Monday, April 28, 2008

Walking Abe in the Desert...

Abe, for not being a moron, is really a moron.

Seriously. He's a smart dog, but not one with common sense. Except for snakes -- he has a healthy respect for snakes. We are all shocked.

Zach and I took Abe with us when we went out into the desert behind our neighborhood to take photos of the prickly pear flowers. He spent the entire half hour pulling at the leash, so hard he was struggling to breath. I swear he is going to do some serious damage to his throat one of these days.

And he kicked a cholla...I guess he wasn't paying attention:

Never kick a cholla

Very unfortunately I completely forgot about putting a little pliers or something in my pocket when I walk the dogs in the desert. So I got stabbed about 20 times trying to pull them off Abe's front paw.

Then Zach used two rocks to pinch the chunks o' cholla and got them off.

Mojo tangled with a prickly pear twice -- that was enough for him to figure out it's best to keep far away. I don't think Abe will ever learn. I guess it's a good thing cacti are not indigenous to Alaska.


  1. Oooh, that looks and sounds painful for Abe and for you.
    Also, just wanted to thank you a thousand times over for your lovely comments on my blog about ivy.

  2. Aw, poor silly doggy. That does not look like a fun lesson at all. For anyone involved.

  3. Geez, that hurts just to LOOK at.

  4. Ewww, that looks very painful!

    Sorry Julie, it's been a while since my last visit, but I have missed you at Weekly Winners twice already? Or am I wrong? Anyway, I love the posts about Photoshop, I don't know if I ever will mees with mine a lot, -I take too many, and I'm always short in time- but still, it takes some of the stress out of trying if you already know where you're heading to!


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