Thursday, December 1, 2011

A few shares

I’m sitting here this evening, playing with the Black & White who won’t leave me alone. When he returns his toy, he gives me the border collie stare-down until I shoot it again. Tonight we’re playing with super squirrel, which is a sling shot toy, and one of his favorites.

Ok – this is really funny. Speaking of sling shot toys ~

In the time it took me to type the first paragraph, George was digging about in his toy box and has just brought me the only other sling shot toy that’s in there, which is super chicken. I just needed to share that with you. This is a smart dog. (But you already know this, don’t you?)

Still no word on the photo retrieval of my EHD (external hard drive) but I’ll keep you posted. Right before I lost all my photos, I deleted all of the ones on the camera card because it was full. So, yay. My husband took a couple of pictures today of a big hairy woodpecker that visited the feeders at the breakfast nook window.

 

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This was taken using the Nikon 70-300mm lens through the glass windows of the house. My husband has set up all sorts of cut tree branches like the one you see in this photo. Hanging from them are several suet feeders which are double encased in wire to keep the squirrels out.

George, will you stop staring at me, for heaven’s sake!!!!!

Want to see something a little different? A friend sent me this link today to a You Tube video that features a little porcupine named Teddy Bear who doesn’t want to share his ear of corn. I had no idea that porcupines made these sounds.

 

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And because I can’t share any more photos, here’s a song I heard last weekend while listening to the Coffeehouse station on DirecTV one morning. It’s by The Script, and I like it.

 

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Sorry about the commercial at the beginning.

Ok, I’d better go now. There’s a dog at my feet who won’t stop staring at me. For the love of Pete, George. Cut it out!!

Pete. George. Heaven’s to Betsy.

 

Until tomorrow, my friends . . .

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26 comments:

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

What cute porcupine language! LOL I think I'm in love.

JaneK said...

smile :) and I needed that... thanks

JaneK said...

PS: just watched the porcupine video... I do believe that porcupine was telling her to sod off! that is funny!!

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

How wild is that! If you don't give him the corn, does he shoot his quills at you? What a funny little noise.

Donna Boucher said...

There is hope. My Mac crashed. I took the hard drive in.
They found nothing. I left it there for a month cause I didn't want to pay 85 dollars for a dead (one year old) hard drive. A month later they called. They tried something new. They got my stuff back.

It was a miracle.
Being a tightwad helped, I guess.

thecatalanway said...

I may be just a cynical Brit but I thought it was dubbed on - didn't we hear actual words? But it made me laugh anyway. Blue and Bonnie love the idea of a toy box - how nice you are to have one in the room for George. and I like the song too - thanks! All the best to you and your husband Kate in Cornwall

beth said...

i love teddy and had seem him just recently somewhere else, maybe facebook....but now i want a porcupine :)

and oh the script...love that song and them, but had not seen the video....thanks for the visual !!

xox

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Before too long, Husband will have those lobster buoys rigged up somehow as bird feeders...

I have a good feeling about your pictures. You'll get them back.

Also, doesn't blogger automatically file the photos to a Picassa album? At least when I go to upload pics it asks me if I want to upload from the blog, a picassa album (that I have never, EVER uploaded to but that shows photos from the blog so I assume it's some backup function) or the computer.

BTW, I am the last person to ask for computer advice, since I just ordered a flaptop (my father's term, I get my technical savvy honestly) with *no* software because i thought it came magically installed and wondered where Word was when I attempted to make notes at the library today...

But at least on your blog and in some album out there in the blogospace you should have some photos to fall back on, however small consolation that may be.

I still have a good feeling about that drive, though.

Cloudia said...

GOT our fingers crossed that you retrieve your pics. I can feel G staring at you, LOL



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missing moments said...

That porcupine video is awesome ... who knew they could make such noise. Probably was all porcupine swearing as she tried to take away his corn!
Keeping my finger's crossed on your drive and hugs to george.

Caroline said...

I agree with Beth...I wanna porcupine. Damn is he cute or what?? Oh and that song...yeah...love! Hope you get your photos back...keeping my fingers and toes crossed! xo

Another Sister said...

Very cool: Song. Photo. Dog.

Donna said...

That porcupine is priceless!

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Daryl said...

Jack is like that with The Light (aka presentation pointer) he loves chasing it and if you dont offer to play he will sit and look at you til you look at him, then he looks from you to the wall and back til you 'get it' ...

Hilary said...

I just got lost in YouTube porcupine videos for the last 15 minutes. Thanks a lot! Too darn cute.

Heather said...

I am just laughing SO HARD!!!

Hilary said...

You have to see this one.. Teddy with subtitles. ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRfaWMjyngY

Jan's camera said...

Thanks so much for sharing the porcupine video. How adorable is Teddy? Those little sweet sounds. And he love his corncob. Yummy. Also beautiful song. Thanks again.

Dorothy said...

That song was so beautiful. Who is the guy singing?

Donna S. said...

So happy to hear follow up mri was good news. Hope you get everything off of your external drive. Have a relaxing weekend!!

thecubiclerebel said...

One word on your dog: gor-juss!

Lili said...

Oh that George is so durn smart Kate, cracks me up as I can totally envision the stare that goes along with playtime. And it's almost like that porcupine is saying words...oh my goodness that was just the cutest. Nice find with the music video too. xo ~Lili

Bluebird49 said...

2 great videos! And a black and white who will not be ignor3ed. What are we going to do with George--his mommy needs camera time! You need a robot that will sling that danged squirrel for him! Google that, will ya--for Pete's sake, George, or Kate--or whoever!

The Japanese Redneck said...

He's a very smart boy!

Lisa RedWillow said...

Loved this blog. Thanks for the smile tonight. I have the flu and I will not give in.
The music is lovely Kate. xo

Now Just send the young man.....ha!

Lisa RedWillow said...

Who would have thought that little guy full of pines would be so cute sounding, and eat corn/ Thank YOU