Sunday, September 16

Last Hurrah!

Our house went on the market last weekend, and by this weekend, we had a signed offer for full asking price. Did not expect it to go that quickly. 
Before we got the carpet replaced and listed the house, we had one last get-together. Trina came up with her kids and boarders. Nerice came with her kids. That made a total of 16 dogs in the house. Always seems to turn out that way.
There never seem to be enough dog beds for everyone.
After smoking for 7 hours on the Big Green Egg, the spareribs were ready.
Nerice also has a Canon 7D with some nice lenses. I tested out a couple. I love how close you can get with the 100mm macro.
Abby is always happy to pose for a shot.
Petey tries to hypnotize with his cuteness.
Petey personally tests to see if the ribs are ‘fall off the bone’ good.
Diego says, ‘save some for me’.
But then comes under Kevin’s spell and completely forgets about the ribs.
Cali: Sorry Shiloh, I’m not giving up my spot.
While everyone else settled in after a few minutes, Petey was still going strong.
Stella, would you like a Petey of your own?
Greyhounds are napping. Petey is eviscerating the orange gorilla.
We have had some good times at this house, butI’m sure the kids will be happy when this whole move is over, so they can start a new routine and settle in.

Monday, September 3

Full House

The hummingbirds are still here, but will be gone soon.
She looks so cute while guarding the feeder from a good a good vantage point.
Hard to get them in flight. So small and crazy fast.
In a previous post, I wrote about getting the house ready to put on the market. Since Kris’ lab closed at the beginning of the year, and she got a job in Richmond 70 miles away, she is gone about 12 hours a day. So, we are looking for a house closer to work. 
We had the upstairs and kitchen painted a couple of weeks ago. Stanley helped.
And Parker seems to have gotten in the mix too.
Painting is hard work.
With all the changes going on, Stella felt it better to be an ostrich and hide from it all.
Which pushed Kevin over, till it looked like he was touching Jaime’s rump.
And with day breakers coming when I’m not working from home, we’ve really cut back on boarders. We had Savannah, who really just liked to lay in the yard by herself.
And Jarkko, who wondered why this man kept following everyone with a camera.
We’ve turned boarders away recently, but when Trina had a death in the family, we took in her 4 kids and boarder while she was out of town. That’s how we ended up with so many in the last post. Dana isn’t one for new situations, but we’re her second family, so she settled right in.
I followed Shiloh in the yard trying to get a pic. This is her Clint Eastwood ‘Get Off My Lawn’ look. Actually she was laughing at me for calling her name. ‘Don’t you know I’m deaf’?
The next set of shots is called the ‘Jarkko Series’. Jarkko with Jorja. That joke must’ve been really funny.
Jaime sneaks a peak.
Dante with his ‘Hannibal Lecter’ mask. This is what happens when you eat your own poop, then throw it up at 2am.
Jarkko looks away as Cali shakes her head, spit flying everywhere.
Cali, Jarkko, and Dante found something more interesting than my hooping and hollering.
Cali says she is sorry for getting spit all over Jarkko.
Jorja still laughing at that joke.
Parker had to check out why everyone was coming to see Jarkko.
Not sure how she breathes, but Dana loves to sleep on her nose.
Brody likes to snuggle with the stuffies.
Dana eats her food in quadrants. Very methodical. She is at the halfway point here.
It didn’t take long for Cali to snuggle up to Kevin. She couldn’t resist.

Even Shiloh was powerless against Kevin’s charm.