Pippalou's Blog
October 2012
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Build a better squeaky toy, and Pippa and I will beat a path to your door.

Pippa is a Squeaker.  Or, in other words, a die-hard squeaky toy addict.  She got started on fluffy little stuffed toys that have a plastic squeaker inside.  Those were nice, but when I brought home one of those tennis balls that has the little tube type squeaker stuck into it, she went nuts.

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Fall and winter is the time of year when the dogs and I ramble around for hours in the woods.  No bugs that bite, only brambles that catch, and it's easier to negotiate through low-growing trees that have fewer leaves.

Through the middle of our woods is a ravine, and at any given point it's depth may be anywhere from two to twenty feet.  The sides are mostly dirt and roots.  In some spots, there are plants and trees growing horizontally out of the sheer walls.  When the rain is heavy enough, it's a swift running creek, and at the deepest points, the water has eroded everything away except for smoo... More
The autumn wind blows across the front pasture, turning the four-foot high grasses into a tossing ocean of dark red, green and gold.  In the back, the two dogs ponder the new devastation.  Not a blade of grass over 6 inches high, save that here and there a few stripped stalks of Johnson grass stand drunkenly defiant.

No tall grass back here anymore.  No rabbits feeding, no mo… More