Ladybug vs Asian Beetle

The ladybug and the Asian beetle look very much alike but there are some differences.

Ladybugs have a red color and a black head. The Asian beetles are more orangish red and have a white face.

If your home has been invaded by what you think could be a ladybugs chances are its actually the Asian beetles.

These beetles will bury inside of the roof of a dogs mouth. There was an article posted in December in the Houston Chronicle about this. I will enclose the link.

Asian Beetles in a dogs mouth

I took these pictures on Wednesday with my macro lens so they are still hanging around.

Look for the white head then you will know it is them. Some people say these beetles bite so beware.

Never let your eyes fool you what you think is a cute ladybug might be the evil twin in disguise.

Asianladybug1Asianladybug2

 

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone I hope you have your shopping done.

For me, it was easy this year I had everything but a few things shipped to our door.

Photo sessions with Miss Daisy have always been easy but add in Zoee and let the challenge begin lol

I will be posting some of the pics over the next week but I want to try one more time and get a shot I really really LOVE.

ChristmasCard2018

Life with two boxers

Daisy and Zoee play like this from the time they get up in the morning until they go to bed at night.

Being outdoors works out the best because they can run and run and do not have interference.

Inside they drag two baskets of toys from the den to the office.

This was the best thing for Daisy she was very lonely for dog companionship and now she has Zoee. She is not the least bit jealous she is the mother/sister and takes her job quite seriously.

I know Zoee has gained some weight in the last 9 days. Yesterday I added some pumpkin in her diet because that is supposed to help with weight gain.

I hope to get some really good action shots of them running soon.

Dogs2Dogs1

 

Meet Zoee

Zoee is the newest member of our household. She is a 16 week old Boxer.

Daisy has been without another doggie companion for the last 4 years and every time she can be around other dogs she truly loves it.

We decided to get her a companion and along came Zoee. I believe you would call her coloring a reverse brindle she has quite a bit of reddish brown in her coat that I see when the sun is shining on it.

This was truly her first photo session she and Daisy were playing hide and seek and needless to say the heather got a bit trampled but it sure made some cute pics.

She has the cutest personality and this ear thing she does. We are currently trying to get some weight on her since she is underweight. We are also potty training and that seems to be going quite good.

I believe she is going to be a smaller boxer than Daisy and more dainty.

I want to get some pics this week or next of the two of them together hopefully the weather cooperates and the yard dries up.

ZoeeZoee2

 

Happy Monday

Daisy Mae would like to wish everyone a Happy Monday have a good day and a great week.

I took this picture of her after she had been playing fetch yesterday and decided to take a break.

She had her checkup a few weeks ago and weighed in at 67.1 #’s she is in perfect health and has really good teeth. This is probably due to the fact she eats about 5 dog biscuits a day.

Daisy still loves to play fetch several times a day and cools off in her pool she is very active at 5 – years old. She likes to be wherever I am even if I am only going outside for a few minutes she wants to go to.

Dogs bring out the best in all of us and they can always put a smile on your face when they try talking to you.

DaisyMae2018

Daisy dog

Daisy wanted to pop in and say HEY.

She has had a tough time playing fetch this summer in the heat and we always play in the early morning or later afternoon.

Since it has cooled off some she wants to play all day long.

When she gets hot she goes and gets in her pool to cool off. If she needs a break she will go fetch her ball and then lay under a tree across the backyard. When she is ready to go again she comes running.

She is always cooperative for a picture even if she wants to play fetch at the time.

I love my Daisy girl.

DaisyFall2017

The spirit of Shadow

 

This dog along with another was apparently dumped near our daughter’s house.

Our daughter put their pictures on next door a neighborhood site but no one came forward. The male was a mixed breed and the female was a lab.

She loves to swim and our daughter has a pond. This dog swims underwater and is under for like 15 seconds and you can not see her at all and then she pops back up again and starts dog paddling.

After a couple of days, she was able to catch the female and bring her to our house since we have a fenced-in back yard.

I thought that Andrew named her Shadow but out daughter said no that was his chicken. I guess I called her Shadow lol.

Daisy was so excited to have a friend to play fetch with now she is quite sad because Shadow left last night.

We figure this lab is about 1 – 1 1/2 years old and she appears to be in good health. She has been trained she does not bark but most hunting dogs do not bark, she sits, stays, lays down and plays fetch bringing a ball, stick, or even a log she drops them at your feet.

Daisy had an old collar that fit her perfectly.

I can not stress enough to everyone with pets to get them a tag with their name and your phone number on it that attaches to their collars. That way if your pet is lost you can be reunited.

As far as people dumping animals it makes me sick because animals depend on us for food, water, and shelter. When you dump them they have to survive on their own or by the kindness of strangers.

This dog stole our daughter’s heart and then she stole mine. We both wanted to keep her. The only thing stopping me from keeping her was she would not stay out of the koi pond.

Our oldest daughter was coming into town and had actually found her a home. She was going to be taking her back to Dallas. That was until she met her and fell in love with her just like we did so now Shadow will be living with her.

Of course, I had to do a photo session.

One look in a dog’s eyes and you can see through to its soul and connect with it.

Shadow’s spirit and personality are great and when everyone is falling in love with the same dog you know that dog has something special to offer.

Shadow1Shadow2Shadow3

 

 

Happy 4th- Birthday Daisy Dog

On April 22, my Daisy girl turns four years old.

It seems like yesterday I had this wild puppy who was so hyperactive you could not wear her out.

She turned into this beautiful boxer who loves to go places in the truck and pose for pictures. Every day she has to play fetch it is her game of choice and she loves to cool off in her pool when she gets too hot.

She is very good with our grandchildren and loves it when they give her some of their food or play with her.

Daisy did not like the dark sunglasses but I managed to get a few pics before she tried to get them off.

The sun visor she did not mind and I figured she would hate it.

She even winks sometimes during our sessions but when she gets bored she just closes her eyes to ignore me.

Here are a few of my favorite pictures.

 

WordPress.com.

Up ↑