Thursday, July 01, 2010

Good trip yesterday

Had a good trip yesterday.  The ladies got all painted and I stocked up on booze for our upcoming trip.  Here the adult beverages cost about half what they are in the NW so it only makes sense to plan for it.  We are getting excited about the trip.  It's only the NW and we've been there three times in the last 2 years but it's still fun.  Plus, this may be the last one for a while; how many family visits can you have?  We just have to go check out new places; Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, California, Arizona, New Mexico - they are all calling to us.

Had a little dog fun this a.m.  I looked out the window and saw a roadrunner of all things sitting on the patio table.  I didn't recognize him for what he was but we don't need him taking up residence there so I let the dog out the back door.  Well, the chase was on!  And I have to admit for a 75 lb 9 year old mutt, she did pretty good.  The roadrunner actually had to fly off to escape.  Happily for the dog, there was another distraction, a bunny had decided to enter the back yard.  The dog goes flying past the bunny while chasing the bird then realized what she was seeing.  Fast U-turn and bunny decided it was time to leave.  Zoom, away want bunny under the gate to safety.  Bottom line, it's a good thing we feed the dog, she'd be pretty hungry as a predator.  But she's great at keeping her yard free of strangers.

"The poor dog, in life the firmest friend, 
The first to welcome, foremost to defend."
Lord Byron

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