Sunday, May 31, 2009

For a little, extra special treat for Pepper this evening, I rubbed a little bit of peanut butter on her chewy bone. She was VERY pleased. When she was finished she picked up the bone, carried it to me and dropped it at my feet. Refill, ma! Please!

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Pepper does THE MOMMA thing

Why were the Robins going nuts yesterday afternoon? Pepper had one of their babies. She had it between her front paws and was giving it a very gentle bath. She was totally oblivious to the dive-bombing parents. I took it from her and put the fledgling back in the lower branches of the yew.

Silly old girl. She did that last year too. Find a baby bird. Give it a bath. Bring it into the house. !!! At least this year I got to her first.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Why does it take only seconds for computer to crash and HOURS to restore and back up?

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

I finally got around to putting in the tomato plants. Mz Pepper is NOT happy. She sat and watched and kept coming up to me with an expression of 'Why are you doing this, Mom? Don't you know I like to dig there and lie there?'. When I was finished, she inspected my work. Yes, I grabbed her before she plopped down in the new tomato grove. Heh. But she was not pleased.

Monday, May 25, 2009

I had a huge computer crash. The sort of thing that everyone fears and eventually experiences. I got a virus warning and I shut off the compy. When I went to turn it back on, NOTHING HAPPENED. I mean Absolutely Nothing. My computer had become a paperweight.

Luckily, my son is living with us till he gets another job. Even luckier, is the fact that he is a top-knotch computer tech. It took him two hours, but he got the computer to accept a systems restore disk, and then we reformatted it. I am now adding files that I had backed up.

Pepper is doing her thing, supervising the world and is frisky at age 12. She's not happy that I'm planting a container garden this year. She much prefers to help dig out a garden, and is specially helpful at transplanting.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

What's up with that dog?

Pepper, aka The Voodoo Queen, did something odd the other night. Being half Border Collie, doing odd things is not out of the norm but this sort of threw us. Pep was sitting on her couch (Yes, she has a couch, it's falling apart and no once else can sit on it, and we can't affort new furniture). Hubby and I were talking and suddenly she nodded her head vigorously. It only lasted a second, but it was very odd. She hasn't done it since. She's fine, no seizure or weakness. Just that head nod.