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It’s Raining Toads

  • Posted on April 8, 2010 at 11:24 pm

No, seriously. I think it might actually have been raining toads a little bit ago. We just got home in the rain to pass 7 toads on the side of the road (some alive and some, sadly, not). I was dying to jump out and scoop up each one and put them back into the grass. So, when we got halfway down our driveway and I spotted one hopping merrily along, I did just that. He was a cold little bugger, rough, bumpy and brown. With him safe in my hands, I waved to Terry to continue down the driveway, only to have him stop near the garage and get out to rescue another one. We brought the two together (you know, for company) and set them free in the grass. I continued to keep watch while we saw another little one moving swiftly down the other side of the driveway. After Terry finally parked the car, I also rescued the fastest worm I have ever seen.

Oh, and there were also at least 3 bunnies that came flying out from the area just behind our mailbox as we were turning in. Add all of that to the 2 deer that we saw trotting down the sidewalk along West Chester Pike near Anna‘s house a couple of hours earlier and it’s a been a wild night. 😆

Photo Update

  • Posted on April 4, 2010 at 11:29 pm

Hang onto your hats, I have several photos locked and loaded for this post.

First up is my current stitching progress. I have finished most of this panel of the Savannah project – this picture shows the completed portion. I’m working on a section at the top now that should actually be done with just another hour or so of work.

Photo removed. See the finished piece here.

Next are several pictures that I snapped of the girls today. The first four are mostly of Lily and were all taken with my BlackBerry, which explains the odd lighting and quality. I have the top one loaded as the background for my BlackBerry, but the closeup of Lily is my absolute favorite. She’s just so irresistibly sweet. And, if you look closely at her pupils, you can see that her eyes are actually off-center. Kinda explains some things, doesn’t it? 😆

And the next four are of Abby, but with a real camera.

They both have bone bits in their ruff, so that’s why their chests look a little matted. We give them Booda bones, so it’s mostly starch and gets really sticky. It kinda makes a mess, but they are the only things we’ve been able to get Lily to chew on and even then, she will only chew on an end after Abby has polished off 2/3 or more of it.

They are also in the process of shedding, so there has been a lot of brushing recently. Lily is quite patient about being groomed, fortunately. Which is amazing in itself, since she is so touchy about just about everything else in existence. But hey, don’t look a gift pup in the mouth, right?

Isn’t Abby just a lovely, perfect example of the Pomeranian breed? She truly would have been a champion if she had been shown. She’s just a gorgeous ball of puff! I love my two girls!

Well, that’s my disorganized, rambling stream of thought. Have a great week!

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