“There is nothing in which the birds differ more from man than the way in which they can build and yet leave a landscape as it was before.” ~ Robert Lynd, The Blue Lion and Other Essays
“I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose I would always greet it in a garden.” ~ Ruth Stout Saturday was a picture perfect early spring day, which brought out all kinds of visitors to the garden: dogs, lizards, snails (by the thousands), and Rocky! Our resident snake is back and apparently well fed. And if the geese hadn’t found such a buffet in the wet field next door, they would probably have been in the garden as well. […]
To my frozen blogger friends and family on the east coast, I send a tiny bit of spring and offer this deal: if you’ll send water in form of melted snow and ice, we’ll keep sending flowers. 🙂 “The color of springtime is in the flowers; the color of winter is in the imagination.” ~ Terri Guillemets Oops…those sneaky dogs!! Stay warm all (and use lots and lots of imagination until spring).
What becomes of a retired hunting dog? The luckiest are already part of a family where hunting is the exception, not the rule. But for dogs bred and trained to do only one thing, retiring to the sofa is usually not their fate. The lucky ones find their way to rescues or new homes. The transition can take patience and lots of love. Recently, seven beautiful hunting dogs made their way to us. Not a Golden among them, of course. […]