It snowed today! It isn’t the first day of snow, but today the snow actually stuck and stayed around. It snowed lightly, but consistently almost all day. It was very pretty to watch it and I honestly don’t mind the snow. I love snow. I just don’t care for how cold it is. Oh well, that’s winter here in Indiana. I think Peanut even liked the snow.
Because Hannah had to take it easy this weekend and her medicine made her tired we just relaxed at home. It was a lazy weekend but we got to see our cats, MJ is the one in the photo, and she baked some pretty great cookies. It’s never been hard for me to relax and be lazy but for some it can be. It was a good thing that she was forced to just relax and take things slow. Everyone needs that. Time to rest and take a break from things.
So today was homecoming at Marian and I had every intention of taking photos of everything that was going on. I was even going to use them in my class. But then I got distracted talking with Hannah’s family and other Hannah and Heath. And then my mom showed up with food and I told she could bring the Sampson, not really thinking that all the way through. Not the best idea bringing a hyped up, 135 lb. St. Bernard to campus on one of the most crowded days. But it was okay. He behaved really well and had a lot of fun, especially since he got a lot of attention. And it was a good day and I had a lot of fun. But this was the only photo I took. So there you go.
Today I went back home for a little bit and visited with my family and the pets, including Shae. It was kind of odd being there knowing we wouldn’t be at this place for much longer. So I went out to the pasture and spent some time with Shae. It’s always been one of my favorite places to be there. I gave her some treats, which she obviously enjoyed and petted her. Shae has always been a great pet, always wanting to be loved and get treats and she will just stand there listening to you and rub her head on you.
I wasn’t particularly excited to go see the new Orangutan Center at the Zoo. But we went and it is a very impressive building. But what actually took my breath away were the Orangutans. I watched this one climb up the ladder he walked right up to the glass sat down and watched the people. He was as interested in us as we were in him. When I saw his eyes and the way he looked at people it was incredible. He was so intelligent. You could see it in his eyes. And I stood there and watched a little girl stare at him and he stared right back and then they mimicked each others hands. I don’t know why this struck me but it did. There was just something about these creatures that was incredibly impressive.
This is Hemi (after Hemingway, not the engine). She’s part border-collie, part lab. Or at least that’s what we think she is. She’s a rescue dog that Hillary (Hannah’s sister) and Josh (Hillary’s boyfriend) adopted. She’s a sweet little dog, and still very puppy. She’s very playful and can be a little shit at times. For now she’s staying with Hillary, while Josh is in Colorado and it’s been fun playing with her. Today she let me take her picture.
This is Sampson. Our 135 lb. St. Bernard. He’s a little over three years old, but he still acts like a puppy. A very big puppy. He’s a big, goofy dog, with a lot of personality. I’ve never had a dog quite like this. He’s very ornery and stubborn and loud. But he’s a good guard dog and very playful. He can be annoying at times, but it’s hard to stay mad at him with his cute face.
This is Peanut, Hannah’s British Short Hair cat. He’s a very cute cat, though he tends to stay away from people. Since I’ve been around him so much, he has started to tolerate me and now lets me pet him. I snapped this shot of him this morning, in one of his favorite spots, as he looked out the window.
Today’s photo is of Chance. He is Hannah’s four year old Miniature Schnauzer. I usually don’t take pictures of animals, but I thought I should get one of Chance. I was able to see him today and since I was struggling to find a picture, I thought he would make for a good shot. I haven’t known Chance that long, but the little guy is pretty cool. He took a liking to me the very first time he met me. And now, whenever I’m over he usually ends up laying in my lap or falling asleep next to me.