Saturday, July 23, 2011

Walks with Shadow

So, A lot of my time in the evenings has been taken up with walking Shadow.
He's like the sweetest craziest dog around so every moment is worth it
However he DOES have a few quirks..................
His rather obsessive war with the local ground squirrel population is often a distraction that leads to many, many, many trips to the streams and outlets for baths to wash off the dirt from all that digging.

He sometimes abandons me in persuit of his obsession.......Try to find him in the above photo
He also has a rather entitled treat complex. He needs a treat after doing good things, like jumping in the stream at Summer Bay to rince off, and even when the treat is under water he will do anything to get it.
Including just putting his eyes and nose underwater but arching his back and keeping his ears out of the water.........It's just too cute for words.

He also feels he needs to inspect everything, like the New Carl E Moses Boat Harbor.
So trips up Bunker Hill become inspection details, and of course carrying on the war against the squirrels..........

Stalking the Enemy.............
..............and inspecting the Harbor.

He barked out orders a few times, hopefuly they heed his warnings

The Trail to the Top

Shadow, figuring out how much tax is being lost by boats delivering to the Boat Processors instead of the Onshore ones. And Don't even get him started on PILT!
He was rather upset that there are no Doggie steps to the Top of the Bunker, and Plans on petitioning City Council about this Clear Case of Doggie Discrimination.

This was Going to be a Glamor shot but squirrels were calling him out so he ran after them in a flash!

The Lone warrior in this fight against the Evil Ground squirrels and birds takes a short break in the sun.........
.........Then it is back to work.
His war carried us from the Spit Dock, To Bunker Hill to Summer Bay and ever to Overland Pass
(Which is amazing right now with all the wildflowers blooming BTW)

Yup, his head is several feet into a ground squirrel Den
And yes, he always checks the "Bolt Hole" too

Here's Another "Where's Shadow?"
But finally the walk ends, usually wet, a bit smelly.............
.................and always with a Treat! I'm going to miss taking this boy out all the time when Shirley gets back to town!!
Have a great Day everyone!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Quick Seattle trip for Fourth of July WIth Joann, Austin, Katherine, Kiefer, Kaniesha,Carter And Derick!

SOOOO, Sorry I have been absence. Took a quick trip down to Seattle over the 4th of July. Katherine and Crew were also going and happened to be on the same flight and staying at the Same hotel so we all fell in together for a few days of Fun. Also Flew out my Sister and Nephew for the week.
Pricelined and Flirted my way to an Upgrade vehicle! Thanks Brandon!!!
AHHHH, Even in Seattle they are starting to see the light!
Down on the Waterfront
Pigging out at Red Robin
Joann and Austin
And while waiting at the Ferry Dock Katherine's oldest Keifer joined us!
The Big Pig BBQ truck as seen on the Food Network
I have NEVER seen Seattle as gorgeous as it was for our trip. Not a drop of rain, no fog and highs in the 70's to 80's! Wonderful when we went down to the Seattle Fisherman's Memorial
Katherine's sister
And Captain Phil.

Off to see the Movie Green Lantern!
Also Hooked up with Derick which filled up the last seats in the car!
In Bremerton WA we went on a Ghost Hunt on the USS Turner Joy

The Dutch Harbor Gang (Better watch out, little Carter is Dangerous!)

Nothing really jumped out at us or anything, but it was still a cool fun experience.

Of course there were these Unexplained hickey like marks that Keifer had that we never got an explanation for so maybe there is something Paranormal going on,

Sitting down for an EVP Session

As to other weird and wonderful places..............
While Kat and crew went to a Mariners game Joann, Austin and I headed to IKEA
But we all got back together for Outback that night
And Shopping the Next Day
Yes Carter, You ordered the "Tour Of Italy" Platter and you have to eat it all!!!
And At Olive Garden we celebrated Katherine's Birthday for like the 3ed time in as many days

We were also annoyed terribly by this rude man at the next table who talked so loud and so incessentaly that at one point I had to be physically restrained from telling him to SHUT UP!

Evidently he is out of work and is looking for a Job. But he is "too Good" for fast food or Wal-Mart and instead is trying for Target or Petsmart. Just a warning if you are in the Seattle Area and looking to hire new employees.......

Then it was down to the Space Needle for a walk around before the Fireworks.

ans some playing around on the Statuary

Derick LOves Whales!

Sitting Around waiting for the Fireworks to begin (Video will be up soon)

Dropping Joann and Austin off at the Airport

And A final Night out with Derick and his new Gal Pal Aly. She is really sweet and nice and can keep him in line!!

So great BUSY Exausting but theraputic Vacation!

Have a Great Day Everyone!