Thursday, April 12, 2007
Dog Day Afternoon
Breezin' ears in the wind, Mattie sports the finished product of her Tuesday grooming when we went to a nearby public park earlier today. She had more tests Wednesday as we try to figure out the source of her urinary tract infection... she's been such a trouper!
I took the freshly shorn Mat & a visiting Heidi for a little outing this afternoon when the sun made a brief apppearance. It was a windy and cool day -- a distant relative of "it was a dark and stormy night," - Snoopy -- Very odd in these parts. (I washed my car and my parents' van earlier, so i figured it would rain for sure. But so far, no precipitation...)
So without further ado, let the race begin!
Suggested listening: "The William Tell Overture."
Heidi holds onto a rare lead in this mini "trail race" of the 12-year-olds.
Yes, toward the end, they're neck-in-neck... Look at those serious faces, the concentration, the determination. They're really in the moment!
The big question in the battle of the blondes: Who will win?
Will it be the sweet Labrador or the deaf Spaniel?
The crowd's going wild, the cheers deafening, the judges prepared for anything... and OK, so it really wasn't a race, the distractions of smells and "restroom" stops were myriad... and of course the finish doesn't matter - they're both winners in my book!
And speaking of winners, did you hear that From this day until Feb. 2, 2008, Tibetans have pledged to "go green," vowing to be vegetarians for a year?!
Animal Place Sanctuary reports:
"According to the Prime Minister of the Tibetan government in exile Samdhong Rinpoche, the yearlong commitment to vegetarianism is aimed at enhancing the 'collective merit' of Tibetans."
And just an FYI, there's a new place to click at Care2.com - to help reduce global warming.
This goes along with their easy, quick, click-to-donate (free!) for pets (through the Humane Society of the U.S.), the seals of Canada, the oceans & living beings in it, "big cats," primates (through the wondrous Jane Goodall), the precious, dwindling rain forests of the world and more!
i encourage all of you to click daily!
Have i mentioned that it's free?
(and that it just takes a few seconds?)
I have a page there, too, if you want to check it out...
Hope you have a terrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrific weekend!
Be safe out there!