As is tradition at the University of Georgia, we work on Christmas Eve, but are typically sent home a little earlier, so Tessa and I spent the sunny but cold afternoon in the former cow pasture just outside of town. It was a wonderful opener to our week off.
This is a rosemary tree on campus, all decked out for Christmas!
Dewi has a developed a new habit of jumping into my car after our run in the park. Problem is, Dewi is not my dog! He is Tessa's hunting buddy and playmate and needs to go home with his owners. Instead, Tessa jumps in the now very cramped crate and they're ready to go together, wherever!
Another impulse buy, yup, yet another toy! We don't really need to add to the collection, but these toys make her so happy, I couldn't resist. Plus, it will be a new word she will learn: fox.
For those of you who have missed it: Tessa is not a toy shredder - never was. She loves to carry them around the house, throw them in the air, catch them, bring them to me, she can do that for hours. She has her favorites, but all get some playtime. When I picked her up from the kennel last time I boarded her, and she entered our place for the first time in three weeks, she made a bee line for the toy box. Crazy!
It's been hot, humid, and quite rainy lately, leaving us with limited opportunities for outdoor photography, so we moved everything indoors. Looking less and less like July and more like a long winter month.
Tessa is currently featured on Orijen's website! We've been feeding Orijen for almost 4 years now, with great results. It keeps weight on her, and she's been super healthy. The main reason I feed it is because Orijen doesn't believe in outsourcing, and neither do I.
After a walk on Driftwood Beach, we found a small, secluded piece of beach bordered by some rocks, so I decided to let her go for a little exercise. Having a dog that loves frisbees and tennis balls, loves to fetch, jump and run is a true blessing during road trips. There is always a way to give them a good workout somewhere.
After not visiting Fort Clinch in Florida, we hurried back to Georgia and straight to Jekyll Island for an afternoon on the beach. It was great. The first stop was Driftwood Beach, where driftwood and crippled trees form a surreal landscape. Driftwood Beach is at the northern end of the island, which is slowly eroding away and being deposited on the southern end of Jekyll Island. It's a great place to watch and photograph the sunrise, but unfortunately, our motel was in Brunswick, so no sunrise-watching for us this time.