Monday, August 2, 2010

Rolling Towards the Harvest

It's haying season in Oregon which makes Mum happy. She loves the round hay bales. The rectangular ones are nice as well but Mum seems to think the round ones are the stuff of fairy tales. She swears that in the Land of Oz, they only have round hay bales. (She also thinks horses talk so weigh her opinions with care).

Mum and I went to Animal Crackers so I could get the proper fit of my new walking harness and on the way home Mum stopped by the side of the road to take pictures of these strange anomalies of nature. I am sure the people who had to go around us thought Mum was sliding off the scale of sanity.

I share this so you can understand the stress I live under. Many find it amazing that I am as wonderful as I am having to cover for my Mum and making her seem normal and ordinary. So shouldn't I get my picture back as the "profile picture" on the blog? I should, shouldn't I?


Mango said...

Of course you should get your picture back on the blog.

That hay looks kind of like the therapy balls that PeeWee saw. Are you going to jump up on them?


Bouncing Bertie said...

Sometimes Mums are quite weird in the things they like, I'm finding.
Oh and it's so nice to be able to communicate with other dogs who understand how stressful life can be. I mean, those who are less perceptive might look at us and think, ah yes, that must be carefree existence, being fed (normal food and treats), taken for walks, having your tummy tickled, being played with etc. etc. but we know it's not so easy!
Toodle pip!
PS BTW, to make one thing clear, Gail does NOT use whitener on my photos! Having long legs in proportion to one's body does reduce the potential for mud on the belly, I find!

The Two Country Poodles & Uncle Puppy said...

Before we read this post we saw Coopers pic on the profle...and thought to ourselves hasn't Dozer been through enough...can't he have his pic on the profile again...TRUE STORY...We promise!

We have lots of hay bales too...aren't they the coolest?

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo

the booker man said...

you totally should have your picture on the header!!
oh, and my mama loves those rolled up hay bales, too. she calls them cinnamon rolls. the rectangle ones she calls shredded wheat (like the cereal), especially when i few pieces of hay have come lose. weird-o!
the booker man

Anonymous said...

We think you should have your picture back on the icon. **jane whispers**...that photo of Cooper makes his nose look big.

Pee Ess...if you see those hay bales wrapped with white plastic, they are NOT giant marshmallows!

Kari in WeHo said...

I also think the round ones are the best. They are so much nicer to look at.

Don't forget, we've moved to

River said...

Haybales are kinda cool and spooky--my mom says American Gothic whatever that is or was. I think you should be the profile pic again.

love & wags,

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Your Mum is right - we live in the land of Oz and we have those round hay bales all around:)

Thanks so much for stopping by with your good wishes for Phantom - we are hoping he will be back home with us tomorrow.

Woos, Thunder and Ciara

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

Hi Dozer & Coop!
Thanks for bidding on our bracelet in the blogosphere auction!
We tried to e-mail you at the address you left with your bid for the bracelet but it won't go through for us.
Could you email your mailing address to us and we'll get it out to you asap! Thanks! Lynne, Scooby, Shaggy & Scout

Lindsey said...

love! those would make awesome photo props!

ocmist said...

Don't worry, Dozer. Grammy thinks that horses talk, too. She says they talk just as much as corgis, and you just have to learn their language. I'm glad my Mama Mist, and Daddy Bud taught her corgi language so I didn't have to do that when I came along.

Grammy wants a bunch of those hay bales, but wonders how you feed from them as she is only used to the rectangular ones that you can break "flakes" off of to feed.

She also thinks that your Mum did a great job of taking these pics!

dreameyce said...

Round bales are AWESOME! I think I may have even taken a pic of that exact field and posted it the other day! heehee

Hay is just so 'Willamette Valley'... Grass seed country! heehee Thank heavens for allergy meds, or I'd be dead by now!