I realize this is my third post in a week of the little Scottie, but he’s so dag-gum fun…the FD thinks we ought to refer to him as “Prince of Peat” – for the time being, we’re just calling him “Peaty”….
Even if he is still pooping and peeing in the house, he’s my kind of ornery….
He’s growing fast…
And from this you can start to see a personality in the making….
The Princess Zoey? She has fully accepted him into the Royal household…as long as he knows and keeps his place.
Surprised? Nawww, not these two youngens…the mild temps had them a bit playful and with the Scottie Princess Zoey whimpering at them, at my side, gave me a momentary pose of curiosity to capture….
…that is until they go and do something like this! What did they think this was, Valentine’s Day or something? The Princess and I just looked at each other in disbelief after this oh-so-brief public display of affection (trust me on this – Scotties know these types of things should not be a common, every day occurrence).
It is with much sadness that the former First Dog, Barney Bush has died. Because of my love of Scotties, the Bush’s loss is heartfelt; because of my own Mackie’s death 5 months ago, I know the memories will soon overtake the sadness. RIP Barney knowing you had one heck of a dog run for eight years.
Losing a beloved pet is always difficult; losing a Scottie dog gives reason for all Scotties to aroooo in mournful harmony.
And it is with much excitement that I announce our Princess Zoey, here a before and after photo of her day at the spa…
The Princess Zoey, with her winter coat still on….notice the tinge of redheadedness most noticeable on her chest and legs?
The Princess always is relaxed (or is it stress exhaustion?) after a spa day, and always a bit shy (embarrassed?) with her buzz-cut “nakedness”…but all is better (forgotten) after a short nap.
…will soon be joined by a Prince, a handsome fellow (I assume) whose name has yet to be decided.
YES, we get a new Scottie pup in one month! Pictures will follow soon.
These pictures from yesterday aren’t too bad considering the pace of a brisk evening walk, a quickly draining iPhone battery, and an impatient leashed Scottish Terrier (that would be none other than the Princess Zoey). I used an HDR app on the iPhone to take these photos.
I stopped counting the number of colors in the sky after 15
If you look real close – and I mean put your nose on the screen close – you can make out the sliver of moon right over the tree tops
This picture has the moon and tree tops again…and a jet streaking across the sky…
Ya know, maybe I should sell my big cameras and use my iPhone camera more often (yeah right). :)
After a brisk morning walk, the Zoe-bird finds a sunny spot on the dining room floor and takes in its warmth…sad eyes and all (and she will move with the sun until the sun no longer comes through the window).
The Princess Zoey – she always makes a wonderful pose. Here, we’rve got a black-haired Scottie in near-sunset subdued light, yet the whites of her eyes are still so expressive….
Dang wasps start to gather near sunset (and sunrise for that matter) – I’ve sprayed this nest 4 times. Tomorrow I might set the tree ablaze to rid my backyard fo these pesky insects. Oh wait! Aerial spraying for West Nile starts tomorrow evening – I’ll spare the tree another day to see what happens with that….
Thursday night…Texas high school football…at sundown! I have the best seat in the house at home games – I’m in the press box and tonight started my 13th, or is it my 14th season as the stadium PA voice? Even having an east-facing view, you can tell the thick cloud cover didn’t give me a whole lot to work with tonight had I been after a “real” sunset photo. BTW, we won!
Mackie the Queen died a week ago today…and the Princess Zoey seems to still be mopey (we all miss her Zoe-Bird). But each day gets better; each day we laugh a bit more; each day Zoey gains a more playful bounce in her step; each day she finds the morning sunlight coming through the windows.
Now this is a tree row….
A secluded neighborhood soccer field…and in the summer time it catches no breeze.
It’s so hot in Texas…even the Longhorn cattle seek out a Mesquite tree for some shade.
Before Mackie’s appointment with the veterinarian, the Royals had their own version of morning tea on the patio (never mind the dreadful, outstretched garden hose please – terminate the gardener immediately).
The Princess Zoey…sad, in her own way, that our Queen is ailing
My Queen at home this evening. She spent the day at the vet’s struggling with a decrease in kidney function, infection, and dehydration. The bandage on her front leg is an IV – she gets to spend the day with the vet again tomorrow. She isn’t too happy with her Royal subjects (me) right now. Oh geez this lady…she just needs to get well if she can.
Today’s post marks the halfway point of the 365 “The Daily Cap(s)” effort for 2012. And I need to give a h-u-g-e thank you to all the old friends, new friends, and visitors that have been a part of the first 182 posts. There are several followers that are family, and then there are several more that I consider family (and you know who you are…:) ) I may be trying some “daily” themes – don’t know yet – but my hope is I don’t bore you to tears with the next 183 posts….
Cloud watching can take up entirely too much of my day sometimes….
A humble abode. There’s just too much..ahhhh…well…”cool-ness” going on with this building to list….
And have a look at the neighbor’s place….
Caught the Queen (Mackie) looking at me (with her nose out of focus). “Mac” will be 12 this October. She’s had a rough week – not herself, not eating, kind of spacey and out of it. I had to drop to the floor a few times to give her some lovin’ – she always perks up a bit when that happens. Today was the first day in a week she’s felt OK. Poor lady – “don’t be doing anything radical or rash on me now Your Highness”.
The Princess (Zoey) always strikes a pose for me (with her nose in focus)….
Still cloud watching, this time from the backside of a Denton (Texas) landmark….
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