Thursday, June 05, 2008

Bug Hunting & Bird Watching

Please bear with me while I'm still playing catch up! The saying "I need a vacation from my vacation" couldn't be further from the truth... I've still yet to download the pictures off the camera, but promise them soon... race car drivers, race cars, race shops... and oh yea, my yarn shop find (and haul) and my pics with the absolutely adorable, mellow man, Killer!

Last weekend we spent a off-and-on again rainy afternoon watching the Cats vs Dogs...

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... as in, the Manchester Fisher Cats vs the Portland Sea Dogs (Red Sox affiliate)... after the game we hoped on over the an awesome steakhouse, which was by far the more enjoyable part of the day.

I ended up staying home on Sunday and after a lazy start, I stayed busy working up a bunch of stitch markers for A Knitter's Garden (more to come soon for my Etsy shop, but in the meantime there are still several sets available over there). Joanne is vending at The Granite State Knit In this Saturday and had asked for some specific smaller sets to have on hand. She also suggested a display board for single markers and thanks to my wonderful honey, we now have an awesome looking display board which I delivered to her last night (and thanks to his overactive imagination engineering mind, not only one that stands up but one that folds for portability). Of course, I forgot to photo it but will do so this weekend.

I'm really looking forward to the Knit In on Saturday! Joanne and I will be cruising up at the sinful hour butt-crack of dawn with blogless Cheryl (I'm so NOT a morning person...). I'm looking forward to my classes, for which I still need to knit a 6 x 4 swatch... but at least I only have one swatch to knit for homework, unlike last year (and no, I did not pick my classes based on the homework assigned, I just happened to luck out with only one of them requiring actual homework). I also have to finish my 2nd pair of the magic slippers for the donations. Last night the girls convinced me to use my 1st pair (the tiny, tiny infant size) as my contest entry.

So now on to the Dogs on Thursday content... the kids also got a little more active after their lazy Sunday morning. We went out on the back porch to hang and watch the critters....

Teutul {as always, click linked names for more pics} was pretty persistant in checking out what was above before he pooped out...

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I think he was watching the birds zip around his head... and after a more careful examination of the tree behind the hot tub in that picture, I found this nesting mama...

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Sophie is my little lady bug hunter extraordinaire! I swear... hunting dog mega mix... she definitely is (officially we have her as a "hound mix," but I'm starting to think she's got some bassett in her due to her odd body shape... perhaps bassett, beagle and something else?). She will chase anything & everything... moths, birds, flies, ants, frogs, bugs of any kind... she'd be torturing the squirrels & woodchucks if they weren't out of reach. One of her new favorite activities is rumaging thru Mommy's old, dried up plant pots on the porch to stir up the bugs to catch, especially that old Lavender plant (I guess this isn't how you dry lavender, huh?)...

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She is an avid bird watcher (that little black spot in the grass - in between the rungs above her head - is a bird)...

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Her big brother Zeus is also an avid bird watcher, although his favorite activity is to "lay low" out front until they all gather by the tree and then to run full speed, giving poor little birdies heart attacks barreling in to them and making birds scater everywhere.

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Lola was too busy keeping an eye peeled for Chucky & Woody to care about some silly old birdies...

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I did try another 4 doggy photo, but with not as much success as the last round...

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6 comments:

Dianne said...

That last shot cracks me up!

Sonya said...

I can barely get a 2 dog photo.

You know, they are all very cute but I just love Zeus's face.

Kenyetta said...

They are all too cute!

Paula said...

Your pictures are great!
I just love the looks on their faces!

I hear ya about needing a vacation after my vacation!
I am still playing catch up and think it may continue all summer.

Channon said...

The last shot made me laugh too. Love it!!

Corinne said...

Hey, thanks for sending hugs to my pudgy pug! Can you imagine the fatty fat....but now she's getting lots and lots of walks. My boys and I can't seem to stop, we are having so much fun with her. With all of the activity in my home she will lose weight quickly!!

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