Monday, March 26, 2012

A happy intermission.

Watched some new movies the other night and caught this happy look from my wife and Ruff and Axl. Not only do the two boys follow us around the house all day but they both seem to want to share the couches when we are watching the TV.


Monday, March 19, 2012

Some needed repairs on the last day of Winter.

The stone wall around the swimming pool has been deteriorating for years and it got to the point where it was beyond fixing so I got some bids from a few companies to rebuilt it. Moore's Stone Co. came in last week and took down the old wall in one day and came back today and with a full crew working almost 10 hours rebuilt both walls. Great job guys. By the way, it was 85 degrees out and today is the last day of Winter.

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Another day and another crowded room.

I coached my wife Jackie into taking this picture this morning when I noticed the camera was handy and the two boys had settled in for a nap. Jackie was a little shaky with the Nikon and I was afraid she would drop it but everything worked out fine. So here is one more picture of my crowded den.


Saturday, March 10, 2012

Our crowded floors.

Took this picture a few moments ago. After breakfast I usually go to my den and turn on the computer to check my email and read the news. And, as usual, I am often paid a visit by my ever-diligent boys, Ruff and Axl, who drop by to take a nap. And that makes things very, very crowded. It was so crowded that I even had some trouble reaching my camera bag seen in the very top of the photo to grab my camera.
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Thursday, March 8, 2012

An assortment of resting Rottweiler pictures.

One thing that Rottweilers do best besides eating is to take naps. They can doze off to sleep in a matter of seconds and just as quickly jump to their feet at any unexpected moment, especially if they hear the sound of a food wrapper being opened. I just love to take pictures of them and most of my collection of photos shows them resting on the furniture. Hope you enjoy looking at them as much as we do living with them.
Last night I noticed Ruff sleeping on the floor while Axl was occupying the couch and it occurred to me that Ruff was almost as big as the couch when he was stretched out.


Sunday, March 4, 2012

We are all OK. The tornado missed us.

I am not going to trivialize what happened Friday. Too many people died and too many homes were destroyed by a string of EF-3 and EF-4 tornadoes that swept through Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio. The closest it got to us was in the town of Piner, Kentucky, 5 miles away where at least 3 people were killed. For several hours we all hung out in our basement watching the storm move through our area on the local TV station.

The only concern I had was getting everyone to go downstairs and stay there after the weatherman told everyone to take shelter. I did get my wife Jackie and the three Rottweilers to go down to the basement but due to some confusion when I went back upstairs to grab some things of value everyone followed me and that led to some panic as I got excited about getting everyone to go back to safety. The Rottweilers didn't understand why I was yelling and they went and hid so I had to put leashes on them and walk them back to the basement. 
The local television stations take bad weather very seriously out here and one station we watched, WKRC, channel 12, continued live coverage from 2 PM until 11 PM. I started watching Intellicast radar on the Internet and picked up this ominous picture just before we headed to the basement. Those boxes are confirmed tornadoes on the ground and we were right in their path.
Click the picture for a larger view. See where Piner in located just below Florence. 
Anyway, to make a long story short, once everyone was back in the basement the three Rottweilers all decided to just take naps, like they always do.