Bare Trees

Bare-TreesThe trees are bare of leaves, however the squirrels are still finding plenty of acorns; when Kasey isn’t paying attention they sneak into the yard and up the trees.

A Walk Through the Leaves

A Walk Through the Leaves

We took Kasey and Chewey to Shawnee Mission Park today and they loved it. They met some new friends, including four Aussies. One of them was a double merle which most often results in birth defects, you will see her in the video. She got rescued by two kind ladies but is partially blind and deaf. For people who don’t know this: please do not interbreed two Australian Shepherds who are both merles either blue or red, it usually results in defects from the merle genes.

Update: Youtube disabled the audio track for reasons of copyright even though I am linking ELP’s Amazon page. Ah well, I guess they have to do that.

Kasey Likes to Ride

Kasey likes to ride

Kasey-RidesKasey likes to walk around the neighborhood best, but a trip to the store in the car is almost as good to her view.

Cooling Fin

Cooling Fin

kasey-tongueEvolutionary adaptations are sometimes bizarre, like the one that dogs and wolves evolved to shed excess heat. Their tongues are big liquid drenched cooling fins coated with capillaries  and vessels near the surface Рif you click on the thumbnail to enlarge the photo you can see that. This is an adaptation that evolved over time, just as the thick fur that coats them to protect from cold did.

When Kasey runs in the winter she doesn’t pant, but when the temperature is above fifty degrees or so and she becomes active she pants a lot.

Carwash Terror

Carwash Terror

carwash-KaseyKasey gets terrified when the rollers go over the car in the carwash…

Tug of War

Tug of War

Tug-of-WarKasey and Django fighting over a toy. Once Kasey gets it free the result is usually about five minutes of full tilt running around the backyard. Django tries to cut the circle most times because he has a hard time keeping up, but then Kasey just reverses field in a blink and suddenly the circle is rotating the other direction.

Kasey Fur

Kasey Fur

Kasey-FurHere’s a close up of Kasey’s fur, if you look close you can see some blue green highlights. She doesn’t use dye.

I’ll be extremely busy the next week, with only rare chances to pop in so comments will be off for awhile again.

Sad Kasey

Sad Kasey

sad-kaseyHere’s a picture of Kasey being sad because my wife is in the store and not with us.

Redbud Riot

redbud-riotIt’s the perfect Spring day in KC, I snapped these while walking Kasey during lunch.

Kasey and The Chick

Kasey and The Chick

kasey-and-the-chick

Kasey used to have a bear that she would drag up and down stairs each day and night, but the bear wore out, so now she has a giant stuffed easter chick, you can see the feet in this photo. Sometimes she snuggles with it, sometimes she shakes it like her worst enemy, but she always fetches it down if it’s left upstairs in the mornings.