Thursday, July 22, 2010


You just have to click the photo above and enlarge it to get the full effect of those blue eyes! I forget what Lorelei was 'talking' about, but I do know I was not succeeding at what I wanted to capture...I am not going to tell any more and just hope I can capture the facial expressions that I want some time soon.

Above is Shelby and Keesha...when they were young....oh, so long ago. Shelby was such a tease...she would aggravate Keesha to death. Shelby was the bigger of the two, and with that she was extra long legged, and taller than Keesha. Shelby would get a stick, get right in front of Keesha and the minute Keesha would reach for it, she would whirl away....Keesha would end up so mad.

Now, Keesha, when we were potty training her, had this thing of when we would take her out to do her business, she would not want to come in when she was done. Or probably more to the point, she considered it a prime time to play...we would start to pick her and she would behind a tree, to the other side of the car, to the other side of a flowerbed...just anything to go between us. It was just like a go one way and she would keep herself just opposite of you. Then, it would be us that ended up mad and aggravated...just imagine going through that when trying to leave for school, or work...or just wanting to go to bed.

One time when both she and Sarah were young, she led Sarah all around the neighbors house...we still laugh about that. The neighbors were sitting outside, and here Sarah and Keesha go by on the side walk, then in just a second here they come around their house....thank goodness for good neighbors.

We got Keesha from a humane shelter...she was so small she could easily sleep on a pillow. Sarah started teaching her to jump from the couch into her lap. As she got older, Sarah would sit out in the yard about 6 or 8 feet from the edge of the porch, usually she would get an old pillow and put it in her lap...and she would call Keesha and she would make a big leap into her lap.
She and Shelby were pups together...only where Shelby could not have chosen which of us she loved best...Keesha was a one woman dog. Oh, she liked the rest of us, but she really only had eyes for Sarah. Consequently, it was hard for Sarah to make the same decision we had to make for Shelby just a few weeks ago---she had to have her put down.

Do any of you know that this is an okra blossom? Don't you think it is a really nice flower? I think the plant itself is pretty....but didn't take a photo of it.
I was actually home for most of the day today, for the first time in ages. I am a home body, but been having things to do lately and just not taking the time to blog...and I am not sure when I will get back on track...


EG CameraGirl said...

Lorelei is growing up so fast! (Or is time passing too quickly?)

I love the okra blossom. I grew okra one year, but our season here is really too short. The blossoms look like hibiscus flowers, very pretty in delicate yellow. But we got very few pods.

Judy said...

She sure is growing up fast. Did you have to put Keesha down? I know that's a hard thing to do.

don said...

It's a nice shot of Lorelei even if you didn't quite get what you wanted. The pictures of the dogs are very good...and a fine story to accompany them. Very nice post... Have a great weekend!

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Great memories of Sarah and Keesha... I don't quite understand though... Did you have to put Keesha down? That is always SO hard... What a gorgeous dog.

Love that picture of the Toot. She's adorable... Those eye are 'to kill for'.......

Beautiful bloom on the Okra. I had no idea their blooms were so pretty.

Have a great weekend.

George said...

I think the picture of Lorelei is very good. I know how hard it is to get the expressions on a young child's face, but it sure is fun trying.
Keesha was a beautiful dog.
I like the okra blossom.

Anonymous said...

She's a beauty!

Lowell said...

Lorelei looks like a little pistol! What a great face!

The dogs are so sweet. You must have had to deal with some real grief lately!

Our Haley (Golden Retriever) became very sick and couldn't stand up and we were certain we'd have to do the same thing. But the vet put her on prednisone and she's made almost a miraculous recovery!

The Okra blossom is beautiful. I don't think I've ever seen one before!

Caron said...

She's beautiful and in my mind I think she looks just like you.

I love the memories and laughter we get from pets, but their short lives are heartbreaking. I suppose that comes hand in hand.

Yes, the okra blossom is lovely. I would never have guessed it nor have I ever seen it.

Small City Scenes said...

We all wish our beloved pets would live as long as we will. A tough decision when we love our furry one so. MB

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Lorelei is such a sweetie--so CUTE!

We're growing okra--they are hibiscus. I think they are really pretty--we harvested a bunch yesterday. And squash, too.

Mary said...

Lorelei is a doll and those eyes really shine :-) Sorry you had to have Keesha put down. That is always so hard. Yes, that Okra flower is very pretty!