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Meg's

Sunday, November 16, 2014

We got a call from our friend, who owns the Border Collies, and she told us Meg's passed away early Sat. morning. I felt bad for my friend. I know how much Meg's meant to her. Meg's was almost 17 yrs., and she had a nice long life. She had arthritis, but she didn't let that stop her from enjoying life...or playing ball. How I loved her spirit.
So I wanted to dedicate tonight's blog to sweet Meg's. The very first time I met Huck and Meg's I was thrilled. They were the first dogs I exercised, and you couldn't ask for better dogs. Meg's had the cutest smile, and the softest brown eyes. Such a sweet lady. She was a tease at times though. I would throw her the ball, she grabbed it, then ran around the yard. "Come and get it" That always made me laugh. Or she would drop the ball at my feet. When I reached down to grab the ball, she would snatch it, then run all over the yard. She was quick, and beat me most of the time. I will miss her, but I feel blessed that I had such a wonderful dog to take care of. Here are a few of my favorite pictures that I took of her. Rest in peace sweet Meg's!








And here she is playing with her pal, Huck.

  
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REMEMBER2BME 11/26/2014 6:16AM

    Don't know how I missed this. Beautiful blog. 17 years, I would honestly pay $$ for that. What a long wonderful life. Beautiful!

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1SURFWALKER 11/22/2014 1:07AM

    Megs sure lived a long and happy life!! Glad you were able to be a part of it. Nice pics of such a pretty dog. It is hard to lose our furry friends! emoticon emoticon

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MARLINDA5 11/21/2014 11:19AM

    aww - what nice pictures of Meg - she seemed very happy.

Very nice dedication to Meg

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HIPPICHICK1 11/19/2014 1:04PM

    Every Border Collie I've ever met astounded me with their intelligence. May sweet Megs rest in peace. *hugs*

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CAPECODLIGHT 11/18/2014 6:41PM

    Just this spring, I went to a sheep farm in Scotland to see a wonderful demonstration of Border Collies. They even had a blind one who was old but still herded - amazing. The shepherd had a pup that he could not sell because she was deemed not "pretty enough". Can you imagine? So, he said he was determined to make her the best herding dog there ever was. It was adorable how she would jump in and try to imitate the older dogs. Another thrill was getting to hold the newest batch of puppies. We wanted to slip one in our pocket. I am sure it would have done your friend's heart good to see them. They are such a wonderful breed.

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PICKIE98 11/18/2014 5:16AM

    Please send big hugs to Megs's mom for me,,a big one for you and Huck too.

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TXGRANDMA 11/17/2014 7:58PM

    Such a sweet girl! I really love Border Collies, they are my favorites! So glad that she had 17 years with you, that alone is amazing. Thanks for sharing all the beautiful photos posted! I know that you will miss her! emoticon

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JACKIEWALKS4FUN 11/17/2014 7:02PM

    Awww, I remember seeing pictures of Meg. She sure did live a long life 17 years, that is amazing!!! How I wish.
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PRUPLEBEAR 11/17/2014 5:57PM

    Too cute!!!!!

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GOOZLEBEAR 11/17/2014 5:41PM

    I just saw this blog and I'm so sorry your friend lost her sweet Megs. She was a beautiful dog and sure lived a long and loving life. I know it is still hard to lose one.
Love seeing the pictures of her.

Thanks for sharing Megs with us.

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GAILANN48 11/17/2014 12:52PM

    Sweet girl, sweet blog, and so sweet of you to think of her. Your heart is amazing, my friend.

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BLESSED2BEME 11/17/2014 12:41PM

    Such a sweet dedication to her. She lived a long happy life!

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IMUSTLOSEIT1 11/17/2014 11:47AM

    What a pretty girl she was.

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ADIRONDACKMOM 11/17/2014 11:20AM

    It is nice that you shared a blog about a friend's dog! How sweet of you! Lost my 'Care Bear' this past April, and I never expected it to hit me so hard.... but I am still so hurt by it. One doesn't realize how much our animal family means to us.... Thanks for sharing.

