Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day

Memorial Day begins at the all-day breakfast place for a game of checkers and ... breakfast!
I wandered over to a nearby retention pond to watch Canada Geese while waiting for a table and found clusters of Oxeye Daisies. 

Jenine found a tiny millipede. It is good for a half hour of letting it wander across her hands, transferring it from finger to finger. When it was time to eat, she found a bush for it.

I'm not sure what is going on here. Either Sadie and Tobie are claiming Jenine or the chair ... maybe both.

Things may look peaceful, but it's an illusion. Angel, left between Sam's legs — one of Sam and Alison's newly adopted dogs — and Sadie, center between Feris and Alison, are working out their relationship. So far it's a bit contentious. We thought they had worked it out the other day, but apparently there are still some unresolved issues between them. Sound familiar? Things in the dog world aren't so different from those in the human.

Left to right: Shawn, Sam, Dianne, Alison and Feris play "Shut-the-Box." It's an old sailor's game of dice and numbered pegs dating back to the days of sail. The one who wins gets to slam the box shut.

It was a busy and exhausting weekend for the dogs. Sadie settles in for a quiet evening at the end of the day.

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