This is a rare photo of Banjo letting Dale, my husband, pet him. Banjo is a one person dog and that person is me. It becomes difficult when I have to be away from home more than a day. This past weekend, I went to visit my Mom, son and his girlfriend, and stayed overnight. I called Dale around 8:30 p.m. To see how things were going with Banjo. Banjo would NOT come inside for Dale. He was going to sit in the front yard and wait for “mom.” No matter what Dale tried, he was not coming inside. He, also, would not eat. So I got this brilliant idea and had Dale put his phone on speaker. He then went into the yard where Banjo could hear, and I called him. “Mama’s home! Banjo, come by Mama! Come on, Banjo!” It worked!! Banjo came inside, and was not too happy with Dale when he found I was nowhere to be found! In the meantime, my Mom was laughing her head off at my end! This will only work once, because he is very smart and will not fall for it again. But, I was glad it worked because it still gets quite cold at night here. Any ideas we can try next time?
The dogs, Banjo in back, and Darby, in front, look so sweet and serene. Well, they are not always that way. Yesterday, I had some girlfriends over for coffee. I had made some fresh muffins. I set them on the table where my friends were already seated. I turned my back, and the ladies started an “oh no!!” I turned around, and Darby looked at me like he had not done a thing. However, in that split second, he had nabbed a muffin and swallowed it, paper and all! And he liked what he had eaten and wanted more. So we had to keep an eye on our muffins for the rest of our coffee. No fancy coffee time for me and my friends while Darby is around! And he looks so docile in this picture…
I love Saturday mornings. I always get up early and read or imagine what art I and going to work on next. I have so many projects in my head, it is hard to sort them out sometimes. But on Saturday mornings, it is just me and the dogs, just sitting around and relaxing. Until they decide its time to eat, and go out, and get petted; and then the day is off and running. How do you spend your early Saturday mornings?
Since I like to do things myself, I decided to refinish a table and four chairs for our deck. I have the table sanded and did one chair today. Oh boy! Sanding is not my cup of tea, but I am going to keep at it until it is done. I keep thinking how pleased I will be when I see it out there all nicely refinished. I have to look toward my goal. What kinds of projects are you working on?
This is Banjo. He is an Australian Shepherd. He is a rescue. Banjo had no people skills when we first got him 5 years ago. He has come a long way. He is “Mama’s Baby.” He is a Bue Merle, blue-eyed fluffy fellow. He loves playing and running in our large yard. You will be hearing and seeing alot about these two fellows, because the dogs are a big part of our life. What are some of the pets you have?
This is Darby, our German Shepherd/Husky mix. He is a very affectionate addition to our family. He loves to be by people, but can sound scary when you come to the door. He adores my husband; definately a man’s dog. That’s ok, because we have another dog, that adores me; and doesn’t want to have much to do with men, including my husband. We “rescued” him in September 2012.
Spring is hard to come by, this year. We are impatiently waiting for it to get warm. And today, winter is rearing its mighty head. It stormed all night (a very spring-like activity), but this morning we have freezing rain. And, we have snow predicted for tonight and tomorrow! But, all complaining aside, there is beauty to be found. This morning the trees are dressed in glass, and turkeys are roaming in the yard. How is Spring in your area?