Saturday, June 28, 2008

Evil Squirrel

The truth is that I wanted it to be this way, but it wasn't, really. Yes there was the squirrel, chattering and watching, and yes, there were Gabbie and Charlie, all in the same place at the same time. But I think Charlie has squirrel-blindness. No matter how hard I try to point them out, or how close they come on our walks, or how prominently they run the fence and chatter, Charlie just doesn't see squirrels.

Two of them had a little fight on our roof last week, and since the roof is at eye level in our up-terraced back yard, Charlie and I got ringside seats. But did he watch? No, I couldn't even get him to acknowledge the squirrels. Our previous goldens used to run back and forth under trees and phone wires, having a great time, apparently expecting the little beggers to fall into their mouths. And I know Gabbie can see them - she about pulled my arm off once on a walk trying to go after one. But not our Charlie. Maybe the guy needs glasses!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Friday, June 20, 2008

Run and Jump and Play

There's nothing like hanging out with a good friend on a pleasant day!


Monday, June 16, 2008

How to Make Charlie Really Really Really Happy...

Take 1 big sweet potato/ yam:

and cut into 1/3" slices:

Microwave the slices until they're soft (sounds crazy, but it took 10 min. for these):

Bake (raised on a rack) at 200-250' F (95-120' C?) for hours (4 in this case) until they're dry but still flexible (note: they didn't ooze at all):

Cool.    (Note that at this point, the 2 end pieces are missing, having been commandeered by the quality control team of Charlie & Gabbie, who pronounced them 'fit for consumption'.)

Feed & repeat:

"Gimme that!"

I don't know if they're as good as Sam's Yams, but they're a whole lot cheaper & Charlie likes them just fine!!


Saturday, June 14, 2008


Saturday, June 07, 2008

What I See When I Look up From Doing Dishes...

"How 'bout a round of Chase Charlie?"

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Hi, Pouncer!