Saturday, September 20, 2008
What have I done this weekend other than battle sinus pressure? Let’s see, Yesterday I fleeced my dog. Trisket doesn’t like cameras, which is why I had to snap a picture of him running under the table. He associates cameras with flashes, which remind him of lightning, of which he’s deathly afraid. I didn’t really fleece him, but he’s shedding now and if you don’t brush him every day, you’ll never be able to keep enough vacuum cleaner bags on hand.
Look at how much hair I got off him!Today, I did some editing, attended a prayer meeting, and washed my truck and dog. He sheds so bad in the fall, but washing helps him get rid of his old hair quicker soAs that he can grow out his new winter coat.
As for the prayer meeting… I went exploring at the Otis Nature Sanctuary. I’d heard of it, but have never been over there, so I went to check it out. You can tell summer is winding down. The polk berry bushes, whose tender shoots are harvested in spring for salad, are overgrown. There are fields of dying Queen Anne’s lace. I’ve never seen so many praying mantises in my life! The sanctuary is small, but there is a good variety of fields in prairie grass, hardwood forest and lowlands. I should have brought a boat as there was more to explore via water than there was on land. But it was a fun outing. Enjoy the photos.