OK, it's actually tomorrow, but BH gave me presents and is cooking ribs for me today. He has to work tomorrow, and I can't say I mind. I like having the place to myself - I can crank the stereo! So here I sit in my brand new desk chair! He also gave me a new Ipod adapter for my car, as we're all surprised the old one lasted this long... and flowers-n-candy, Itunes cards, and a new flash drive.
BH made me a couple of long leashes for the dogs. Our fence isn't secure except right around the house, so they don't get to run the acres, and I want to start walking them. I hate trying to keep tabs on them on a road with traffic, so it's leash or nothing. The problem is old Dumbass. He's never had to wear a collar or harness, so he's afraid of them. Earlier today I wanted to take them down to the bald eagle's nest, but he hid under the bed. So I let him stay there, and took the big yellow food processor. The long leash was pointless, since she stayed pretty close the whole way - why doesn't she do that off-leash??? Anydog, the wind liked to knock me off the road, but it was a nice walk. And the longest I've had in years -almost 3 miles. We got down to the creek near the nest and poor panting Sadie hardly acknowledged the water. Barely got her paws wet and had a dainty sip. She's a yellow lab, dainty is not her thing! At least not in the house. We scared off a great blue heron, and then the eagle took note of us. She's used to cars and ATV's, but she doesn't get many visitors on foot. She left the nest and circled for a few minutes, then landed on a branch next to it. If she has hatchlings yet, they're too small to poke their heads up to where I can see. Sadie of course, never looked up. I'm used to pack-raised dogs who love the great outdoors and are aware of their surroundings. She's mostly just aware of me. I guess I should be flattered, but I kind of pity her; if I'm the most interesting thing in her life, she's missing out on so much dogness! When we got home, Cal the Dumbass gave her a very thorough sniff-down. I hope he figured out there's fun to be had at the end of a leash! I heard that, Coffeypot!
PFC called last night, and we had a nice long chat. The Skype plan is on hold as he doesn't have much use for a computer just now, so he's not going to "waste" his money. There seems to be a female in the picture at present, a college girl with a 4.0 GPA and a future. Doesn't appear to be a camp-follower. Whew! And she's pretty. His birthday is coming up, and I was going to spend next weekend making cookies ala Coffeypot http://johnjudyc.blogspot.com/2011/03/so-whats-problem.html PFC said not to bother because the package we sent to Boot Camp in December finally caught up with him. He's currently in possession of enough Oreos and Hershey's Kisses to feed a platoon! So I'll save the homemade cookies for another time.
The ribs are about done, so I'm off to celebrate!