Dog Days of Summer

Thursday, July 23, 2015


Each morning, noon and night, Yuma, Fergie and I take walks down our road and sometimes through the corn.  Yuma loves hunting for shrews, grasshoppers and even butterflies as we walk.  We could get lost walking the drainage paths through the 8 foot corn growing for acres near our home.  It has been a rainy summer, so everything is green and growing.

I’m thinking that we won’t be traveling to Glacier National Park this summer.  Our son, Steve wants to run the Boston Marathon next spring and we plan to go with him to see him run and visit the Boston area.  This will be our second visit.  Steve ran the marathon there in 2010 and we had a great time so we will do it again.  He has run so many marathons over the years I lost count a long time ago.

Our plans now are for Dolly and I to visit the southwest again this winter and then go to Boston in the spring for a week.

Our two grand sons, Lane and Nick play on the city baseball league.  Steve has been an assistant coach for the team since the beginning.  They are sponsored by Meatheads restaurant, so they are the “Meatheads”. 


It is play-off time and they are still in the it.  They have played baseball together for six years now.  Amazing the difference in their abilities since those first years when it was a miracle when someone hit or caught a ball.  Almost every base was made from a walk because of the terrible pitching and lack of hitting the ball.  Games would end in the third inning because of the two hour time limit.

Now they can do everything with many fewer mistakes,  Pitching is good and the guys can catch the ball, throw runners out and hit it a mile. 

Unfortunately, this is their last year.  Next year they both start high school and Lane is more interested in wrestling and Nick is into football.  Neither plans to continue baseball into high school.


See you later.


  1. Glacier is not the place to be visiting right now. The fires are so bad. Things are not green down here in the desert so it's fun to see your pictures of green.

  2. It is amazing how much water we have here while California bakes. Too bad we can't ship it out there. Glad Jim's surgery was okay, but too bad he has to go through it again to finish the job. Hopefully, you two and the doggies will have a chance to move north this summer and get away from the heat for awhile.

  3. Hey Doug your post almost slipped by me. Glad to see Yuma & Fergie getting along. Nice that Dolly will be traveling West with you again. Are you chomping at the bit to get rolling? I know in another month or so I'll be casting my eyes westward for sure. The call of the South-west sure is irresistible eh:))

  4. Good to hear from you. Trying not to think about going yet. Dolly wants to wait till after Christmas to leave, so I have a long time to wait. Glad you and Kelly are in good health and looking forward to another journey.

    Fergie tolerates Yuma but not friends. Yuma has adjusted to our home and I have no worries about him running off. Dolly just loves him. He is a very loving and sweet dog.