Wednesday, October 28, 2009


Pam has reminded me on a number of occasions now that I haven't posted any photos of our "new" yellow Lab 'Sam'. As we will soon have had him a year I figured I better get busy.

We had to put our beloved black Lab 'Dewey' to sleep last October. Pam contacted the professional dog trainer from whom we got Dewey to see if he had or knew of any available pups. He didn't but mentioned he had an 18 month old yellow Lab that had been boarded and then abandoned at his kennel. He thought he'd make an excellent dog for us so we went out to see him and, you guessed it, it was love at first sight. We picked him up the following week.

He's all Lab - energetic, a lover, tail always going, eager to please and is real quick to catch on to new commands. He is also somewhat of a juvenile delinquent at times but aren't they all!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Southern bound!

Except for a few stragglers, our smallest of birds are headed for Mexico and Central America bringing the 09 season to an end. Ahead of them is the huge Gulf of Mexico over which they will fly non stop taking 24 hours to complete which is an incredible feat for a 3 1/2" bird! Even more incredible is that next April they will make the return flight and come back to the same back yard feeders they just left.

These are a few shots taken the day before ours left. An image posting glitch has prevented getting these posted in a more timely manner.