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LIVINGLOVINLIFE 11/17/2014 10:24AM

    Beautiful memorial for a special friend. Meg is beautiful and so full of spunk. I know she was a lot of fun and will be missed by her momma and her friend. Her arthritis won't bother her in doggie heaven. Hugs

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KLAD_COCKERS 11/17/2014 9:57AM

    Swift wings Meg's . . . may there always be somebody to throw your ball at the Rainbow Bridge.

Hugs to you Jeanne, I know you loved her.

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MARITIMER3 11/17/2014 9:27AM

    I'm glad you have such happy memories of Meg's. She was beautiful.
Hugs, Gail

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MARITIMER3 11/17/2014 9:24AM

    I'm glad you have such happy memories of Meg. She was beautiful.

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OVERACTIVEELBOW 11/17/2014 8:27AM

    Thank you for sharing.
Loss is lightened when shared
Joy is heightened when shared
Sharing is good.

Love your wall-paper photo.
Hugs, Audra

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INGMARIE 11/17/2014 7:55AM

    Sweet, a nice tribute , beautiful dog. emoticon

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LOUIE-LILY 11/17/2014 7:40AM

    So sorry for the loss of your fur friend emoticon
It's always so hard, but what a lovely tribute you gave Meg.
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JANET552 11/17/2014 7:31AM

    What a sweet face!! I am so sorry but I'm glad you (and your friend, I'm sure) have such beautiful memories!

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CMKARLS 11/17/2014 7:11AM

  RIP - sorry for your loss

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TWEETYKC00 11/17/2014 6:58AM

    She was such a sweetie. It is hard to lose a good fur baby.

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BABYSOX 11/17/2014 6:55AM

    A beautiful blog in memory of Megs!

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WINE4GIRL 11/17/2014 6:38AM

    What a great looking pup! I'm glad you had the opportunity to spend so much time with her. Animals make our lives so much more livable!

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TCANNO 11/17/2014 5:05AM

    It is never easy to loose a pet as they are with us for so long and form part of the family.

I love the first picture through the trees.

Trev

Have a good week Jeanne


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CHERIRIDDELL 11/17/2014 2:15AM

    I am so sorry to hear Megs is gone but I know you and I know that you were as much a blessing in Meg's life as anyone She was a gorgeous dog and she will be missed .The pictures were gorgeous and what a lovely tribute !

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JAMER123 11/17/2014 12:11AM

    Thank you for sharing so many wonderful pictures of Meg and her smile as well as for us to have the ability to "see" her personality. She will be missed and I am so sorry for her passing. So hard to believe she had 17yrs to share with her family!
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IRISHMUM3 11/16/2014 11:14PM

    So sad! I'm sorry. I adored Meg's smile, too. Thank you for sharing her with us. I can't believe she was 17!

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TEALHAWK1 11/16/2014 11:10PM

    Thanks for sharing

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JAMBABY0 11/16/2014 11:07PM

    very nice thanks for sharing

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My day with Sarge continued

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Sarge and I crossed over to the other side of the field.


There are more Joshua Trees on this side.




Sage was waiting for me.


I spotted a Crow, and wanted a picture of it. It was so quiet. That is rare lol. It was just sitting on the pole taking in the sights. It looked so contented. I thought of walking closer so I could get a better shot, but I didn't want to disturb the bird. I didn't see another Crow around. Maybe it was a young Crow looking for a mate.


Ok Sarge, let's move on.


I wanted to take another picture of the Wind Generator. To bad I couldn't get the whole lake in the picture, as the Generator was reflecting in the water.


Sarge and I hopped into the car, and drove up to the Park and Ride, about 2 minutes from the field. The Park and Ride sits above the lake. What a beautiful view for those who park their cars in the lot. Sometimes I can get nice pics of birds on the lake. I had trouble at times getting good pics. Every year Seagulls use this lake, and since most of them are white, the birds looked glossy in my pictures. There were more birds then usual. I think some of the birds that would normally be at Elizabeth Lake, are now calling this lake home.

Lots of Seagulls here. It looked like two Pelicans were resting on the Buoys. Hope you can see them.


Some birds were flying around, then landing. Fun to watch,




A female Grackle was on the light post. Not sure it was looking at.


