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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Rowdy Rotties...

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Harbor Park Pals

Every morning I take Roddy and Bella to Harbor Park for a walk. Over the last year we have made many two legged and four legged friends...the following are just a few...

Below is Gary and his Border Collie Buddy.

Next is Gary and his two Bernese Mountain dogs named Jake and Scout.

Below is Gloria with her little Maltese BeeGee (just turned 17 years old yesterday) and some of her kids and grandkids.

Now here's Shelly and her Labrador/Pit mix Rider and a puppy she's considering as a friend for Rider.
Next I have a picture of Lupe and her Pit mix puppy Valentina.


A more recent friend is Gabby and her two Great Danes...puppy Apollo and year old puppy Bella...not to be confused with my Bella the Rottenweiler.
Here's my latest friend from the park..Scar the snail! I noticed him one morning as I tried to avoid stepping on him...he was different from other snails. Part of his shell was damaged and I wondered if he could survive with such damage to his 'house'. The next day I saw him again crossing the walkway and started wondering how long snails live and realized I didn't know anything about snails only that people like to get rid of them around their homes and plants. Since this snail was marked I started watching for him each day. I seem to find him in the grass or on the walkway on mornings when the grass has been watered at the park...always in the same area. He definitely has his own territory.

You might think it strange to get attached to a snail...but I find myself looking for him everyday and wondering if he's still alive. I even worry about him daily crossing the large walkway with so many people walking there in the morning so I help him out and give him an airlift to the other side...at least those days I know he made it to the other side safely.


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Yearly Camping with Grandgirls...

I will be posting pictures and text shortly...

Friday, March 26, 2010

Carman...We Need God in America Again!

Originally sung in 1994 this song is really appropriate today...click on this link and listen to the words. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rC1DrrV_oDw&feature=related

Monday, March 22, 2010

Doggie Days Are Here Again!

Good weather means more fun time at the park for the pups. Here's Roddy with some of his park buddies...

Here's my boy...Roddy the Rottenweiler...

Roddy trying to catch up to Niki...she's a real playgirl!
Niki...trying to get Roddy to chase her...

Below...Bella enjoying the slide all by herself! Click on the arrow below even though you might not see an image in the screen right now...it will start playing.

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Monday, December 14, 2009

Heavenly Harmonies Christmas Program...

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Above...my granddaughter Deirdre (in the red and white leotard and tights) sings with the Heavenly Harmonies Youth Choir from our church (Golden Hills Community Church in Brentwood) a combination song of Silent Night and Dona Nobis Pacem...except I only videoed the Dona part...just for my Girl Scout friends who will appreciate hearing it. I always think of Staar when I hear this song...I learned the three parts of the song from her up on Rover Rock at camp one summer many years ago...ah, the memories!!!

To see other pictures from the Christmas program go to France's blog...

http://www.franceanddeirdre.blogspot.com

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving 2009

Another Thanksgiving has come and gone...Hope you had as good a day as the Brickey family has. Here are some pictures taken during the day...dinner and the traditional decorating of the Brickey family Christmas tree...

Brick did a good job slicing up the turkey as we all looked on patiently waiting to take a taste...



The food was yummy...
Deirdre and Emily are anxiously waiting for everyone to join them at the table...they were happy to be together again.
And yes, I was there...I was caught by Jenny with her camera as I am usually behind the lens taking pictures.
I enjoyed watching the girls decorate my tree again this year...they do a pretty good job together...I think I'll hire them again next year!

Deirdre tried to put the bear angel tree topper on but she is still a little too short to get it firmly in place so Emily did the honors this year.

The job is done...my all nature Christmas tree...I love it...Thanks Emily and Deirdre!!!
Here's Emily and Deirdre trying to take Roddy for a ride...he didn't seem to mind. The dogs also enjoyed all the company today.

To see more pictures from today check out France's blog...The Adventures of France & Deirdre
Now...on to Christmas...a most wonderful time of the year!!!