I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love.

For me they are the role model for being alive.

~ Gilda Radner

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Stumpy's summer, in review

We haven't done a lot this summer. Trying to save $$$, the gimps and the heat have kept us close to home.

Stumpy's stayed busy. In between her fly-catching exercises

Stumpy is still helping around the house, earning her keep

and meaty bones

We spend our evenings and early mornings watching and feeding the quail, bunnies and jack rabbits.

The cattle have visited a few times.

And we recently had two full days of pouring rain which caused the temperature to drop and the spiders to move inside.

This wolf spider is about the size of a silver dollar. Lovely.

With the drop in temperature Stumpy is once again thrilled to be going for rides.

All summer long she remained hopeful

And finally resumes her rightful place of Chief Navigator

Carefully, she scouts the road ahead for obstructions

(we're only going about 5mph on a dirt road when she hangs her head out the window)

She knows I rely on her expertise

When she's sure the course is set, Stumpy settles back in, to enjoy the ride

Stumpy and I are looking forward to outings to the lake, now that it's cooled off some! Stay tuned!

AND BLOGGER STILL SUCKS! Just not as badly, today!