Monday, November 14, 2011

Startled by a Great Blue Heron on a Dog Walk

Great blue heron similar to the one we saw
This morning I (Rob) was walking our dogs through the neighborhood as usual, when the dogs all stopped and looked over at a lawn... (I took the pic of them) and a Great Blue Heron took off flapping its giant wings!  Although we're about 12 miles from the Chesapeake Bay, I don't remember ever seeing one of these huge beautiful birds. Neither have our dogs, so it was quite a surprise!
 Our Dachshund Franklin (who has caught and killed a couple of small birds) probably thought that he's met his match! 
  From Wikipedia:
The Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) is a large wading bird in the heron family Ardeidae, common near the shores of open water and in wetlands over most of North and Central America as well as the West Indies and the Galápagos Islands.

Dolly, Franklin and Sprite wondering what kind of big bird that was!

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Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next