The bird on the left is a Grackle, the bird on top is a Red Wing Blackbird.


One last picture before we headed home. I think these birds are Clark's Grebe's.
The smaller bird on the left I think is some type of Teal. We see them at Elizabeth Lake.


That was our day. Time to download some more pictures!



  
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JACKIEWALKS4FUN 11/17/2014 7:09PM

    Always relaxing being by the water and watching the birds swim. Sarge does look happy, like seeing that.
Glen loved the picture of the Joshua's.
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GOOZLEBEAR 11/17/2014 5:43PM

    Don't know how I missed this blog especially since it was all about Sarge!!!!
He is a handsome pup and as usual, beautiful pictures.

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PHILLIPS661 11/14/2014 1:57PM

    It looks like you have some prime birding areas....love to hear more about them...from you or Sarge...hahah..I love walking with Willie my weanie dog too....enjoy emoticon

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LOSER05 11/14/2014 11:37AM

    always great pictures

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TEALHAWK1 11/14/2014 9:41AM

    Looks like a great day!

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HELEN_BRU 11/14/2014 9:18AM

    Interesting pics! Thanks. emoticon

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1SURFWALKER 11/13/2014 3:21PM

    There's those seagulls!! emoticon
This winter we want to hit more birding trails...and hopefully see more birds on them next time!! I think winter is the best time here, more migrations.
Been getting some good sunsets here and there, will post them soon on my next blog. You never know what you will see on our hikes/ walks right? A new bird, like the cactus wren you mentioned or a new flower never seen before and each sunset or sunrise is always different. No one can see these things unless we get out there! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
By the way, glad Sarge is ok after his tests (hope the new meds work better for him) and Alice too, after her surgery!! emoticon for them too...tell them I sent them. emoticon


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OVERACTIVEELBOW 11/13/2014 1:49PM

    Thank you for sharing

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IMUSTLOSEIT1 11/13/2014 11:53AM

    Love the Joshua trees, which they could grow around here, but it gets to cold. Wonder, would they grew in the house? And then there is those wind mills, we live surrounded by 100's of them in NW Iowa, hate the darn things, they are noisy, and they take away from the scenery, and take so much of our good farm ground out of production, and then you have to farm around them. And we don't even get to reap the benefits, NO, all the electricity goes to Chicago. Is n't that a rip off, we lose and they reap.

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KLAD_COCKERS 11/13/2014 10:45AM

    I just love Sarge, he's so handsome!

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HIPPICHICK1 11/13/2014 9:47AM

    Just love those Joshua trees! We sure don't have those in Canada!
Have a great weekend!
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GAILANN48 11/13/2014 9:41AM

    Love your pictures! Crows might just be my favorite birds, and Joshua trees are... well...trees of any kind are special, but Joshua trees have something extra to say. :)

Thank you for taking me on a walk with you today!

:) Gail

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TWEETYKC00 11/13/2014 8:43AM

    Bet you had a great time out with dear Sarge!

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CMKARLS 11/13/2014 7:55AM

  looks like a great afternnon

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INGMARIE 11/13/2014 7:29AM

    Another lovely walk with great photos ,thanks to you and Sarge.
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JANET552 11/13/2014 7:22AM

    I loved going on the walk through pictures (and so nice not to look at snow). Sarge is such a handsome boy!! Hope the other dogs are doing well.

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KEEPITSIMPLE_ 11/13/2014 7:10AM

    Looks like you 2 are having a great time and capturing some beautiful pictures. Thank you for sharing.

Have a great day!

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TCANNO 11/13/2014 4:53AM

    Hi Jeanne
Nice pictures, I have not heard of a Clark's Grebe only a Crested one and a few others types.

Refection's can let you down if you are close but it is still nice to get them.

Another weekend coming up, have a good one.

Trev


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MARTHA-ANN 11/13/2014 4:51AM

    Sarge is such a handsome dog and knows how to give a good pose...lol..

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FRAN0426 11/13/2014 12:35AM

    Another great blog with wonderful pictures. I could enjoy some of the beauty and warm weather your having. WE are having cold weather and snow already here in Mn. Keep taking Sarge for these great walks and share the pictures.

