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Archive for June, 2011

Bright and Shining New Week

It would seem that summer–make that spring?–has arrived at last.  The irises are open, bearded in purple, and I still have hope that the peonies will show up.  The roses, sturdy creatures that they are, are plugging along and I think the big dinner-plate dahlias will open soon.  I need to pick up some hanging planters for the deck just outside the kitchen door–I am starved for color, color and more color.

Sadie-beagle continues to fight me on the pill-taking front.  :)  I just have to remember who is the mistress and who is the dog.  Sometimes, that’s hard.  She’s

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Sunshine and Sadie

Finally–the sun is shining!  For a while there, I was thinking I’d better start building an ark.  :)

Sadie-beagle is on some new meds–she has Cushing’s, which is treatable and non-life-threatening–and let me tell you, she doesn’t like to take them, especially since she was already on several other ones.  For a long time, I could fool her by hiding pills in pieces of liverwurst, but she’s wise to that (or tired of liverwurst) so now we’re at the wrestling stage.  She’s a 29 pound dog, and I’m a — pound woman, but that doesn’t mean I win easily.  :)  Beagles can be unbelievably stubborn. 

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Cattle drives rarely went more than ten or twelve miles a day, as the cattle had to be given time to rest and graze. A drive from Texas to Montana could take up to five months.