I stumped the Science Chimp. But I don't know if it was a fair test or not. Patrick got it right...it's a snail track.
This is Lorelei's snail, Rosie. See why it wasn't really fair? The Divine JZ probably hasn't seen many wild snails crawling on glass. I was in awe of the way the tracks made waves. I thought that snails pushed themselves along on a more lateral plane, but I guess they undulate like snakes.
The hot weather broke today, thanks to both the bracket of hurricanes ruining other people's lives elsewhere, and some cool air from Canada (thanks, you Canadians...you are so polite)
and the girls and I took Nellie to the dog park. Hooper needs "car" training, or at least, a safety harness. We originally tried to take him with him tied to the headrest on a very short lead, but we only got a mile or so...he tried to get into my lap, knocked my drink over, and then attempted to leave the car through the half-closed window. Okay, Hoopie...back to the house.
We found a girlfriend for Bam-Bam!
Her name is Ellie, and she enjoys drooling and long walks on the beach.
About a half second after taking this picture, I was flat on my back with 50 pounds of English Bulldog on my chest. And I couldn't have been happier about it.
This is Bella, a 7 week old St. Bernard/Great Dane mix. She crawled into my lap and went to sleep. I love puppies.
Lorelei found herself in a pile of dogs, and she couldn't have been happier about it.
Today was a good day to be at the dog park...good dogs with good owners...not idiots who talk to their dogs in baby talk and ignoring bad behavior. I called Kathi and left a message, on the off- chance that she was in the area. But she was "working" or something. Slacker.
I always think that I will just happen upon good birds at Armleder Park, but you really have to make an effort to get to the places they hang out. The only bird that was remotely interesting was a lone kestrel above the retaining pond. I see one here every time we visit...I wonder if there was a nest this year?
Now, as I said, the hot weather is giving us a break this weekend, but this squirrel was acting like she was dying:
Why weren't they doing this when it was 101?