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Long time no see

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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Happy The Thief

Cheeky Little Happy had a great time at the main house the other day, played with all the dogs, especially gentle Queenie and small Alaska, and proudly carried one of the toys off to her little house, where she unfortunately had to go back to, to be quarantined again because another tapeworm showed up. But she is getting all better, the medicine and vitamins and the love and care are working well.


Visiting Gaby and Hans at the Garceta Lodge

Two lovely people live at the other end of our village, Gaby and Hans, and we finally had the time to visit them for a few hours last Sunday. We had a great time with coffee and cake and a glass of wine at the river. They have loads of animals at their place, and it is simply gorgeous! There is also a little crocodile in the pond that wandered up from the river during the last flood, and lots of guinea hens, and chicken.

Coatimundis, usually roaming free, but caged for our convenience because they like to jump on peoples backs :-)

The view from the veranda.

Gaby and the parrot, I think his name was Charlie!

Hans posing with this imposing tree!
Aracari coming for a bite of papaya.

Ant Motels

If I didn't dislike ants so much, especially the fire ants which leave me with itching blisters, I could actually appreciate their building abilities!

Veterans Day Moussaka

In honor of Robbie, who is an AF veteran, I made one of her favorite dishes: Greek "Moussaka", with layers of potatoes, eggplant, meat sauce, bechamel sauce and cheese. It was really yummy!

Art Studio "Hobby Lobby" is getting doggie-proof

Now, that Ms. Happy can come out into her dog run, she has figured out that screen material does not hold up to her sharp claws. So the bottom of the Hobby Lobby is getting a rustic look now - I like it a lot! And Happy is watching very attentively ... BUMMER, no more tearing through!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Rembrandt and Queenie Relaxing

The two visiting Irish Setters, Rembrandt and Queenie, are having a good time at the farm! There is lots of room to run and play, and our dogs are having fun with them too now. Of course, after a while, it is good to have a pillow to rest your tired head on :-)

Happy gets introduced into the Family

During her first visit at the main house, tough little Happy was completely unimpressed by the other, huge dogs and the two visiting dogs hovering over her. She made herself comfy, played a bit, rested and was just what she was supposed to be: a Happy Dog at the Happy House.

For the time being, she is just coming over to visit, and actually since yesterday, she is back in quarantine at the Hobby Lobby and her dog run, because we found a huge tape worm.

But the vet was here already and as soon as she is all good, she will come back to the main house to see her doggie friends!

She is nothing but a HOUND DOG :-)

Enjoy another mini movie with Happy at the Happy House!

Wiley Done First Pre-Race Exercise

Wiley is being prepared for the next race on the 19th of November, right here in Santa Familia. Daily exercise sessions are a MUST!