Sunday, June 27, 2010

more quail pics

I'm on alert now -- they are in my dog run.....i can't let the dogs out :(  Demon is on alert also.

2010 Quail Family

Here's a few pics I took of the quail -- and one of the cat plastered to the window :)

Quail family

Last year I had a quail family in my back yard for a few weeks.  I  was so excited watching them.  I happened by the kitchen window a few minutes ago.....and I have another family!!! Maybe it is the same parents and they remembered being safe.  Actually I think what happens is someone falls off the retaining wall or maybe tries to fly -- and then can't get back up there so the whole family has to stay in my yard.  So no more backyard time for the collies -- and of course the cats are GLUED to the windows!  I will post pictures soon!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Pet Sitting Saturday

Well this ended up being a busy morning daughter was heading to San Francisco at 5am so i got up to see her off.....and got an early start on my day.  Took Ozzy for a walk early and remembered why we used to get up early and walk -- it is so peaceful at 6am when the rest of the world is sleeping :)  Today was my last visit at the cat sitting facility while the owners were taking a mental health getaway -- this was the kitty who was waiting for me to come.  Her name is Portia and you can see she is just gorgeous.  I was trying to use my iPhone which doesn't work too well if the subject is moving, but she stopped for a quick second so i could have a picture in focus.  My mental health getaway is in two weeks and i am SO EXCITED except for the anxiety about being dogless for 48 hours -- well more like 36 hours but that is a long time for me to not be with my animals!!


Friday, June 25, 2010

Take Your Dog to Work Day

Today was Take Your Dog to Work Day!  Our favorite dog store, Healthy Tails, and the Glenn Group had a party in the parking lot for the dogs.  Ozzy got to go with his friends, Simone and Phoebe.  It was a lot of fun and I hope it will be an annual event.  I post 39 pictures on facebook -- and rather than try to post them all here (again), i'm going to post them on my Flickr page so I would ask that you check them out at:

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Collie Puppies

These are two of the collie puppies I photographed since birth -- they will be six months old on July 7. Top left is Patches; top right is Smokey; in the group pictures, the sable is Sierra, from the previous litter and the darker blue merle is Skye, mom of all the puppies.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

collie eyes

I like to take pics of my dogs' eyes -- collies have such pretty eyes.  Bonnie Lass is getting some skin tags around hers, but they are still beautiful.


Truck and Bonnie Lass

Truck seems to think he is a dog. He loves the collies.  His most famous picture is his tender moment with Pistol.  Unfortunately I didn't have a good camera close by to capture his newest tender moment so had to use my iPhone -- the picture is blurry but very sweet. 
 She is without a doubt, the sweetest little girl.

Monday, June 21, 2010

more back yard fun

some days this just doesn't work well......i had it all posted and lost it :(  

Last Day to Take Care of Bingo's Family

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Cats, too

Yes I do have cats too -- they just seem to be in some of the earlier posts. So here's a picture or two to appease the cat people: 

Lights on -- Somebody IS home

I am so excited!!!!! My new blog friend, Road Dog, explained to me about adding those gadget thingies and after 97 tries the spare brain cell kicked in and i finally got it!!!!! I am so excited!

So my first gadget is the Click Every Day to donate food to help shelter pets.  I cannot wait to add more stuff!!!!  Thank you Road Dog blogger buddy -- you ARE awesome!!!

Sunday at the Dog Park

We went to the park again this morning.....Ozzy and Pistol, picking up Bingo on the way, and meeting up with Rusty.  


Saturday, June 19, 2010

Saturday Pet Blogger Hop
Its blogger hop saturday -- and 
i still haven't figured out how!!

Dog Park with Bingo

Ozzy & Bonnie Lass went to the dog park this morning with Bingo.  These pics were taken with my iPhone -- have to say they are "decent" for a phone!

when we walked last Saturday, Bingo's mom said this is his "i love you, man" mode.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Guinea Pig

Ok, lets try this one more time.......i already posted and lost it once so i hope it doesn't show up many times......This is Nibbles, the guinea pig.  He makes wonderful little guinea pig noises.  I had forgotten how cute they are :) 

Monday, June 14, 2010


Yahoo!!  Got the confirmation phone call today that we get to take care of Bingo, Boyla and Nibbles for a few days while their family goes to New Mexico.  
This is one of my favorite pictures from the last time we pet sat Bingo and Boyla.  We had gone out to play with Simone (the black dog in front) and Phoebe (the little dog in the rear) -- this picture just happened -- Ozzy is behind Simone and Bingo is behind Ozzy.

This is Boyla, Bingo's kitty friend. 

summer time.....

hard to imagine just a few days ago i was complaining about being cold.  the collies are settled in for the afternoon, waiting for it to cool off outside so they can have a frosty paws treat.  in case you missed the recipe on the other blogs and banana, 32 oz of plain yogurt, two tablespoons of honey and two tablespoons of peanut butter.  i cheated and used two bananas.  for Bonnie's birthday i poured it into some old Disney popsicle molds and the rest in ice cube trays.  makes a nice treat for them though they insist they don't get enough :)

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Zazoo's birthday

Crazy little kitty that belongs to my daughter.  He is turning two years old on  Monday.  This is a picture of him with his roommate, Dipstick.  They are close enough in age to be litter mates, but Dipstick was running with the ferals downtown when i brought him home.  Zazoo is on the left; Dipstick on the right.
Happy Birthday, Zazoo :)

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Bingo & Ozzy

Ozzy & I went for a walk to a new dog park area by Bingo's house.  We walked with Bingo's mom and little girl....and went back to the house to meet the guinea pig, Nibbles.  Lots of places to walk over there -- will have to go back early one morning for photos :) 
I am so excited i finally figured out how to link to this!!!!

Saturday Pet Blogger Hop 

Friday, June 11, 2010

a day on the river

These pictures keep popping up on my screen saver from a visit out to Verdi to play with Simone and Phoebe.  The blue merle is my Pistol, the sable is Ozzy and Simone is our friend who is a lab/ border collie mix. 
i love this shot of them hopping over the log.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

in-home cat sitting

Today was my first day covering at the in-home cat sitting location.....six kitties to feed and take care of.  this is a couple of the signs outside -- the setting is that of an "outlaw hideout".