Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Bits and pieces....

I don't have any cohesive stories or news today but I'll share what is buzzin' around in my little noggin. 

We get 1 or 2 hummingbirds each year and I never really know when to put out my feeder ... I looked it up online last night at http://hummingbirdworld.com/h/migrate.htm#by-state  

 Late April for Colorado.   Animal dork anyone?

I'm assuming that is when our Bullock Orioles will reappear too...  

I started thinking about the nectar feeders and springtime things arriving cuz our little pond frog came back and is singing it's little song.  Sounds like if you had a plastic comb and you ran your thumbnail over the top...

The Western Chorus Frog has been back for about a week and we've noticed another frog answering it's call just last night!  Ooooo - we'll have frogs gettin busy in our little pond.  Nice we can provide them a little spot for some boom chikka bow bow. 

No wonder I can't find the little frog no matter how hard I look around the pond ... lookit how tiny they are!

I took Toe to PetCo today to practice our heeling.  Wow.  Yeah, he isn't so focused on me when he's out in the big, wide, world.  That is a hole in his training and I just need to get him out and about more and more and more.  16 more days til Mountain States dog show.  That means 16 more times of "out in the world" heeling, getting him focused on me vs. everything else and hoping things straighten out a little bit for the show.

Good news tho' my bud Hez will be at Mountain States and she's bringing me BAKED GOODS!   I'm drooling already....




3 comments:

Cheryl said...

How do those tiny frogs find their way back? Where do they go in the meantime? They're the perfect size, though, for your little pond --probably looks like Lake Erie to them!

Good luck with Toe!!!

mommyrides said...

Good luck with the distraction training....when you are done with Toe maybe you'll have some hints for kids HA! So easily distracted by the "shiny things" (translated TVs, video games etc...... :( )

Shanster said...

Cheryl - I know, weird right? They make so much noise for being so itty bitty. I love hearing them.

mommyrides - oh, I'm very illequipped to deal with kids! I'm gonna leave that to you... grin.