Why Dogs and Food?



Why Dogs and Food?

It's simple. Write about what you love. And what is better than dogs and food? If you are anything like me - and millions of other people - you will relate to and understand the unwavering love I have for my dogs and my passion for cooking - and eating - great food. I hope you will enjoy reading about my day to day experiences with good food and a couple of very special dogs.

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Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Henry has a Crush?!



Crush: Cuz we were like “woaaaah”, and I was like “woaaah” and you were like “woaaahh…”~Quote from Finding Nemo






Henry’s Got a Crush?

Can it be that my sweet little boy has a crush on someone other than his Mommy?

We recently moved into a new apartment at The Cove. It is only a few blocks away from our old apartment in the same complex but has lots more room and a little fenced-in yard for the boys. We also have a large back deck where we have a nice view of the canal where there are boats and kayaks moored to floating docks. It’s lovely.

View of the canal from our deck

The only problem is the back of our deck also directly faces a neighbor’s windows and sliding doors and we can see right into her living room and kitchen. Although this is awkward for us at times, Henry seems to love the view. Not only are there a couple of cats across the way who wander out on the neighbor’s deck and taunt their canine onlookers, there is a pretty blonde woman prancing back and forth in Henry’s line of sight from his perfect perch on the couch. He is mesmerized. He sits there with a smile and watches her every move. I am not sure how she feels about Henry’s ogling stare day in and day out, but I have to say I feel a little jealous. LOL. My baby has eyes for another girl?! What to do?

Our full view of the neighbor's windows and doors

Henry on the couch looking at the pretty blonde neighbor

Henry's view of the neighbor's kitchen

For the Fourth of July weekend, Brian and I went to the local nursery and purchased some potted wax privet trees and a couple of citrus trees, thinking they would provide some privacy for us when we sit out on our deck or walk around our living room with the blinds open. The trees are not fully grown but will grow into a nice privacy cover eventually. They do help with blocking the bird’s eye view of our blonde neighbor’s activities. I am sure this gesture provides some comfort to her, too. And, maybe Henry will turn his attention back to his jealous mom.  HA!

Our new trees

Still, I think we need more trees. Back to the nursery.

2 comments:

Susan Campisi said...

Liz, your new spot does look lovely! I love that you have a small backyard and a view of the boats. Too bad about Henry's wandering eyes though. Ha! I like the trees and planters you got to block his view. I hope I get to see it all in person someday soon. But I might not want to leave!

Liz Berry Wagner said...

Sue - we love our new spot and we even sit out on our deck now and hide behind the trees. Hee hee. I think, eventually, we will have trees and hedges across the back of the deck and have a whole garden out there. It's cozy. Henry will miss his views though. He seems to love it here! Can't wait for you to visit!