Sunday, July 16, 2006
So this morning at about, oh I don't know, 4:30, I was jolted out of a deep slumber by Strider and Sneaky Pete barking their arses off. It wasn't a play bark, it was an alarm bark (they have different barks for different occasions). So I reluctantly got up to investigate (Bull and Sam slept through the chaos) and found two (I thought there were three but that's really unlikely) moose munching on some greens to one side of the Nomad. The two boys were going crazy but the moose were like 'yeah, I hear ya, but I also see the fence' So they took their sweet-ass time moving on. Meanwhile, every dog in a 10-kilometre radius was up and barking. Ahhh, Alaska. The pics are of Bull at the site of our outhouse, which we almost finished today, and Sam and I last night. The weekend was consumed with building the outhouse so I have somewhere to, er, collect my thoughts. Friends Eric and Becky came over for dinner last night with their little one Eli. Becky and I picked out colours for the annual tie-dye party...should be fun.
Bull has developed a new habit of pretending he's sleeping to avoid doing something he doesn't really want to. For example, the other night he was hunkered down in my sleeping bag which I wanted to get into to go to bed. His eyes were open but as soon as I told him to get down, he shut his eyes really tight and ignored me. I even shook him a little and still, he faked being sound asleep. Funny.