Fun Night

IMG_5817This is Tom and my sister Sue. I would have to bitch slap her for touching his face if she was not family. We adopted each other. She is the smartest, cutest, funniest person I have ever met. (Besides my original family)IMG_5825This is Sue with her three human children and husband. They have three doggie children that we love like our own…..There are many photos of those guys in past entries. Hopefully they will come to Aunt Dana’s house again soon, to be spoiled in the manner that they are used to when they are at home with Sue and Gene.

Splash Zone

It may not sound like fun to most people, but watching these little mud puppies splashing away is one of the highlights of my afternoon!Of course, they know that we are being entertained, so they ham it up even more.Luckily, a few shakes and rolls, and they are spanking clean again……not that we would ever spank them!This dirt was caused by  a gopher. Our angels would never make such a mess!

You Made Us Love You

With those big brown eyes…..the way your eyebrows go back and forth between Tom and I when you know we are talking about you….the way you hunch down and try to and sneak by when you just finish stealing the cat’s food.You could bite Spooky’s head off when she tries to ride you……

You learned not to chase the cows, you would die before you peed in the house. You did not make a peep when I accidentally shut you in the pantry……Sky, you are too much. I could go on and on, but I need to go fill up the kitty food bowl….again!

Will Pose for Food

this is going to coast you.....

Sky was very patient while I painted her sitting in front of the bay in Rockport. She finally said “Just take a picture” Well we did take about 500 with the two Canons and of-course video with the Flip camera from the minute that we left the ranch until we stopped at Dairy Queen for vanilla ice cream!!!!!

stop to smell the flowers

Everybody has days that get off to a bad start. The other day, we had a photo workshop scheduled and luckily they were all dog lovers. Our Australian Shepherd, Skye, does not know a stranger. You can always tell that she loves you when she jumps up and plants a big sloppy kiss right on your lips. The few times that this matters are the times that breathe mints for canines are necessary….We don’t care, usually, but her first kiss that day, came from a skunk that she has befriended and sloppy second kisses did not go over that morning of our photo workshop….just saying….

Big Trouble

I knew that a little stroll with five dogs on  leashes would turn out to be a fiasco. Who wants to have their arms elongated for four miles. We have almost zero traffic on our private road. The two Pomeranians stay right by our side, as well as our Sheltie. They get tired pretty quick and Spooky the smallest wants us to carry her after about a mile. Sky and Flaca are the ones that usually can make it without too much drama. Not today….I could smell something cooking on a grill somewhere nearby and I was not the only one. Well, never one to miss a chance to crash a picnic..Sky took off to see if she could have a sample from our neighbors. We could not talk her out of running all the way to their house.She knew she was in trouble.As much trouble as she caused, it did not take long to be forgiven.