Sunday, June 19, 2016

What Did I Just Say?!

It's Silly Sunday, and Sandee at Comedy Plus has challenged us all to share something funny. Lucky (?) for you, I like a good pun . . . and quite a few bad ones too! It's not quite dog related but this is one of my favorite jokes:
Mickey Mouse goes to a divorce lawyer. The attorney says "Mr. Mouse, you can't divorce your wife just because she's a little crazy."

Mickey says, "I didn't say she was crazy I said she was fucking Goofy."

If you're done groaning from the last joke, here's one of my favorite cartoons (Surprise, it is dog related):

Want more silliness? Click around below and see what others are sharing today. Do you have something silly to share? Link up! As always, thanks Sandee for putting this together every week. Later, -- K

Thursday, June 16, 2016

After Dinner Walk

It's HOT in Florida. We have pushed our walks to the evenings when it's not quite as oppressive. Last week we joined RK and Jedi's mom, Zasha, at a new park. Pretty nice, hunh?

I'll tell you all about the park later because today is Wordless Wednesday! Click around below and see what others are sharing. Later, -- K

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Sunday Funnies

We had the newspaper delivered when I was a kid. I loved looking at the Funny Pages. One of my all-time favorites was The Far Side. Gary Larson has a strange sense of humor, especially when it came to animals. Anybody remember these?

30+ years and they still crack me up. Good thing it's Silly Sunday! Want more silliness? Click around below and see what others are sharing today. Thanks to Sandee at Comedy Plus for putting this together for everybody. Later, -- K

P.S. Did you know you can follow The Far Side on Facebook? You can! Click here.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Howell Park

It's June. Heat and humidity have descended upon Florida in full force. It's oppressive and we are pretty much homebound during the day. Ugh. This makes for bored and restless dogs. When possible, we try to get out in the evenings for a walk. Unfortunately, I'm usually exhausted after work so even if a walk happens it's a bit lackluster for poor Jedi. I'm trying to keep him occupied with nosework and puzzle toys. We're also doing some obedience training indoors. We don't need much space to work on the "front" and "heel" positions.

Yesterday Jedi and I had our weekly nosework class. Afterwards I needed to go into work to feed the animals in the kennel. Until we hire another ACO, I'm pulling double duty. (Between you and me, I could use the overtime.) I decided to take Jedi with me. He got to bark at meet some of my coworkers at City Yard. A couple pieces of chicken leftover from class convinced him that the guys were OK. Then we grabbed a couple burgers at McDonalds and stopped by one of my favorite places at the beach.

Howell Park is a small park with multiple coquina paths winding throughout. There's a stream full of tiny fish and a big pond full of turtles. I've seen birds, squirrels, raccoons and armadillos scamper across the trails. Last summer we had reports of otters swimming in the stream. And if you're in the park at dusk you can hear the owls hooting to each other. It's such a peaceful place right in the middle of the city. A brisk, walk through the park can improve my mood in 15 minutes.

Despite the beauty and shade of a thousand trees, it was unbearably hot yesterday. I ended up taking a few pictures and cutting our walk short. Sorry Jedi.

If you happen to be out this way, make sure to stop by Howell Park. It's a great place to picnic and take a few photos. Make sure to save some crumbs for the turtles. -- K

P.S. As an ACO I feel it necessary to point out that no leash laws were broken to get these shots. Jedi is securely tethered to a fixed object in both pictures -- I'm just getting better at positioning the camera to crop out the leash.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Pin-Up Pup

For the past few years Black Horse Creations has put together a German Shepherd calendar. Crazy GSD owners like me submit pictures to the FB page and people vote on who they'd like to see in the calendar. Last year my friend twisted my arm and I submitted this photo that my aunt took in Alpharetta last year:

We didn't get in. I couldn't believe it! I think the fact that I entered the contest late didn't help. (BTW, when Hubby calculated how much I would have spent on calendars for all my friends and family he wasn't nearly as upset as I was.) This year Black Horse Creations is doing two calendars -- one just for puppy pictures and one for grown GSDs, so I sent in two pictures. The rules say only one submission per group. It was tough, but here are my picks.

This one for the puppy calendar:

Click here to vote for baby Jedi
And this one for adult calendar:

Click here to vote for Big Boy Jedi
I'm hoping we get in one of the calendars this year. (Hubby not so much.) If you've got a GSD picture you'd like to submit, click here to join the FB Group. Honestly, join the group if you want to just look at great GSD photos. It'll make you smile!

And speaking of smiling, it's Wordless Wednesday! Click around and see what others are sharing. It always brightens my day. -- K