Thursday, May 20, 2010

Puppy Pile

The three males all have a spot on top of their head.

The lone female has her head under the pile.

There she is ... on top on the right.

The two black and white males looked nearly identical at birth, but the one on the left has a bit more white.

All pictures at two days old.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Newborn Puppies

Abba and her puppies on their first day. April 8th, 2010.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Bird In The House

Nesting season means that the birds are looking for nice, cozy little shelters for building their nests. Unfortunately, our chimney, with its neat little hat on top, looks like such a place to them. Once inside, they fall down the chimney and cannot fly back up, so the only escape is out the wood stove and into the house. Last week I had a blackbird in the house.
This week it was a bluebird.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Hello Again

My Mother has prompted me to start this blog up again, so here goes. I stopped posting last summer when a lightning strike fried my computer, and somehow I just never got back to it. I spent the winter helping a pair of junior mushers learn to be better dog drivers. The snow has melted (almost), and the tulips and daffodils are starting to poke up through the ground (barely). Spring came early this year because we had incredibly low snowfall this winter. Mike just found a job after almost eight months of unemployment, and we have four new puppies after four years of no litters. I have a new friend who will be taking me horseback riding, so now I can look forward to summer instead of just feeling sad about putting the dog sled away. I have spent the last year learning a new instrument (the violin) and practicing an old instrument (my pedal harp). Soon the season of brushing out the dogs and spinning their hair into yarn will be upon me. As you can see, I have lots of interests and lots of things to do. I have not decided if I will try to garden this year; that may be too much to take on.