Spring is in the Air – Win a $25 Gift Card

The official high at RDU yesterday was 62. My thermometer said 67. I had been working hard cleaning out drawers and moving furniture around the house and decided to reward myself with a well-deserved beer break. I looked out in the back and saw my neighbors in their backyard enjoying the first hint of spring and went outside with my camera.

Vance with MacKenzie behind him chewing a stick

Vance with MacKenzie behind him chewing a stick

Vance is about 13 months and learning to walk in the grass with his new shoes. He also barks when the dogs come around him. His bark is an er er sound in the back of his throat and it’s pretty doggone cute. I seriously wonder whether or not he and the dogs are communicating in a mutual language. Kenzie is 7 or 8 now, she adopted Carlin when Carlin was in grad school. I wrote about Kenzie and Bourbon last month. Kenzie was pretty active running around to find sticks to chew for a few minutes before taking off again. Vance also found a stick and attempted to chew it before Mommy or Daddy took it away.

If Kenzie can chew sticks, why can't I?

If Kenzie can chew sticks, why can’t I?

Bourbon just stayed in the shade supervising everyone else. He’s about 13 now, so he leaves the running around the yard to Kenzie and Vance. He’s getting a little stiff in the joints, but he still loves a good butt scratchin’.

Bourbon relaxing

Bourbon relaxing

Winter here in Cackalacky wasn’t particularly cold, but it seemed more dreary than usual. Maybe that’s because I haven’t had Dudley and Zoe around to brighten the days the way only dogs can. Spring is only 10 days away and before I know it, I’ll be complaining about how hot it is. In the meantime, it’s nice to see Bourbon, KenziGirl and the other dogs in the neighborhood, but the million kilowatt smile of Mr. Vance Orion will brighten the dreariest of days!

Happy Vance

Happy Vance

I’ve decided whoever comments on the blogs posted between New Discovery that I posted 2/24/2013 up until the drawing will have their names entered into the chance to win the $25 gift card each week they comment. So you can have up to 4 chances to win! Winner will be announced on 3/24/2013. You have to comment to win your choice of a $25 gift card to Amazon or Target.

Dogs teach us many things about being a better person that people don’t teach. ~ Unknown

About Shoeful of Drool

I lived with a golden retriever/German shepherd mix named Dudley. Dudley was a rescue from Hurricane Floyd and he lived with me from October 1999 until he passed away in December 2012. In January 2001, Zoe a black & tan hound mix came to live with us until she died in June 2011. I truly believe having dogs has made me a better person. Every single day these dogs still give me something to laugh about and I hope by sharing these stories you can laugh, too.
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4 Responses to Spring is in the Air – Win a $25 Gift Card

  1. I love to read your blogs, They always make me smile!

  2. Nancy Catalano Dill says:

    Beautiful neighbors! Vance, Kenzie and Bourbon look like they were having a great spring-like day. Not too bad in NW PA either.

    • It’s even better today! I just took Kenzie for walk. It’s been a long time since I’ve walked a dog that young, I’m whupped! Next time I’ll take Bourbon, he’s more my speed.

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