Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Everything's an Agility Obstacle Now...

Gracie is taking a beginner agility class. This is where I found her this afternoon - on top of the crates. Since there were some dog toys/treats being stored on the washing machine across from the crates, they may have actually been the final goal, not working out an agility obstacle. In addition she has been whisked off to time out 4x this evening. She is delighting in aggravating Joey to the point of making him growl.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

98 feels like 105

The week of Oppressive Heat, the month of Oppressive Heat, perhaps the summer of Oppressive Heat.
The bees are not so bothered by the Oppressive Heat.

The pit bulls are not so bothered either, although unlike the bees they are unproductive.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

The Tilley Hat

Chris ordered a really cool hat from the Berkeley Hat Company in Berkeley, CA. It is a "Tilly Hat".

Hat information and hat stories are sent along with the hat. One of the more interesting stories involves a hat-eating elephant:

"Elephant trainer Michael Hackenberger of the Bowmanville (Ontario) Zoo had his Tilley Hat snatched from his head and eaten by an elephant. Three times.

Michael later would pick up his Hat, wash it thoroughly, and wear it. He has declined to accept a new one in order that we may have his well-traveled 'Tilley' for our museum.

We are secretly pleased."

Oh no! It seems Gus has taken a liking to the new Tilley Hat. Doesn't he look mysteriously adventurous?

Oh so cool, casual, and nonchalant.

Hmmm, wonder what this hat would taste like?

No Gus, you are not a hat-eating elephant.
Or are you?

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Maurading Pit Bull Terrifies Moterist

Wednesday morning a large surprise sailed through the air into Chris Johnson's Mazda Tribute. A pit bull came from nowhere and landed in the passenger seat of Johnson's SUV. Although he claims otherwise, Mr. Johnson must have been terrified. After all it was a PIT BULL...

And the story would probably continue something like that if it had been reported in the local paper.

This morning as I was returning with Gus and Gracie from the 3 mile loop we met Chris in the driveway on his way to work. He rolled down the window to chat a bit. Apparently Gus took this as invitation to "go for a ride". Before I knew it, he had made a clean jump into the passenger seat through the open window. We both cracked up, while Gus looked at Chris as if to say "let's go Bubba!"