Friday, May 8, 2009

new mexico run

Last Sunday, we went on a long New Mexico bike run with my man Red Light and fellow Mad Hatters Obe, RayRay, and RayRay's wife Judy. From El Paso, to Carlsbad, to Artesia, to Cloudcroft, to Alamogordo, and back.... 13 hours, about ten (!!) of which were spent on the bike... I never knew how bad it can hurt to simply have your butt fall asleep, but oh man does it ever. It was a hard ride, but also a beautiful one.... from the desert to the mountains, plains and forests, from early morning sunshine to deepening dusk... we saw so many awesome things along the way. We also stopped off at the legendary haunted Lodge in Cloudcroft, which was great because I have adored that lovely, spooky place since I was a kid, and nobody else had ever been there before, so I totally got to show it off to my peeps... *grin*

Here are some shots from our run. Enjoy!

Friday, May 1, 2009

introducing the fabulous & amazing desert pirate dog

So I'm sure it will come as no surprise to most everybody that I ended up keeping the scruffy little ratdog known as Minx that I was fostering back in January. Yeah, I couldn't help it.

Well?? Look at that face!!

The Minx became a really important part of our motley little family very quickly; she's lovable and kinda crazy- so she fits right in. As she has gotten more acclimated to her new home her weird, funny personality has been emerging. She of course still has a doggy-sisterly relationship with Mia- she had that right away- but even cuter is how she has gotten to the cat. The cat loves her! It is seriously adorable.

One of the best things about Minxie is how she has shown herself to be a true desert pirate dog- look what she does! This is not something anyone taught her- she will just jump onto/perch on your shoulders like a wannabe parrot, it's hyterical. Weird dog!

I really love this little freak. She has wiggled her way into my heart and she's there to stay. I think it's safe to say the feeling is mutual...

...right, Minx? ♥