Thursday, November 13, 2008
We were eating dinner and someone started pecking on the side porch door. I opened the door and the UPS man was standing there, all eyes on Bear. ROFL!! We were expecting him to be here on the 14th. I ordered hubby exercise equipment for his birthday and it came early. Bear was running around and of course, "greeted" the UPS guy. He had thrown Bear a treat to distract him until he could get HELP. He asked if Bear was mine and I told him yes and explained that when we know someone is coming, we confine him. The poor guy told me that Bear had really scary eyes. Bear is a very tall dog, a mutt lab shep mix and who knows what else, and is somewhat intimidating to people that first meet him. I held Bear while the UPS guy could get down the steps and he entered through the back door of his truck and left. I couldn't help giggling, as Bear to me will always be a big baby, but rest assured, he did not allow any space between me and the UPS guy ;)
By the way, the equipment has a chipped piece in it and the main bar is bent, so now I have to return it via UPS... if he'll come back!
I had every intention of going outside with my camera today to sneak a shot of the cardinals eating the red berries off of my dogwood that sits outside my window, but this morning, all of the berries were gone. Yesterday, they enjoyed plucking the berries off and eating them. There were several male and female cardinals bouncing from one branch to another, enjoying the bright red berries. If you are planning on planting a tree near your home, but you are not sure what type to plant, I would suggest a dogwood tree. A dogwood gives such pleasure in the spring, with blooms as large as your palm and in the fall, they turn a gorgeous deep red, leaving red berries behind for the birds to enjoy. Because they do not get large, you can plant a dogwood near your porch, deck or just outside your window. They are beautiful planted as specimen trees as well. I have approximately 14 white, pink and red dogwoods planted all over our yard. Birds love to make nests in them and you can get a bird's eye view of the little ones from inside your home. Dogwoods are definitely a bird's best friend.