"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

Hello Friends!

Friends, Romans, countrymen...y'all. Foodies, gardeners, artists and collectors - let's gather together to share and possibly learn a thing or two in the mix.

Donna Baker

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Dog Fishing

My dogs have decided that the most fun thing in their world is to go fishing.  Sister, the red weenie, wouldn't dream of touching her toe outside if there is a raindrop on the ground.  Yet, the lure of fishing makes her abandon all of her inhibitions.  The girls go crazy; howling and barking; they really flip out.

From the time the lure or worm is cast, they fly into the pond; try to swim out to catch the cork monster.  And, they have been hooked too.

Sister is coming back with her fish while Emmy...

guards her catch.

Finally, Sister has a good roll in fish stink.
I love my weenies so.  They are like my children.  I cannot imagine life without them.  My middle daughter once posted a pic of Emmy on facebook and said, "This is my sister.  Mom loves her more."

Here is a poem from Edna St.Vincent Millay that I love.

"Parrots, tortoises and redwoods live a longer life than men do;
Men, a longer life than dogs do;
Dogs, a longer life than love does."


  1. Oh my Donna - looks like they caught you supper!! Just too cute. Love the quote at the end. So true. Have a happy Easter.

  2. The wieners go a'fishin! I love it! I never had a weenie dog but my best friend at age 11 had a weeny named Duke, I loved that dog. Nothing cuter than watching those short strong legs galloping across the lawn; or in your case, swimming the pond. I just can't believe they actually fetch those fish, it's wild!

  3. So sweet, Donna! I have been gone toooo long! Back from Paris and catching up! After 10 years without, I finally have a cat again and am so enjoying the love and beauty they bring our lives. Wish she could fish for me though!

  4. Oh my goddess Donna, that photo of your pooch rolling on the ground is priceless! A few years ago I was traveling in South America with my husband and daughter and we went into a church. A stray dog followed us in and proceeded to roll around by the altar while our tour guide rolled her eyes and droned on - we could hardly keep from bursting out laughing at his sheer exuberance!

  5. Ha hA That is pretty amazing that they have such a great time catching fish Donna.
    I love it !!

  6. That is so funny what your dd wrote:)

    You are lucky to be surrounded by so many pets..
    Can you eat the fsh?
    I am beside myself with chicken joy..my son-in-law is thinking of a backyard coop:)


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