Memorial Day of 2012- A day to remember and give thanks to the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.
It was a beautiful sun-shiny day with a slight breeze. Certainly, a day photographing the countryside was called for. We packed the car with the necessary items needed for a full day of photography fun. Photography gear, Check. Cooler full of food and drink, check. The four legged wonders (Tindra and Audrey), check. The “girls” are 13 and 14 years of age, and weigh around 11 Lbs but they are still full of spit and vinegar (Dan says just like their human mamma) 🙂 Now, if you have ever had the privilege to know a Dachshund or have been owned by a Dachshund, you know their little noses can get them into trouble. Especially when they can figure out how to get on top of tables, counters, basins, into garbage and food containers, etc, etc. Tindra can sniff out any morsel of food… anywhere. The girls motto- Where there is a will, there is a way 🙂
The girls had a spring in their step and were excited that they were able to grace us with their presence. Fresh country air, and all that comes along with it… So exciting! Off we go.
On our outings, we find at least one abandoned house, building, or farmstead and that day was no different. As we pulled onto this particular property, the excitement of photographing the establishment kept rising. With a huge smile on my face, I jumped out of the car and headed for the house… Off I go without looking back. Realizing later, of course, that I had just left the girls unattended with a package of beef jerky and a bag of animal crackers in the car. Needless to say that when we returned (and we never leave for too long), the girls had polished off both bags of food. Mostly Tindra and boy, she was thirsty!! We had to wait and see what happened… A little while later a sound was heard from the back- the sound that gets you moving and fast. Saving the car upholstery, my hands were the only thing close enough to catch what was spewing from Tindra’s mouth. A mixture of beef jerky and animal crackers… YUCK! After pulling over and cleaning up, we headed on our way. Tindra slept for the rest of the trip but was fine by the time we had returned home- Bad Mamma, poor little furry wonder 🙂
The day spent traveling around the Red Wing, MN and surrounding area was a day I’ll never forget- one full of laughter, amusement, excitement, and for Tindra- pleasure followed by anguish. Although Tindra will never learn a lesson, we did and have since purchased a Dachshund proof food container that we travel with.