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MADAMES 11/13/2014 12:22AM

    Such beautiful pictures! I am amazed that you are able to identify birds the way you do. While I love birds, I often don't know exactly what I am looking at!



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JAMER123 11/12/2014 11:06PM

    You had what looks like a very lovely day and i bet you enjoyed the walk with nature. Thank you for sharing your walk.
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RRJOVEL 11/12/2014 10:19PM

    Nice pics, thanks for sharing

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TXGRANDMA 11/12/2014 10:15PM

    Thanks for sharing your day with us! Sarge is looking good, and looks like you had a beautiful day for a walk! emoticon

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MARITIMER3 11/12/2014 10:12PM

    Great pictures

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A Afternoon with Sarge

Monday, November 10, 2014

I haven't been out to Palmdale Lake for a while, so decided to head out there. Sarge and I took a different path this time. There was a grove of California Junipers. This is where we started. San Bernardino Mountains are in the background. Hi Jackie!! emoticon


We walked up the trail a bit, when I noticed a Western Scrub-Jay off in the distance.


The Jay spotted me, and flew to a Juniper that was closer to where Sarge and I were. Such a curious bird. It watched me for a bit.


I looked over at Sarge, and he was standing there watching the bird. Funny, the bird was watching him as well.




The Jay flew off so time to continue with our walk. We got to the end of the trail, and the trail became a cul de sac. I have never seen that in the desert before. I didn't want to walk down the trail we were just on. I found a small walking path that cut between the Junipers. That was great. The trees are so tall. Very old trees. I actually felt like I was in a Forest. A Juniper Forest.


Sarge posed for me.


I heard a plane in the sky, looked up, and the C-130 was flying to the Air Force Base in my home town, Palmdale They use the base for training. Landings, take offs, etc. Even in windy, rainy weather. We can get high winds here. The pilots have to know how to fly in any type of weather. This plane looked like it is used for fighting fires. It had the number 6, in red, in two different areas on the plane. My Dad worked on this plane. He worked for Lockheed for almost 40 yrs.


Ok, back to our walk. I came across a Juniper that was loaded with seeds. I read where the birds do eat the seeds, but not at my house. I have yet to see any of the wild birds enjoy Juniper Seeds. Maybe Ravens eat them, since they live in the open areas.


The seeds are pretty.


I came across a gap in the trees. The lake was in the background. Made for a pretty picture. Thank goodness the water level isn't down that bad. It is a man made lake though, so maybe they keep the lake supplied with water.


We are at the end of the trail. I asked Sarge to give me another pose. I just love my boy...What a smile!!


One last look at where we were.


Time to say goodnight. I will have pics of the lake tomorrow.



  
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IMEMINE1 11/24/2014 12:52PM

    So beautiful. emoticon

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CHERIRIDDELL 11/14/2014 4:03PM

    Sarge is super photogenic I just love pictures of him.You are an amazing photographer Jean your blogs are like taking a walk with you I love them,Spark keeps forgetting to send my reminders I subscribe to follow your blos and don't see it till I see someone mention it (BooHiss) I will subscribe again !

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LOSER05 11/14/2014 11:38AM

    Sarge seems happy.

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1SURFWALKER 11/13/2014 3:15PM

    Sarge should be in commercials!!! He is such a ham for the camera!! emoticon
Gorgeous pics! Yes, One day when we come to CA, you, Jackie and Victoria, and I should go on a walk with all the dogs. Would be so much fun. Maybe, the hubbys can go later after the sparkfriends get their day out together!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KLAD_COCKERS 11/13/2014 10:42AM

    Sarge is so darned handsome . . . and I love those Scrub Jay photos. Lovely!

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FRAN0426 11/13/2014 12:28AM

    Love the pictures. Sarge is a good boy posing for you to snap some pictures of him.

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HIPPICHICK1 11/12/2014 9:21PM

    I love that Sarge poses for you! Good dog. :-D

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IMUSTLOSEIT1 11/12/2014 4:36PM

    Glad Sarge let you take his picture. Tried to take a picture of Merlin with the camera this afternoon when he came in for his nap and he kept walking away from me and looking away, so no new pic. How is Alice? doing.

