November 16th, 2011
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It’s great to have a camera again, even if it isn’t the camera I love, it does inspire me to blog again. I just feel I need photos to go with words, like French Vanilla Coffee Mate creamer with my coffee, one just isn’t much of anything without the other!
So, today was the second day of Whitetail season, which I am currently not participating in because my trusty rifle hasn’t made the trip here, yet. I do have my bow, but it needs a fix of which I haven’t had done. It was a beautiful day if you are like me–a bit breezy, chilly, sun poking in and out. It would have been a fantastic day to venture to Wisconsin and hunt some grouse. The dogs certainly would have loved that. But, I had to work–at the “job.” So, another beautiful day in the Northwoods not spent hunting. 🙁
But, I’ll get there. I just enjoy every minute I can with the dogs making sure they get exercise and lovin. We have so much fun. I love my life with all of my Llewellins.
Little Miss Dora is always so much fun–oh my gosh, did I even tell you that she was bred to Steele and is expecting puppies at the end of December? Well, there, I told you!–Anywho, she is always a complete delight. So animated and excited to find out what we are going to do. Just walk around the yard? Oh, okay, well, we’ll make that as fun as possible, then… she checks out everything in high style and eagerness…
And there are birds (ditch chickens) hanging around–and that I have decided to put feed out for because the bags of corn I got just for weight in the back of the truck for the winter got wet before I got them covered… so, better just use it–and Addy knows it.
Oh my gosh, how cute, Dixie! I just love my puppies. 🙂
Alle and Dixie play hard and have a blast! Alle is pointing Dixie, here. Pretty stuff, there, Alle. 🙂
Kea, you are really something else and are remind me of your momma, Lady Bird, 100 times a day. Such a sweet, sweet gal with lots of drive and so much fun!
The very darling and handsome Ol pointing something. I did notice some grasshoppers (shouldn’t they be in hibernation or something by now?) around.
Puppies just make their own fun. I need to be more like that!
Raini is about as darling as a dog can get, in my opinion. She is such a good girl and well on her way to becoming the next “grouse queen of the northwoods” like her momma, Lady Bird.
The pups do have a grand time, here. I don’t know what I’ll do when all of the apples are gone! You can be sure I’ll be saving every apple from next year’s harvest to get through the winter. I really had no idea how much dogs like apples!
My hard-charging, wild-man (when we first hit the woods) love-bug, darling and amazing “Rock” is enjoying his first of the day. Isn’t he handsome?
It seems apples are best eaten after played with, tossed about, and carried around in the mouth for a bit!
Santana enjoying her breakfast… Did I ever tell you what a sweetheart this dog is?
And not just sweet, and a nose to kill for, but seriously, isn’t she a beautiful creature?
These are the only apples left still hanging on…
Ike has more important business to tend to…
He really could care less about the apples. He and Mia would rather hunt every inch of the fence line and point the pigeons perched high atop the silo.
Luke could also care less about frozen apples on the ground and now that Ike and Mia have rid the silo of his pigeons, he’ll just check out the fence line for himself, get lots of lovin’ from me, and when he realizes we can’t go hunting today, he’ll snuggle up the straw and have himself a rest.
And here is the start of the kennel project. Do you think I’ll have 25 more completed so I can go home for Thanksgiving next week? Well, it isn’t looking very promising, but I am giving it my best attempt. The original plan had been to be in Kansas this week, but I have stayed to keep up with work and to try to get the kennels done. It’s okay, if they are not completed all the dogs will just come with me. I won’t be able to stay but a day or two, the neighbors there will hate me again, and I won’t be able to bring furniture back here with me again, but I really can’t imagine going back without them anyway!
And the Canadian-National comes by…
And that’s all we can do, folks, do our best everyday and take a minute to be thankful and appreciative of the beauty around us–like getting to see this incredible sunset kissing another blessed day in the Northwoods goodnight as the crisp, cool North wind bites my nose and ears, and as the coyotes yip and the wolves howl, it’s time to tuck the puppies in and say sweet dreams.
Hug your Llew tonight!
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