A Thorny Start

Today, I spent the sunlight hours doing yardwork. When I finished about half of the job, I went to scratch my ankle being something was sticking it. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I looked down!

My thistly shoes after doing just half of the yard work.

I ditched the socks, and that was not as easy as I wanted it to be. Taking them off had to be done delicately. The shoe laces took some time to dethorn. I have no idea what weed in my yard is depositing these things all over, but whichever it is…it won! I put another pair of really worn shoes on after that fiasco, no socks, and finished the day out in the yard with them.

Raven and Leissl played some more tug-o-war.

Here they go again!

I’m really grateful for whoever plays tug with Raven because otherwise, Raven is following me around shoving toys at me. The best time of day for this game of hers is when I’m fixing dinner for the Posse and she’s plopping down toys on the floor. I don’t normally see them till I step on them. I have yet to fall off my feet. Thank God! Of all times of the day, this is when my face turns reddest.

Raven mouthed off to the unimpressed Annie when the donut didn’t make it over the fence, (I’m really a girly thrower), and Annie took possession. It took Raven a minute, but she realized she needed to come back around the fence to get the donut.

Raven voicing her opinion to Annie.

Earlier this morning, I got a picture of two of my favorite things…one of our crows flying by the moon.

A crow passing the moon on her way to her destination.


About Helen

I’m a Southern California living in South Florida. I’ve been here for 10 years as of October 1, 2007. No matter where I live, I’m a dog lover, and my breed is the Dobermann Pinscher of the Working Group. I am also fond of the Australian Shepherd of the Herding Group. My life revolves around my dogs, which is something those family members of mine don’t understand. So I’m an island in that respect, but have built friendships with those who are doggie lovers and respect the canine as much as I do. Some do rescue, some train in, compete in, and judge AKC trials. The common thread is our dogs are family.

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