Wednesday, July 27, 2005

The mighty snipe hunter...

For those of you that don't know, I've been working quite a bit from home. What does this really mean? It means that I am now available to assist my puppy in her snipe hunting (at least, that's what it means in her mind). While the kids were away recently, she wanted to be out every 30 seconds to check to see if they were coming home and to hit all of her favorite snipe spots. Now, with everyone back, it takes about 20 minutes for her to want to check her snipe spots.

What's that? Isn't a snipe a fictional critter that you send unsuspecting folks in a new area hunting for? Well, yes and no. Here, I use it to justify the puppy's innate need to go out chasing lizards and other unsuspecting natural wild life critters. Down here, we have an abundance of lizards running around and for whatever reason, the dog loves to sniff them and occassionally pounce on them (as if she were a cat no less). She's also been known to "gutter" a squirrel or two; (here, the trees are often too far away for the squirrels to reach, so they'll run into the house gutters which is just far enough away to protect them from the dog, but close enough to send her into a panic because she KNOWS they are so close).

Anyway, in the dog's eyes, we are here to serve, and now I'm here more often which means I simply MUST indulge her snipe hunting efforts. It's a good thing she's cute...Happy snipe hunting!!!


Anonymous said...

3:37 a.m.? Hmmmmmm. I must say that your canine friend sounds like all the home security you need! Kerry

darprice said...

Hey now - that wasn't the dog's fault. I woke up in the middle of the night and couldn't go back to sleep, so I began fixing some of the things I've been meaning to get to, but typically aren't important enough not to get sidetracked. Took me from 3am-9am this day, but I got the blog updated, set it up to do emails, set up my blog rolling program so I can read the many blogs I try to stay in touch with without having to switch sites all the time, and finally got my flickr site up so you can see pictures of the family and friends (link will get posted here too, but currently is only on Anyway, all this productivity cleared the way for me to finally get to moving the blogs and updating the other sites, so all in all a good piece or work for the time spent!