Pictures & Words
It was a 'reasonable' Spring day today—in other words, no snow. The ground is pretty soaked from all the rain we've been getting over the past week. It was a busy yard cleanup day: raking leaves out of the gardens, burning a long pile of leaves along our fence line, trimming trees (and taking a cedar completely down). But we did make some time for playing with the puppies this morning.
Well, this isn't a puppy. But Arwen likes to hang out and torture these poor dogs.
This liver hellion is Mimi. She's going to be our girl
unless we can find someone who wants to take her. Jen says I can't say stuff like that—someone might take me seriously. So I guess we're keeping her!
She's beautiful. She's got a gorgeous head, a beautifully long neck, and a nice agile body to go along with it. She's a retrieving fiend as well. My only issue with her (and Samba) are that they're both way too pouncy.
Bad puppies always chew bumpers.
This is the pair of them. They're always together, and I love the crossed tails in this photo.
Here's Jen stacking Samba. If you're looking for the stacked photos, go to Jen's website!
Here's Mimi's stacked photo. But Samba wants to help. I was surprised that Mimi stayed as still as she did during this episode. She'll be good in the confirmation ring too, if she can ignore her obnoxious brother.
As the years have gone by, I've decided to put my camera away during the play and actually just enjoy the performance! It's a better plan... But these are some of the kids getting ready for the Friday evening performance.
Another year, another batch of cast photos for the Brighton Drama Troupe. The kids were great in their evening performance of Whining 'n' Dining at the Snack 'n' Yak—they did a tremendous job with the play! Very funny, well acted, and the performance moved along at a nice clip. Photos are here.
Our remaining two puppies, Mimi and Samba, are getting to be young adults. They're figuring out the toilet training pretty well, and they're doing good hanging out in the house. They're still in
my photography workshop the puppy pen, but we're really trying to get them out more and socialized with everyone. It'll be a bit crazy until Jen's play is done (a couple weeks now), but after that they'll be getting lots of one-on-one time.
These photos were taken yesterday, in pretty crappy lighting conditions. And if someone could send some "Spring" to us, I'd really appreciate it! My vitamin D is getting pretty low (really—that's what my doctor said).