Tuesday, November 23, 2010


A kiss that speaks volumes is seldom a first edition. ~Clare Whiting

I've had a big case of the totally tireds lately. I've been visiting blogs, but honestly haven't had the brain power to think of coherent comments. Today is no better yet, but then it's early. Maybe the cells in my brain will start firing more readily soon?

Something outside has scented my lawn and the neigbhoring woods to the point where I can't let Dakota off leash at all ... not even to fetch the ball (something that usually keeps her quite focused). Yesterday morning, we tossed her ball, she went racing after it, grabbed it then stopped. Dropped the ball and started sniffing like mad. Tail straight up, nose alternately on the ground and up in the air. She wouldn't come, wouldn't stop ... it continued into the night, with her asking to go out about every 15 minutes and doing nothing but tracking something.

Late last night, as she was outside and finally settling down to actually do her business though, we heard a pack of coyotes singing (which, of course, distracted her again). Makes me wonder if they've been visiting our yard.

Here's what they sounded like:


Did some more editing. Still like the story, which is important. Needed to watch or read something romantic so I watched a couple of videos last night on YouTube. This:

And this:

What are some romantic moments you can recommend for me?


You Are Festive

You are an open minded, happy go lucky person. You don't need a reason to celebrate.

You are prone to overindulgence. You have a hedonistic streak, and you enjoy spoiling yourself.

You find yourself liking so many things, it's sometimes hard to juggle them all.

You prefer to have busy, adventure filled days. There's so much to do that you rarely get bored.

About 75% right :-)



Ceri Hebert said...

I have the tireds too. I hate it! Makes it very hard to do anything, especially when you throw in the cold and the headaches. I'm a mess.

I love Lake House, but it's complicated to follow along with. While You Were Sleeping was also totally awesome! I've been getting into Phantom again. And another romantic dance? Enchanted. The dance with Patrick D and Amy A at the ball. *sigh*

Maria Zannini said...

I don't usually use movies for romantic inspiration, but one I like is Kate & Leopold.

I was talking to an FB buddy about this not long ago too. We both use music. One I use to put me in the zone is Toby Keith, You Shouldn't Kiss Me Like This.

Ref: Coyotes
I don't hear many coyotes out here though I've seen one a time or two. A lot of people keep those Great Pyrenees around their stock and that must keep them at bay.

PS Wouldn't it be neat if you could teach Dakota to track for scents?

Marianne Arkins said...

Ceri, I forgot about "Enchanted" ... shame on me! And I've been watching your FB posts on "Phantom", lol.

Maria, I've never thought of Toby Keith as romantic, but now that you mention it -- that song is perfect.

RE: Scent tracking with Dakota... there's actually a class on that nearby that I've toyed with taking, but I'm not sure if it's worth the time and money because, really, what would I do with her if she had that skill?

Maria Zannini said...

Well, there's search and rescue, but that might be too intense for you.

Though you could start a business looking for lost pets. ???

There are also those dogs who learn to detect cancer. And there are a few dogs making big money tracking down termites.

Sadly, my dogs are only good at finding cookies.

Joanna St. James said...

i am more of the little scenes kinda girlwhere you see their hearts begin to melt or they begin to fall for one another- for that I have watched the proposal more than 20 times, the twilight movies dont disappoint either

Marianne Arkins said...

Maria, I've never had a dog who so lended herself to "stuff". She's incredibly smart and active, so I keep thinking "She could do this or this or this."

Not sure where it will lead. Search and rescue could be fun, but she might actually already be too old to start training. Next dog?

Joanna, I loved "The Proposal" ... have it saved on my DVR and watch it regularly :-)

Liz Fichera said...

I love it when the coyotes howl--from a safe distance, of course. We get that quite often living in the desert. This whole month has me tired! :-)

Brandy said...

I recently, finally, watched The Wedding Planner. I loved the scene in the end where neither go through with their plans and he races across the city to find her at a Movie in the Park and they slow dance. LOVE that.

When we lived in CA there were coyotes everywhere. And skunks. And peacocks. *g* It was unnerving to go for a walk at night and think you hear someone screaming for help and it's a stupid peacock. *g*
Hope the critter scenting your area isn't dangerous.

Also hope you have a good day!

groovyoldlady said...

I highly recommend playing the crazy coyote soundtrack and one of the romance clips AT THE SAME TIME.

I can't. stop. laughing.

Yes, I AM tired. What tipped you off?

Dru said...

That sounds the coyotes made would scare me terribly. Especially in the dark behind trees.