Saturday, January 8, 2011

A little snow, a little fetch

When last I wrote, I was sitting in the waiting room at my favorite Honda dealer, about an hour south of where I live, and worrying a little about my drive home because of the bad weather.

Fortunately, though, the drive home was a piece of cake – the snow stopped, the roads had been cleared and I was able to move at a decent clip. The odd thing was that the further north I drove, the less snow I saw. And by the time I arrived home, there was only about an inch of the white stuff on the ground compared to the 4 inches further south.

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After I got here, I put myself right to work and accomplished my single goal for the day, other than the car thing, which was to get all the holiday stuff packed away. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: the trick to accomplishing my daily goals is to not have many.

Maybe that sounds lazy, but hey - it’s the weekend and I’m not going to beat myself up over a long list of things to do. I had two things that had to be addressed today and I did them both, making everything else I managed to accomplish simply icing on the cake.

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It became dark all of a sudden in the middle of the afternoon, and then it began to snow as I shot the first of these photos. There are 12 birds that I counted in this bush. I promise, there are 12.

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The snow really began coming down at one point.  So I took the camera outside.

 

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I still had the 70-300mm lens on.

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Then I put the 18-55mm lens on and took this looking out the kitchen window.

 

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Oddly enough, by the time I walked around to the front of the house to get this picture off the front porch . . .

 

 

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. . . the snow had completely stopped and the sun was attempting to break through the thick cloud cover.

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And tonight, as I wait for dinner to be ready, it’s good to see the house back to normal again. It’s also good to play a little game of fetch in the living room with my little friend.

Here’s a 14-second video that is so boring, you’ll wonder what came over me. But as I was uploading these photos for a post, George came in from a walk with his dad. He came right to me in the living room, then went to his toy box where he spent quite a bit of time until he returned with what he was looking for.

And so I give you -

Fetch in the living room with scary bird.

Playing fetch in the living room from Kate Young on Vimeo.

Please do not judge. The dog has his own couch and we play fetch on it.

This is Scary Bird

Until tomorrow, my friends . . .

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38 comments:

Country Girl said...

It's a thrill a minute around here.

~ C.G.

Chrissykat said...

I don't judge (I can't, as we just recorded our kitty purring for my text message alert). I found all 12 birds...almost missed the one in the very top left corner. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Ellen said...

HeeHeeHee....scary bird.....I like that....smiles.

texwisgirl said...

The intensity in George's eyes says it all. He is locked on scary bird!

Snappy Di said...

Looks very similar to the excitement in our home on a daily basis. We wouldn't have it any other way.

Good Boy, George! Good Boy.

Oh, and we had a tree filled with cardinals yesterday too while it was snowing. I took a photo but simply could not get close enough and the weather was not great for picture snapping either. But the tree was filled with cardinals. They're so great looking.

Di

COUNTRY GAL said...

If anyone judges you then they would have to judge us as well and we dont care what people think , we love our fur babies .Our dog Miggy is the same , has her own couch and we play fetch with her toys in the house as well, she has her own toy box to ! Great photos and movies of George ! I love your blog ! Have a great day !

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COUNTRY GAL said...

I have photos of Miggy on my blog she is on her couch cuddling with her teddy ! Sorry about the delete internet went down , never had that happen ! Have a great day !

Deb said...

glad you made it home safe and sound...love the cardinal...

Jen at Cabin Fever said...

I'm jealous your bird feeder has birds. After a month and a half mine still has not had a single visitor.

And I won't judge. My dogs LOVE to play fetch indoors. Its the only way they'd get exercise this time of year.

Cabin Fever in Vermont

Mary said...

Glad you made it home safely! We had about 1-2 inches here. And George is SO cute!

Sweetpea said...

Well, that is pretty exciting, CG...your living room is like being in Vegas compared to over here where my dawg is passed out after a long walk and she has nothing has splendid as scary bird being tossed about!

[you crack me up!!]

deborah said...

