August 15, 2018

The Hounds Roll Along


Although the days change the hounds stay the same day in day out. The weather might make them deviate from their routines but overall nothing changes with them too much, and me either. A couple of things that have, cooler temps and my 'to do' list items keep getting marked off as I complete them. I knew that once I got started the momentum would start to roll. The hounds take me for walks when I need a break.


With the extra kibble I am giving Stella I can tell that she is gaining a little weight and her ribs are starting to disappear. I also caught her trotting a few times this past week during our morning walks.


Stella was sure that she was out of my line of sight. I can't remember what I was saying to get both of their attention. Sadie's lump on the right side has not changed.


I am stuck right now on what to say ... I am almost speechless and out of ideas.



Stella's collar made it through the last load of laundry. Looks like new and she was really happy to wear it again. It's the one she came with. Hair is growing back on her ears and inside of her legs. Maybe she had only summer allergies?


One morning while I was taking pictures of butterflies and clouds, Stella was making her attempt of sneaking away toward the backyard of the neighbor. She was walking with purpose, a little faster than what she walks near me and was ignoring all of my calls.


Sadie decided on her own it was time to make a rescue.


The only problem was when she stopped to look for Stella, she was facing the wrong direction. She was facing north and Stella was walking northwest.


It seems on every late afternoon walk, on the way back to the house, Stella will stop stand and smell something toward the neighbors a couple of houses down. Or it might be that she hears someone. On this day she decided that standing wasn't going to be good enough ... so she sat, not moving facing the direction she does every afternoon. I am sure it's food she smells.


No ribs showing.




You can see the lump on Sadie in front of her rear leg. At times when she is standing still, I can barely feel the lump at all.


Through all of these walks ... this is what Heidi does 99.9% of the time. She must be preparing for the freezing temps in the winter. Well back to my tasks at hand ... I've really been in the mood to work lately. I'm getting a lot done.

It's been a great summer in 'the tropics' of Southern Indiana this year.

4 comments:

  1. Happy to hear you and the hounds are doing well. I am trying to get things on the to do list done, but would rather do more fun things.

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    1. I agree, it's much better doing fun things. That's probably why I am in the position I am in. The thing is, you don't want to let some basic maintenance fixes go through two freezing winters in the Midwest. The hounds spend more time outside now since the temps have dropped out of the 90's.

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  2. Nice hound pictures today...they must be a handful.

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    1. Actually they are not as hard to handle off leash as I guessed. At home anyway. Even a trip in the FJ to the vet excites them enough that they become much harder to handle with two separate 6' leases. Overall though they do a great job around home.

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