Monday, February 9, 2015

The Grass Is Greener On Our Side!

Today has been great. I still have cedar fever and am still coughing and sneezing, but at last I am finally feeling much better. This morning when I went outside with our dogs I was admiring the newly mowed grass, in our front yard. Then I noticed that only our front yard had green grass and everywhere else there was no green grass, except in a few of our dog pens, that we mowed down yesterday.

Then I took this picture of Belle and Beau in our green front yard, to show that it only has green grass and everywhere else is dead grass. Tony and I have never seeded our front yard, so I asked Tony why the grass is greener on our side and he told me that it is called Rescue Grass. Anyway, I think it is pretty cool that our rescue ranch also has rescue grass, but it is still pretty weird.  

This afternoon our dear friend Gerry Olert, our rescue ranch's official video-grapher, came out to visit us and to do a new rescue ranch video update. I decided to wear my Danner hiking boots and my new  green, long-sleeved Appalachian Trail t-shirt for the video. I love the t-shirt even though it magnifies dog hair.

When Gerry was fixin' to put a mic on me, he suggested that I change shirts and instead wear a buttoned shirt, because it is much easier to clip the mic on. After I changed shirts we went outside to shoot this video update that will showcase some of our awesome dogs. 

As always Tony didn't want to be in the video, so he stayed back in the background taking pictures of us. The very first dog that we showcased was Bonnie Raitt, the super sweet 2 year old Lab, in the front yard of my writing cabin. Bonnie flirted with the camera and she did a really great job selling herself.

As Gerry and I headed towards the dogs, Tony, using my camera, took this great picture of Rooster Cogburn and The Golden Girls.

Halfway through the taping Gerry asked me to please stand next to the pink tree that I painted last year, because he wanted it to be in the video.

When we had finished shooting the video showcasing some of our dogs, Gerry and I went over to the Lodge to visit with Kinky. We sat out on his porch and talked about Kinky's upcoming tour, across the pond, and him getting to see our good, German friends, Karin & Juergen (Air-gun) Pohlmann and Gaby W. Then we talked about Joseph Heller's book, The Friedmans, hummingbirds, Willie Nelson, Kink's two cats and Sophie and Mr. P going to the beauty shop sooner than later, etc. So, to say the least, "It was a really great visit." 

Gerry told me that his rescue ranch video will be ready in a few weeks and we are all looking forward to it. And that is about it for tonight.

Y'all have a great evening!


Karin Pohlmann said...

Love your pics and can´t wait for the video

cousin nancy said...

Hi Karin, the honorary German/Texas cowgirl! We can't wait to view it too, because Gerry Olert is the best video-grapher, in our Lone Star state.

P.S. Kinky is looking forward to seeing you and meeting your husband. He told me that he is going to put you and Juergen (Air Gun) on his guest list, when he tours in Germany.

Eileen said...

How exciting for Karin & Airgun! Will they get to visit the performers backstage?!
BTW, Nancy, are you sure Tony said rescue grass and not fescue grass??????

cousin nancy said...

Howdy Eileen! Kink is looking forward to seeing Karin and meeting her husband Airgun. Who knows what will happen, but I am sure that it will be fun for all.

Fescue, Rescue. Laugh out loud. You say fescue and the Hill Country natives, like Tone, say rescue. Fescue, Rescue—let's mow it down! It was great seeing you today.