Saturday, September 21, 2013


After reading Lisa and Hans' Metamorphosis blog post for today, I realize how boring our day has actually been!    They are busy hiking over lava flows and alongside  little lakes and hot springs out in beautiful Oregon, sigh....

Today has been one of those Northeast fall days that people don't write about.  No lovely fall colors to ooh and ahh about, no crystal clear blue sky, no smell of burning leaves or pumpkin fields chock full of  plump pumpkins waiting for their new homes.       Today was chilly and the heavy, all day rain  knocked off what few leaves have started to turn.  Sigh....

But, on the bright side, we did see a perfect double rainbow to the east.   I just sent my broken camera away for repair, so all I have to take pictures with is my little old flip phone, Sigh.

  If today was boring, yesterday was a pleasantly busy day.  I'm having new windshield curtains made for Beluga and the seamstress came to collect the old ones for her pattern, then went into Rochester to order new fabric.      It was a lovely, warm day so we were able to enjoy second cup on the patio.   Lewis and Sasha always enjoy it there.   They wait patiently until we're done, then Lew offers his "fish" for Dave to throw.    He brings it back faithfully so Dave will stay interested in the game.    He occasionally loses focus when our across the street neighbor, Fergie, takes up her post behind a tree and stares at Lewis.     She is a beautiful young Siberian Husky and her game is to quietly surprise him as he races past.   She never says a word, never runs.....just lays quietly, half hidden, and stares until he notices.   Usually he absolutely turns inside out trying to get a rise out of her, trying to make her move by barking and running and pawing the ground next to the fence - for naught.   She just stares.

Lewis tries a new tack - staring quietly back at Fergie...Can you see her laying to the right of the row of bushes? 

Sasha peers around the corner to see what all the fuss is about.  No sense in expending too much energy unless Lew really needs help.

 Later on Tom and Robin brought sub sandwiches down and we had a good lunch outside in the bright sun.  We haven't been able to get together with them since their son's wedding celebration so it was good to just sit and catch up.  The weathermen (women) warned us that Friday was to be one of summer's last hurrahs, so we took full advantage.       Cindy P and Walter brought fish frys for dinner that evening, we ate and visited outside by candle light   They are thinking of buying a travel trailer so you can guess what our dinner conversation centered around....

Tomorrow we're going to Barb and Bob's house for dinner and the Buffalo Bill's game.  We haven't seen them since we've been back, so we're really looking forward to it.   We originally met them at the beginning of our puppy raising career with Guiding Eyes for the Blind.  The four of us had a self appointed mission to try and get Golden Retrievers through the program successfully.     We certainly had a good time trying!  They are down to 3 Goldens of their own now.  Golden Retrievers are like potato chips we used to say, you can't have just one!!!


  1. Hopefully, Polly doesn't see this post! Not sure she will be happy to read about Fergie!!

  2. You're cracking me up! Sounds like you need to get on the road sooner than later! ;-) Just trying to entice you back to the West...

    Metamorphosis Lisa

  3. We are back in the land of the living. Going to try to catch up on everyone's posts.

    I can't believe you think you are boring. About every other sentence is...we are having lunch with this person...we are having dinner with that person. I think you two are enjoying the good life!