Friday, August 29, 2014

Project 365 #29 - T in Hill City

We're home in South Dakota for the weekend. Here's Mr. T checking things out in Hill City as we pass through.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Project 365 #23 - Pikes Peak 2014

Marcus and Mr. T completed their 3rd Pikes Peak hike today in record time. Marcus told me how many times he's done it, but I can't remember at the moment. Man, it was cold and windy at the top.

Afterwards, Dave, Marcus & I went to the Black Bear Diner on Academy Blvd in Colorado Springs for Dave's belated birthday lunch. I had a really yummy banana split for desert that had huckleberry ice cream. That place had their branding on absolutely everything. I'd like to go there again. Apparently it's a huge chain to our West, but that's the only one here in Colorado.

I couldn't decide whether to use the pic of the banana split or the one of Marcus/Mr. T for today's photo. Obviously, I finally decided on this one.

ETA: Marcus submitted one the pictures I took to Coolibar (he wears their clothing when he hikes) and they featured the photo on their Facebook page for National Dog Day on August 26th!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Project 365 #13 - On the Road Again

Today we made the monthly drive up to Homestead North in Keystone, SD. It rained briefly somewhere along I-25 in Wyoming. It had to have been after Wheatland since Marcus is driving.

Saturday, August 09, 2014

Project 365 #9 - Mr. T Worn Out from Bully Stick

Apparently, chewing on a bully stick is extremely hard and exhausting work, as evidenced by Mr. T this evening. Poor guy!

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Project 365 #5 - Pouting Mr. T

So, I'm trying to knit at least one row every night before bed. Mr. T is pouting - probably upset that I'm on "his" pillows.

Sunday, July 08, 2012

Searching for the Right Dog

Marcus has his heart set on getting a Jack Russell Terrier (not a Parsons Russell). Man, they are hard to find to adopt.

We met with a cute dog on our lunch break from work at the Denver Animal Shelter week before last. I fell for her hard, but even though it said it was a Jack Russell on the web site then, it was really a Parsons and not what Marcus wants. He wants the shorter legs, stockier body and it has to have a tail. I've noticed a lot of the shelters use the names interchangeably, but they're actually two distinctly different types of dogs.

I was eventually OK because someone had adopted her. Imagine my heartbreak when she showed up on the site again last night, newly spayed. I'm guessing that means her adoption fell through.

I want to give in and get her, but I keep trying to remind myself that I still really want another Alaskan Malamute and that can't happen until our house moves to South Dakota. I also have to keep reminding myself that, even though it is hard, I have to patient and not selfish. We can only deal with one dog at the moment and Marcus has a specific dog in mind. I can't ask him to compromise - that wouldn't be fair.

So, if anybody is looking for an adorable Parsons, "Misha" is looking for a home.

Misha - Parsons Russell Terrier at Denver Animal Shelfter

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Abandoned Bunnies in CO Springs

I read a post in my Facebook feed yesterday by the Colorado House Rabbit Society about approx. 60 white rabbits that had been abandoned by the the roadside down in Colorado Springs. It reminded me of our own rescue of an abandoned white rabbit.

I hope they find the jerk/s that did that. Not only were they left to fend for themselves, but there is probably a lot of inbreeding going on as a result. So not cool.

I wish I could adopt one as my little Flash could probably use a friend, but probably not a good idea.

Here's the story from KKTV in the Springs:

OK, apparently the buttheads at KKTV deleted the video.

Friday, November 18, 2011

THW Via Cup Poster

Another fine THW Golf tournament poster is under my belt. Hit a design block on this last night about 2 am. I already had the image drawn, inked and colored, but Marcus and I just couldn't figure out how to incorporate it into the poster format and tie in with the PGA Presidents Cup theme. See, they have their tournaments coincide with real golf tourneys, so we try to include some reference when possible. I was consumed with thinking about this poster and even my customary hot shower did nothing to clear my block. When I gave in and went to bed, I still didn't drift off right away and I dreamed about this darned thing all night. When the alarm went off at 7:30am, I had a flash and it resulted in what you see below. The guys seemed to like it and now they're getting ready to tee off for their matches.

I guess I should explain the poster for those not in the know. Via Banana Buzzsaw is the concoction that Marcus drinks when he's playing, consisting of either hot or cold Via blended with a banana. This weekend is the President's Cup and Marcus drinks this in the big Starbucks cup pictured in the get the idea, I hope.

On a sad note, one of my parakeets dropped dead while we were working on this. Marcus was standing behind my chair watching me color when there was a big ruckus in the cage to our right. Marcus is a little traumatized, I think, because he saw the bird fall and then close its eyes for the final time. Poor bird. I got the pair on Freecycle quite a while ago (their names were Luke and Leia - not kidding). I never knew the sex of the bird that died, but since it didn't lay eggs like the other one, I christened him to be Luke. I have no idea how old they were when I adopted them, so I wasn't surprised. Still sad, though. I hate losing pets. RIP, Luke.