Birds and dogs.

I had a big weekend.  I decided to take Jake to Petsmart in Tualatin to meet a potential new sister through the Oregon Dog Rescue.  The dog I fell in love with on their website, Tuna, ended up not being a big fan of Jake.  The volunteers were very nice and let Jake meet dog after dog, just to see if he clicked with one.  He did...

His name was Buster and he was rescued from a high-kill shelter in California where he was on death row.  Jake pounced on him right away and I figured that meant we should take him home.  So we did.

I renamed him Ralph after about a million attempts (from Andre to Stanley to Ramsey to Ozzy... ).  He seems like a Ralph.

Anyway.  My birding might slow down a bit until I master the art of holding two leashes and a camera... But there's always window birding... I finally got a Downy Woodpecker on my suet feeder!  No photo though, I was in my car about to leave when I saw it, unfortunately.  Lots of juncos around too.  And my flicker.  That's about it... Might have to start trying to ID the gulls my neighbor feeds!

Flicker wink!


  1. Awww. Ralph and Jake look like they will be good buddies. Good for you for getting a rescue dog.

  2. Mighty mighty cute. Enjoy the wrasslin' doggies!

  3. Let Me and Boom welcome Ralph to the Web.

  4. Wonderful shots!
    You would be welcome to contribute and help to begin a new endevour called "World Bird Wednesday" a chance for bird photographers to share and spread word of their blogs to others!
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  5. HEY your Ralph looks like my Flossie--Cool


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