Cricket is 6 months old

Cricket our Cane Corso pup turned 6 months old on August 2nd.

She is starting obedience training on August 10th. This lady will come to our home 2 x per week and work on all her commands and teach her to act like a well-behaved lady.

She is very smart and seems to pick up stuff really fast so I really think this training should work out well for her.

She starts training indoors, then we move to the yard where there are some distractions. As the weeks go on we will move to the park where there are lots of people & distractions. A dog has to be able to focus on commands in all situations.

I feel like she’s probably a 100#s now she grows really fast.

I ordered her an XL kennel and she can stand up in it and sprawl out so this one should be the perfect size for her to sleep in at night. Her collars are 23″ I just bought two new ones for her.

The plastic kiddie pools are not lasting so I think its time we get a galvanized stock tank. I found one that is 2 ft wide x 4 ft long x 1 ft deep for $90.00. Sometimes I catch her in the pool sitting up cooling off and asleep lol.

I will post an update on Cricket’s training during the next month.

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The girls

I wanted a picture of the 3 girls together & this was the best I could get it is hard posing 3 dogs at the same time.

They all know the sit command quite well and in this picture, they were waiting for a treat looking like little soldiers. I did not pose them in size order they did that.

The second picture I like the way they posed themselves but Crickets ear is inside out lol but Daisy and Zoee are grinning.

Seeing the dog’s faces when a Chewy Order comes in is priceless. I think they smell the snacks. Daisy always wants to open the box. Last week I had a chewy order for $65.00 and it was just treats and toys.

Dogs make our lives better and the more you have the better you’ll feel.

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An opossum in a tree

The opossum are often called nature’s garbage disposal.

They eat fruit, bugs, spiders, rats, mice, snakes, compost, dead plants, and animals.

Jack has a compost pile I am sure they are enjoying. Since we have no chickens all the vegetable and fruits scraps go in there along with the eggshells, tea bags, and coffee grinds.

They can be scary looking when they show their teeth and hiss at you but they are scared of humans and will leave when they see you.

This youngster climbed this dead tree near the back fence and she stayed there a good while I think she realized she was pretty high up.

Notice how long her tail is going down the left side of the tree.

In the last week, we have seen squirrels, rabbits, and opossums. Last month it was water snakes and armadillos.

Maybe I should put out the game camera and see what else is lurking around at night.

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August sunrise

The sunrise was pretty with the clouds highlighted by the sun’s colors.

I take pics of a lot of sunrises but sometimes they look like they have been hand-painted.

 

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Tiny Lizard

I was watering plants on Friday when I saw this tiny anole lizard.

At one point he jumped on my hand this baby had no fear. He seemed in no hurry to leave as he posed for my camera.

It’s very hard for me to show the size of this tiny baby so my guess would be he was about 1 1/2″ – 2″ from head to toe. The steel rod he is on is only 1/4″ round.

I love taking pictures of the little critters in the great outdoors.

Nature allows her beauty to surround us each and every day we just have to take the time and notice what is right in front of us.

 

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Flying Low

We saw this airplane near Bush Airport on Friday the landing gear was already coming down.

We live near the other major airport and the planes have been few and far in between.

I happen to get a picture of this one as it was crossing the freeway using my canon 400 mm lens.

It is great to see some airplanes flying again there is hope this pandemic might end soon.

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Rabbit in the grass

We have a very healthy population of wild rabbits.

I found out my brother n law feeds them in the barn and they all run up and gather at his feet. My husband saw this and could not believe it.

They come over here and get in the garden and roam the yard.

The other day 6 or 7 of them stretched across the 2 acres but they were heading to his house 2 acres over from us I think he was running late feeding them.

It was like “Revenge of the Rabbits”.

The beauty of wildlife never ceases to amaze me and getting to photograph it is an added bonus.

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Through the grass

When taking a picture you need to decide what you are trying to accomplish with the image.

These two pictures are similar but the first one has the tall grass in focus the second one does not.

Most of the time I prefer the object closest to me to be in focus.

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Light Rays

Early morning sunrise pictures with silhouettes are one of my favorite pictures to take.

Capturing the sun’s rays through the tree makes the beauty of a new day even more special.

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Lazy Day Squirrel

I love my squirrel visitors most of the time when I see them they are in my bird feeders.

Last Friday this one decided to have a rest while he was in the bird feeder. I was 6ft from him and he never budged. He stayed in there for at least 30 minutes if not longer.

On this particular day he was my lazy day squirrel he has done this before but I missed it. The grandkids told me that they saw him in the feeder laying down taking a nap.

This squirrel all laid out reminds me of Fuzzy our pet squirrel our dad brought home to us when we were younger.

When I see squirrels I always think of my dad I know this was his way of reminding me he is always watching over me.

 

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