Hi everyone! I'm just popping in to share a cute card I made and if you're interested in the going ons with our dog Riley, then you can read about that after the cards! I saw a card at the store the other day, and I thought it was funny enough to make one of my own. I used the Looth Tooth image by Lynne Stansbery.
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I colored with Copic markers and used chalk around the background and added the text with my computer at the same time I printed the image. When I was coloring this I was thinking this would make a cute "All I Want For Christmas" card too!
Now the funny part is on the inside
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Since my last blog post we have had quite a Riley-ventful time!
It started out on Friday afternoon. We took her out to a friend's farm to run around on. He has gotten a new dog since we were there last so we weren't sure how that was going to go because sometimes Riley can't be nice to other dogs. Luckily this dog knew to back off when Riley warned her, but she didn't take it too seriously and came back time and time again to finally make friends with Riley. They ended up running around the whole place smelling every little thing and splashing in the pond. It was fun seeing them get along and run together.
Now this friend has pigs on the farm - big pigs that are in a pen. One of the pigs had a litter of piglets, so there were about ten little piglets in there. Really cute! What we didn't know was that they could wriggle out from under the pen and get out. Two of the piglets got out and were just walking around smelling things. Riley of course was very curious and followed them around smelling them, but being nice. Then one of the piglets got a little nervous and took off running. This made Riley chase, which in turn made the other dog run after Riley. The little pig runs around the pen and slides back under for safety, but Riley slid in too, and then so did the other dog! The other dog had been in there with the pigs before and was fine, but that dog is not Riley, the dog who is hell bent on doing things her way! I was scared to death the mama pig was going to show Riley who was boss! I wish I had had a camera going because one big pig got in front of Riley and she had a look on her face that was a little intimidated (which we never see) but saying "hey, I've got no beef with you - it's that little squirt I want!" Anyway, she kept chasing the little piglet and I'm yelling for Brock to get in the pen and get her out before something bad happens and the friend who owns the farm looks at me and says "the mama pig will make a believer out of her" and I said "that's what I'm afraid of!" He doesn't think of animals the same way I do. Anyway, Brock did climb into the pen and get her out before anything bad happened.
Then on Saturday we took her to the park for a little walk. We walked along the edge of the water by the river, and then on the way back we went up on higher ground to give her new ground to smell. Suddenly she jumps down the bank and the next thing I know she's got a skunk in her mouth shaking it in that terrier way. I start to pull on her leash telling her to stop but of course she doesn't. Brock jumps down the bank trying to avoid the skunk, but trying to get Riley to let go. Riley flips the skunk up and it lands a little away from her giving the skunk time to raise his tail, aim, and fire! She gets a load of skunk spray right in the face. Does that stop her? NO!
She is ready to go back for more and I'm still pulling on her leash trying to get her back up the bank, and Brock is trying to run back up the bank away from the skunk. I saw the skunk raise his tail and rotate is butt to take another shot and I gave the leash another tug and got her back up the bank. Then we had to walk back to the truck where we luckily had the forethought to pack a skunk spray emergency kit (learned that after Jacy got sprayed there a few years ago). I think Riley hated the de-skunking more than the skunking! We took Monday off!
Last night we went into the woods and hunted around. Riley found a geochache stuffed in the trunk of a tree. We pulled it out and left our names in the book. The latest entry was Thanksgiving day of this year. Then Riley found a log that she kept scratching at insisting that something was in it. Brock and I shook it and kicked it trying to scare anything out, but nothing. Riley kept insisting, so we gave it another try and a mouse ran out! She chased and we had to move the log a few more times for her to continue the chase, but she finally won and caught the mouse!
On our way back to the truck she saw a raccoon, and he ran up a tree but only part way. He kept looking at us so I dug in my pocket and found some dog treats we had brought and tossed one to him. Surprisingly he climbed down the tree and ate it and several more I threw to him. It was surprising because the whole time Riley was barking at him! Anyway, it's been really fun getting out with her and luckily a little skunk spray is the only damage we incurred!
Wishing you all a little less excitement in your days! Thanks for looking!