A Nap for Suzie on Labor Day


On Labor Day afternoon Suzie takes a nap, a break from the strenuous tasks she accomplished already. She went for a walk with her pack mates and a human in the morning before it got too hot. Later, the humans left the territory for reasons unknown to Suzie. While they where out, she was on guard duty. There are 2 Australian Shepards in the territory to the east. And 3 dogs in the adjoining territory to the south including Snow who is a 75 pound monster, along that new terrier named Bonnie who looks formidable. Add the occasional roaming cat and assorted people and dogs that sometimes pass in front of Suzie’s territory along the road. Suzie is pleased to report that no dog or cat trespassed while she was on alert, not a mouthful of food was taken, and no intruder relieved themselves on the land.

A job well done, as usual. Now it is nap time. Then dinner.

Balloon Festival in Prescott Valley on Saturday 9/6/2014

Details are here: http://www.prescottaz.com/main.asp?ArticleID=94933&SectionID=1&SubSectionID=1086&S=1

Looks interesting. A 16 hot air balloon launch at 5:45 am, and a balloon glow (where the balloons inflate and glow in the dark but don’t take off) at 8:30 pm.

In the early 80’s I went on a hot air balloon ride in the Phoenix area, it was quite an experience.


Bonnie, a jack russell terrier, recently moved into the house south of us. Here she is looking fierce – tail high, back hair up, terrier snarl on her face. I’m told she’s rather spoiled.


Bonnie has the same “whoo whoo hoo” bark that our Stacy has.