Thursday, September 17, 2009

Fencing Nearly Completed

Hello DOT readers. Great news for MaggieMae this week. Well first of all good news for me. My son-in-law put up new sensor floodlights for me in the back. Now I can see MM as she runs the yard at night!! What a difference from the single 60 watt light that was originally there!
Secondly for MM, soon I won't have to worry about her getting tangled in the old fencing that is (was) the only barrier at the back of my yard. You can see in these next two pictures the 6' chain link that finally got put up, in the process of fencing the entire field behind me. In the background the kennel. The owners are wonderful people who board dogs and she also grooms them (MM's groomer). (He bathes, she grooms.) So very nice to have them in the neighborhood!



If you click on this picture you can see where he is still working on the last side of the field, some of the posts in, and rolls of chain link waiting to be put up. He had a lot of brush to clear and did most of that work himself. (Ah to be young again!) They have plans of eventually putting trees in and paths. A dog park atmosphere... although I do not know for sure if people will be able to come with their dogs or if it will be for kennel owners only. I need to ask.
In this picture you can see the old cattle fence with the barbed wire, and why I am anxious for it to come out of there. Before I got MM I thought the fence had character... which it did, but perspective does change when there is a precious pet involved! My son-in-law will help with that, or the guy from the kennel. Might be a joint effort.

MM actually sat still for a picture in the back corner of our yard. She's looking at the field as if to say, "I can see it now! Lots of dogs to say hello to!"

My brother in AZ will be happy when he opens the box I sent to him yesterday with this in it. He plans on using it for decoration on a fencepost or something on his "ranch" (although not a big one...lol) there.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Meet Otis (Dogs On Thursday)

Good morning all you DOT readers. A couple weeks ago MaggieMae and I visited my sister-in-law in PA for 5 days. I got to visit with some relatives I had not seen in quite a while. MaggieMae was quite well behaved even when Otis came to visit. He belongs to my nephew. He's a cute little guy but he was very intimidated by MaggieMae's size I think. He kept hiding from her and she only wanted to be friendly.

This picture was a rare moment when he was out in the open.


Here he is checking out MaggieMae's bed.

She decided to get her attention from humans when she got nowhere with Otis.

Anyway, we had a very nice visit.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Macro flowers.

I decided to play with the macro setting on my camera a bit more. These are two of the best from my flowers on my deck. I love that the petunias are still blooming, and the 2nd picture speaks for itself why I love this camera!


Thursday, September 3, 2009

Vet Update

Took MaggieMae into the vet for kennel cough shot for when I go away in a few weeks, and also got her continuing package of Interceptor. The attendant came out and asked if I'd had her on a diet, and I told her we'd been walking and she runs everytime she goes out into the yard. She's lost 7 lbs. since her last visit!! I'm just wondering why I haven't lost any??? Oh, I guess cause I don't run the yard like her! Bad knee won't let me!! But the weight loss for her is not bad, as she has definitely firmed up also. She's a leaner trimmer fitter dog now. Looking good!!

One additional note... Happy birthday to MaggieMae on 9-1-09. She is now 5 yrs. old!!

(DOT) The Face I Love

I was away last week and had forgotten to take my laptop with me, so I didn't get a post done. MaggieMae met another little dog, but that is a story for another time. Instead I am posting two pics that I coud not resist sharing. The first is a very common occurance, as MaggieMae snuggles next to me on the couch, but rarely do I get a picture of it. This is the face I love!


The second is also a common sight, MaggieMae sunning herself with complete abandon in the back yard!