April 5th 2009 11:25 am
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BOL! Out of over 300 shots he took, these are the only ones he posted, LOL. I would have loved to see the candid ones too, but oh well. Mom orderd the 3rd one down for my free 5x7, she says that one is really "me".
She liked the first one too, but I have an eye booger in it, BOL!
April 3rd 2009 7:57 am
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GEEZ! So it's been raining here for 3 days straight. Storming and pouring and we've been stuck inside. Jeb would hardly even go out to pee, BOL!
Today we wake up to a beautiful spring day, the sun is shining the breeze is blowing, the flowers are glistening from the rain...and the SNAKES are out in full force! Holy dog crap, we've never seen so many snakes in a span of 20 minutes. So we head out on our "short walk" trail because mom doesn't have too much time this morning, she has an appointment with Dr. G :) which she is excited about.
Anyway, so we walk by a lake and...there on the bank we see a glistening snake, doesn't look like a cotton mouth, he was too pretty, so mom just looked at him, he looked at us and we kept walking. Next we saw a little grass snake in a flowerbed we walked by, he was pretty cute. These guys were both far enough away, about 5 feet, that mom saw them and they saw us, no biggie.
Then we were walking back on the trail, which is pretty skinny and is bordered by a pool on one side and woods on the other. The woods are swampy and there are sticks everywhere on the ground. We were up ahead of mom playing and she walked right by a black king snake who was sprawled out on top of some dead sticks. He was totally off the ground and just suspended by sticks. He was about 5 ft long and mom squeeked when she saw him at first and ran, before her mind could process the image. Then she realized it was just a king and went back for a better look. He sure was pretty! We like King snakes, the get rid of other bad snakes and they eat moles too, YAY :)
So then we get back to the yard and mom opens the door to the garage to put our leashes up. Now this has only been about 15 minutes of walking, and she has been in and out of the garage all morning, so have we. Well, she opens the door and right there, on the doormat, was a freaking foot long sort of curled up Copperhead! ARGH! She totally SCREAMED and shut the door, haha. Then she realized it was flipped over, and she knew it was dead. The cats must have killed it and brought it home for show and tell, they love to do that.
*side note from mom to cats*
Dear Cobra and Indy, I love that you catch and kill rodents and venomous snakes. That makes me proud. BUT...I would rather not see what you kill. The moles and mice that pile up on the backdoor mat are nice and everything, but I don't want to see them. The snakes that you leave lying around the yard and garage FREAK ME OUT and I really, really would be better off not seeing them. So please catch, kill, and leave critters where you find them. Thanks, your mom
PS. Please be careful when dealing with snakes, I get scared that one of you might get bit and that is a horrible thought. I know you guys like to double team them, I have seen you in action, but just be careful.
Ok anyway so where was I...oh yeah, so that is 4 snakes!!!! THEN she goes out in the front yard to take something to the mailbox, and lying in the neighbors yard all stretched out is a corn snake! He was BEAUTIFUL lying in the sun with all his orange and red colors shining. She would have taken a picture, but he moved by the time she got the camera and ran out there.
So I guess...that snakes get restless when it rains too! They all seem to be out enjoying the day today and that is great. Just wish the venomous ones would stay far, far away!!!!!
Oh and for the record, Jeb and I did not notice a single one of them, hahaha. Guess that's how Jeb got bit by the pygmy rattler that time, we don't seem to be too snake savy, BOL!
March 7th 2009 8:36 am
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Today was a big day. It was photo session day! A local photographer is holding a fundraising special, where if you bring in a bag of dog food to donate to the SPCA, you get a free photo session and a free 5x7 with option to buy more. So mom was excited. She has been wanting to do this with us for a while. So we get up early and mom takes us for a long walk, to wear us out for the shoot (hehehe, or so she thought). She feeds us, brushes us, and sprays smell good conditioner stuff on us to make us shiny. Well...she decides that Jeb doesn't get to go because he has this infection thing on his lip. Basically it looks like a fever blister and the photos of him would not be cute. So off we go, mom and I in the car.
Now, mom thinks I am beautiful. She loves the curves of my face, the way my fur shines, my expressions, the waves in my fur at the base of my tail...but she can't capture any of it very well because she is a sucky photographer with a cheap camera, and plus I'm black so these subtle details are hard to capture on film. She was hoping that some of these would be captured today. All she ever manages to get is my slobber and ball-in-mouth face.
Raise your paw if you think this photo session went well?? BOL! It did not. In under 5 minutes I had this poor little British man's studio all but destroyed. He had a bowl of water, which I first drank out of, slobbered all over the floor, and then spilled. I wouldn't sit on the spot with the lights without mom right next to me, so she got the tennis ball out to hold my attention and she stood behind the camera with the ball, telling me to stay. HA. I molested the poor man and his camera. THEN I got so excited I tore down the background and knocked over one of the lights. Oh boy, oh boy, was it fun. Mom was mortified, but finding it all very funny at the same time. The poor man was trying to act like he didn't care, that it happens all the time. I don't think that is the case though, if it did, he would be out of business, BOL! So he ended up with 110 pictures, but I'm sure most of them are me looking like a raving lunatic trying to get the ball from mom and the other ones are me with my tongue hanging out of my mouth or slobber hanging down.
Now I am a generally well behaved boy, and mom loves to take me places. Outdoor places. Places with lots of open space. Places where a little bit of drool isn't noticed. I think she learned her lesson, these are the ONLY types of places we will be going from now on, which suits me just fine!
BTW: the minute we got home I passed out on the couch, where I have been lying, still as can be for over an hour ;)