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Recent retiree--35 year's experience teaching reading, English, adult basic education and volunteer leadership skills. Started this blog to exchange ideas and commentary with friends and others having an interest in joining the discussions. Greatest life accomplishments include: 1.organized my 3rd grade class to check out library books for me to get around librarian's weekly limit--Amazon.com, the Mullins Elementary 3rd Grade Class of 1956 is still waiting for "thank you" notes; 2. volunteered in the Peace Corps, island of St. Kitts, West Indies; 3.taught adults to read, earn their GEDs., and speak English as a second language; 4. bought a border collie puppy for $6, got evicted rather than give him up, and began a life-long love affair with all things "Dog"; 5. joined a physical fitness boot camp in my mid-50s--don't mess with someone who's been doing regulation pushups in wet grass at 5:30 a.m.; 6. walked across Northern England with best friend Sally--over 80 miles from the Irish to North Seas; and 7. travelled to many foreign countries for pleasure and work.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Friday Fences - Old Codgers

Here you have the two old codgers, Willie and Cooper the yellow lab, taking part in a daily ritual. Willie is 15 + and Cooper is probably 13 years old. Every day on our walks through the park they look for each other. When Cooper spies us even from far across the park he runs to his back fence and waits for us. They run up and down the fence together, pausing to chat or have a little leg-lifting contest. I have no idea what they have to talk about. Maybe their golf game, politics, or their prostate? Whatever, they look forward to these visits and I love to watch them.

Now, even though Janis ,our host for Friday Fences, is in charge of the Day 2 Thanksgiving feast, she's still ready to see some new fences. When you've done your Black Friday shopping and had some leftovers from yesterday's Thanksgiving dinner, be sure and stop by her place for the list of players. She may even offer you a piece of pie!

13 comments:

Debs Carr said...

Dear old chaps, I'm sure they have a lovely 'catch-up' each time they meet.

Jan n Jer said...

I love the story behind this shot Faye...just so cute! Happy Black Friday to you. I am skipping the whole shopping craze today..Been there done that and I find...people are CRAZY!!!!! Thanks for playing FF

TexWisGirl said...

nothing better than old pups. i just lost my 14 y.o. yellow lab last month so this pulls my heart strings. :)

Genie said...

This post really makes me smile this Black Friday. Needless to say I am NOT shopping...it is much more fun blogging. These two old fellers are just so cute looking at one another. I know you get a treat each time they visit thru the fence. genie

Bridget Larsen said...

Awww I love your story. You'll have to arrange a leg lifting date for them lol. I didnt really notice that bloom over the fence. I was taking a fence photo lol
Bridget #13

Lindy MacDuff said...

Probably discussing Thanksgiving dinner stolen treats and perhaps strategy for the ensuing holiday dinners! Very cute image for FF.

Thanks for your visit and comment on my Friday fence. Hope you have having a great weekend. =)

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

I love how there is a story with this shot.

Debbie said...

two adorable "puppies"....nice that they look forward to seeing each other!!

Buttons said...

Oh I love this I have always wondered what dogs think. :).
On my post it is a natural waterway in a little town used to be used buy a mill. Thanks for visiting. B

Roan said...

My old codger would fit right in. Love how they visit through the fence.

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

LoL! talkin bout their prostate... too cute!

Inger-M said...

Sometimes a fence is really in the way!
My fence shot was taken in a coastal area just north of Bergen. Both the fence and the landscape is typical of many parts of the country, both coastal and inland. I'm glad you enjoyed Norway! :-)

Living Life said...

Probably the highlight of their day - getting to sniff each other and exchange doggie thoughts!