Random things and random pictures.
My five year old son has been begging for a puppy for some time. We have a dog already but she is a rather large and at times hyper Chesapeake Bay Retriever named Gypsy and her rambunctiousness is often more than my youngest son can handle.
GYPSY COOLING DOWN WITH A DRINK RIGHT FROM THE HOSE
One of our friends has a nice calm dachshund and my son has fallen in love with her and her good nature, so he wants a weenie dog, but my wife have decided to shy away from an expensive purebred puppy and instead look at the shelters for a pup to rescue. We don't think he'll mind so long as the critter is of a smallish nature.
There are three shelters in our town. Two that are no-kill facilities and one that follows the death row philosophy of business. Here's the interesting thing. The dogs seem to know they are on borrowed time. We've been checking nearly everyday and the dogs at the "short-term facility bark some but mostly they stand at the door of their cage looking anxious and needy.
At the other two places where there is no ticking timeclock, the vast majority of the docks bark, and growl, and jump about like idiots. Could be coincidence but it dos make one wonder how much they know.
Guess what it rained here the last two nights. We've only gotten a grand total of 3 tenths of an inch out of those rains, but I'll take it since it has been drier than a popcorn fart around here.
Doesn't the leading edge of this storm look like a face screaming and struggling to push onward? You might have to click to enlarge, but that is what I saw.
This next shot is the east view from the back porch of one of my critique partner's house. This is about a half hour before sunset. My house is about a mile and a half away at the bottom of that canyon.
And a shot facing south from the same vantage point.
At the local conference I was told that my posts tend to be too long and time consuming to read. That is probably true but it's hard to get me to shutup once I get cranked up, so here are some more addition to the renovated blogroll.
Katrina Kimble is one of many talented authors that lives in my area. She blogs over at Texas Tawk and she recently started a series detailing the places that have inspired various famous writers. The first was on Louis May Alcott and can be read here. And this week's was on Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Alex Keto is another blogger that I personally know. I met him in February of 2007 at a week long writer's workshop in Arizona. He's a talented writer and a former journalist who has been the world over. Alex and I had some interesting conversations in Arizona as we stayed up late into each night and sipped daintily of our adult beverages. Alex blogs here but he has been absent of late so stop in and demand he start posting again. Or go here to read one of his older but better posts.
And one more addition to the blogroll. I met Cicily Janus at the same workshop as I did Alex. Cicily has one of the most imaginative mind I've ever encountered. Her plot ideas are spectacular and luckily she is one of the few writers talented enough to pull of such ambitious projects. She hasn't been blogging much as she is trying to get her writer's retreats going. Cicily has put together a great lineup of agents , editors, and published authors. The first retreat is scheduled for October in Vail, Colorado. Click here for more info.
Time to go puppy hunting once again as we are heading out to look at the pounds in a few surrounding panhandle towns.