Dogs, Dogs, Dogs

This page is devoted to my three dogs" Hailley Sonas  Erin  (Affectionately nicknamed "Wild Thing")

Soldiers assigned to Bravo Company, 2nd Infantry Battalion, 112th Infantry Regiment, patrol the city of Abu Ghraib, Iraq, May 709.

Erin makes herself comfortable

Military Working dogs honoring a retiree! Security sweep of a tug

  Stitches still in, sock still on but she is still chillin'

Here we go again.  She cut her paw digging in the fire pit!

Telling me it is time to go to bed the day before she cut herself!

Well Erin has been here a year.  Does she look comfortable?

Easter Monday Night I had to put Hailley to sleep, I'm gonna miss my lady

Erin is 10 months and still quite a Handful!

              BTW, she LOVES Oysters!

Wild Thing knows how to play rough!


Erin's First Halloween

The Celts, who lived 2,000 years ago in the area that is now Ireland, the United Kingdom, and northern France, celebrated their new year on November 1. This day marked the end of summer and the harvest and the beginning of the dark, cold winter, a time of year that was often associated with human death. Celts believed that on the night before the new year, the boundary between the worlds of the living and the dead became blurred. On the night of October 31, they celebrated Samhain, when it was believed that the ghosts of the dead returned to earth. In addition to causing trouble and damaging crops, Celts thought that the presence of the otherworldly spirits made it easier for the Druids, or Celtic priests, to make predictions about the future.

To commemorate the event, Druids built huge sacred bonfires, where the people gathered to burn crops and animals as sacrifices to the Celtic deities.  During the celebration, the Celts wore costumes, typically consisting of animal heads and skins, and attempted to tell each other's fortunes. When the celebration was over, they re-lit their hearth fires, which they had extinguished earlier that evening, from the sacred bonfire to help protect them during the coming winter.

            Yes, we ate hot dogs and marshmallows the old fashion way!

                          So what did Erin do the next day?  Why she went through the ashes thoroughly, found unburned chunks and of course drug them around the yard!



      She is taking over the house and my fishing shorts!    

    Well, it was bound to happen.  Wild Thing was caught under a chair and cut herself.  $1,000 later she will be fine but I am going to burn that darn chair!

        Erin is 5 month old and loves to play

    Bedtime, Hailley gets the prime spot in the back, a definite pecking order!

        Erin rearranged the furniture in the patio!