My baby girl turned two today. I can still remember seeing her for the first time at the breeders. She looked like the runt of the litter and was so tiny, but she was feisty and full of character. Hard to believe she was so teeny when I look at her 86lbs of muscle today.
I couldn't resist looking back through some of her photos and just had to share a few with you.
She's quite the thief and continues to hone her skills. She loves socks, tissue, paper, hairclips, toilet rolls and getting into the trash can. I can't believe I've had to put a child lock on it to keep her out.
She's very intelligent but willful and is quite the 'Daddy's Girl'.
Being a lab she loves retrieving and the blue ball pictured below is one of her favorite outdoor toys.
She also loves the water and during the summer months its hard to keep her out of the pool. For all her antics, I can't help but love her. Animals definitely make a house a home.
February was a tough month. The weather drove me insane and I didn't have many opportunities to venture outside with the camera. I did, however, sit on the sofa taking photos of my feathered friends. I chose the image below for my photo heart connection this month because it's a reminder to appreciate the little things; from the beauty of nature, to food on the table, to capturing incredible moments that I'd miss with the naked eye.
I was so excited when I scrolled through my images and found that I'd captured a nuthatch in the process of swallowing a peanut (can you see it there in its throat)?
It reminded me of when I take my tablets, swallowing them whole, although I have to say I probably look more like a pelican as I do this head shake action (that my husband thinks is hysterical) to get the tablet to go down.
Sssh, don't tell them this but the nuthatch aren't my favorite birds. There is something about their face that can make them look quite sinister at times.
I do love the way they hang upside down both on trees and the feeders though.
I wonder if all that blood going to their head makes them smarter?
In all the grey and brown of February it was hard to be upbeat and creative but Nature has a way of teaching us patience . . . all things come to those who wait.
Thank you to all who entered my poetry book giveaway. I decided to give away two copies of 'The Edge Of Silence' instead of just one.
Names were drawn at random and I am happy to announce that Gabriella and Brenda are the two lucky winners. Congratulations to you both. The book will be in the mail to you as soon as I receive your address details.
Commiserations to everyone else and thank you for your all your encouragement and support. Should you wish to purchase a copy this publication is available at Amazon.
Our dogs were going nuts last night and when we ventured out to see what all the commotion was about we were faced with an opossum.
I was hoping it might have got the message from all the dog barking last night and taken off but I returned home this afternoon to find it in our yard again!
Ravyn had no qualms about checking it out but Joey was a little more hesitant (and who can blame him). The opossum ended up playing dead but had its eyes firmly fixed on me while I snapped some quick shots.
There is something about the mouth and feet that really creep me out. I'm assuming they can do a fair bit of damage with those teeth and claws if they want to. Really hoping it finds a new home sooner rather than later.