Thursday, March 28, 2013

Just Passing Through

This photo was taken with a coworker’s cell phone on a recent Saturday in the parking lot of the medical center where I work.  Elk are not uncommon in this area, but we don’t usually see them strolling through town.  They’re beautiful, powerful animals.


Hope you enjoyed this little snapshot of small town life on the southern Oregon coast!  Have a good day!

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Home Away From Home

Hello, friends!  Are you as ready for Saturday as I am?  What a week it’s been… well, let’s just forget about that, shall we?  Today I’m popping in with a quick pic of the kids settling in at our son’s house last weekend.  We haven’t established any permanent sleeping arrangements there yet so we just pull out the inflatable and some old bedding and make our little nest in the spare room.  Not quite the same as home, but it’s a little like camping and we’re comfortable with it.

Sort of.

See, the thing is, Wally and LuLu think it’s a big dog bed and there’s no way they’re going to give up possession of it.  They’re happy to share, but if we try to remove them… oh, the hurt in those faces!  We wouldn’t dream of pushing them off their beds at home, so why would we do it there?  Well, you know how we are when it comes to Wally and LuLu so, of course, all four of us crowd onto that inflatable double bed and just cling to whatever little space we can claim.


The sense of well being they give me is immeasurable, so as far as I’m concerned, nothing’s too good for them during their too short time in this life.

Love to you.  Enjoy your weekend!

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Double Decker Doggies

Just riding along in the back of the pickup on their way to someplace fun.


They like to sniff the air between the canopy and cab, and when they smell that they’re approaching one of their favorite outdoor playgrounds they get very excited.  Wally and LuLu know the pick up means play, just as they know when they ride in the SUV it means we’re running errands or going on a trip, and they’ll settle down on their quilt and act all grown up.  We take them pretty much everywhere.  If they weren’t so darn endearing and appreciative we might be able to bear to leave them at home.  As it is, well. . . perish the thought!  Have a happy weekend!

Saturday, March 2, 2013

LuLu Gets the Spa Treatment

For such a pretty little girl, LuLu sure does get stinky behind the ears sometimes. Not in her ears, but behind them. I had LuLu’s ears checked at her last vet visit and she was found to be clean and free of infection.  So I did a little research and learned that it’s most likely pond bacteria thriving in the warm, damp environment of her thick fur after a swim and a nap.  The ear area is particularly susceptible and a dog with a heavy double coat like a Golden Retriever can even develop a fungal infection if left too damp for too long.  Well, we can’t have that, can we?


So after a recent swim LuLu got a shampoo and a blow dry.  I’ve never blow dried a dog before and wasn’t sure how she’d tolerate it, but she was very cooperative.  As you can see, Rich did the blow drying while I took the pictures.   “I’m ready for my close up Mr. DeMille. . .”


Mmm, she smells good!  Happy Saturday!