Monday, October 28, 2013

Pieces of October

Tori at rest. 

Bette in grass.

Lucy after a swim.

Miles and Lucy, old friends.

Puddle crossing.

Henry and Linda.


Xmul and Hazel play chase.

Steve comes to say hi to me, while everyone else watches the Xmul show.

Xmul takes a break, Mo spots me.

Back to playing ...Xmul and Hazel face off.

Xmul takes a color coordinated break with little Murci and Steve.

Murci is nearly full grown and almost old enough to be spayed.
Lots of energy, lots of attitude!  

Friday, October 4, 2013

Insult & injury

September has come and gone, indistinguishable from August.
Murci walks in the lead with Bette and Linda.

Linda watches a distant flamingo.  Murci only has eyes for Bette.

Bette is her favorite walk buddy. 

Around a salt pile,
R-L Bette, Murci, Linda and Monkey.

As you may know, we are trying to re-purpose a nearby property.  Every improvement we've made to the place has been swiftly followed by vandalism/theft. One of  2 new doors was busted within days of installation -despite the fact that there is nothing inside to steal!  This, in addition to a stolen post hole digger, shed door, and concrete fence posts, as well as the repeated cutting of the fence, has left us both frustrated and uncertain if we want to continue putting resources into this project. 

Someone put some effort into getting the storage room open!
It houses nothing but bags of bottles and cans for future construction projects.

On Friday the 13th I discovered the beach gate hadn't been properly latched; it was brought to my attention by the gleefully raucous departure of many dogs, who then enjoyed an unauthorized run up the beach.
During my attempt to round them all up, I kicked/tripped over a block of concrete, hurt my foot and put myself out of commission for a few weeks.
I've recovered enough to go on walks again.  Murci is a little bigger and much sturdier, but she's going to be on the small side.
Murci, Bette, Archie and Monkey

Anywhere Bette goes, Murci is soon to follow.

Back at home:
Xmul watches...

Lex and Zoot fly by

...and she cuts them off at the pass!
Xmul is the winner!

Aside from mad dashes under the neem tree, everyone plays in the shade.
foreground: Daisy, Xmul, Murci and Lex

Happy dogs: Luna, Otto (digging a hole), Murci (attacking Otto), Daisy (smiling), Reggie (my angel) and Tori (Now that the sun damage has grown out, her coat is beautiful!) ...
with Elewah (digging a hole) and Amber in back.
On a related note, I fall down a lot; holes under the clothesline are the worst!