Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Dog Pack Attacks Gator In Florida

At times nature can be cruel, but there is also a raw beauty, and even a certain justice manifested within that cruelty.

The alligator, one of the oldest and ultimate predators, normally considered the "apex predator", can still fall victim to implemented 'team work' strategy, made possible due to the tight knit social structure and "survival of the pack mentality" bred into the canines.

See the remarkable photograph below courtesy of Nature Magazine.

Note that the Alpha dog has a muzzle hold on the gator preventing it from breathing, while another dog has a hold on the tail to keep it from thrashing. The third dog attacks the soft underbelly of the gator.

Not for the squeamish...

And that's just the dog's life!


Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Update with photos

I had to fuss at my Mommy. She has not done a good job of giving me pictures to post for you to see. You would think that with my family being professional photographers that we would have pictures galore. Well, we don't. Mommy does a good job taking the pictures, but she does nothing with them. I have agreed to try to help Mommy do a better job.

In the meantime, here are a bunch of updated photos:

Me - look at how pretty I am! :-)

Mommy and Daddy were cleaning the house and I found my spot... it was perfect... my bed, on the rugs on the patio in the sunshine. Couldn't find anything better!

Daddy helping Noah swim at Jake's birthday party!

Noah's first bite of sweet potatoes. He really did enjoy them!

Noah's first bite of food. He ate rice cereal.

Mommy loves this photo. This is Noah's hand resting on Nanny's hand. It is so sweet!

Noah and Nanny at Mommy's birthday dinner.

Mommy and Noah on July 4th.

Grandma Dison, Noah and Nanny
These are Noah's 2 great grandmothers.

Noah and Daddy taking a swim in Mrs. Laura's pool on July 4th.
Noah's first official swim ever.

Noah and Nina
Notice that Noah is asleep

Nanny feeding Noah for the first time.
They had gotten to the last bite so Nanny let him drink it from the bowl.

Noah, Daddy, Jake and Uncle Paul swimming on July 4th.
That is just about all of it. Nothing too exciting been going on. Daddy and Papaw are busy photographing weddings each weekend right now.
I will let you know if anything exciting happens!

And that's just the dog's life!


Wednesday, July 15, 2009

A Sick Day

I am sick this week and I do not feel good. I have decided that it is Noah's fault. Noah had to go to the doctor last week for a cold. That is right... Noah had his first sick baby appointment. Dr. Miller told Mommy and Daddy that it was just the common non-contagious baby cold and that he would be perfectly fine. WELL - I think I caught it.

I woke up yesterday morning with a cough. I really worried Mommy. I tried to make myself "throw up" but I could not. Eventually I had shoestrings hanging from my mouth. So, Daddy loaded me up and off to the doctor I went. I had stopped coughing by the time that I arrived to see Dr. Early. They did a bunch of tests on me, including an x-ray and blood work just to determine that I have an upper respiratory infection. I am on 2 different medicines that Daddy pushes down my throat. One twice a day and the other three times a day... NOT FUN!

I spent the Tuesday afternoon and all day Wednesday at Momma Gena and GrandDanny's house. I really have not felt good. Dr. Early decided to go ahead with my scheduled "Big Girl" appointment and so I received a bunch of shots. Now my leg is swollen.

So, I blame all of this on Noah. He was sick first, so I think I caught it from him. Hopefully I will feel better soon!

And that's just the dog's life!


Thursday, July 9, 2009


Stupid me! It is my fault!

I am playing at Momma Gena and GrandDanny's house today. I was in the back yard helping GrandDanny. I decided that I would try to help by killing a wasp. How did I kill it? Well, my paws can't use a fly swatter, so I used my paw. Well, guess who won? Not me! The wasp stung my paw and it hurts really bad!

I am limping and holding my paw up as I walk. GrandDanny called my Daddy and Mommy called the nurse. :-(

I have now taken some benadryl and will snooze really well for the rest of the afternoon! There goes my walk for the day! Oh well!

And that's just the (sad) dog's life!