Saturday, December 10, 2016

Everyday Life

Hello!  It's been a while...  I seem to have lots of photos of wet dogs with water toys and not much else to share, so today I thought I'd simply drop in with snapshots of everyday life at the Miller residence.

First of all, I want to mention that Wally is 100% recovered from his knee surgery and back to running like a 2 year old.  We're keeping him in shape with lots of swimming and running and walking.  It's not the best weather for it with all our rain, but it makes no difference to the dogs.

Okay, now about that everyday life...  We've put up some squirrel feeders.  We started with one feeder for the one squirrel that was hanging around, then a second feeder for the competition that showed up.  Now there are three squirrels and we've added a third feeder.  Squirrels do not share quite as nicely as the birds do.  These feeders are full of critter crunch which the jays love, as well.  So now the squirrels and jays have to take turns.  I wonder how many squirrels are going to show up?  Wally followed Rich as far up the tree as he could manage.

Here's one of the little critters now.  Our squirrels here on the coast are Douglas squirrels -- grayish brown on top with red tummies.  They're not much bigger than chipmunks.

LuLu is our official squirrel watcher.

I went outside to take a picture of this hydrangea hanger on...

...and turned around and saw this:

She's giving me "the look".  How dare I go outside without her?

Lastly, we have Rich hanging the Christmas lights with Wally watching out below.

Simple, ordinary, everyday life.  Happy holidays!


  1. Leslie, You take the ordinary and make it extraordinary! Always love your photos and narrative.
    Merry Christmas to you, Rich and 'the kids'.

  2. I am always happy when I see mail from Goldens and Garden, because I know I'm going to enjoy your post. I'm so happy to hear that Wally is all healed! Enjoy your holiday season and thanks on behalf of those adorable squirrels...

  3. What a wonderful ordinary life with your family :-) TFS and Merry Christmas my friend. Hugs, Nancy

  4. You made my day! LOVE pictures of "our" fur babies! ha ha They can just call me Auntie Sherri! The squirrel feeders look like a lot of fun. Dad had a huge one that he kept full all the time & the squirrels & birds would take turns. Squirrels are such fun to watch. I'm so glad Wally is completely recovered & feeling like a 2 yr old!

  5. I'm so happy to hear Wally has made a full recovery - great news! Leslie, I love how you have captured your 'ordinary' life and shared with us. Love the squirrel feeders, and the way Wally is watching Rich install them. Your squirrels are so cute. Our squirrels are big, black, grey and mean. I can't put feeders out like that because they would literately eat all the feed and the birds wouldn't get any, so I have the feeders with the squirrel cages around them. Beautiful Hydrangea as well. Thanks for sharing Leslie, your pictures of the 'golden's' always makes me smile.

  6. Merry Christmas Leslie! Thanks for all the great pics!

  7. I always look forward to seeing what is going on in your neck of the woods! We are snowed in here with the gorge closed for days now. Love checking up on Wally and Lulu..and of course Rich too!

  8. What beautiful moments to share - thank you. I especially love that gorgeous blue sky in the last photo. Sherylee.

  9. Glad to hear from you again! I missed you and your fur babies.

  10. Thanks for sharing! HUGS AND KISSIES to you! XOXO

  11. we need more Wally Lulu. Just saying!!

  12. Aren't Goldens just the best? We have an English Cream Golden who is 7 1/2 & he is just the most laid back good
    natured dog we've EVER had. I'd love to send you a picture of him, but am not sure how to go about it. I so enjoy
    seeing your pictures of your fur babies.