Thursday, August 6, 2009

The joy of the outdoors

I grew up in the country and was quite used to snakes, varmits, wildlife in general infringing on my habitat. But after living in the barren wastelands for a few year, I had forgotten that wildlife exisited! So far the snake and lizard in the garage were just the start. Dana is my 'prey drive' girl and has found many things in the yard. The toad..was not the best situation. She tried to eat it..but luckily I wsa outside and RAN out in the yard yelling "Don't eat that".
But the other day, I was on the phone with kristen and i saw this
Now this can only mean one thing..a critter. Dana's obsessive stare at something means it is alive and she wants to eat it. So i nonchalantly walked out thinking it was another toad and she had learned her lesson the first time about eating one of those. But no..
I screamed like a girl again. right after this, a huge red tail hawk flew over and I was trying to point him in the snakes general direction, but he was interested in other things.
occasionally we find Dana 'in that stance' at the gate with a bunny on the other side, or staring out a window with some critter lazily munching on grass outside.
and then of course..we all know what this means..
Cali found something 'wonderful' (aka toad poop) to roll in and get all over herself. Yummy!
We still have Urban. he decided to get some revenge on the muzzle that we assume injured his nose the other day. he managed to get it off and show it what for!
We are also watching Henry. He is 10 years old but in great shape! I hope all of mine have his spunk at his age!
We have had all four of them for a while, so they play very well together. Even the old man gets out there and romps!
I have no idea what Dana is doing here..
and here is a shot of Jason's kitchen. The 'cooking area'...I am standing in the 'serving area'. he loves his new stove and all the great counter space!
and the other night, we decided to up the geek factor in the neighborhood by starting a game of Dungeons and Dragons..old school with pencil and paper. Scott and Iva join in (Beau and Belle lounged with my kids while we played) and we had a lot of fun. We will probably do this more often. I guess this is what you do when you get old...haha! I will have to take more photos next time.


Scott said...

Dana was doing the new crazy dance! Everyone is doing it? Run sideways, kick your feet in all kinds of crazy directions. Woohoo!

And yes, we must play more D&D.... I'm somewhat addicted now. Must.... buy.... lvl 2.... spells....


gyeong said...

Love watching the Seniors! We have toads in the yard. I'd like to think my guys are rollin' in their poo. D&D. That is some serious Geek Cred.

IHateToast said...

i was always curious about real D&D. never played. i had to have friends. ah, there's the problem.

nice action shots.

toad poop? do you have cane toads? as long as cali perfumes herself with excrement, you're safe with jason.

Pierre Jean said...

Wow, very nice setup you have there. Congratulation to the both of you for your new home. Jason gave me the link to check out the blog, very detailed work, awesome pictures. Take care.
PJ (AKA: Angaly)