Sunday, July 25, 2010

A Hot Mess

It has been really hot.
So there have been a lot of indoor activities. Dana found a favorite new toy..a 'skin' with a plastic bottle in it. Loves this toy..
The bottles tend to get the short end of the stick..We have had a lot of boarders per usual summer situation. Truman and Henry pose.We also watching Ginger, the 7 month old lab puppy, for 4 days. The dogs were really happy to see her go home. Dante is trying to figure out how to Google "animal welfare institute's complaint line"We have also had some crazy storms..woke up one more after a particularly loud and violent one to this..our grill is a 5 burner stainless steel monster..that had been neatly tucked up near the deck.
Oh..look..butterfly.We went to visit my parents for a weekend. Dante enjoyed some Daddy time on the 4-wheeler.
But the heat really has hampered all activities. 99% of the time..we assume this position.

Stay tuned..we are Grapehound Bound in 3 days.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Summer as usual

Summer is pretty typical around here. The greyhound turnstile gets installed and we play a lot. But it gives me a lot of opportunities to improve my photography 'skillz'. We watched Pete and Yuki for a long weekend. Yuki is 3 and very cute..but very puppy like still.

Then we watched Lulu, Smokey and Truman for a bit. Truman reminds me of the RCA dog except bigger..

Smokey wouldn't put his ears up..he has the cutest ears.
but we all enjoyed a break from the 100 degree heat for the July fourth weekend. Shiloh rolled in the ever growing grass (the downside of an irrigation system is that your grass keeps growing in a drought)
Henry and Truman go for a romp
Cali is still in love with the pink poodle, however for a few days she was obsessed with Mr. Bill and really gave him no respect. Mr. Bill used to say "OH NOOO!!" whenever you squeezed him. But Dana took care of that in a matter of minutes..I wish I had it on tape.."OH NOOO!" "OH NOOO" "Ohnnnnnnn" "oohhhh" crunch.
Henry shows his best ETS
For the holiday weekend, we took a trip to New Kent Winery which isn't too far away. It was a great day to go topless and enjoy some chardonnay. The vineyards breeze past us under a beautiful blue sky!
It was really a great trip.
Once there, we enjoyed a picnic of yummy cheeses and meats with the patriotic backdrop.
It is supposed to be in the 100s again this week. So much for the lovely outdoor weather. Happy Fourth of July and enjoy the summer!!!!