I have been negligent so thought I'd just post a few photos of the happenings around the swamp for the past 2 and a half months.
I thought I'd show what Ziggy's dinner place looks like every day when he eats. He doesn't pick up the ones on the outside either, but Luna does. I think she looks forward to his rings of Saturn though it doesn't help her waistline.
Ziggy also learned how to swim after watching Luna jump into the pond several times he sort of fell in. A few more times though he began to leap in though he doesn't retrieve sticks. he just jumps in when he feels like it, does a couple circles and climbs back out. usually he tried to climb onto Luna when she is climbing out as well. But now that is swimming he can go to the beach which we did a couple weeks ago to Negwegon State Park where he got to play in the waves and had a blast.
we visited my friend's house this spring and Luna and Tink, both females and only tolerant of each other had some weird sort of pushing context. There didn't seem to be any obvious winner and it lasted more than 5 minutes. Very odd dogs.
I don't know if it's all the rain we had this spring and the super cool weather we had (till lately, it's been dry and in the 90s lately!) but my roses are doing wonderfully this year like they never have before. The pink one is a William Baffin climbing rose and the red one the Morden Fireglow.
And this final picture just happened when Ziggy sat in front of Rocket's grave while the daffodils I planted over him were in bloom. I thought it was a nice picture. It's unbelievable how much I miss that big brown dog but I think Ziggy is doing his best to plug that hole.