Thursday, May 14, 2009

Four-Legged Destressors

Some more shots of our two great pups. The middle two are of Sally in her perenial hunt for chipmunks in the wood pile and the air conditioner (yes, there is a chipmunk that somehow lives in the AC unit). With the warm weather back, she has resumed her chipmunk hunting with vigor and spends a good portion of the day outside exercising her huntress skills.
Had a very stressful work day on Wednesday. Have been taking the girls out for brief walks in the early evenings but had missed a few days of late. After work, just wanted to crash on the couch but ended up taking them out for a quick jaunt and was happy I did. So good for the spirits to spend a time enjoying the company of dogs out in the fresh, cool air. I love to see how their two personalities play out, even in their walking styles. Sally is head up, tail cocked, bopping along, taking it all in. Ruby, a bit chunkier, is working harder to maintain the pace and periodically must come to a complete stop to closely examine some great-smelling thing on the side of the road.


steve said...

Oh the chipmunk and the dachshund should be friends.
Oh the chipmunk and the dachshund should be friends.
One dog like to scratch at logs,
the other likes to sniff freon.
But that's no reason why they can't be friends!

Cranky said...

Steve - this gave me such a laugh when I read it before work this morning. Just read it to Skip in the pace and singsong style of "If you're happy and you show it, clap your hands ...." We both got a charge out of it. Thanks!

P. S. Were I really clever, I'd respond poetically. Not within my skill set, though.

steve said...

How careless of me. I forgot to give you the tune. I originally thought of it sung to "The Farmer and The Cowman Should be Friends" from Oklahoma! But now that you mention it, I am happy and I do know it. Must have been subliminal.

Anonymous said...

This is hilarious!

Herrad said...

Hi Cranky,

Gorgeous photos thanks.


Cranky said...

Herrad - glad you like them. I love seeing your Spike and Marleen photos so much and wanted to return the favor. :-)