SAUDADE - A longing for something you already have......

Pronounced "sow-dahd-jee" this word is hard to define.

It's being in a moment so wonderful that all you can do is

mourn it's passing, even as it is happening.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

A little bit of this and that

We're enjoying this summer.  The weather has been very nice for a change.  Varick is growing up and just turned 6 months old on July 26th.  Our household has been slightly disrupted this month with our house getting a new roof, new siding, new gutters, etc etc thanks to the major hailstorm we had in April.  SO the dogs have been pretty good about dealing with lots of strange guys around and LOTS of hammering and banging all day.

We have had a lovely "urban deer" hanging out on our street this summer.  She appears to be fearless, and completely ignores the dogs barking at her.  If you get too close, she will slowly wander away. 

See how close Travis got to her while taking pictures.  She is right there between the pine trees in our neighbors backyard.  Prior to this picture, all the dogs were clamoring against the fence at her.

"I got this!"

 Jamie is SO cute, gotta love him.  These pics are from Spring, but had to share.

"Stripes on Stripes"
 Enjoying his new outdoor bed.  I got tired of dragging his crib mattress in and out everyday.

 Varick did some swimming.

And some tugging...

It's hard to see, but here he is being "buzzed" by Travis' RC Helicopter.
Varick got a new waterproof swim collar.  It dries quickly, is color fast and doesn't stretch.
He looks awesome in it at the dock diving pool or the creek.

 I did find a little spare time to do a painting of the silly boy.

Varick's fur is super shiny and he gets compliments on it all the time.
Remember he was the only one in his litter to have a white spot on his chest?

Well, this is all that remains.  THREE HAIRS, can you see them?

And interestingly, he has tan hair between his toes now.