Monday, April 14, 2008

April 14, 2008 - 8:05 PM

What's this date and time you ask? This is when we came upon our first rattlesnake of the year.

Folks look at dad funny when he is walking me and Mojo around the neighborhood after dark - carrying a flashlight in one hand, and our leash and a pair of snake tongs in the other hand. But there is a reason for this - dad knows.

He knows that when it gets hot like it has been the last few days, and when summer is almost here - he knows that is prime snake season. Add to that mom having a "bad feeling" about snakes today, and sure enough...

Dad got through walking Mojo, then took me on a walk. We were back in the fenced area around the house and dad let me off the leash. One minute later, and about 40 feet from the house, I walked by it - luckily dad was right behind me with the flashlight and the tongs. He yelled for me to "leave it!" - which I certainly did! As soon as I heard that noise I have learned about in rattlesnake avoidance training I was off for the house.

Luckily dad also carries his cell phone on walks, he was able to call mom who came out and brought him the shovel. That took care of that.

Over 3 feet long - thick sucker. 8 buttons on the rattle.

It might be a long careful out there fur-buddies!


Sunday, April 13, 2008

Been a Long Time

I know it has been a long time since I have done any blogging - things are still a little weird around the house, but much better.

Mom & Dad have taken the path that they are just going to keep us separated for now. They have let us play a little outside, and that went pretty well. But the house is sooooo small that Wallace still gets uppity. Mom is really hoping that once we move to a bigger place and we have more room that things will fall into place.

The up side to this situation? Dad (and mom usually too) takes us for a walk every day! It's nice when mom is up to it, because then we can all walk together. We walk all sorts of places. Around the ranch of course, and up where those new houses are - a few dogs up there too - and they take us shopping and for walks, Ralph's, Fresh & Easy, CVS - all over the place.

It's a lot of fun at the stores because people have very interesting reactions to seeing us!  =)   The little kids are great. Some are scared because we are bigger than they are. Mom has me lay down for the little ones, and that helps a lot. I like to see them smile. And lots of people take our picture too.

So for now we are just rolling along. We have both been having tummy trouble too, and I can tell you, I am really getting tired of brown rice and boiled chicken for dinner. Well, the chicken is good!