Saturday, July 14

Picking Corn

Corn picking. Not the yummy variety. We have been watching Sabrina for years. And she has the most corns of any greyhound I know.
Sabrina: Oh woe is me. It’s torture I tell you.
Corn in hand.
Going in with the corn tool.
Scooping it out.
A good 1/4 inch big.
I didn’t get a picture of the divot left in her pad, because she immediately ran over to find comfort in snuggling with Kevin. He’s a great listener.

Sunday, July 8

Samchon the Babysitter

Samchon is Korean for Uncle. For those of you who know me in real life, this post is quite a departure from my normal routine. I stopped by my mom’s house on Friday on the way back home from a business trip to North Carolina. My sister was there with my niece and nephew. They hadn’t had power at their house for the past week since the crazy storm hit. Not sure exactly how it happened, but I remember something about the kids wanted to see the dogs, and next thing I know, I’m transferring a car seat from their minivan to my Subaru.
They were enthralled by the dogs. Maya and Edo sat out on the ramp watching the kids do their business.
Half the fun of going in and out was using the doggie door. Seth, our current return foster, has to wait his turn, while Edo beats the 100F temp by going back into the A/C.
Maya’s turn. Seth still hasn’t gotten the hang of the doggie door.
You have to be This tall. The orange gorilla makes another appearance.
Jaime: Daddy, Edo put this bed on me, and now I think I’m stuck.
After my kids got over their excitement of having guests, they quickly calmed down. Now how to entertain my niece and nephew? Haven’t played the Wii in a year, but after changing the batteries on the remotes, Mario Kart did the trick for a while.
Are my kids squawker trained? Edo found out just how fast a greyhound can get up from a dead sleep. Stella tries to convince him that she needs that entire stack of treats in his hand.
They won’t go away until all the treats are gone.
Stella ducks her head while Edo does some Wii boxing.
Stella: Seriiously daddy? I’m ok with you bringing home other dogs, but what am I supposed to do with these ‘Little People’?
When video games aren’t enough, they move on to real-life Angry Birds. Good thing I got the Angry Birds toys for the kids at Costco.
All that activity eventually led to ‘I’m Hungry’, then ‘I want noodles’. Sapporo Ichiban it is. ‘Ooh, ooh, it’s hot’.
After adding a couple of ice cubes. Much better.
With a full belly, it was time to sit down to some Nickelodeon. Parker’s little bed must have had the best view.
While Maya multitasks by watching both the tv and YouTube, Stanley decides to keep her company.

It didn’t take long for ‘I’m bored’ to come rolling out. After running out of options, I gave each one an iPad. Whew, that seemed to do the trick.
About that time, my sis called to say they were on their way to pick them up. Hopefully they had a cool time with me and the pups, and think their Samchon is one cool dude.