Trixie Diaries: 15 Weeks And Needing Lots Of Sleep

I may have more formal photos later this week, but for now, going with crazy, sleeping puppy.

It takes a lot of energy to grow a puppy to Great Dane size, so there is a lot of sleeping going on…and poor Scout is her favorite pillow.

Every time I come into the living room, she’s found a different way to sleep on her sister.

Occasionally she uses a real pillow, but still needs Scout close by. She’s very attached to Scout and I’m actually working on giving her some more confidence separate from Scout. Starting with her vet visit and shopping excursions, where she can ride in the basket and get lots of attention from strangers.

She does enjoy her walks around the block with just me. Scout enjoys her much longer walk alone with me, too. Gives her a chance to have one-on-one attention.

I feel like I owe you guys some menus…but I am just not feeling the cooking vibe right now. I suppose after weeks of cooking working my way through the holidays, I’ve lost all my creativity. But I’ll try to do better in the coming weeks.

Until then…

Acts Of Kindness: A Hero and A Fox

I’m writing a weekly post on acts of kindness for another blog and I decided I’m going ot share them here, as well.

Today we have a hero rescuing a little girl and the joyful follow-up of going home from the hospital and a local musician and his favorite audience ever, a neighborhood fox.

The situation could have been much worse if a good Samaritan hadn’t rushed to help when she saw the incident unfold before her eyes.

Acts Of Kindness: Heroes and Foxes

Dusti Talavera (credit: CBS)

“I was looking out my window, and saw the kids to fall in,” said Dusti Talavera, who lives at the Addison at Cherry Creek apartments. “Before I realized it, I was on the pond pulling the two kids out, and that’s when I fell in the pond for the third kid.”

She recalled her story at the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office on Monday afternoon in a press conference. Talavera told CBS4’s Mekialaya White she acted immediately, not hesitating to put on her shoes and run outside to help the kids. She attempted to rescue them in water 15-feet deep.

“I knew it was me. It had to be me,” said Talavera.

Two of the kids made it out safely and unharmed. However, once Talavera was able to bring the 6 year old up to the surface and onto the sidewalk, she wasn’t breathing. She also had no pulse and was cold to the touch with soaked clothes.

Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Deputy David Rodriguez removed her coat and immediately began chest compressions and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. Also assisting in life-saving CPR were Deputy Blaine Moulton and Deputy Justin Dillard. This continued until South Metro Fire Rescue arrived at took-over life-saving measures.

The full story here:

And here is your weekly puppy. Her 14-week photos are here if you need more puppy fix.

They look so innocent here, don’t they? Don’t let fool you…this is where I found Trixie this morning.



Stuffed Pepper Sauce

Mrs J was asking about the next soup. I waffled with a mention of chicken something and she rolled her eyes and said the she liked the stuffed pepper soup. So do I. This one is half Italian sausage, half ground beef. I brought out a quart of the stewed tomatoes we put up a while back.

It’s certainly versatile, we like it over spaghetti. I think the leftovers will be with wild rice mix.

New Camera

We were having difficulties with the camera we had covering the back yard so we replaced it. Just for a change of scene we decided to locate it to where it would get a look at the activity at these feeders hanging from a good sized walnut. It’s on a temporary mount until I can rig something better.