Holding On. Waiting for Something to Happen


Will we do something fun soon?

Fine, I’ll strike off on my own. How do I get this thing off?


The Strangeness of Being Half-connected to the Internet

I’ve been in places where we (I am two people, Myself and Susan. Just so you know) have had no internet connection while away from home and been in places where we have full internet connection (at times, anyway) while away from home.

I don’t recall ever being in a place where we had half a connection. Continue reading “The Strangeness of Being Half-connected to the Internet”

Sometimes you just gotta roll


Sometimes you just need to roll around in the warm, wet grass.

Interesting Things: Pet me?

I love you. Will you rub my tummy?

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Interesting Things: Chip’s friend

Wonderful day out for a trip out with the pack. Chip got to meet another dog, which is one of his favorite things.

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Interesting Things: Chipster

It was a fun outing weekend with the boy. We started off by meeting a friend at an SPCA event where Chip got to meet a toy Schnauzer.

Of course, Susan got kisses from the boy. Chip didn’t even seem jealous.

Afterwards we motored off to the Fiat dealership to drive and eventually buy a new 500 for Susan. Chip was really good the whole type, off leash and staying close.

Sunday found us at the Huffines art festival where Chip got to talk to a few more dogs, including another Schnauzer.

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Interesting things – Chip & the sunrise 7/12/10

Yet another ralk with Chip, early in the morning.

I didn’t have my camera with me which guaranteed I’d see something interesting.

A cloud that looked like a duck. By the time we got back home and I grabbed the camera it wasn’t as strongly duck shaped but here it is anyway.

That evening we took just a walk – too bloody hot for anything else.

After completing a circuit around the pond we headed off across the field where I stopped and attempted to take a picture of my favorite puppy.

Little did I know he’d pick that moment do do his business.

“Really? You’re going to take a picture of me now?”

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Interesting things – Shrooms 7/6/10

While ralking (it’s a run-walk but not a jog) with Chip I ran across these little guys.

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My Dog Is Awesome

OK, so this won’t be original any more than the umpteenth “LOL Cat” video, but it has to be written to show my love for this little dog.Chip hoping for a treat

Two years ago Chip the Miniature Schnauzer became part of our pack. Here are a few things I absolutely love about this remarkable dog, in no particular order. These behaviors are part of his nature; we have not taught him any of this.

  1. Chip can sit directly in front of people food and not even try to eat it. I’m talking chicken, cheese, and tortilla chips — he may look at us, look at the food, look at us, to say “Wouldn’t you like to share?” but he does not sneak a bite, even if we walk away.
  2. If you pretend to throw a toy for him, he runs to the spot where it normally lands and bounces like a cartoon character while looking for it.
  3. When we humans come home, Chip gives a greeting growl, grabs a squeaky toy, and races around the house squeaking it for joy.
  4. He loves meeting other dogs with an open heart and a tail spinning like a propeller.
  5. If a human offers a tasty treat like cheese, Chip gingerly takes it without accidentally biting or slobbering on the hand that feeds him.
  6. Chipster is allowed to sit beside us on the couch, but he waits to be invited and curls up on his towel. Well, sometimes he does inch closer to the people and off the towel but only for good reason like the need to have his head or tummy rubbed.

Chip spent his first three years of life in a dreadful puppy mill before it was turned in to the authorities, the dogs seized, and this boy sent to the Miniature Schnauzer Rescue of North Texas. They cured him of a severe case of heartworms plus other parasites and injuries. Now Chip is strong and healthy, runs and walks with his humans, even 3 mile walks, which keeps him in fine form at 15½ pounds. If you have room in your home and time to devote to a fabulous family member, consider adopting a Mini Schnauzer from MSRNT. They’re great!

Chip after grooming 7-7-2010

Interesting things 6/25/10

On our morning ralk (combination run and walk as we alternate between the whole time) we ran across a pretty flower.

Of course, the point of the ralk is to make a little dog very happy. Well, and get a bit of exercise of course.

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