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MARLINDA5 11/12/2014 2:50PM

    Sarge is such a ham - love that dog - poses so well and gives such nice smiles.

Your pictures are great - thank you for sharing.

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    What beautiful pictures!!! How can you not enjoy such wonderful scenery with such a wonderful companion!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GOOZLEBEAR 11/11/2014 5:25PM

    So glad you and Sarge had such a great walk, really beautiful scenery. Of course I love the mountains!! I showed Zoey the pictures of Sarge and she said he has a beautiful smile!!! Looks like you both hada great walk. Thanks for sharing.

(Sarge looks really good)

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GRACEOMALLEY 11/11/2014 3:52PM

    What a wonderful walk with you and Sarge! Love the way the environment around you shifts. Glad to see that wind turbine out there generating power - and to see Sarge and the Scrub Jay eying each other! Too cute!

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TEALHAWK1 11/11/2014 12:45PM

    Great pictures. Enjoy them so much

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PRUPLEBEAR 11/11/2014 11:33AM

    What a great walk!

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BLESSED2BEME 11/11/2014 10:40AM

    Beautiful photos and I always feel like I am along with you on your journey!

Sarge is beautiful as always. Our Piper is having some leg problems. We have a vet appointment on Thursday to see what might be going on. Praying it isn't hip problems.

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JANET552 11/11/2014 10:40AM

    Thanks for taking us along on your walk. Sarge is one handsome dude!! He looks to be a great walking companion.

Thanks for the link about the Northern Flicker. I get them here by the house. It was not my mystery bird. I hope the bird comes back like the white crowned sparrow has but since I think it was a juvenile, it may not look the same.

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ONESPOTLEFT 11/11/2014 9:09AM

    the pics were great as always
thank you

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TCANNO 11/11/2014 8:36AM

    What a nice interesting walk Jeanne. I love the pictures of that bird and of course Sarge as well.


Trev


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INGMARIE 11/11/2014 8:01AM

    Thank you for bringing us along. Lovely hike and great photos. emoticon
Sarge,,, well he is a sweetheart , beautiful smile too. emoticon

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NISSANGIRL 11/11/2014 7:38AM

    Thanks for taking me on that beautiful walk!!!! u can tell Sarge loves the camera and the camera loves him as well! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TWEETYKC00 11/11/2014 7:29AM

    Sarge is such a darling, how can you not just love him?

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WINE4GIRL 11/11/2014 6:50AM

    What a great walk. Great to spend time one on one, isn't it?


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MARTHA-ANN 11/11/2014 3:01AM

    Sarge is a good companion for a walk...he takes a wonderful photograph too!

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JAMER123 11/11/2014 12:49AM

    I enjoyed the pictures and your narration. Sarge looks very healthy & happy on his walk today. Thanks for taking us on a fun hike with you!!
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HELEN_BRU 11/11/2014 12:16AM

    Wonderful pics and of course I always love your stories.

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MYAKAYAH 11/11/2014 12:11AM

    Sarge is very photogenic, great hike! I need to get back to hiking and walking now~

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KEEPITUP62 11/10/2014 11:37PM

    What an awesome and beautiful hike. Glad you showed the pics and Sarge got to go too.

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JACKIEWALKS4FUN 11/10/2014 11:37PM

    Beautiful clear days, great pictures. emoticon Hi there. Love the Jays. Funny picture of Sarge and the Jay watching each other, I can see that. emoticon
Great smiling Sarge, love all the colors is the picture with him too.
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MARITIMER3 11/10/2014 11:26PM

    Sarge is so beautiful! You can tell how intelligent he is just by looking at his eyes.

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Shooting for the Moon

Sunday, November 09, 2014

I was having fun with the Moon on the 5th. This time in my front yard.


If you shoot for the stars and hit the moon, it's OK. But you've got to shoot for something. A lot of people don't even shoot.
Confucius

Standing on our sidewalk, looking across the street. The Moon was peeping between my neighbors Junipers.


Looking at the Moon through our Texas Umbrella Tree.


