Crickets trainer

This is Amanda who is crickets trainer from Pearland K 9 Training. She is a CPDT-KA certified trainer with three years experience.

She and Cricket get a long great. Cricket has learned sit, stay, come on, down, leave it ( such as a treat etc). She will be learning let go this next week.

Then Cricket will be moving to socialization at the park. We have not been to the park since we have been isolating so this will be interesting for us both.

Walking down our street your not going to run into any people that are walking so there is no socializing her that way.

I want to be able to take Cricket on walks to the park and even to Petsmart or Petco without worry. With three dogs we would have to take turns going to the park.

We took this picture to show off Crickets size I think you all can tell she is just a tiny little 7 month old puppy.

It has been great working with Amanda I highly recommend her if you live in our area.

Cricket is 7 months old

Cricket is our 7 months old Cane Corso puppy who weighs about 115#’s.

The boys from this litter are around 125 – 130#s.

She is a very big girl who is very smart and very protective of me.

Shady Acres Rosharon does a wonderful job with the quality of their pups and picking out really good matches for breeding purposes. Our daughter has it figured out which colors of pups you will get with the colors of the male and females you breed.

The sunflowers on her head was something I wanted to do for fun. I love dog photography sessions and I love to capture the unexpected with a large dog.

Cricket loves the grand kids and tries to sit on them she wants so badly to be a lap puppy. She does not realize her size she just knows she is a puppy that drools a lot.

Every morning around 5 a.m. she whines and cries for her breakfast she does the same thing in the afternoon around 4 p.m. She is very verbal and is not ashamed to show you.

All three of the dogs get a long great and play well together.

Every dog has a unique personality and they all do little things to show off who they really are.

Six Years

Dad it has been six years since you passed away. Not a day goes by that I do not think about you.

When I feed the birds or see the deer I remember how much you enjoyed wildlife. You loved your raccoons and they were very friendly.

A crisp 60 degree fall day was your favorite time of year. Pecan pie was your favorite pie. You loved chicken and dumplings, potato soup and beef stew.

Most days I get gentle reminders of you that make me laugh or cry.

Memories are there to soothe our souls and give us peace of mind.

I love you always and forever and thank you for the love & influence you had on my life it made me the strong person I am today.

Hurricane Laura

Hurricane Laura was pounding down and increasing as it etched closer and closer to the Texas/ Louisiana coast.

I hate to see these storms hit anyone but I am grateful we did not see the brunt of this one. It hit about 160 miles east of Houston, Texas.

As of 6 a.m. we have not even gotten a drop of rain but we could use a few inches because lately we have been dry as a bone.

I am sure our family, friends and neighbors in Louisiana will see some heavy rains and winds out of this and hopefully not a lot of damage.

Our son and the company he works for will be some of many workers out there getting the power back on. Rest assured you are in good hands.

Please say a prayer to keep everyone safe these workers risk their lives everyday.

Texas it might be time to ask yourself ” Do you need to cry”?

If you live near the Texas Gulf Coast take a deep breath and relax and do something fun today.

Collections from the past

Our oldest son Joshua was a very big fan of Nolan Ryan who was the former pitcher for the Houston Astros and the Texas Rangers.

Anything Nolan Ryan was quite popular with the young boys because these were Texas teams he played for.

Nolan Ryan lived in Alvin, Texas 15 minutes from where we lived and he went to Alvin HS and graduated in 1965.

Joshua collected his baseball cards and it was the ultimate challenge to find the right card or buy the right card at a card shop. He even traded cards with a few friends of his.

Many of these cards were in clear sleeves I took them out to show them off better.

When the Nolan Ryan coins came out in July of 1990 celebrating his 300th career victory I of course had to make sure he had some of these coins. These three coins are sealed, numbered, and are .999 Troy Silver Ounce.  At the time I bought the coins our son was just 7 years old.

Nolan Ryan retired in 1993 at the age 46 with 5,714 strikeouts.

I ran across some of the baseball cards he collected, the coins we had bought, the postmarks the post office was doing at the time, and decided to take a few pics of it all.

I honestly need to give this stuff to him I have had it put up in a safe place for many years. Maybe I can make a collage in a shadow box for him to keep.

These pics are just a few of my collections from the past. I am sure to a collector these would be worth some money.

 

 

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Cotton Candy Pink

These Crepe Myrtles always remind me of pink cotton candy.

The trees turn bright pink and they bloom for about 1 1/2 months.

We have 13 scattered among the two acres. They are pink, white, red and purple. The red one has dark purple leaves on the tree. We did not plant all of these the birds planted some of them.

Surround yourself with beautiful flowers and your life will be much brighter.

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The beauty of purple

Last year I found these flowers on clearance at Lowes.

They never died back but instead grew bigger and better.

The tag was not on the pot at the time but I think they are in the Sage family.

Clearance plants can always give you a good bang for your buck. These were 1.00 and I bought three pots of them.

Splashes of purple in the landscape add color and beauty for the eyes to see.

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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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Longhorn country

Longhorns are quite unique looking.

They are a medium-sized cow that is not real beefy looking but those horns and the speckles will let you know it’s them.

Country living in Texas would not be the same without the longhorns.

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