Friday, September 21, 2007

A Toy Before the Holiday

I picked up one of those little tennis ball thrower dog toys a few days ago, but hadn't yet brought it in. Before it was Shabbat I thought I would bring it in and play with the dogs. Just bringing it in from the car the handle was a smell fest for the dogs - verry exciting. Then I opened the wrapping about the tennis ball launcher - tennis ball included. Ooooh new tennis ball smell.

Barak was beside himself.
He started bouncing around like he was on a pogo stick and then offering any behavior - perfect intent on me sit, down, stand, bounce and around again hoping it would get him the toy. Ember was wiggling with excitement herself. They seemed to have missed the memo about Akitas being aloof reserved dogs, but they got the goofball part.

We headed outside and I threw the ball. Sometimes Ember will actually play fetch, but this was not one of those days - today was keep away/hand off the ball and wrestle day.

They both race to get the ball and then the victorious hunter runs while the other chases, then the front dog stops throws the ball down and chases the other while the formerly chasing dog scrambles to get the ball. They bounded about the yard leaping and turning in the air. Ahhh the joy of a new tennis ball - the simple pleasures of life.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Twitter Tutorial

If you aren't already on twitter - or if you have a friend you are trying to get into twitter here is a tutorial of twitter. The basics are covered in the first 11 minutes and the rest of the video goes into a slightly more in depth view of twitter.

Sunday, September 9, 2007

The Patience of Dogs

Some times I think I am very lucky to have dogs. Here it is late at night and as I prepare to say Slichot (penetential prayers - in this case in preparation for Rosh Hashanah) I look down at girl dog and ask her if she wants to say Slichot. I keep on prattling on in my primate manner and after looking intently and checking to see if there are going to be any words that she knows and needs to respond to she sighs and rests her head on my lap as if to say "Whatever you want mom."

The Gaze

When I stand up to begin she stands up too and stay standing for a bit, but when I finish I look down and she sound asleep on the floor, as she should be. She is a dog after all.
Ember Asleep

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Saturday, September 1, 2007

Wine Tasting - Kosher Wines

I've never done a wine tasting before so why not do a self run one on camera :-)

This was a MealToday for Viddler. Wine tasting of a Malbec from Argentina, Cabernet Savignion from Solano, CA, Tempranillo from Spain & a Muscat from the Golan.