I turned around, and was going to walk back into our yard, when I noticed the Coyote Statue in our front yard. Between the full Moon, and the street light right off our driveway, the Coyote had a glow to it. I didn't use my flash for this picture. I didn't have to. The Coyote almost looked real.


I hope everyone has a wonderful Sunday. I sure will.



  
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1SURFWALKER 11/13/2014 3:12PM

    emoticon emoticon LOVE the quotes!! And that moon pic-WOW!!!

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JACKIEWALKS4FUN 11/10/2014 11:30PM

    You have been busy. Great pictures of the moon. I got some,the moon was still out when I went for my walk the other day. I have been hearing real coyotes here, lots of them, I would jump if I saw your statue, LO. emoticon

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SPLASHDOG1 11/10/2014 5:16PM

    Love those moon pics. I spend too much time indoors and don't always see it in person. Thank you!

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BLESSED2BEME 11/10/2014 1:59PM

    Beautiful photos. Thank you for sharing them.

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JAMER123 11/9/2014 10:42PM

    The moon has been beautiful here too. We have enjoyed our golf cart rides to the pool in the evenings. We have commented on it each night! Thanks for the pictures. The coyote does look real. That's a coincidence as we have a wooden one on our house and we live on Coyote lane. How fun!
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    Beautiful pictures! emoticon

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TXGRANDMA 11/9/2014 3:50PM

    The moon has been gorgeous the past few nights and Oh, so bright! The coyote really WAS almost glowing! emoticon

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GOOZLEBEAR 11/9/2014 3:26PM

    The coyote does look real!!! Love the pictures of the moon through the trees. Great blog as usual!!!

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TWEETYKC00 11/9/2014 12:38PM

    Love the wolf with the moon pics!

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MARLINDA5 11/9/2014 11:47AM

    Great pictures of the moon and I like that coyote statute - nice

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LOSER05 11/9/2014 10:39AM

    Beautiful emoticon

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PRUPLEBEAR 11/9/2014 10:19AM

    awesome!

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INGMARIE 11/9/2014 9:41AM

    Awesome shot of the moon, love it.
Have a great Sunday

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BABYSOX 11/9/2014 8:27AM

    I love photo number 2 as it truly shows the beauty of nature and the moon.

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HELEN_BRU 11/9/2014 8:12AM

    Great shots!

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NISSANGIRL 11/9/2014 7:10AM

    This was just beautiful!!! love your moon pics!!! and yes the Coyote did look real!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MARTHA-ANN 11/9/2014 6:50AM

    Lovely shots, l'm no good ant night shots!

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TCANNO 11/9/2014 5:18AM

    That is a brilliant picture of the moon Jeanne, well done. I think youy will have to give me lessons.


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GAILANN48 11/9/2014 4:55AM

    Loved your pictures of the moon and "your" coyote. :)

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JAROL7 11/9/2014 1:37AM

    God's world is so beautiful.

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GRACEOMALLEY 11/9/2014 12:58AM

    I wish I lived close enough to you to join you for some of your outings and walks and just enjoying the scenery. We'd have a ball! Thanks so much for sharing the loveliness in your environment.

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DOVESEYES 11/9/2014 12:40AM

    Wonderful thanks

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Alice and Sarge

Friday, November 07, 2014

Thank you for all of your well wishes. Alice has been doing good since her surgery. The small lump was a fatty tumor, but the bigger lump was cancerous. However, it is low grade, and the chances of it coming back are slim. I don't remember the name of the type of tumor it was, but the Vet said they have yet to understand why that type of tumor forms. They did get all of the tumor. We are pleased with the results. Alice feels so much better too. She has been really good. We were afraid we would have to keep her in a crate so she wouldn't jump on the couch etc., but she really has behaved throughout the ordeal.


Sarge was tested for Cushings Disease, and it came back negative. More good news!!
For right now they are thinking the problem with his hips and back legs is Arthritis related. They want to start him on a different Glucosamine/Chondrotin then what we were giving him. Also they wanted Sarge to start taking Omega3, and SAMe..That's how it is spelled, and new to me. His liver count was off, and the SAMe is good for "healthy liver function". It's all natural. It is also good for "mood and well being", and "joint comfort and mobility" The Vet will retest is liver count in January. Keep your fingers crossed the SAMe helps. A few days ago Sarge and I went for a walk back up in the hills. We had a good time.


