Friday, February 20, 2009

I've Been Missing Out.........

I have had some great photo ops lately, but everytime I grab my camera the batteries are dead. I have two sets of rechargeable batteries that will not hold a charge. I can take pictures the same day I replace the batteries but the very next day the camera is dead and the back up ones are dead too!
For example, two days ago we had a dozen Canadian geese (who were just casually strolling up the middle of our street) stop to have breakfast and a little rest in our front yard. It was so cool! I grabbed my camera to take a pic, and of course it's dead!
Kylie was going nuts at the front window barking and wining at the geese, but Taryn and Payton were just fascinated and just sat there and watched the geese do their thing. The geese were watching us through the window too. I think they were used to being fed by humans because I was eating dry cereal out of a bowl and one goose looked like he was waiting for me to toss him one. They were in our yard for about 20 minutes and then got up and walked off down the street.
A couple hours later I took the girls on a walk and the slow poke geese were only at the end of our street. I said "look, there's those birds!" and the dogs sped up a little bit. The geese got nervous and walked a little faster, then faster, then faster, and then all 12 took off in flight. It was cool to see. We have a lot of Canadian geese here in Denver and I just love them. It's fun to see them in the parks, and in peoples yards, but the best is seeing them in flight. I love their "honk" too!
The next morning the geese strolled by the house... but didn't stop. Off to greener yards I guess. Wish I had some photos to share. I need to get the camera some new batteries.


Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Flower Pup Reunion!

I'm so excited! I know it's six months away, but one of Payton's blood sisters Mommy wants to get together for a flower pup reunion on their 2nd birthday (July 6th). If you have been with our blog since the beginning you know that Payton was rescued from Safe Harbor Lab Rescue and she was one of 5 female pups that were all named after flowers, Payton was Violet (we kept that as her middle name). I wanted to get all the flower pups together last Summer but didn't get on it in time. I am just giddy at the prospect of seeing Payton with her blood sisters. We were contacted by the flower pups adoption coordinator, Marie. She is the special lady that devotes her spare time, after her 80 hour a week job, to volunteer with rescue dogs. She is no longer with safe harbor, but is now involved in volunteering for a large dog rescue. She adopted a gorgeous female black lab before she left safe harbor and I am hoping Marie and Shiloh will attend the reunion.

By the way... one of the 22 yellow labs that starred in Marley and Me, Brodie, is a safe harbor alum. We have not seen the movie yet. I went through alot of tissue when I read the book and Mark is worried I will embarrass him by crying uncontrolably in the theater. Might just have to wait till the DVD and I can sob in the privacy of my own home.


If You Are What You Eat.......

Then Payton would be a Turkey sandwich! Wait, No, she would be a fillet mignon, raw and perfectly seasoned waiting to be put on the grill. Yep, Payton has been guilty of counter surfing. Both times Mark's meal fell victim to her stealth maneuvers and shark like jaws. She strikes fast and mercilessly. Mark left the kitchen very briefly on both occasions only to return to an empty plate and Payton licking her chops in satisfaction. I think she ate a banana peel off the counter once as well. I couldn't be 100% on that one, I may have thrown it away and just forgot. Luckily she hasn't had an episode of counter surfing for a while, and we learned to put our plates on top of the toaster oven when we leave the room. : -)

Happy New Year Everyone!