We went to Goldwater Lake in Prescott, Az looking for eagles, but they were elsewhere. We did see some cormorants and ducks.
Dog pile. Not the kind that has to be scooped from the yard. The good kind, a pile of dogs! Top of the pile is rat terrier Anya, age 15, who has a mellow disposition and is tolerating the 2 youngsters well. An occasional growl lets them know she does not want to play.Judy, rat terrier/chihuahua mix, white with black, age 2. New arrival Penny, chihuahua mix, cream with brown, age 1. Judy and Penny are becoming friends, they run and wrestle then collapse into sleep. Penny learned to use the doggie door in 3 days.
When I lived in the Bronx, in the early ’70s the subways (not underground in the Bronx, they ran on elevated tracks over major streets but were still called ‘subways’), were havens for criminals and drug addicts. In NYC the these were patrolled by transit police. When they’d go into a subway station at night, they went in teams of at least 2 officers. One had a doberman or a shepard on a long leash so the dog went around corners first in case there was a mugger waiting for a victim. The other cop carried a 12 gauge shotgun – this was before cops were armed with M-16s. My dad had friends who were transit cops, they used to complain that the 12 gauge shotgun blast really had a loud echo when discharged in the subway stations. But they said it stopped the biggest mother f**kers in the Bronx. I don’t miss my home town one bit!
We adopted Penny, a 1 year old Chihuahua mix. She’s doing well with our other 2 dogs, playing with Judy who is close in age and size to her.
A man swimming in Lynx Lake in Prescott, Az on February 8th. Last week there was snow here.