Sarge waiting for me to catch up with him.


There are a lot of White Crowned Sparrows in this field.




The only person we saw, was a guy on his bike. He yelled "coming through" He was afraid Sarge would go after him and his bike. I told him not to worry, Sarge is well behaved".


I took a pic of this bird thinking it was a Mockingbird. After I downloaded the picture, I saw the body was shaped a bit different, and the beak was different then a Mockingbird. Plus underneath the bird's tail were dark stripes. I was puzzled. I happen to find my Hickok Cousin on Facebook. He is an expert on birds. 30 plus yrs. experience. I told him about the bird, and sent him the pic. Knowing I live in the high desert (he lives back east), he said the bird is a Cactus Wren. I read where they could be in my area, but this is the first time I have seen one. I hope I see it again, and get a better picture. I was a ways off when I took this picture. More of a silhouette picture.


I spotted Lark Sparrows up the trail from where we were. How I love these birds. Beautiful markings. They have a pretty song as well.


Sarge and I finished up our walk, and drove back home. We went out in the backyard. There was Henley the Hero checking out the Garlic Plant.


One or our Roses.


I spruced up my Garden Rabbit a bit more.


I have a statue I call "the stump guy" such a funny face.


Another beautiful sunset.




You all have a good Saturday. I will be downloading more pics for my blogs. Sarge and I went for a walk by Palmdale Lake yesterday.







  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

ANGELFMABV 11/26/2014 6:40AM

    I am super glad your fur babies got good results. I will continue paying for positive results!

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NEWSTART127 11/11/2014 1:36AM

    So happy that you got good results on both of them! YAY!!!

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JACKIEWALKS4FUN 11/10/2014 11:26PM

    Gee, thought I was here but, no!!!!
Happy for Sarge and Alice, we are looking at what you are giving to Sarge to Patty.
Always amazed you get those pictures of the birds. I did get a hummer. at sunset too.
We have been having great sunsets, great pictures. emoticon

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BLESSED2BEME 11/10/2014 3:57PM

    Good news all around! emoticon

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LOSER05 11/9/2014 10:45AM

    I am sooo HAPPY to hear the great news for Alice ( she is beautiful) our Brownie wasn't so lucky...the QUACK we had said fatty tissue just watch it, ya we watched it all the way to the grave. I know sarge is going to be happy when the vitamins kick in and he can run, jump and play with no pain...

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GAILANN48 11/9/2014 4:54AM

    Your "babies" are gorgeous, and I'm SO glad all the good news and about the solutions your vet suggested. Glad that the surgery was successful, too.

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GRACEOMALLEY 11/9/2014 12:54AM

    I am so happy to hear the good news about Alice and about Sarge. It is so difficult when they can't tell you what is wrong and such a relief when you have options to help them. As always, thank you for allowing me to share your outing thhrough your pictures. My garden is pretty well over for the season - hard frost. Some really cold front is hitting us Monday, coming down from Canada. Our highs after Monday in the 20s for the rest of the week - and it will be 75 on Sunday in advance of the cold!

Take care, be well, and extra pats for each of the critters.
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IRISHMUM3 11/8/2014 10:49PM

    Yay for good news! I hope the meds change helps. Lucy had her check up on Thursday, and the vet wants her to start on glucosamine due to the knee repairs she had a few years ago.

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LOUIE-LILY 11/8/2014 3:56PM

    Hooray for Alice and Sarge...SO glad all results came back ok and they are doing well! What a relief!!!
Hugs,
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MARLINDA5 11/8/2014 3:40PM

    I am happy to hear about Alice - sweet baby
Sarge -glad to hear the news

Henley the Hero - always a cutie.

Love your sunset, your Garden Rabbit - the picture stump reminds me of an episode from Dr. Who.

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PRUPLEBEAR 11/8/2014 2:19PM

    Hope the new treatment helps! Love the pic!

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TWEETYKC00 11/8/2014 2:07PM

    The pups are so great. I hope the new treatment helps Sarge boy out. Hus for all of you.

