Thursday, September 20, 2007

Its a Bird, Its a Plane, Its a....

... hot air balloon! When Zeus is outside, we always know when the hot air balloons are going by the house...

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Ever since he was a puppy, Zeus has noticed when they come by, and let's the neighborhood know by barking & carrying on. I'm not sure if he thinks they're going to invade the house and he's barking to keep them away... or maybe he thinks someone threw a ball really, really far... or if they're alien birdies in the sky, but he is very observant. He's to the point if you ask him "Where's the balloon?" he'll go outside and run around, looking up in the sky for them. We had a little impromptu photo shoot last Friday when two of the balloons were going by...

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Some closer up shots of the beautiful balloons, thanks to a wonderful super zoom digital camera!

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"Mommy, Mommy.... look Mommy... baaaallooooonnnsss! I get 'em, gonna get 'em..."

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One happy dog chasing balloons...

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Isn't life grand in New England? The balloons are floating by... leaves are beginning to turn color ... nice weather to be outside ... squirrels are actively gathering nuts and causing many near accidents due to one slamming on the brakes to avoid squishing them ... and oh yea, I even came home last night to a cute possum haning out by the bird feeders! I took a beading class at Violet Bleu (I forgot to photo our finished product, so that will have to come later) with Joanne last night, got home a little late and saw these beady little eyes staring at me thru the lights. At first I thought it was a cat or rabbit, but quicky realized it was a possum when it started scurring around a mile a minute. It was mayhem when I let the dogs out after... Mr. Possum might've been long gone, but his yummy smell was abound all over....

Lola was annoyed that she couldn't find him...
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Teutul looked like he wanted an extra
snack (omg, how freaky looking is this picture?)
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Happy Dogs on Thursday ... back to work for me!

17 comments:

Channon said...

Good stuff. Pretty pictures. Cute doggies. Give 'em all a scratch behind the ears for me.

Paula said...

Oh my goodness that is hysterical!
Zeus looks like he is really have a grand ol time!
Beautiful balloons too.
I love the looks Lola is giving you too.
Tell her not to worry about that possum;
Elise is still digging for a gopher that traveled through the back yard many months ago!!!
Canine senses are truly incredible!

The Princess said...

That is soo cute that he chases the hot air ballons! lol

Have fun at the Big E on Saturday! I thought it was a blast!

Vivian said...

Love the dog chasing balloon pictures. My Trinket used to bark at planes when he was a wee pup. Don't think he ever figured out why.

Sonya said...

Love the balloon pictures. Great camera!

That last photo is a little weird.

SleepyEyes said...

Those are so wonderful! I've always, always wanted to take a hot air balloon ride. Have you? Great pics!

Donna said...

What fun pics. I so enjoyed Zeus chasing the hot air ballons....but that last picture takes the cake. What a great shot!

Alana - Knit Wit said...

That is too cute! They go nuts over the craziest things.

And ya, that picture is a bit weird. I enjoyed a good chuckle.

KimT said...

love the pics. your dogs are great!

Milly said...

oh that poor babies, no oppossum for them to play with!
Molly tried playing with a rabbit a week or so ago, it didn't end well for the bunny sadly.

meeyauw said...

I totally agree: New England is the only place to be. Of course, we don't have balloons here (if anything at all goes over in the sky everybody stops in the village to look), but the weather has been the best since the spring! One of your dogs looks a lot like my granddog, Sophie!

Anonymous said...

They just wanted that 'possum to be their friend...either that or a snack! Have a good weekend!

Your Secret Pal from SP11

Robin said...

I love watching hot air balloons --they're so quiet and then you hear the swoosh of the fire. Annie does the same thing when we have hawks or vultures fly over. She runs around hopping up on her hind legs. I also noticed George the kitty just sitting still looking up at the birds flying around the other day. He's probably thinking - LAND ALREADY! Great pictures and such cute pups!

Susan said...

I have been trying to post a comment for days but keep getting strang stuff -- finally I'm here! I love that photo of Zeus with the balloons. When I look at it, I can absolutely imagine what it must be like to be there with him and the balloons.

Joan said...

ROFL at Zeus's pic chasing the balloon! Gee, I'm in New England and I never once saw a hot air balloon float by. Lucky you!

Kare said...

You are a great picture taker girl!
Love the last pic.

Criquette said...

This post wins the Ultimate Cuteness prize of the week! They are so adorable, how can you stand it?

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