I was given the opportunity to read to the Kindergarten classes at Yorkshire Elementary School. A thoroughly enjoyable event for me! I always have a blast when I visit. The students are well behaved and they ask good questions. I hope my visit continues to inspire young writers at Yorkshire.
Time keeps flying! Snow, rain, more rain and rain again! A long and wet winter! However, a turn for Spring is upon us. A few sunny days and the maple tree in the backyard is beginning to bud. And, of course the weeds are popping up all over the mulch, like early Spring clockwork. The squirrels must be opening a local tree cafe because they have been hoarding black sunflower seeds all winter. First there was one, then two, three, and now they come as a foursome. They divides themselves among the hangers and the tray feeders. If they weren't so cute it would be very upsetting. The birds get their fair share as well. If the squirrels spend to long feasting it is a simple exercise to have Boomer perform a scatter maneuver. His lead is long enough to reach the birdhouses and he gives them a scare. Squirrels out! Until they return! On another note, Boomer's BMI is over the range. Just like some human I know! He really needs to drop a few. That is tough when he so enjoys snacking as much as we do. We all need to curtail the evening intake. Maybe I will encourage him to slim down for his Spring photo shoot. Until next time...
Busy Boomer getting accustomed to his new residence; escaping 4 times and at night giving us a fright! Thank goodness no dashes for the busy road. Along with being an escape artist, Boomer can dance a bit as well. He is a character! A lot of energy and most often early evening just when we need a rest! At 15 months he is also over weight by 2 lbs. He loves the rabbits, squirrels, chipmusnk and bird watching in his new backyard! A ferrel cat showed up at the bird feeder and Boomer and cat simply had a stare down. There was no Boomer barking or cat hissing. And then cat simply walked back into the woods. That was an interesting exchange. Until next time.....
I have been very busy helping to unpack boxes and chew paper and anything else I get my teeth into. I moved in April and now settled on the west side of York County. I am in cool air doggie heaven since the air vents are in the walls and floor I can lay on them for a cool down!! I turned 1 year old July 3rd, celebrating with a new collar and a large bone. Oh, and lots of squirrels, rabbits and birds to chase at this new place!
Part of the routine after a walk or a chewing marathon is the flop on the pillow and take a nap. Note the chew stick almost gone. It would be totally eaten if Boomer wouldn't have given in to a nap!
Boomer continues his chewing marathon! We are over the baby teeth and now it's all about needing to expend energy mode. He gets 2 walks a day and plenty of play time. Apparently we have a high energy boy! Next step is a bigger antler and fatter chew bones. At least he is content while chewing. This antler is double the size of the last one. And it will challenge him! For exactly how long is the question.
I am 7 months old now and weigh 15 pounds. I need to begin watching my weight! I get too many treats because I am that adorable! Forget my crazy running through the house blitz times or chewing good leather shoes, chewing the door paint or stealing anything that falls to the the floor in a flash! I've also learned the art of grab and hide - so I can get more chew time in before I have to give back my find! Today's picture is me being cute!!
Not minor to Boomer who is stuck wearing a not so comfy collar until next Friday. There comes a time in every male dog's life where business needs to be taken care of to control dog population 'accidents'. Since Boomer is a pet and no plans to become a show dog with purposeful breeding, you know the rest of that story. He is not happy right now but will be back to feisty in a few days! He gets some collar reprieve each day with close supervision. Next Saturday - spa day to end his week of misery!
I wrote A Sniff in the Park in 2012. Having a blast with books signings and readings.