"I felt a great sense of excitement and secret power when I followed my dog's lead in burying something of value in the backyard." --- Phil Littman
Hi my dear friends,
Finally, the Mommy has loaded some the pictures I wanted to show you of the country.
There are lots more but tonight we are just gonna show you some of the things we saw in the country. There are always lots of animals roaming around....but no snakes in sight.
Every day, this was the kind of sky we saw while sitting on the front porch. Actually the Mommies sat on the porch drinking coffee while us doggies started our usual rounds of barking, sniffing and getting into mischief. The sunrise is beautiful with lots of pretty colors before the sky turns blue with lots puffy clouds. No airplanes overhead, no hooking hours, no sirens....just peace & quite. Maybe a train way off in the distance and the sound off the wind in the leaves and birds chirping. This is the definition of paradise -- 110 miles from Houston!!!
Since its been a few day since my last country post, let me give you another close look at my country friends.
This is Maggie. She is the oldest of us girls and pretty much likes to hang by herself or with her Mommy, Becky.
This is Andy. He is the youngest of Mary's boys and is very handsome. I think he likes me and I do like him too. I'm older than Andy but ya know what the Mommy's Granny used to say?
This is Sammy the fearless. He barks at everything, even white socks on people's feet. He very protective of his Mommy Mary.
This is Andy, Maggie's younger brother. He looks just like my brother, Jacks.
This, of course, is Roxie. The Mommy can't help herself, she wishes Roxie belonged to her because she looks so much like her Samantha did when she was young. Mary said if Roxie ever disappeared, she'd head right over to my house to look for her. The Mommy hasn't quite fingered out to get her in the car to make a fast getaway with her when we go home.
I'm gonna be shaggy haired from now until Spring. The winter is when you can really see that I am a wire haired dachshund.
Everybody knows how much the Mommy likes flowers and animals, except snakes & spiders, and there are lots in the country. Everything is pretty much dry now but the flowers are still hanging in there. The Mommy said when she was growing up her Mommy had lots of Lantana in all kinds of shades and maybe that's why she likes it so much in the country.....it makes her young again. "Ah to be young again!!"
Here are some shots taken in the front yard.
Red Roses and yell0w Lantana (not correct spelling?)
A pink Rose.
A white Rosebud.
Multi color Lantana
Now for some animals. There were lots of birds but they was too fast for the Mommies to catch on film and lots of bugs, that you really don't want to see crawling around. Lots and lots of humming birds but the Mommy posted some last time we was in the country. These was lots of different color butterflies and there is a video that maybe you can see them flying around. One almost landed on Roxie's nose. Of course you saw some of the catfish and bass, that was caught but you've already seen them.
What is the country with out cows.
This is a cobweb with something creepy on it. The Mommy walked right into it.
This picture is very dark and out of focus but this really is a deer across the pasture just coming out of the woods.
This is a squirrel. He was in the shadows of a tree and the Mommy almost jumped out of her skin when he ran across her feet. That would have been something to see.
That's all for tonight. The Mommy wants to show you a couple of shots she thought were priceless for what they represent