The Scent Dog’s Heaven

It was Puppy Cody’s first visit, ever, to a pet store.

I was a bit nervous about taking her as I know how difficult she can be in strange situations, especially where other dogs might be present.  I envisioned her balking at the automatic doors and then us having to drag her through the store to the back so as to utilize the self-service dog wash (another first).

But Cody was a princess!  The moment she entered the doors, she began sniffing at every single bag of food and each individual toy.  She was in heaven.

Even the dog wash didn’t phase her.  Maybe because she knew other dogs had survived that tub before her, or maybe she just enjoyed the extra hugs as the shampoo was rubbed into her fur.  Afterwards, she didn’t even try to escape – she stood patiently while we toweled off most of the wetness, and then calmly waited for her own leash to be reattached.

Good dog!

At home, Cody crashed from all the excitement, so we decided to let her rest and took a short drive to the river.  I had hoped to get some decent photos, but all I managed was the hotel across the river:

Hotel on Niagara River, Grand Island, NY, taken from opposite shore.

Some docked boats across the river:

Boats docked on Grand Island, NY – taken from Tonawanda shore

The Grand Island  bridge, taken from the shadow of a large tree:

Late afternoon on Niagara River, Tonawanda, NY (Grand Island bridge in background)

And of course, seagulls and ducks (lots of ducks):

Give me French fries!

Mallard Duck

Swimming is tough on a windy day

Determination!

Gotta find some dinner!

Back on shore, everything’s just ducky.

It was a nice change of pace on a Sunday, especially for those of us who are not football fans.

Tomorrow, it’s back to work.  Hope the next week is uneventful for all of us.

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What Is It?

Ok, all you plant lovers! Time to play “What Is It?

I saw this flower while walking Cody over at the high school.  It was small, close to the ground, in an area full of goldenrod and other wildflowers.  However, I think it might be a rogue garden flower from the property next to where we were walking.

At first I thought it might be a lady slipper, but it’s too white.

Anyone know what it is?

While you ponder, I’ll take a quick break:

‘Cause, you know, I see all the angles:

I may or may not post on Friday as I have places to be at particular times.  Of course, if a perfect photo opportunity comes up, I’ll let everyone know.  On account of I’m so considerate that way.

“Talk” to you again soon.

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Why I Burned My Breakfast

Yes, those are the eggs that were left on the stove way too long, and thus became inedible.  As was the bagel, which was left too long in the toaster.

Why? you ask.

It wasn’t because Puppy Cody was misbehaving.  She wasn’t.  Before breakfast, she went out as usual and calmly surveyed her territory:

Orange Dog, Orange Porch: one way to camouflage the security guard

The eggs got burned because when I looked out the front window, I saw this critter staring in at me:

Here’s Looking at You!

I got so excited that I just had to grab all three of my cameras and spent an extreme amount of time trying to figure out which one would get the best shot – and forgot the eggs were on the stove, cooking  When photographing, the rest of the world disappears for me.

I’m lucky I didn’t burn the house down.  Cody let me know the eggs were done just the way she likes them.  Good dog.

BTW, the eye doctor says my eyes are just fine.  Must be – that mosquito eater insect was tiny.

Here’s to the weekend, folks.  May it be perfect for all of us.

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And the Verdict Is …

Apparently, it’s a locust tree.  I’m not a gardener, so I thought it was a pepper tree.  Or maybe they’re similar?  Got me.

Anyway.

The trip to the dentist went well.  Even after 20 years, I only have one small cavity and one  broken tooth which requires a crown.  Thank heavens for dental insurance.

Of course, there was that bad tooth a year or so ago – but before I could make an appointment with the dentist, the tooth simply fell out on its own.  According to this week’s x-rays, the roots are still in place, but since they aren’t bothering me, nothing needs to be done.

Today’s highlight was  a visit to the vet clinic to get Puppy Cody’s nails clipped.  Sure, I could do it myself, but Cody has black nails and that scares me as I can’t see the quick.  Well worth the small cost and short drive to have a professional take care of it.  And she so loves those young vet techs who give her all kinds of hugs (and probably treats) while they’re clipping!

Everyone has their favorite critter, and mine (other than Puppy Cody, of course) has always been frogs.  Every time we go to the vet clinic, I admire the Dyeing Poison Tree Frogs in their beautiful tropical aquarium.  Today, I managed to photograph them:

Every group has that one individual who just can’t get with the program.

Aren’t they pretty? And a wee bit intimidating?

Enough excitement so far this weekend.  I’m already worn out!

Hope your weekend is going well, too, and that wherever you are, you have great weather.

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