On July 23, our family grew by one beautiful little puppy. She was born "small and fragile" and as soon as I learned that she had had arrived, in my heart, I knew that she would become mine. Her mother was also born fragile and she is 4 years old and absolutely amazing now, so not to worry, our girl is going to be very healthy. Our last pet family member and one that came just when I may have needed it the most. She is another Long Coat German Shepherd with a new big name. Svetka Krommer Vom Haus Dettmer. She was born to our beautiful friend and breeder Theresa Dettmer in Missouri Valley, Iowa. This is the same place where we got our beautiful Silveit 3 years ago. She has met her big sisters whom she thinks are giant toys to bite on, pull and tug on. She met her kit-cat who still hisses and spits at her. Many family members and friends have met her, as well as strangers in the pet stores that I have taken her into so far for socializing. She enjoys anything cool, the air conditioner vents in the house and car, the wading pool with ice cubes added, she is happy! Though she will begin her schooling on August 23 and probably have to give up her mouth leash holding, for now, we love how she takes us back home after a brief walk. My husband has built a new entry gate to mainly keep our 3 dogs safer and to keep other larger critters out. He is also building a new fence line to add newness to the 35 year old four board fence row. My dear friend Laurene who has a sister to our Tessa and will have a brother to our Svetka had a lovely blanket made for our new arrival...so thoughtful.
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I am joining in the fun with Eileen at:
I'd Rather Be Birdin'Linking to I'd Rather B Birdin'
Naked Ladies, Spring Surprises, lovely Lilies that show up in many places this time of year. Our cat Survhee Pipka laying in front of a boyhood photograph of my husband~
Spider webs are broken as I walk along the paths of our property, unless I see them ahead of my face being covered first...ugh, and then I can photograph them and not ruin them. As I clean up the yard after the dogs, I also will pluck up the assorted wild mushrooms that grow and rid the yard of them as well. I cannot take any chances that the dogs could be made ill~
I had to use HDR on these photos taken using my not so good cell phone camera of the little Blue Jay that my husband found on the ground and having a difficult go after it left the nest rim. I got it up off of the ground and it's parents did the rest in rousing it and getting it up into the tree above. All was well~
When I take my rides out into the country, I often times see the Red-tailed Hawks. My knee is still giving me great pain and so I have to stay in the car to take any shots and do the best that I can. It has been a rough go the past 3 months~
My land... Tingsgrove~
Wild Turkeys made prettier with Sunflowers, White-tailed Deer and spider webs in horse country in my county~
My new Lincoln Towncar hood ornament...a male Blue Dasher~
Fungal growth plates on a dying tree in our front yard at dawn with dew droplets~