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KEEPITSIMPLE_ 11/8/2014 10:52AM

    I'm so glad to hear the fur-babies are doing well. That's great news! Love the beautiful pictures! Have a fabulous weekend.

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KALANTHA 11/8/2014 9:59AM

    So glad everything went well for Alice and Sarge. They're both beautiful!

I always love to see your photos. What kind of camera/lens are you using for the bird pics? I've got a pretty nice camera and lenses, but I can't seem to get any nice shots of the little songbirds. I do ok with larger birds though. What's your secret?

Thanks for sharing!

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INGMARIE 11/8/2014 9:18AM

    Great news, about Alice, woohoo Sarge is like the rest of us "getting old" poor thing lets hope the new meds help.
Thanks for the beautiful photos.
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CMKARLS 11/8/2014 9:18AM

  emoticon Glad everything is looking brighter.

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JANET552 11/8/2014 8:41AM

    I'm so happy to hear the great news about Alice. I'm glad too that Sarge didn't have Cushings Disease and I hope the new meds help. I am sure you are feeling better. It's hard to watch our furkids have health problems. Give them all an ear scratch from me.

Love stump guy!!

I have been seeing some unusual birds the last couple of years. I get them on their migration. We had one this Fall that was new to me and, unfortunately, I never got a good picture. He was around the suet cakes for about a week and then was gone. He was definitely in the woodpecker family, maybe a juvenile?

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NISSANGIRL 11/8/2014 8:08AM

    emoticon emoticon news!!!! so glad things went well for the pups, hate when my fur baby is sick! looks like they enjoyed their outing as well, Beautiful pics! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TCANNO 11/8/2014 7:10AM

    Hi Jeanne, I am glad that they are both ok and Sarge improves.

I am not sure of the size of the bird in your picture but Wrens here are only about 4 inches , so it is hard to tell.

Just dead heads on my roses now until next year. Yours looks very nice.

Have a good weekend

Trev


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DOVESEYES 11/8/2014 6:21AM

    Glad there was great news for the vet loved the photos and 'stumpy guy' thanks

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REMEMBER2BME 11/8/2014 6:19AM

    You made my day. First blog to read this morning puts life in perspective. What absolutely wonderful news! I am just so very happy. I love, love, love the pictures!!! I should know but forget, how young are your pups. I love them all to pieces.

I put Utah on Milk Thistle. I am familiar with SAMe as well. You may want to ask the vet about the milk thistle. It is specifically for the liver. Utah's liver levels went oh so high and the milk thistle did the trick. I just wish I had put him on it sooner. SAMe might have it in it.

Great news on Sarge too. You must have been so very relieved. Love the pic of Henley the hero. It should be in a magazine. Thanks so much for sharing. You made my day!
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CLAIREINPARIS 11/8/2014 3:40AM

    What a relief it must be for you that Alice is OK now! And I hope Sarge will get better too... Thank you for more beautiful pictures, I always love to read about all the birds you see!

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1SURFWALKER 11/7/2014 10:55PM

    I see the stripes under his tail...the cactus wren is really pretty - I went to allaboutbirds.com and got a unique sound to him too! One day would love to go on this walk with you and your dogs...it just seems so much fun! I too love the pic of Henley smelling the garlic plant..that should be framed! So Happy of the news about the test results!! emoticon emoticon
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TXGRANDMA 11/7/2014 10:48PM

    Glad that Alice and Sarge are doing well, after all their doctor visits! Loved the picture of Henley with the overlay of the delicate blue flowers! Also liked the photos of the gorgeous sunset! Thanks for sharing! emoticon

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DAIZYSTARLITE 11/7/2014 10:45PM

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JAMER123 11/7/2014 10:23PM

    Good news all around! That's great! Thanks for sharing the pictures. I have not seen a cactus wren either. I suppose there could be some here but don't know.
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GOOZLEBEAR 11/7/2014 10:15PM

    These are beautiful pictures. So glad Alice and Sarge are doing better and I feel things are looking up for both of them.

Glad Henley the Hero got his picture taken too!!!

Hope you have a great weekend.

Hugs
Sandi and Zoey.

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