Wednesday, October 28, 2015
This summer our landscaping got sidetracked by the back porch project. It used to be screened in. We had the door set up so that the dogs could go out or come in at their leisure. They loved it and if it started raining, they would come in to the porch and wait for us to let them in the house. The screened porch was a great place to eat, read a book when it was raining and just enjoy a bug free evening. But when we added the deck and patio doors to the front of our house, the deck became our place to sit and enjoy a summer evening.
This summer we replaced the screens with windows and replaced that easy access door the dogs used with a storm door. No more in and out at leisure. Our thought was to make the back of the house warmer by enclosing the porch. When it's warm, I prop the storm door open for the dogs. However, this week October has been showing it's face and the weather is cold and rainy today. I let Tyson out at 5 AM. When I went back to let him in he did this little dance he does and was shivering. Here is a pic of him laying on his bed that is in My Room. I covered him with a towel to warm him up. We have dog beds in the living room, our bedroom and My Room. Tyson claims the one in My Room (where I sew and do my computering) as his. If Boscoe lays on it, Tyson tattles to me that someone is sleeping in his bed. Its a hoot. I love Tyson just as if he was mine. (He is Corey's dog, but mine when Corey is not home).
This is a picture of my best dog ever...Jack. The picture was taken in 2010 shortly before he died. Somewhere on this blog I have posted about Jack. If you click his name in my word cloud you will surely find a post or two if you are interested. I called Jack a Boxador because he was a Lab/Boxer mix. Jack was so much more than Tyson, but Tyson has the best traits of Jack. I think that is what makes Tyson so endearing to me. I miss Jack still. It's still painful to think about how much.
Three dogs live in my home and I don't have the bond with any of them that I had with Jack. I really miss that.
So, first the weather forecast for Halloween was rather warm. Today is Wednesday and it's rainy and cold. It was only supposed to last two days. Now the forecast for Saturday is more of the same. I'm holding off buying treats for the beggers. Terry can't eat chocolate. Corey is cutting weight for a fight he has in two weeks so no snacks except healthy food. I'm thinking I'm going to get juice boxes. At least I can give Corey the left overs in his lunch...wonder what the guys at work would say if they saw him drinking a juice box...a MMA fighter drinking a juice box. I bet no one would dare say a word!!
Well, that's about it. My current CQ block is frog themed and I'm loving it.