October 21, 2012
It was so nice out that after we watched the Vikings win and Bucs lose, J and I did some yard work. Duncan decided to help. Here’s his method of helping us with the weed eater.
Not seen? Duncan deciding the shovel is a play toy, especially as J was trying to use it. And the pick ax was some to bite at. And bark at.
October 13, 2012
I know, it’s been awhile since I’ve been here. Not a whole lot has been going on. Since I last blogged I had a trip to Minnesota and the ever so yummy State Fair. I got to have deep fried cheese curds and if you don’t know what those are, you are totally missing out. The trip was nice, but it no longer felt like home. Although there is still food that I really miss. Like the cheese curds 🙂
On the way home Mom and Dad picked up the two newest members of their household. They became the home for two Samoyeds in need of a new home. Cody and Callie are two year old litter mates, so they couldn’t be separated. Here they are: Callie has a floppy ear. And this is Cody with their other dog, Lacey.
Ciera, Duncan, Cody and Callie are still adjusting. They’ve only seen each other twice and the second time it took awhile for them to start playing together. But they did.
Today I did my third 5k. It was the 18th Annual Tampa Police Memorial Run. I ran it with my co-worker and gym buddy. Neither one of us had done anything since July and we’ve become more regimented about running two days a week during lunch. So our run today was done in intervals. We did 45 seconds of running, 1 minute of walking. Our overall time was longer than I’ve been doing, but our splits were pretty decent and I’m pretty happy with our overall pace. Mile 1 was 11:53, mile 2 was 13:27 and mile 3 was 14:14 with a 13:20 overall pace, according to my GPS. My chip time was 43:57, I was 78th out of 90 in my age group for women and 885 out of 1043 overall. Not bad. I have another one in two weeks and I’m hoping to up my interval time to 1:1 by that time.
May 31, 2012
By my dog!
It was raining here on Tuesday which means drying off the puppies paws after they’ve been outside. Duncan came in first and I got his dried. Then Ciera came in. While I was trying to dry hers she decided to roll over on her back; to make it easier for me? Danged if I know. But Duncan thought “Hey! Play time!”; although in fairness he pretty much thinks it’s always play time, especially if Ciera is accessible. I was bent over and Duncan tried to play with Ciera. Which involved jumping up, front legs only. And the top of his hard head smacked right into my mouth. I was afraid he had knocked some teeth loose; thankfully he didn’t.
As soon as he hit me, and I obviously yelled in pain, he took off outside. He stopped while he was still in the porch and looked at me. I couldn’t stay mad at him, he had the most pathetic look of guilt on his face. The poor pup. So now I have a very bruised lip, although the swelling has gone away.
May 14, 2012
Normally this room is blocked off. In fact this room, the office and the second bath are all blocked from the dogs.
The baby gate is usually further forward to give the cats a Duncan free zone. But Mom spent the night last Friday. And instead of making my short and still occasionally sore from surgery mom climb over it, I moved it to the office doorway.
I was sitting watching tv and got up to go to the kitchen. Duncan wasn’t in his usual spot on the living room floor; he wasn’t in his bed or kennel in the kitchen; he wasn’t in our bed. I knew he wasn’t outside; then it occurred to me to check the guest room. And what do you know, there’s Duncan. I guess he found a new bed.
May 6, 2012
Even Duncan is suffering from them today. Normally he’d be asking to go outside so he can chase squirrels. But not today.
April 26, 2012
Now available for storing your cat.
November 30, 2011
I’ve been neglecting to put pictures/videos up here. But I have put them on Facebook, so if we’re friends you may have already seen this one.