So glad you made it home safely! Our dogs play fetch in the house..they are part of the family, and we enjoy seeing them romp and play in the house! Maggie (our lab) was passed out on the couch next to me, got bored and moved to the floor. Ahhh, the life!

ELK said...

i like your style .. not too many goals and the jobs get done!! and you have time to share your amazing photos birds and fun playtime..glad the drive home was not too scary Kate.

JC said...

We are supposed to get snow on Wednesday.

My dogs sleep on the downstairs couch at night. They even get their own stocking during the Holidays filled with toys.

Spoiled is the only way to go ...

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

i love those red birds..cardinals? we don't have them here....how i wish we did...and you KNOW i love the fetch in the living room...it's what we do here too with Teddy

:-)

happy to visit here with you and george today

kary and teddy
xxx

mrs mediocrity said...

you would fit right in at my house. i love the picture of the snow with the 70-300mm lens...perfect

Alli said...

Aw George is precious! I've fallen in love with border collies since finding your blog.
Your first picture of the snow falling is my favorite. It looks soft, yet magical!

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Love those cardinals. I always thought they were rather territorial and have never seen them in anything other than pairs. OF course there are now so many cats in my yard that cardinals have designated this a no-fly zone, so I've lost touch with them.

Glad you made it home OK and were able to relax with George and Scary Bird.

Deb said...

No judging here. We play catch with out dog in the house too (and he's allowed on our couch). I love the cardinal pictures, very pretty.

Mental P Mama said...

Ohhhhhhh. A matching Mr. Cardinal print.....

Jeanne Walker said...

Hey, I found the 12 birds too! Too bad this wasn't a test! I would have finally won something!

Love the 'scary bird' but isn't that a Paraguay falcon??? Hehehe!

Hope by now you're all snuggled in your bed with your brand new flannel sheets!

Keep the videos coming...it's good to see your 'pictures' come alive!

Lili said...

Rereading your scary bird post had me cracking up as I had forgotten all about the "Paraguay" falcon! Oh and maybe I'm seeing things, but I'm thinking there are 13 birds in that shot, or maybe I just have snow in my eye again! George is so beautiful. xoxo ~Lili

missing the mom gene said...

As always, you delight and entertain me. Wonderful photos!

Char said...

you crack me up! :)

Oliag said...

Glad you made it home safely:) Nothing like being home safe and sound and playing fetch while it is snowing outside...

...and now I'm really thinking about my next new lens:) We had lots of cardinals at our feeder during the snowstorm too but I just don't have a long enough lens to capture any thing...there is always something to want!

Gail said...

Good job!

Maggie and Lil would play fetch forever if I could last.

The Weaver of Grass said...

The cardinal is y all time favourite bird - you are so lucky to have them, I do wish we had them over here too.

Laura~peach~ said...

LOVE the george video and Love the 12 birds in the tree :) they say its gonna snow here after midnight... so we will see if we are shut down for a couple days!

Kerri said...

Sweet birds, sweet George, sweet post :)

Glen Hartjes said...

Hey Country Gal,
I have not been checking blogs a lot of recent, but needed to see how George was doing...

I hope 2011 brings you many great photo subjects and much joy!

Barefoot from Heaven said...

Gladd to see you and George having so much fun....and I love the car ride....to sad it only took a sec.
for me to watch.

happy snow times my friend.

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

....just doing a little sunday morning blogging...stopping by my favorites...

happy sunday to you and george

kary and teddy
xxx

Deb said...

so what do you offer those lovely cardinals to lure them into your yard? don't think I've ever seen so many in one spot before.

we are bearing down for our, yet another, snow storm this winter...lots of books to read by the fire and a little libation to boot!

Carolynn said...

So envious of all those beautiful cardinals outside your window. I think George is adorable and is more than deserving of his own couch.

Joy said...

It was cute. He was so proud of himself when he brought it back. I love Cardinals--noticed the females, but did not count them all... I'll take your word for it!

The Japanese Redneck said...

That's one lucky dog.

deb said...

I have been looking forward to chance to come here and immerse myself in your world.

I so heart George.

and cardinals.

and your blog