May Eleventh

Well, I suppose by now you may be thinking that I should change my blog name to something along the lines of:

“Abra Alani: The pursuit of Toby and more Toby”

But, what can I do, when he’s acting so ridiculous, doing such random doggy things like barking at his own reflection and freaking out while walking over a steel-grid bridge as if he’s going to fall through?


May Seventh

Well, as it goes, as soon as I decide on a thing like taking photos of rain and such what does the weather do but give us sunshine and dry pavements! :D Ah well, I suppose I can deal with it.

Toby was kind enough to stand still for 30 seconds in this random field of blue flowers while I got off a few photos.

June 2nd, Day 153: You Take What You Can Get

Especially when it come to taking photos of this guy.

He will look in every direction, EXCEPT at me. Occasionally, I can get him to glance over, but only by producing a sound that he has never heard before.

I’m running out of weird sounds.

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Sometimes his gazing-into-the-distance works.

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Other times not so much…

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Sometimes I need a break, and today is came in the form of a honey suckle bush. I have never noticed a honeysuckle before it was in full bloom, and so I had been wondering what exactly this interesting bush would become. Today my question was answered, finally, when I found a bunch of these!

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Other Blogathon June 2nd posts:

How To Write Fast

Renovating An Empty Nest

Does Your Clutch Chatter

Musical Theater Nerd

May 10th, Day 130: Toby Loves the Farm

I think this dog was meant to be a farm dog. He LOVES going up the community garden, and as soon as I turn down the road that it’s on, he KNOWS. He starts to get excited, bouncing around the backseat and whining (not my favorite part).

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When we get there, he jumps out of the car and commences his immediate sniffing.  Of everything.

So far, we have usually been up there alone. A few times there have been other people, once a couple little kids, and once another dog. Toby loves everybody, and he had a great time playing with Daisy the Golden Retriever, as well as exploring every inch of the farm with the kiddos.When it’s just us, he wanted around and explores on his own. He knows to stay inside the gate, and once in while comes and checks back in with me.

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Oh, and he likes to eat the grass there too. It’s his fav.