March 21, 2010

White Dog and Quinn wish everyone a Happy Vernal Equinox today...from now on the days get longer and lusher (at least until the Summer Solstice)! Longer days mean that it will be light when Steve gets home from work and that it will once again be possible to renew the nightly game of fetch in the yard...of course, with a new twist, a tag-along brother!

We all celebrated the official arrival of Spring with Gregg, Candace and little Dragon (who loves having an extra Eskie to torment). We ate Middle Eastern grilled meats and humus and eggplant and falafil along with bright pink pickled beets and lemony garlicky baby potatoes as we discussed the earliest astronomers who watched and charted the heavenly bodies with amazing accuracy. We made plans to start up the Sunday bike ride, morning at the Nature Center ritual of warmer weather where the pups join me stalk road runners and jack rabbits while the humans pedal their way to fitness...of course, after comes brunch at a dog friendly eatery.

White Dog offered support and encouragement to Gregg who is seriously attempting to quit smoking. She even brought over Baby Lamb to play and to distract him when he started getting edgy for a post-food cigarette after lunch. Her ploy worked! Meanwhile, the sun shone in a cloudless blue sky and everywhere in the neighborhood daffodils, hyacinth, tulips and lilies pushed their cheering faces upward. Happy First Day of Spring, indeed!

P.S. Don't forget to visit Ben at http://lifeon3legs.wordpress.com/2010/03/18/a-year-ago/ and leave the comment, "Ben You Rock!" Animal Rescue money is earned for every comment! You can revisit the site more than once (at least the rules do not say you cannot!) Visit everyday until April 10th and help this great cause. BEN, YOU ROCK!!!


Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

We are so DIGGING the later time fur sunset!

It gives us more time fur so many things!

Ben does SOOOO rokhk!

Happy Spring!

Khyra & Khousin Merdie

Teddy Bear said...

We are loving the extra daylight too. What a pawesome day with great friends. Ben really does ROCK.:)

Teddy Bear

Suka said...

hey Siku Marie and Quinn,

Isn't the extra sunlight great? If you happen to have the sun! It has been awfully cloudy for an awfully long time. Middle Eastern food sounds good to me, and even my human K seems to be licking her lips!

I will gladly go jack rabbit stalking with you! Now that Easter is approaching I bet you are seeing lots of hopping bunnies!


The OP Pack said...

We were really enjoying the after dinner walks with Mom until the snow came. But now it is melting so maybe we will get them back soon. Sounds like a great day for all of you.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Cappy the Eskie said...

Hi Siku,
Thank you so much for my award. My assistant has been in the midst of spring cleaning and hasn’t been checking blogs or blogging. I almost missed my award. I’m going to try and pry her hands off the vacuum cleaner and lock her in the room with the computer to catch up.

Hugs and yips,

Remington said...

Happy Spring! Yes, Ben does ROCK!

Kari in WeHo said...

way to go Suki! You help with that stopping smoking business! Its tough