I so look forward to the Westminster dog show every year. Did any of you watch it Monday nite and last nite? I was rooting for that beautiful Weimaraner but the cute little beagle, Uno, won. And the commercials were better than the Super Bowl commercials. Every single time they showed the commercial of the little dog sitting in his cage at the shelter and some prospective owners would come by he would jump up and looked so "please take me home with you", I would get a lump in my throat. Our dog, Ben, a golden retriever is a rescued dog. Seven years ago he and his sister were left on the front porch, in a box, at my son's fraternity house. I guess whoever did it knew those boys would take care of the pups. We ended up adopting one and the other went to a home at the beach....lucky dog. Ben has been the best dog ever. If you know goldens they are party dogs.....always ready to play.....always waving that big rudder of a tail. Our Ben always carries a stuffed toy around with him......inside and out. Always ready to go for a walk or go fishing with his Dad. If you are considering getting a new fur baby, please, I encourage you to check with your local shelters. There's a lot of love there to give.
Did you know that Feb. 15-18th is the Great Backyard Bird Count? It's a fun thing to do with the whole family and very educational for the kids. You can go here to read all about it and how to participate. Living on a lake we have all kinds of birds. Right now the little ducks are loving our rainy weather. I see geese, an eagle, a beautiful pair of herons and all kinds of song birds. My dh gave me a window bird feeder for Christmas. It has been so much fun to see the birds up close and personal.....drives the cat nuts though. :) For the last couple of weeks we have had thousands of black birds settle in the fields, woods and yards. I tried to get close enough to take some pictures for you. When they would all take off at one time the sound of their wings was amazing and a little eerie.
Speaking of birds and ducks, lately on my treasure hunts, I have been picking up some of the old planters for the boutique. I just love them and find them useful for all kinds of things. My sister uses one as a sponge holder at her kitchen sink. I think this little cold painted duck would be perfect for that or as a pencil holder at your desk maybe. I am off to make some pretties now. Have a great day everyone! xo Lynn