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About the Header Image: Idlebrook Wendy Darling Evensen, our new little "Wendy."

Friday, August 22, 2014

More Dog Days of Summer

Good morning,

Wendy won't fit on the base of the raised patio garden for very long, but for now it is a favorite spot.
A week ago, she fit completely on the black base of the planter, but now she hangs over the sides.
I moved the garden thermometer down next to her and she was mildly interested.
The dog days of summer are quite mild here this year.  :)


Thursday, August 21, 2014

Chillin' by the Water Cooler

Good morning,

OK, back to the Wendy pictures.  ;)

Wendy really loves being in the kitchen. 
Of course, that makes sense.  The kitchen is where the food is and the floor is cool while it is warm outside.
And, when Mommy isn't looking at her, she likes to dump her water bowl all over the floor.  ;)

She is so darned cute!



Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Goldfish Pond

Good morning,

Our little gold fish pond is so much fun.

I took these images with my phone early in the morning while there was partial sun and partial shade on the pond.  Our new little puppy, Wendy, was outside with me, but has been very wise to avoid getting into the pond.  She likes water and her pool, but knows better to take a dip with the goldfish.
The water lilies have grown in the pond for eight or ten years now.  The have beautiful pink flowers when in bloom.

So pretty.


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Teenager at the Wheel

Good morning,

Our granddaughter, Anna, is going to take her driving test very soon.  She is practicing the maneuvering part of the test in the Xavier University parking lot across the street from our home. 

She did an excellent job!  I am sure she will do well on her test.

Wish her luck!


Monday, August 18, 2014

Bread Baking Day

Good morning,

I have managed to break myself away from playing with our new puppy long enough to bake bread.  Since I was in the kitchen, I baked both banana bread (above) and egg bread (below) the same morning.
I have many bread recipes here on my blog.  Click here to see them.

My goodness, the house smells wonderful!

All the best,

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Busy Day on the Patio

Good morning,

Just watching eleven week old Wendy is pure joy.  Everything is new and exciting to her.

She had followed an ant across the patio and was very upset when it went under her pool where she couldn't see it.
Now here's a real action shot!  She has that black and white toy she and Erik had in the kitchen yesterday.  It has a crinkling plastic inside that makes such a wonderful sound when she shakes it.  
Perhaps she can turn on the hose?
Ah, ha!  She heard something in the vines beside the log pile.  What could it be?  Will it come out and play?
And, suddenly, after lots of play, she collapsed for a nap with her head across her favorite stick.

It's amazing how much time this little bundle of joy requires.  It's worth every minute!

Seriously, we have hawks in our neighborhood and we see them circling often.  We also confronted an Opossum that came running toward her at 4AM one morning while we had her out for a potty break.  Our older dog Erik is a very good body guard for her, too.  Until she gets a little bigger, Wendy needs full time body guards while outside.

All the best,

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Possession is Ninety Percent

Good morning,

There are several hundred dog toys in this house. 
Our older dogs participate in agility trials and when they do well in a run, they are rewarded with a toy by the dog club.
In our house that means we have small dog toys everywhere...
...but, of course, just like a children, the dogs want the same toy at the same time.
This is a very civilized "discussion" between Wendy and Erik about this little toy. 
 They each believe it is theirs if they can keep a paw on it.

So cute!