Monday, August 18, 2008

Change of Plans

Well, my friend with the most animal sense, Peggy of Paddletales, thinks that taking Trixie out in the kayak is inviting the Wacissa gators to consider her a tasty morsel. Rather than make her gator bait and testing this theory, I will be leaving her at home from now on! Sorry Trix! You'll just have to stick to checking yourself out in the truck bumper from now on when you're done with working on the axle!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Have You Seen My Dear Companion?

Girly, haven't you spent enough time indoors? Take me on one of those adventures where you take that big red thing and hoist it up into the back of the white thing that takes me to the treat store....
Well, this is quite an interesting afternoon girly! Much better than the yard, by far!
Did you bring any treats, perchance?
What was that? Did you see that girly? That was a very large flying thing!
The GBH's were everywhere today amidst the storm clouds and rain. My pictures were mostly fuzzy though. I enjoyed the wet dog smell in the boat , though.
These fat herons like to swallow their fish in big gulps. This one only found minnows at this stop. I also watched a Cassidy Spring owl swoop down and snag a succulent wood duckling from the line behind it's mother. It was too gruesome to post, however!
These are islands of vegetation which broke loose while I was kayaking and began to float downstream. I imagined this tricolored heron was a riverboat captain. He seemed to be piloting this floating island.

Trixie has turned out to be a jolly good river dog. She watched everything she could see and smell on the river with keen attention. I think I'll take her out again!