Gizzy in Heaven!

Gizzy in Heaven!
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Sunday, June 26, 2011

By the lake with dogs, ducks and a goose

This morning I took Gizzy for a walk/stroll/ride around our little Lake Irma where we were greeted (as usual) by the ducks who wanted to be fed.

"Here comes the first one Ma!"

 Devouring his pellets and ignoring Gizzy's barking!

"There are three more, Ma!"

...almost there...

"Run, Forrest, R - U - N !!!"

...and they're eating while Gizzy barks!

(I like this photo of our young Canada goose - I got him/her in mid stride)

There are a total of five ducks and one young Canada goose by the lake and when ever I go down there, they come a running or flying to get their food. I give them a few pellets of dry cat food because I read that it would be ok to give them now and again (they love it!), but NEVER dog food. Bread isn't so good either because it's void of nutrition and fills them up so they won't forage for their nutritious food that they need. The next time I'm in town I'll see if I can find some reasonably priced duck and goose feed. My friend Sandi, who also walks her dogs around here, usually has some cracked corn for them too, but they seem to prefer the cat food.

Speaking of Sandi, here she is with her two dogs Sadie and Tuffy, Gizzy's friends. Tuffy is a year older than Gizzy (almost 15), which is why Sandi got a baby buggy to push him around for when he gets tired.

The three Musketeers with Gizzy (L) trying to be the boss!

On the other side of the lake, we sat on a picnic table (see Tuffy in the back ground in his buggy?) Sandi cracks me up. She always talks with her hands. She's a whole foot taller than me. I'm 5'2 and she's 6'2, so her hands are pretty large. Here she's telling Sadie to look at the camera and all Sadie does is look at her hands LOL

Here's Tuffy (or the Tuffinator, as Sandi calls him) resting his head and snoozing while we visit!

My sweet boy, getting some loving from his mama, while she's keeping the gnats out of his eyes.


Cattails always remind me of our pond in Germany when I was growing up. I should write a book and call it "On Cattail Pond" instead of "Golden Pond."

I love the sparkling water in the back ground - reminds me of little diamond chips or dancing faeries!

I love this view with the shadows of the morning light filtering through the trees.

As we make our way back home, I pass a squirrel sitting on a pretty, green lawn...

This was a nice walk - happy Sunday everyone!


Anonymous said...

I know I've told you this before but I love taking walks with you and Gizzy. It just makes my day!

Chatty Crone said...

I am with Beverooni - I love your walks - I think you have so much more fun on your walks then I do! And I love meeting your friends and I love your animals. Looks like so much fun and I love seeing you - I think we all need to blog pictures of who we are so others know who we are talking too - We are all beautiful women.

sarah said...

Oh, the Spanish moss! It makes me homesick (in a good way) :-)

Linda in New Mexico said...

You just gave me such a wonderful dose of cute. I love your walks and I love Mr. G and his antics and attitude. You are a doll. Thanks for sharing such a lovely walk to the lake.
Oma Linda

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

What a fun way to spend the day!

Ginny said...

Thanks for taking me along on your walk! Your post is funny and beautiful! I will have to get some cat food for the ducks now! About your friend's hands, whenever you point at something, the dog will always look at your hand, and not what you're pointing at!

Annie said...

I just love this post, Doris. And the nickname, Tuffinator, is a riot as I'm in California, home of the Termi/Govinator. 'Nator should become an official ending to attach to any noun we want to make strong.

The ducks are so bold. Being raised up from sharing the lake with dogs, they probably have it stamped in their DNA that dogs are all bark and no bite. They also know that to a bird, they are all duckinators!

Silke said...

Wonderful, Doris!! You and Gizzy and your friends have such a beautiful place to walk. Has it been as hot, hot, hot where you are as it has been here? Today it's only 89, but the humidity is pretty high. We sure could use some rain... Hugs, Silke

Anke said...

Beautiful area and beautiful weather to take a walk in. Here it's rainy and the skies are gray...

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

We love walking along with you too. You always get some very scenic and lovely shots by the lake. Nice to meet Gizzy's friends too. Great pic of you and Gizmo.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

the booker man said...

hihi miss doris 'n gizzy!!

first like, i loooove that pic of the two of you cuddlin' by the lake!
second like, your lake walkies are the bestest! there are so many pretty thingies to look at and adventures with duckies (and a goose). woofin' of those duckies...they are gettin' a little too big for their britches if you ask me, gizzy!! heehee.

the booker man

pee s -- i have been doin' lots of swimmies this summer! it's just been so mega hot 'n steamy. my mama calls me her "weed" cuz i'm so slim 'n trim no matter how much i eat. she wants to know my secret. i woof to her that it's cuz i nevarrr stop moving all day long!! :D