Monthly Archives: October 2014

Puppy picture

My mom just found a photo of her Australian shepherd, Lucas, when he was a puppy:

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There aren’t enough “awwww”s in the world, right? And you can’t even see his little pink belly.

There aren’t enough “awwww”s in the world, right? And you can’t even see his little pink belly.

One thing we missed out on by adopting an adult dog was the adorable puppy stage. (And greyhound puppies ARE adorable.) Of course, it’s also less work to bring an adult dog into the home, and when you adopt a greyhound from the track, you’re usually their first home/family, so they bond to you much like a puppy does, which is pretty much the best of both worlds.

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Seven years old and still cute. Look at those ears! And those long, long legs. Perfect for jumping on furniture!

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Enjoying some sunshine from the comfort of the couch.

Outside on one of the last warm days. She really wants to join us in the hammock, but that would be a disaster.

Outside on one of the last warm days. She really wants to join us in the hammock, but that would be a disaster.

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Fall leaves and apple picking

Fall is here! (Ignore the 75-degree day we just had, and the 78 degree high predicted for tomorrow.) The leaves are changing, and this year the trees are particularly colorful.

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Sudo has been enjoying some ground-level foliage:

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A friend and I went apple picking at Honey Pot Hill Orchards in Stow, where they have hayrides (pulled by tractors, not horses), goats, pigs, rabbits, pumpkins, rows upon rows of various kinds of apple trees, fresh-from-the-oven cider donuts, and North America’s largest hedge maze.

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This is only part of the hedge maze. It really is enormous.

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The maze would have been a totally different experience had the goats been in it, but the animals were across the street in a separate part of the orchard. Probably for the best.

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Spencer apples, destined to become part of an apple crisp. Mmm.

Even on an overcast day, the leaves were bright.

Even on an overcast day, the leaves were bright.

I made an apple crisp when I got home, and the rest of the apples are for eating and for making applesauce. All in all, a good day out.

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