for hours after school on the dirt roads in our county. By the summer of our 16th year we knew them front and back, better than the backs of our hands.

On these roads we found heartache and love, we solved the worlds problems and got rid of our anger. We screamed our favorite songs to the top of our lungs..and somehow that just made EVERYTHING better.

That girl has been through so many things and each time coming out stronger. I can remember every dirt road trip that we cried about Momma…and every early morning run with a beer to the cemetery….every time we tried to get lost and just couldn’t.

I remember those moments. I remember the Ragweed always playing in the background and how that music kept us grounded and sane.

Being able to see Cody Canada, Jason Boland and Mike McClure play acoustic the other night at Cain’s brought up every one of those memories. It was bittersweet. I was heartbroken that she wasn’t there to hug, but was so grateful for the memories.

**Remember the time we went and saw Boland and got left…driving the wrong way down one way streets and we FINALLY got to 412? haha!**

It seems like even now that we’re grown and she has a beautiful family, when we get in the truck and find a dirt road and the right music…we’re 17 again.

You’re always 17 in your home town.

When she was the only one I could fall on after a heartbreaking tragedy…we found a dirt road.

When my brain is full and I need to talk but have nothing to say, “come get me” she says.

When we’re just missing each others souls…red dirt is the only answer.

Red dirt is the only answer.

The red dirt under the tires and the red dirt coming out of the Kickers….that’s all you really need.

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I love you, Tea.

xoxo

OkieGirl

Blessings With Big Ears.

It’s not often that you can find someone to accept you into their family, but I have been beyond blessed to find that.

Each time I venture over to the Rockin’ B Ranch to spend time with Bobbie Sue, Jeffrey (sometimes Drew, ha!) and their family of amazing German Shepherds I feel like I’m at home. I can’t explain it, but I could never thank them enough for their kindness, friendship, guidance, love, support, EVERYTHING – you guys are each one of a kind.

I never in a million years imagined that I would be a part of one of the absolute best German Shepherd breeding programs around, but the Lord has a funny way of laying opportunities in our laps.

When Bobbie Sue text me asking if I really wanted to be a part of the Rockin’ B GSD breeding program (something I always joked about with her..never expecting it to happen) I just giggled…because I was certain there was a funny pun coming next.

Well, there wasn’t a funny pun next, but there was a photo of this amazing girl, Karma.

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I immediately fell in love.

After heading over to the Rockin’ B to chat about this possibility with Bobbie Sue and Jeffrey – it was clear that she needed to become part of the Rockin’ B GSD crew…I mean, look at those ears!

We headed down the road early Sunday morning to go meet this girl and make sure she met the strict Rockin’ B criteria. Straight back, great hips, a kind mind and good manners were all things of importance. Though she lacked a bit in the manners department (and in the kibble department too) miss Karma just seemed to instantly fit in.

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She was a little nervous at first, but that is to be expected! We got back to the Ranch and introduced Karma to Ailey Mae – they seemed to be instant buddies and settled in just fine. (Those are some fine looking girls – wouldn’t ya say?)

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I really enjoyed watching Karma settle in, get used to us and seem to really bond with me. It was an experience unlike any other I’ve had. Of all the people there she looked to me for security and guidance…talk about big shoes to fill.

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Jeffrey decided at the end of the evening that Karma was good to go to our house.

TO OUR HOUSE! To be my girl?! No way?

Yes. Way.

Karma is an official Rockin’ B GSD but she gets to live with us! Talk about dreams coming true.

Karma has settled into our home just fine and continues to impress me every day with her intelligence and kind heart.

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Though she has won over the corgi she is still trying to win over the heart of my little mutt dog. She brings her toys all day as a sign of friendship…I’ve never seen anything like that! She is one of a kind and I can’t thank Bobbie Sue and Jeffrey enough for allowing me to be a part of this amazing opportunity. I can’t wait to see the amazing pups that come from her, and the many other accomplishments that she will achieve throughout her life with me and the Rockin’ B Ranch.

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I look forward to sharing her adventures with you all!

xoxo

OkieGirl