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Zucca asks: “Can you open this gate please?”
Callista is sure a pretty girl:
Kurt hopes Guinevere can protect him:
Dazzle was pooped out:
T and Zucca work the early crowds:
I’ve been hypnotized by those Merlin eyes:
Harry the foster dog had NO problem at all getting attention. What an outgoing pup!
Harry and Merlin hold hands:
Sunday pictures up late tonight or sometime tomorrow.
A yard of brindles:
Golden eagle at the raptor rescue:
Dazzle getting attention:
Merlin resting his head:
The king came by to visit. This is the first time ever I have seen him visit the booth. Wonder if it’s the rain that was falling…
Another weekend at faire.
Saturday started out very poorly. Some moron in my neighborhood decided they needed to test out their fireworks at around 8am as we were trying to get ready to go. This of course freaked out kurt and caused him to not want to go out before we left. About half way down to the faire, kurt decided he couldn’t hold in the explosive D that he was feeling, and let it out in the car. Fragrant and messy. I managed to clean up a fair bit of it once we parked at the faire, but it was very un-fun. Saturday was also kurt’s birthday (he’s 9). Luckily the rest of the day went much nicer for everyone.
Sunday was less eventfull and more easy going. It rained quite a bit Sunday afternoon, but that did keep things cool. I managed to listen to almost a full set from Celtic Legacy, and part of one from Wirlyjig. Merlin and I walked in the parade too.
Next weekend (on friday at least) I’m going to be camping down at the campground near faire. That should be fun.
Pretty cool that they have wireless there, so I should be able to work friday from down there.
Pictures up later.
Callista was keeping one ear out:
Kurt trying to enjoy his birthday as best he could after the evil fireworks.
Callista and Merlin:
Niki did some relaxing:
Callista also manages to get in some relaxation:
Maggio had a good time:
It’s kinda nice. I have absolutely no plans for today. I slept in (well, with a 8am letting loose of the hounds) for the first time since I can’t remember when. Of course the fireworks people have started in, but I gave kurt some Melatonin and he’s been coping OK so far. I’m thinking I will watch a few movies later and enjoy a beer or three. I thought about inviting folks over for movie watching, but I never got around to sending out invites. Oh well.
Hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable holiday.
Whew. What a wet and busy weekend. 😉
Friday morning I frantically packed things up and tried not to forget anything for camping/faire. Got down to the campground around noon, just in time to setup lunch and my tent and x-pen. The wireless worked great at the campground, but the area we were in was very glare-y, and it was almost impossible to read my laptop screen in the afternoon. Around 3pm the clouds rolled in and it started to rain. Except for some small breaks, it never let up. We spent friday night in T’s nice big tent space chatting and telling stories and drinking. Kurt and Merlin were not happy to be hanging out in my tent… especially with all the thunder and rain. Merlin managed to make a hole in my door.
The rain continued thru the night. There was quite a bit of water flowing under my tent, but we managed to stay dry on top of dog beds and foam pads.
In the morning the condensation or perhaps water from around some seams started dripping on me, which wasn’t much fun. Got up nice and early and took a hot shower and got into my kilt. The shower was nice, but man are the showers small. I kept hitting the temp lever with my elbow and getting a shocking cold burst. Saturday at faire was fun, but also rainy. My house guests D and J and their kids V and D came out to faire and since it was so slow and we had a lot of people on hand, we got to wander the faire and chat. There were more people there than I would have thought, but still pretty light crowds. D and J decided to stay around Saturday night and leave sunday, so I went back and packed up my tent and headed back home Saturday night. We went out for a nice dinner and had beers and got some good conversation in.
Sunday started far too early. I promised T that I would head down and help them break down camp, so I was up at 6am and heading out the door by 7.
Breaking down the camp was taking a while. We had a number of folks and tents. I helped out as much as I could, until around 9:20 or so I went up to faire to open the booth for the day. The parking lot was a fun mud bog. I had to put my urban into 4wd mode to get into the spot they wanted me to.
Got the booth opened and greeted our AM folks. Even less people out on sunday. It seemed colder and I think the ground got saturated, so it was all running off. Folks from camp made it in later in the morning. They had had a rough time breaking down the rest of camp in the rain. In the afternoon, our AM folk headed home and just a few of us were left at the booth. Then, D called from castle rock. They were heading south and their jeep totally died on I25. They got it towed to the dealer (which isn’t open on sunday) and needed a lift. Since I was the last one there with dogs, we decided to close the booth up and call it a day. There wasn’t too many people around, and staying open wouldn’t have helped out much. Got D and J picked up and taken home. They took me out for Sushi and PiratesII, which was very nice. 😉
Now, to recover from my weekend. 😉 Pictures up later.
I realized I forgot to put up pictures from the previous sunday (July 2nd). Here they are:
Legolas and Arigorn in the yard:
Dazzle looking as cute as ever:
Legolas is big enough to high center on a bench:
A collection of brindles:
Callista and Sabrina don’t have any problems relaxing:
Merlin’s asleep with excitement:
Three unusual brindles in a row:
Kurt and Mouse hide from the thunder:
I think we can fit in a few more… 🙂
I just talked a while ago with J from the greyhound group I foster with. They have a lot of possibilities for me for getting back into fostering.
There are some shy female hounds that could use a quiet home to gain some confidence. There’s a number of more “normal” hounds waiting for fosters. Finally they are going to be getting 3 3month old puppies in.
I have only fostered a greyhound puppy once. She was really difficult and I swore I couldn’t deal with puppies again. However, I found out today that she was also the most difficult foster puppy that the head of the group ever had too, and that it turns out that she had a pinched spine which was making her hurt and also be unable to control her bladder. So, a normal insane puppy would be easier by all accounts. I’m shocked to admit I am thinking about it.
Hopefully I will come to my senses.
Some pictures from the (wet) camping on last friday:
Kurt and Merlin hanging out in the tent/xpen:
Zuca hanging out in her xpen:
Thunderstorm on the way, Kurt must turn into SUPER kurt:
A setting up her tent. You can see the mts in the background and a small bit of I25:
S and the kitchen area. You can see one of the cabins that they also have there in the background:
T and B staying warm (With another T in the distance):
T regaled us with many a bawdy song while it was raining overhead: