.OK, I'm back from town. Got all my necessary shopping done. I'm amazed at how worn out I get after about two hours of actual shopping and the half hour each way drive. Am I getting old? I used to love shopping and could go almost marathon style! Or is it just that I enjoy marathon shopping and not everyday-needs shopping?
While I was shopping I bought three pairs of shoes. I know, I know, three is a lot. They weren't expensive ones, just replacement for some of my Earth Spirit sandals. I had to replace some because ..........
What's wrong with this picture?
Yes, and there were three more that were already thrown away. Sammy, and now Lola, loves to chew up my shoes. Sam has been disassembling my shoes since he arrived almost a year ago. He seems to prefer the left shoe as you can see above. I wonder if my left foot smells different? All three that already were thrown out were lefties, also. One pair he ate almost all of the left and began on the right when I discovered him. Sigh. BTW, if you notice, two of those sandals are almost the same. I bought one to replace the other when it was chewed up. If only it had been one right and one left, I would have worn the two remaining shoes. Wouldn't that have been a hoot? I'll bet no one would have even noticed!
When I got ready to take the picture above I was gathering up the chewed shoes (say that fast 3 times!), and when Sam and Lola saw them in my hands, both of them ducked their heads and slunk away! I didn't say a single word to them! Tell me they don't know what they did wrong! While I was taking the picture, the other three dogs came over and sniffed and watched me, but Sam sneaked outside and here is where I found Lola:
Guilty on all counts!!!
I'm reworking the steps out front. Remember the ones I built with rocks last year? It was still good, but A couple places needed to be widened, so I'm adding some stones. That is what I was doing yesterday, and damn, is it hard work! but I'm loving the result. It's not finished yet, but probably one more day will see it through. I'm going to wait for some cooler weather over the weekend, however. No sense in being stupid about it! Surprisingly, I'm not feeling bad at all today. I can feel some of the muscles that I used, but they are not painful, just tight. I actually like doing that kind of thing, if for no other reason than to convince myself that I still can.
Just a few minutes ago all the dogs were going crazy on the deck, so I stepped out to see what was going on. I should have guessed.....
There were about a dozen in my front yard, snacking on scrub oak and having a refreshing drink at the tub I've put down in the yard for them. I also put out a salt lick, and I don't know if they are using it or not. I hope so.
OK, I have some things to get done in the house, so you all talk amongst yourselves till I get back. ;D
PS - Obviously the deer are not worried about the dogs. Look what I just found sitting in the shade, having a little rest: