amazingly beautiful and frightening at the same time. We didn't lose any tree limbs, but the next door neighbor lost a few really large ones and trees all up and down the block lost multiple branches... We were lucky, there were trees down all around the area, some hitting houses or vehicles. We were also lucky this storm that we never lost power, the lights flickered quite a few times. Last year we lost power while we were in Alpine for the Art Walk, We were iced in there, by the time we got home, the ice was pretty much gone here... I only knew that we didn't have electricity by the appliances and clocks around the house flashing. Year before last, we were without electricity for a whole day, ok, so that isn't bad, but this house is total electric... no electric, no warm food.
Then we have some of the doves that will fly up and bang on the door, I am not sure if they are trying to get our attention or if they are just stupid and run into the door. They do it whether the inner door is open or not, so I don't think it is because they think it is an open space, but I don't know why they do it. One cheeky little thing will come up to the door and beg.
Elka loves to sit in front of the door watching the birds until they get used to her, then she will pop up and bark or paw at the door and the birds will scatter en mass, she has a satisfied smirk on her face as if she has done a great deed and will be rewarded... I complain to her... leave the birds alone.... Ginger, the new dog... the little micro red heeler that we adopted just before Christmas will run to the door and bark, scaring the birds off, then she will wag her tail... telling me that she has been a good girl and needs a treat... I'll admonish her as well, but as she is still way too skinny, I give her a treat anyway.
|Ginger surrounded by her mess|
On the new dog front, we are getting used to having a smaller dog around. We still miss MacIntyre, but I'm kind of liking the smaller dog. One, she doesn't take up so much room... she has a regular dog bed, not the oversized humongously big bed that takes up 6 square feet of space (though she will sleep on the big bed just to annoy Elka), she doesn't eat us out of house and home. Ginger doesn't take up a whole couch(seriously, I bought the huge pink couch just so Mac would have a couch to lay on... sad but true)... matter of fact, she doesn't sit on the couch much, Elka take up the whole love seat and I won't allow them on is the pink couch, I know, I know, that isn't nice... but that was Mac's couch and now that he is gone, it is my couch! Another thing, Ginger can come into my workroom without knocking everything
|Elka laying on Ginger's bed, doesn't fit..|