Karen and Duffy Preston-Morf sure know how to conjure up the best family surprises! The story began five years ago when they traveled from state to state to gather the newest members of their family. Teddy, a five-year-old Scottish terrier, was originally a mid-westerner born in Wisconsin. Jackson, a five-year-old West highland Terrier, came from the birth state of fried chicken and the Kentucky derby. The families’ children: Mike, Eric and Julie were not only surprised to have two new furr-brothers, but to also have siblings of different cultural backgrounds.
Both Teddy and Jackson were named when they joined the family and Karen and Duffy couldn’t imagine them being called anything else. Both boys are full of personality. The day they met Jackson, he was peering out the screen-porch awaiting the arrival of his new forever-family. When Karen entered the home, Jackson flung himself into her arms and snuggled into her neck. He was home already. When Teddy met Duffy for the first time, Teddy gave a few little growls and started licking Duffy’s face. He still makes these precious little growls when he wants a little attention.
Karen grew up a New England baby, residing in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Duffy was born and raised in the village of Morton Grove, Illinois. The two met in West Palm Beach, FL where Karen was living at the time and shortly transferred to Oxford, so Duffy could pursue his PhD in Accountancy. Not long after the relocation, the couple was wed at Cedar Oaks and have been married for 22 years. They now enjoy all the luxuries Oxford has to offer… including football!
This family joined our Homeward Bound family many years ago for our game-day let out services and in-home grooming services (boy have we come a long way since then!) and were one of our first clients to use our mobile grooming service.
During Thanksgiving the Preston-Morfs likes to keep a bowl of unshelled nuts on the table for friends and family to share but nutshells are messy and constantly on the sofa and floor. The family were irresponsible nut eaters. Then Karen “cracked the case” as she watched Jackson steel a few nuts from the bowl, toss them to Teddy to crack with his strong Scottie jaws, and jump down to enjoy the spoils. Egg Bowl? We have a Nut-bowl!
This pup duo keeps the family entertained. Jackson has a knack for intimating sirens and when a siren is approaching Jackson will life his head and yell “Whoooo!” as the siren approaches, his pitch increases.
We send so many thanks to The Preston-Morf family: November’s Pet Family of the Month, for sharing so many laughs and joy with us over the years. Have a Happy Thanksgiving and a Hotty Toddy to all!