15 February 2009

Sunday Morning and we welcome our report from Tricia on Oracoke Island USA. Do tune in tonight for the latest results and news from today's open shows

Westminister is over and all of you got to see the winner on the blog. So the dog shows on TV are over for awhile. The next big show here in the US is the Bedlington Speciality in Louisville KY, the second weekend in March. It will be fun to hear the results from that. The weather has gone all chilly and cloudy today after a week of spring like temps. The daffodils are in bloom and that just makes everything look really nice. I spent the last half of the week trimming back my cedar trees and re-planting grass in my front yard, which after it rains will be very muddy. The whole yard was dug up with a back hoe to replace some plumbing that had gone bad. The girls were very interested in the back hoe and wanted to be outside with the workers to help! They were a little confused when they out to their favorite potty spots and they were gone and a HUGE hole and mounds of dirt and sand where in its place. So they have had to learn to go in the few tiny places there is grass left. With that finally done and the hole filled in and leveled I got busy planting grass......hopefully it will grow fast! My cardinals (a male & female) that come back every year arrived today and for me that means spring is here. With the warmer weather the girls are getting back on their walk schedule. Storey walked to the bank with me the other day & we met a family that was visiting the island and of course they had to meet her...Storey was so polite, she sat nicely and let everyone fuss over her.....had it been Ameila, she would have been all over those people, they asked the usual questions, heard her rescue story and were just generally amazed by her....I was a very proud Mom. Willo has been helping me with "kitty sitting" she goes twice a day with me to take care of the cat and they are becoming quite good friends. Willo loves cats and is so good and gentle with them that she has won "Kitty" over. Once again, had it been mischievous Amelia, she would have chased the cat all over the house! She is going to be a puppy forever I think.....she does keep me on my toes. I am sending warm, spring weather your way. Hope everyone had a nice Valentine's Day & did something special for that special someone in their lives. Until next week, I am off to watch the grass grow....
Tricia, Greyson, Rose ,Willo ,Amelia & Storey (My Woofs in Sheeps Clothing)
Thanks Tricia, there is definitely spring in the air on Oracoke, saying this we also have Daffodil bulbs poking their heads through the snow in the garden but it will be several weeks before they flower. Hope the grass grows back soon, the girls miss their potty place!!

9 comments:

Marie said...

Amelia sounds a bit like Briagha.
Nice to see a pic of the island Trish, it looks different than I imagined it would.

DEREK LEWIS said...

Trica,
looks a good spot for a dog walk, what times the ferry ??

The Makems

Tina W said...

That is a lovely view Trisha-Amelia sounds like my lot-never a dull moment!

Trish said...

The photo is a shot of the harbor coming into the village. The village is about 900 acres & the rest of the island is unspoilt beach, nothing built there. There is a small corner on the island call "The British Cemetery" it flies the British flag & it was a bit of land set aside to bury british soldiers. Each May ther is a rememberance ceremony with quite alot of British people coming to attend.

big mo said...

Great picture would not mind a bit of fishing there

mel said...

great pic!!!

Trish said...

Great fishing here Mo. The Gulf Stream is only 26 miles off shore lots of game fish...Mahi-mahi, yellowfin tuna, swordfish, bill fish.....

victoria and mr.bojangles said...

trish what era are the solders graves from

Trish said...

On May 14,1942 while helping the US Coast Guard protect the shipping lanes from German U-Boats, the HMS Bedfordshire was torpedoed and sank. All hands were lost and 4 bodies washed ashore here on Ocracoke. Two of the graves are marked "unknown" and the other 2 have the last names of Cunningham and Craig on them.