Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thanksgiving Day

November 26, 2009
Athens, GA

I am thankful for very many things today, one of them being this wonderful dog, my sweet Tessa.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Thanksgiving Eve

November 25, 2009
Athens, GA

Fall Arrives At The Park

November 18, 2009
Sandy Creek Park, GA

Saturday, November 14, 2009

JH - Two Legs

November 14-15, 2009
Jersey, GA

After failing her first Junior Hunter test in October, Tessa ran again this weekend and qualified both days. Her scores were:

Hunting ability [9] Bird finding [9] Trainability [8] and Pointing [7] Av. 8.25
Hunting ability [8] Bird finding [8] Trainability [7] and Pointing [7] Av. 7.25

The conditions were a little tough - warm to almost hot, no wind and a very dense bird field. The conditions though were offset by plenty of birds and Tessa had a blast! I was a little worried that she might bump a few - as I did myself - but luckily she didn't.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

ShipAway Pt. 2 [Newborn]

November 7, 2009
Newborn, GA

After the Cotton Gin Festival, we proceeded to Newborn, GA to explore the abandoned fertilizer building. The latest Rob Zombie movie was filmed in this small town in Newton County earlier this year.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

ShipAway Pt. 1 [Bostwick]

November 7, 2009
Bostwick, GA

Team MilkaWay met with Team Shiphome and other like-minded photographer friends today, to check out the Cotton Gin Festival in Bostwick and drive around the countryside afterwards. It was a fun group and all had a good time. It was Tessa's first big outing since her spay and colitis from which she finally seems to recover.
The above photo was taken by my friend Don Blankenship.

The group.

Dorinda the designated dog walker.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Are We There Yet?

October 23, 2009
[at home]

Nope, my dear - six more days!

On October 19, Tessa got spayed. I was dreading the expense and more so the 10-day downtime but it had to be done!

Update 11/10/09: We made it through the 10-day recovery with the help of the crate and the leash, thank God! However, the spay was followed by a corona vaccination which was followed by a really bad case of "dietary indiscretion"/colitis with several days of bloody diarrhea. Tessa is currently on Flagyl and Sulfasalazine, i/d canned food and Pedialyte and is slowly recovering. She has lost 6 lbs which is entirely too much but her appetite is great and we should be back on the normal food by tomorrow.