Saturday, January 25, 2014

Saturday is for Squirrels

Same place as Thursday. It's becoming our regular "haunt." Pacific University just has soooooo many squirrels, or potential for squirrels and Vegas loves it. So off we went.
"Fine, Mom, I'll pose but I'm still watching for squirrels."
"I found one!"
Commence Dane barrel race!

Can you see the Great Dane and the squirrel in this photo?
"I know you're there you ornery little bugger! Come down this instant!"

It's been crazy gorgeous here in the Pacific Northwest lately. Sure, it's a bit chilly particularly overnight. But the brilliant blue skies and sunshine make it all worthwhile - especially since we have also spent a good deal of the last month prior in heavy fog. We try to get out as much as possible what with my crazy commute to work and long days. Typically we put in 2-3 miles; today was about 3.35 which was really nice. Vegas enjoys a brisk pace and our leisurely strolls on campus to squirrel hunt. It makes for nice times together.
This bench gets repainted all the time, sometimes multiple times in a week. I've been trying for the last 8 months or so to get as many pictures as possible with it in its many colors.

Vegas posing on a picnic table in front of one of the brick halls on campus.
Another squirrel chase.
The squirrel launches itself onto the tree - an instinctual self-preservation move.
"Moooom, almost caught it!"
"Squirrely, squirrely, squirrely, are you up there?"

My "photo of the day." Check out those eyes.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Thursday Fun

Just a little jaunt to Pacific University today to let Vegas blow off some steam. Doing what, you ask? Why, chasing squirrels, of course!
Already on the lookout. We had just arrived.
Hiding? behind the tree to watch?
The bench redecorated. Again.
Live with no regrets
I'm cooooommmmmiiiiinnnnnnnggg, Mom!
Practically perfect
On the move.