Saturday, August 25, 2007
Sunday, August 19, 2007
We are now down to one boarder, Macy. I don't have any pictures of her as of yet b/c we were pretty busy on Saturday. Since Jason was on call on our actual anniversary day, we decided to celebrate it this past weekend. We drove the two hours to Stone Mountain Winery in Dyke, Virginia. It was 2 miles up the Blue Ridge Mountains along a gravel pig path but the treacherous drive was worth the viewThe wine was pretty good but we decided to hang there and eat lunch on the deck. The weather was a perfect 80 F
Then we drove further north to Luray Caverns, which was quite amazing! I took a ton of pictures and actually weeded them down for the blog! It was amazing to see what water can do...
And even more amazing..was that the stalactites and stalagmites were still growing!
I love this picture..b/c it is very deceiving. These are stalactites in the ceiling of the cave being reflected by a 'mirror' of water. There are no formations on the floor..
And there was a 'wishing well' that has raised over 630,000 dollars for charity
And let's be honest..what would a trip be without pictures of Jason making weird faces in odd locations? He didn't have a drink to point too!
And just to prove I was actually there..
Then we drove another few hours west to Prince Michel Winery in Leon, Virginia. This is a huge winery with great wine. We had another snack on their porch to enjoy a glass of their wine and then drove home. Amanda spent some quality time with the 8 dogs at my house that day.
Sunday, August 12, 2007
Luckily we got all the dog stuff out of the way early. In true fashion, Brian and Gil had a moment...
Then Gil had to prove himself to Jenny as well. Notice Cali..never moves. She is getting a rubbing and could care less about all the commotion going on around her.
We are keeping Maggie and Booyah for the Ridlon's as well as Lulu for JAne and Matt. So we have a houseful. Here is maggie enjoying the sun for moment today. She is doing really well and having a good time.
And Booyah..such a sweetie. He is a sweetie and very handsome.
And Lulu..now as a disclaimer this picture was taking a few months ago. She hasn't changed physically but after following her around today with the camera..I realized her fear of all things with a lens is quite deep rooted. I realized I was traumatizing her just by trying to take her picture..maybe she spoke to an aborigine and feels it is taking her soul. She is pretty scared of everything..shaking through all Meet and Greets and crumbling when anything makes a loud noise in my house. But she is sweet but I am working on getting her a backbone.
Yesterday we had a Meet and Greet at the local Petsmart. We had a record number of dogs I believe! I brought 5, Kristen brought 8 and Amanda and Kenney brought their 2. You can see pictures of the event on Amanda's blog. You won't see Jason at the MG..he had too many Irish Car bombs on Friday night and was green on the couch! But afterwad, we all came back to my house. So put all those dogs...in my house.Starting from Cali (down in front) and working around clockwise is Cali, Maggie, Clayton, Blue, Dana, Stella, Dante (he is peeking) Jasmine, Stanley, Luke, Jaime and Sandy. We are missing in this picture Ana, Lulu, Parker, Shiloh and Booyah. They are in the living room. It was a lot of fun though. Can you imagine having this many dauchsunds or terriers? We would be bald!
And for a final picture..here is Cali, Booyah and Shiloh striking a pose today in the sun. The weather has cooled off quite a bit so it isn't impossible to be outside.
Wednesday, August 8, 2007
Dana Roo Roo has a boo boo. Basically....the scenario from my perspective went "Dana..come inside" as I walked in the back door. A loud crash boom bash occurred at the steps on the deck. I turn around with fear in time to see legs and tail in the air. I run outside to see if she is ok and she rebounds,runs up the stairs and wiggles and roos at me. Cool. From her perspective.."mommy calling..gotta go inside..go inside..up the stairs..one stair...two..OOOHH butterfly" crash! "I'm ok!"
A while later..I notice she isn't ok. She has done a doozy to her leg..not really sure why she didn't give me a hint that she was hurt. So after some serious at home vet work..she is healing nicely albeit with a pink leg!
Cali is doing really well. I always asked foster mom how they knew 'the right one'. As fosters we sort of get that option to 'test drive' them as well as to see a variety of personalities. Many would not have been a match but some would have been. Timing has always been an issue or just not having 'that' feeling. Now I realize what everyone was talking about. We love all greyhounds...but like all pets some are made for you. Here is a photo string of why Cali is perfect for us...
Not really sure what she was doing here...but it was cute.
Jason watching TV in the recliner.
Shiloh and Cali on the couch. Shiloh has never had a gh on the couch..she doesn't understand the meaning of 'danger zone'. I am assuming she will figure it out one day!!!
I think she likes it here. All fosters are put through the 'snuggle' test...she passed with flying colors and never looked back!
And for all you men out there..here is a lesson..
Friday, August 3, 2007
We are watching Ana and Blue for Amanda and Kenney so they were romping with the tennis ball this afternoon. She is incredibly fast and VERY spunky for a four year old.
She is very pretty and weighs less than 55 lbs. We are very excited to have finally found the right one...we are still fostering. No worries on that one..she has way too much energy for Dana and Shiloh alone.
I knew I would fail one day (we definitely told everyone we knew we would)..it was just a matter of the right one coming around.