Birds of a feather flock, wait don’t tell the dogs….

It’s still raining here.  Mind you, I’m not complaining because just last month it was me who was saying that we desperately needed rain, it’s just that it’s sort of miserable when it rains all day and we don’t really get a break from it for several days.  I mean, I need a little break.

girl in rainNope?  Okay then.  We’ll move on.

Or not….because this morning MacGyver and I took the dogs for a walk in the rain for the second day in a row.  They hate it too.  Woody also hates rain.  He just sits on top of his cage and looks outside as if he wants to go out but he isn’t going to because dry is soooo much better.

It must be hard to learn to fly in the first place but imagine trying to learn to fly with soaking wet feathers.  Not gonna happen.  This morning we took Woody with us along with the dogs on their walk.  He rode on Boomer’s back.

Woody and Boomer

What?  Like you never seen anything like that before?

The neighbors think we’ve lost our minds.  Obviously they’re new to the neighborhood.  They’ll learn.  At least it’s interesting around here.

How’s your weather this week?

Friday with random photos from my iPhone

Happy Friday and all that jazz.  I’m pretty happy about the weekend, the weather, not so much.  Our humidity level is seriously oppressive and holding steady at 76.  In case you need me to clear that up for you…..


Why yes, yes it is!

That about sums it up.

So, let’s end this stellar week with some random photos from my iPhone.

I snapped this beautiful sunset as we were heading toward the skyway bridge coming home from Nokomis.


This little guy……he found his old cave which smelled so I bought him a new one.  He hates the new one and refuses to give up the old.

Hank's cave

So I sent back to new one and bought 3 bottles of febreeze. Lesson Learned.

The guys running up to me to get some food….

white ducks

They are fast!

And after they’ve eaten with full bellies!


How beautiful are they?  Right?  I just love them.

Last night Mom and I took an hour walk down to and around Kapok Park.

Kapok park

This is true Florida

Kapok Park

It’s a bit overgrown…somebody needs to do some trimming

Kapok Park

We were pretty excited to see this little bunny.  He wasn’t afraid of us at all.


Here’s a great shot my emu friend.  He was out again the other morning and for some reason he likes to run a few yards with me before turning around and heading home.

I ain’t scared, he’s friendly.


He needs a name, suggestions?

And the last random picture is one of a peacock who was just sitting on the fence but I love how peaceful he looks.


Now tell me about what you have planned for this weekend.

What’s one of your favorite pictures on your phone right now?

Friday and I’m a Disney princess in real life, no, really.

Another week has come and gone, and very quickly I might add.  Normally I’d be happy about that but since April 18th is fast approaching and MacGyver and I have an appointment with the accountant today I would have been fine if the week would have gone on and on and on, and on. After our appointment this afternoon MacGyver and I will be heading out to the cabin to lick our wounds.

Because after paying taxes the only thing that can make you feel better is a little four wheeling, a little shooting, and some running on your own personal running trail and some shooting, I already said that didn’t I?  Oh well.

my legs

This is me….okay, technically it’s my legs.

This morning I ran/walk/jogged/ran/hobbled/crawled and managed to squeak out 6 miles.  Really, really slow miles.  I did however see a peacock, a chicken, a rooster, and an emu.  I’m sure you aren’t surprised.  If you read my blog then you already know my neighborhood is fowl.  Hehe, get it, fowl!


If you saw my instagram yesterday you may have already seen some of the photos below and wondered what the back story was.  If not, I’ma clue you in anyways cause that’s how I do.

Yesterday I was showing Hank how to feed the turtles in the pond.  He absolutely loves the turtles.  Seriously, he’s more little boy than dog, I swear to all that is dogly.

hank and mommy

This is how you feed the turtles…

I went into the house to get more bread and Hank stayed on the dock and had a conversation with Timmy the turtle.  It was so cute.

dachshund and turtle

So, how long you been livin in my backyard?  Really?  And I never noticed? 

When I got back to the dock I was feeding turtles and I raised my hand with the extra bread in it so that Hank wouldn’t try and eat it.  (He’s allergic to all kinds of things and can’t eat anything with grains.)

feeding turtles

Take a look up in that tree….

Take a look up there in the branches.  Do you see the grackle?  I wasn’t concerned with him because grackle’s are wild birds and they’ve never really been all that friendly with us.  I just think of them as like any other bird, like a blue jay or a robin.  They aren’t super friendly like the peacocks or the wood storks or even the herons.   That’s what one would think anyway.

MacGyver was taking pictures and I’m glad he was because otherwise, he wouldn’t have captured this moment.


Yes, that bird did just take bread right out of my hand.

And if you think that was a fluke, it wasn’t.  He ate out of my hand an additional 3 times.  That’s right baby, it only took me half a lifetime but I’m officially a Disney freakin princess!

disney princess with birds

Happy Friday y’all, I’ll catch up with you in a bit from the cabin.

What’s the weirdest thing an animal ever did to you?  Go ahead and tell me.  I won’t judge, I swear.