Monday, September 22, 2008


One of the really cool things to me is how quickly gulls will appear when food is tossed out. These (obviously) were taken on the beach. From where I live, you can't see the water. I can go out in the backyard with nary a gull in sight and throw pieces of stale bread in the air. Then I count to see how long before gulls, raucously squalling "Mine! Mine!" will appear. (Sidebar: if you haven't seen _Finding Nemo_ you need to. It's a great movie that, among other things, perfectly captures gulls.) I think my record so far was something like 3 seconds. From zero to incoming in 3 seconds ;D

Sunday, September 21, 2008

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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

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Monday, September 15, 2008

Friday, September 5, 2008

Da' Reds

Is it supper time yet?

Cool Clouds

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Goat v. Poodle, part two

Oh yes, I told you there was more. Actually, there was quite a bit more...I just picked a few of the highlights to show you.

The game can go on for quite a while. Part of the poodle excitement is to race bravely past the goat with the goal being to stir her up without actually getting caught. Funny sidebar: Sabrina used to think she was the fastest dog in the world. That was until she met Phil, my greyhound. You should have seen the look on her face the first time that Phil blew past her when they were playing in my backyard. It was priceless!
As I said in the last post, there are actual head butts involved here. It appears I didn't actually catch contact being made in any of my photos, but it's not for lack of Shasta trying!
The stare-down has many variations and takes up a great deal of the time-clock. Meanwhile, Fifel is just trying to stay out of the line of fire. He's a funny little guy and I'll have to do a post soon of some of his antics.
And finally, we have a demonstration of goat ballet in its purest form: