Saturday, November 22, 2014

Friday, November 21, 2014

On October 25th, 2014, I let Abby Gail outside briefly without an harness knowing she would go directly to a particular gopher hill. I was correct. She has a one-track mind! Anyway, I decided to take some pictures as it is rare that I let her outside without her harness and leash.

She gets so intense and focused using her ears and eyes.

She begins to pounce when she sees or senses movement within the hole or tunnel.

Her whole front leg would often times disappear making me nervous due to the fact that gophers have some incredibly tough sharp claws.

She also would often bury half her face in the hole sniffing and trying to see what exactly is down there.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

On October 8, 2014, I spied movement at a newly formed gopher hill and immediately panicked because Abby Gail was out there on her leash. Fortunately, I had my camera on hand and kept an eye out for Abby. I was shocked when I was able to capture several images of the gopher.

Look at those ears! Dirty filthy creature!

When Abby got too close; I grabbed her leash and kept her short until I was done taking pictures. I then filled up the hole in the ground and released Abby. However, that did not do any good due to the fact Abby is like a terrier, she can sniff out the hole and dig through the dirt to expose the hole (or tunnel) in the ground. On wet rainy days, she can get herself quite filthy (muddy) and I have to use a wet rag to "bathe" her before letting her go free inside the house.

She has yet to catch a gopher on this particular day. I just let her be a cat praying that the gopher was smart enough to stay away. She was not happy when I dragged her away to go back indoors. (After all, I cannot stay out there all the time!)

Saturday, November 15, 2014

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  • When You Wonder if You’re Really Forgiven

    God seemed to whisper to my heart again. “All of the mistakes and failures you remember, all the secrets you run from, all the regrets and remorse… they are all gone. Every one of them has been torn from the story of your life. You are forgiven. You are accepted. You are loved.

    I realized at that moment that God loves me. He doesn’t just tolerate me. He doesn’t just put up with me because I’m a Christian and He has to. He really, truly loves me.

    So wherever you are, whatever mistake you have written in the journal of your life, know that God has ripped it from the pages.

    There’s only love.

    There’s only grace.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

June 26, 1997 - November 12, 2014

I will dig up some pictures and do a final memorial post about her. But, right now, I just can't. We tried to make her last day wonderful and I think we, for the most part, succeeded.

{yes, this is Chessie too.}

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