Monday, September 21

Celebrating Greyhounds Calendar 2010

I was happy to find out that a few of my pictures had made it into the Celebrating Greyhounds 2010 calendar. What proud greyhound owner wouldn’t love to see their kids in the calendar.
Stella in the January desk calendar.Wolluf in the August desk calendar.Pippi in the November desk calendar. You can keep up with her antics at Life’s Little Moments.Stanley in the January wall calendar (inset).Ella in the February wall calendar (inset).Stanley and Stella on the Back Cover of the wall calendar.Other local dogs in the calendar are Trina’s Cali in the June desk calendar, Blue in the October desk calendar (taken by Trina), brother and sister Roadie (Sept) and Sallie (Oct) in the wall calendar.

Monday, September 7

Yard Lounging & Picking Corn

After being in the air-condition for a while, the kids enjoyed laying out in the sun to warm up. Stanley, Jaime, and Tristan.Stella, being Stella, decided to sun herself in a different part of the yard.Daddy, look how cute I am.Oh man, this feels great.Shake it off Parker, shake it off.We watched Murphy this weekend. Sabrina and her foster sister, Ginger, also joined us. Parker decided that he had enough with the pictures and boycotted.Ginger is very sweet girl. Look at the sweet face. Tristan was trying to impress her with his overbite.Jaime in stealth mode watching everyone like an alligator floating in the water.Sabrina has corns on three of her feet.She was very tolerant of being picked at.Three for three.Ahh, temporary relief.Talking of tender feet, I got some Vibram Five Fingers. They have no cushioning and separate toe pockets. I’ve run about 15 miles since I got them earlier this week. Nothing like feeling every pebble on the trail. I’m sure my soles will toughen up over time.

Tuesday, September 1

Parker's New Bed

The hummingbirds are busy storing energy before heading South. Competition is fierce.Our biannual Culpeper Wal-Mart carwash almost didn’t happen. Wal-Mart’s new policy does not allow such activity, but no one had bothered to tell us. So we got grand-fathered in. Wow, this van is actually white under all that dirt.The advertising crew at the entrance to the parking lot.The crew manning the main entrance.Billy Talent was our foster for a week while his new mommy was on vacation. He was a good boy while he was with us.Now to Parker’s new dog bed we got from Costco. Since everyone was stealing his fleecy bed, we got him another one. You can see how this is going to turn out. Stella had to christen it.Jaime found it quite comfortable.It put a smile on Tristan’s face.Stanley got his rump into it.Even Sunny had her turn. The only one not in Parker’s bed was poor ol’ Parker.Last weekend we had an Adoption Fair at the local Tractor Supply. We were watching Sunny, Fernie, Dusty, and still had Tristan. We couldn’t decide who to leave, so we took all 8 dogs with us in two cars.We were between the horse rescue and the Pit Bulls.That afternoon, we headed down to Trina’s for her housewarming party. My job was to make guacamole.Stella was in a very touch-feely mood. Trina has a pic of the following morning.Stella was still in her lovey mood when she got back home.