7 Image Story | Thanksgiving with Nick the Pug

7 Image Story | Pug Anticipating Thanksgiving Dinner

 

7 Image Story | Thanksgiving with Nick the Pug  We Pugs love Thanksgiving; perhaps even more than Christmas.  Why?  Pugs love food; people food.  In fact, some Pugs I know seem to think they are really furry people.  Of, course, the rest of us know; people are just alpha Pugs.  Either way, we know we are entitled to people food.  Alpha Pugs always share.  Thanksgiving, of course, is about giving thanks; particularly for the pack (family) and food. We Pugs give thanks for all that people provide us; particularly people food.

I have never been particularly patient after smelling the aroma of fresh turkey in the kitchen. My many moods have been captured over several Thanksgiving days by one of my favorite people.  In this image, Pug Anticipating Thanksgiving Dinner, I’m giving him the look: is it really, really time to come inside for Thanksgiving dinner?  Can I really anticipate eating any time soon?  All too often, it’s hurry up and wait.

Too much waiting means I might be required to share dinner with the big dogs, the Huskies.  Although bigger dogs can be fun, they can also demand to be alpha.  Read, they get more to eat.  Those big dog Huskies have big mouths too.  Not only do they eat more, they eat it faster.  Then, they start nosing round looking to eat my food.   So, it’s time for turkey.  The table is set and the food is hot.  I’ll call the people into the dining room while the Huskies are outside.  After dinner, a nice easy chair looks inviting, even though it’s not mine.  And, the chair only has enough room for one dog and perhaps, one small kid.  Are you kidding, it’s too cold and snowy to leave my cozy chair to do my duty outside.

 

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Yellowstone Sunset

Yellowstone Sunset

Yellowstone Sunset  Winter in Lamar Valley makes for a cold, yet beautiful day for wolf watching.  More than any time of year, winter in Yellowstone makes me feel the remoteness, the wildness of raw winter nature.  It’s probably my favorite time of year to visit our nation’s first national park.  Although a color image might look a bit more natural, B&W feels like nature’s cold.

B-25 Grumpy

B-25 Grumpy

B-25 Grumpy sat ready at sunset the night before it’s flight as part of 20 B-25s flying to the Air Force Museum for the 70th Doolittle Raider Reunion in April 2012.  Grumpy, built by North American, started service in October 1943 at the USAAF advanced flying school.  After over 1500 flying hours, it was overhauled and sent to lend lease with the RAF.  After the war, it served in the Canadian Northwest Air Command.  After 1962, it was sold to private owners and, at one time, was used as a fire bomber.  In 1887 “Grumpy” was acquired by TFC and restored at Chino; then, flown to the U.K. and placed back in storage.  Finally, in 2008, it was restored to airworthy condition and returned to the USA.  For more information on “Grumpy”. visit TFCs web site.   For a first hand account of B-25 activities at the 70th Doolittle Raider reunion: B-25s at the 70th Doolittle Raiders Reunion.