Monday, April 22, 2013

Thoughts and the circus

One day out of every year, Circus Mascot pitches their tent in the field right across the street from our house. They do their thing and then they disappear in the night, while everyone is sleeping. It's very mysterious and strangely fascinating. But anyway... Yesterday morning, I had the pleasure of observing Pooch experience a major WTF moment, as she looked out of the window and saw the circus tent and all the animals out in the field. It was pretty funny. I wish I had taken pictures. Her eyes grew to almost twice their usual size (alright, slight exaggeration), her jaw dropped very slowly, her ears went sorta slack. She looked like she was having a small stroke. Either that, or melting. Then her mouth snapped shut with a clacking sound, her ears pricked up and she pressed her nose against the glass (thanks for that, dog...)

No matter how deeply shocking she thinks the sudden appearance of a circus is, she always forgets about them fairly quickly. Every year, she is every bit as stunned as the year before. Pooch is real cute, but not always bright...

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

The March Whatnots

A couple of weeks ago, I thought that this month would be easy when it came to pictures. I would just aim my phone at easter stuff and photograph my brains out. Then the mister brought some bug home from a seminar, and I spent the whole easter week all sick and stuffed up. We bought truckloads - or at least eggloads - of candy, and I couldn't tell the flavor of anything. One night, the mister made chili, and when that man cooks, he does it as if the apocalypse is set to happen tomorrow and he doesn't want the spices to go to waste. I still couldn't taste much, but it cleared my sinuses a little bit.

So what I'm trying to say, is that you're not getting a lot of pictures of easter things this month, but there's plenty of Pooch in there, as a filler.