Tuesday, August 23, 2011

My Mighty Hunters

OK, I am totally freaked out right now and taking deep breaths to calm down.
Thank goodness for Chaz & Riley.
They like to play under my desk but sometimes they chew my cables and cords so I shoo them out of there often. Most times they listen pretty well.
This morning they wouldn't. No matter how many times I shooed them they kept going back under my desk and they were really interested in one particular spot.
So I crawled under my desk to see what was going on.
I didn't see anything so I shooed them again.
Again they went back and this time started sniffing under my computer tower.
So one more time I crawled under my desk and this time I cautiously turned the tower on its side so I could see under it.
Lo and behold there was a scorpion under there!!! And it was alive and wiggling and showing its mean scorpion tail.
I never would have noticed him either if the boys hadn't alerted me because he was pretty much the same color as the wood floor.
I freaked out! I HATE scorpions. I am afraid of scorpions. Scorpions are creepy and they can really hurt you. Did I mention I H.A.T.E. scorpions!
But I figured it was me or him so I ran into our bedroom and grabbed a shoe. I came back and smashed that scorpion to smithereens.
And I will pay more attention when the boys alert me to trouble next time.
Good boys!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

More on the dove twins

Momma has taught the babies well. They are now independent.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Lots of wonderful animal life around here

I put some lettuce out for our resident bunny this morning and he is enjoying it.
Then after the kids had breakfast I took the dogs outside in the back and noticed a Momma dove had her babies out - maybe for a flying lesson today. You have to look closely for the babies in the first picture. They are on the beam just to the right of the foliage. I didn't want to scare them so I took the picture without  a flash. They are more visible in the second photograph. If you click on the pictures they will open enlarged. Hit the back button to return to the blog.


Thursday, August 11, 2011

Our babies still mourn

I was feeling really sad this morning and put on a DVD that had John in it. He made it several years ago for his parents to show them our furbabies. It was about 10 - 15 minutes long and he actually was in it very little but his voice was in it a lot because he was narrating it.
You should have seen Chaz and Riley. They stopped what they were doing and just stared at the TV. I had it on the flat screen in the bedroom. I'm not sure they were watching it so much as listening to it. Chazzie was on the bed and Riley was on the dresser at the very end so he could be as close as possible to the TV. They both just stared at the TV screen the whole time the DVD was playing.
Then after it was over I found Riley going behind the dresser that the TV is on, just looking. I think he was looking for John.
Our babies still miss their Dad.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Our kid in a dog suit

Chaz has a nasty habit of clawing the corners of the wall in our bathroom. I have already had to patch the plaster and repaint to repair the damage that he did. And when I catch him doing it again, I tell him no and move him away from the wall.
I've done this several times.
Anyway, yesterday I caught him doing it again and before I could even get the word "No!" out of my mouth, Toby went over to him and pushed him away from the wall with her nose.
I couldn't believe I was seeing what I was seeing.That showed such thought and purpose. She is definitely a special girl.
 
John always said he felt like she was a kid in a dog suit.

Monday, August 1, 2011

The new windowsill

Well, of course, it didn't go as smoothly as I had hoped. But after much swearing and cursing, I think I'm done.