OUR TIGER LILIES ARE IN BLOOM (NIKON D90)
We had ourselves a great first night with Eve. I can tell she is feeling very comfortable here with us & she slept at the foot of my bed on one of our cushy doggy beds. She is undoubtedly the most affectionate dog we have ever had. She just bubbles over with smooches & I am convinced she thinks she is a lap dog because she loves sitting on my lap in the recliner. I don't mind a big old smoochy dog sitting on my lap. That's what having a dog is all about:))
We are also so pleased at how Cora & Eve are getting along. Cora has totally accepted Eve into our tightly knit little Bayfield Bunch family. It was so important for us to find a suitable & loving companion for, 'the Motormouse'. Oh, & by the way, it's Motormouse, not Motormouth.
We were very surprised to receive a phone call from our Vet early this morning saying Eve's previous owner, Matt ,had dropped in to see him yesterday afternoon. Kelly, on the phone, immediately thought....oh oh!! We had mentioned to Matt & Crystal that we thought it a good idea to have Eve spayed & would be doing that before leaving for the Southwest. It was one of the things we had talked about with the Vet Tuesday afternoon as well.
SHARING HER BED
Unbeknownst to us, Matt had slipped into the Vet's office late Tuesday afternoon & prepaid for Eve's spaying procedure. Not only was Dr. Ross pleased with that kind gesture but so were we. What a fine & caring thing for Matt & Crystal to do. Crystal phoned this morning to see how Eve's first night went so we were able to thank them first hand. So nice when unexpected good things happen like that. Eve's spaying procedure will take place August 19th. By the way, Eve is 2 years old.
Today was a series of firsts, starting with our good old morning walks again which we hadn't been doing since Max & Checkers died back in April. How nice to have a fun & furry purpose for being back in the forest again. We have a large grassy area just before the Pine forest trail begins & I don't think I have ever seen a dog run so fast & be so happy all at the same time. Eve would have made the energizer bunny look like it was going backwards. She was great on the trail & would come when called. It was nice to see her & Cora side by side as they stopped to smell things along the way. Just like Cora used to do with Max & Checkers.
THE GRASSY PARK BEFORE THE FOREST & LITTLE CORA DOESN'T LIKE WALKING ON THIS WET MORNING GRASS (CANON SX210IS)
EVE'S A SUPER FAST RUNNER EXPLORING SOME NEW SMELLS TOGETHER
Another first occurred when we took Eve in the Motor Home & showed her around. She was racing around everywhere all excited by that big new place as well.
Our third first occurred when I loaded both the Motormouse & Eve into the Jeep & off we went to Subway. Figured for our first Jeep trip together I would just keep it local. Motor in the front seat & Eve in the back. I wasn't out of the Jeep 2 seconds at Subway & Eve was in the driver's seat so we have a little work to do there. Of course I was mobbed getting back into the Jeep with a 6" toastedTurkey sub in hand. (Motor insists they be toasted) Managed to get Eve into the back again before unwrapping the sub. The guys actually did pretty good in patiently waiting for their little Turkey snacks. There were no squabbles, not even from me. A short drive down around the beach area & we were home again with another successful first mission under our belts.
MOTOR'S ON THE PASSENGER SIDE & EVE IS ON THE DRIVER'S SIDE....WAITING TO 'SHARE' MY TURKEY SUB (CANON SX210IS)
IN BOTTOM RIGHT PHOTO YOU CAN SEE A LITTLE 'MOUSE' EAR BOTTOM LEFT SNEAKING UP ON MY TURKEY SUB FROM BELOW (CANON AF 720IS)
I took Eve for a second walk around the forest trail this afternoon as well. I always carry a pair of clippers with me & noticed this morning that after 4 months of not maintaining the trail there was forest growth encroaching on the path. Eve was great as I clipped back a lot of vegetation & we eventually worked our way all around the trail & home again. She just loves the freedom of running as fast as she can & she just loves the outdoors. I can't share the first of her two loves anymore but I sure can share the second one.
Having experienced the positive benefits of dog obedience classes 13 years ago with Max I am a firm believer of training a dog properly. This afternoon we signed Eve up for a 6 week Saturday morning dog obedience class that will begin on September 10th. Both Kelly & I will attend & do the course with Eve just as I did with Max years ago. Incidentally, Max came home with a first place red ribbon that time:))
Note to hobopal.....no, I did not see that missing comment. It is very easy for a finished comment to be accidentally deleted after you write it. Always double check to see if your comment has landed in the person's comment box or look for the word 'approved.'
Note to the State of Texas....if you noticed your temperatures cooling a bit today, it was caused by wind generated by a little dog in Bayfield Ontario wagging it's tail so fast all day it blew most of the trees down in all the States between Michigan & New Mexico.
THE LAST PARAGRAPH: Can't begin to tell you how much better I feel now that I have another best Pal at my side again. To see that constantly wagging tail & those big brown happy eyes. To feel the exuberance, the excitement, the energy & the curiosity abounding in her brings tears to my eyes. They are not tears of sorrow. They are tears of love, happiness & understanding that all animal lovers know so very well & feel so very deeply inside.
GROANER'S CORNER:(( And, did you know that when it rains cats and dogs you can actually step in a poodle. Did you hear about the cowboy who wanted to buy a dachshund? Ya, he wanted to get a long little doggie. And did you ever wonder about the difference between a new husband and a new dog? After a year, the dog is still excited to see you.
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