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Love that vacation stuff!

As usual, we had a wonderful vacation last week!  The time we spent in Maine was so amazingly relaxing!  We did a trolley tour of Portland which was lots of fun (okay, except for going over the Casco Bay Bridge).  I didn’t realize how big Portland is and we already started discussing what we’re going to do next year!  Three cheers to Kathy for letting us use her place!

We also got in two Sea Dogs games and President Bush (not “W”) and Barbara were there and he threw out the first pitch at the game Wednesday night.  It was pretty exciting to have been so close to a President!

We got back late Saturday morning and I immediately went to the couch and caught a nap.  Sorry but I’m just not used to the late night stuff.  Yeah, I took another one in the afternoon but I think I finally got caught up!

Yesterday, we started staining our deck (it’s 12’x24′ so it’s going to take awhile).  We’re actually using what they call a “toner” which is darker than a “clear” yet keeps the natural look – very nice!  Another couple weeks and the landscaper will be there to tear out the side and back yard, grade and hydroseed – so exciting!  I love this outdoor stuff!

Frosty and Shadow are continuing to get along wonderfully!  I have to give a three cheers to Carol and her two youngest boys for taking such good care of them while we were gone.  Not only did they go and feed them every morning but they would go back in the afternoon to play with them, too!  Carol even admitted that she played the “chase the shadow” game with Frosty (so named prior to Shadow’s arrival!).  I know how happy that made them because we didn’t even get a little bit of the cold shoulder from them when we returned!

So, that’s what I’ve been up to.  How about you?

Published in:CurtinCallStories |on August 14th, 2006 |3 Comments »

How cute is that???

I could see that Frosty and Shadow were really learning to love each other since they’ve been running, chasing, wrestling, destroying my house, etc.  for some time now.  Last night, though, just put the icing on the cake!  I noticed Frosty laying in the dining room with Shadow sprawled out across him in what appeared to be a typical wrestling move.  However, upon closer inspection, Shadow was not nibbling at him, she was WASHING him!  Yup!  Licking around his neck, his ears and so forth.  And he was just laying there as if to say “Yes, I am king.  You, my servant, shall wash my ears!”

So, I ask you – how cute is that???

I did manage to get a couple snapshots of Shadow and am hopefully going to pick up a “still” digital camera over the next couple days.  Next week is vacation (yay!) so I will try to get some good shots of her/them and I’ll post them when I return.

Published in:CurtinCallStories |on August 3rd, 2006 |Comments Off on How cute is that???