Despite how it sometimes seems, the porch dogs do from time to time
stop barking and just lie quietly on their beds.
In this case both on the same bed, because Yellow Dog was in residence.
Yellow Dog, Honeybun, Nervous Nellie, far to near
Don’t worry, there are actually four beds, one for each dog, if they want them.
Cleanly, those porch dogs are.
After a walk, Honeybun stuck her head under the bathwater and paddled furiously.
Nervous Nellie seemed more inclined to get a drink.
Yes, that’s beautyberry, Callicarpa americana, around the dog beauty bath.
Honeybun and Nervous Nellie in the beautyberry bathtub
Brown Dog and Yellow Dog watched.
Leash training day.
Honeybun and Nervous Nellie on their food deck, Brown Dog and Yellow Dog
Nervous Nellie is also known as the Jackal, because she looks like one,
and loves to skulk around and bark.
She barks less as times goes on.
Oh, yeah: that’s Gretchen.
At going on 13 years old, Yellow Dog is an octogenarian in human years,
with arthritis to show for it.
Yellow Dog and Gretchen
Brown Dog, who is the same age, was probably sleeping somewhere.
Brown Dog likes boats.
Brown Dog and Gretchen with halo
Especially this old flatboat. Continue reading
Apparently box turtles don’t like blackberries, even when Gretchen offers them.
And Yellow Dog doesn’t notice turtles.
Gretchen offers blackberry to turtle
Yellow Dog and Brown Dog cooling off in a beaver pond.
Dogs in water
Gretchen is represented by her camera there on the right.
She transplanted that tree when it wasn’t knee-high.
Gretchen, her Sycamore
Don’t tell her other trees she likes this one better. Continue reading
Something to avoid on the water.
As good a video as I could get, since I didn’t want to get any closer:
Stay tuned for great blue herons and a red-bellied woodpecker.
Gretchen wants to know
what is this plant
that she found on the floating bottom?
She plucked it from here. Continue reading