Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Carl has been out of town this week, and I've been playing the role of "single parent." I'm not sure if we started out on the right foot (paw?) or not because on Tuesday morning at 5:30 Sam started his usual barking, and barking and barking for us to get up and moving (or get his breakfast!). Then Tanner who always stays close to the house, decided he was feeling a bit independent and he took off--Rudi & Sheba found and shared "rabbit-jellybeans" and CarrieAnne rolled in something & needed a bath--Should I have been surprised when I turned on the hose there was a new ugly bug on the house that kind of creeped me out--But in the midst of my trying to round up everyone I looked over and standing in the middle of the driveway alone was Cowboy looking totally confused as if he was wondering just what the heck was going on--I decided there was no need to wonder what was happening, it was just another day at our house!
Sunday, September 27, 2009
I can't believe that it's the end of September already. I don't know where the month went, or how the summer got away from us. The nights are cooler and we're sleeping with the windows open now--I took this picture this morning because it showed how low the clouds were and how they were covering the mountains--The feel of fall is definitely in the air!
We're still working on getting our front porch painted. I'm so glad that Carl managed to get the priming done on Friday & Saturday and I have to say that even that was an improvement! Now we just need to decide on which color to paint it.
I heard back from the Sullivan family for our foster dog Maguire. I was thankful when they realized that they were not a fit for him. It's easier to have them realize it, than to have to explain it.
As for the rest of our life here on Mountain Road, I'm still "grossed out" by the bombardment of stink-bugs! This week I had them in my hair, down my shirt, and in my mouth--It was awful. They are covering the front and back of our house, and are buzzing around everywhere. I found a home remedy using the nicotine in cigarettes to kill them--It's messy, but it worked, and I'm cautiously optimistic that we can keep eliminating those %$#@ bugs until it gets cold and they're gone! Blech!
Sunday, September 20, 2009
We've had a good weekend with the dogs. I took Maguire (foster dog) to meet the Sullivan family who are interested in adopting him. They have a 10 year old Golden named Dixie. Maguire seemed to like them well enough, and I liked them okay too--There were a few things I have concerns about with them, but I'm always so critical at this stage in meeting a family. They are meeting another dog, so we'll see where it all ends up.
The other dogs are good too. We played frisbee with them mid-day to wear them out. At the end of the day, they're all pooped out & as I write this all 8 of them are here at my feet.