It was extremely hot here
over the weekend, after a
long week of hot and dry weather.
This is the temperature gauge
yesterday around 11 a.m.
I thought it might be wrong,
so I checked the electronic one
There was no mistake.....
it was 104 degrees in the shade!
Maggie found a cool place in the shade.
She is my 'senior' pet - 17 years old!
She is a good mouser, but lately
she has been bringing in frogs!
Living in the country, we are always
This frog found a new home in my planter
on the deck. They like the porch lights
and we find them fat and happy in the morning
after eating all the offerings.
Our new little dog, Kai, is settling in to life
in the country quite well.
He is so full of fun, love, and energy,
but is also very mischievous!
Here he is in a rare, quiet moment.
He missed his former master terribly
for a long time, and every evening
he waited for him to return
by the gate.
It broke my heart, but time and love
have healed his sorrow
and now he is having the time of his life!
He has bonded with Whitey Bear and
the two of them do everything together.
Here, Whitey Bear leads the way....
You can see how happy they are together!
Poor Whitey Bear went into depression
after losing his pal, Champ, in January.
He lost interest in life and gained some weight
from lying around so much.
It is so gratifying to see him excited about
life once more, with his new friend
by his side.
They keep us entertained!
American Eskimo dogs are also excellent watch dogs!
Which is important to me because
Ramblin' Man frequently travels
During these hot, dry days I have been spending
all my free time watering to keep things alive.
Kai loves to play in the spray!
Whitey - not so much- but every day I hose
them down to keep them cool.
Whitey's fur is especially thick.
Did I tell you that Kai was mischievous? :)
Luckily, we have plenty of space
for hole digging!
(We have a mole in the yard...)
A little dirt never hurt anyone!
All cleaned up and playing with his toys.
Can you see that mischievous look on his face?
Sometimes I think he is actually an arctic fox
that somehow got passed off as a dog. Ha ha!
He has the funniest little growl and
a hysterical, high pitched bark.
Just like a wild fox.
But he has stolen our hearts,
wild or not.
He gets along fine with everyone,
including the 'cousins',
Peanut and Weenie Baby.
They are frequent house-guests when
my daughter needs a pet-sitter.
Although, Ling-Ling is not quite so sure.....
Here she is hiding in an empty water bottle case
in the closet.
Birdy Boy stays high above the fray.
My little cockatiel is another senior pet - 16 years -
almost as old as Maggie!
Adopting a new pet always has challenges,
but the hope was that Whitey Bear would
accept Kai as a friend.
We are so happy to say this is true!
Thank you, Dear Friends for your sweet
and caring visits.
I especially want to thank you for
your wonderful, sharing comments
on my recent post, ' On Family, Faith and Friends'.
Caring and sharing is what makes
blogging so wonderful!
blogging so wonderful!
'I wouldn't give much for the boy
'at grows up
With no friendship subsistin'
'tween him an' a pup!'
- Eugene Field -