Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Pictures from Pat Molder

Pat Molder sent me these pictures.  Click anywhere on the group (actually one picture) above for a better view.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Best Friends Are For Life

This is a recent picture of myself and my best friend Blue.  Blue is a rescue dog, a "Red Heeler" or Australian Cattle Dog.  He has been with me 8 1/2 years since he was a very young pup.  He has traveled with me in a van from Nashville to California and back on two separate trips; and traveled to Panama by air.  He loves to ride in a car and drove with me from Panama City to Volcan, over 450 kilometers in a single day.  He also goes with me inside the pickup on visits to town and to my neighbors.

I live in the mountains of Western Panama, near the border with Costa Rica about 3 miles outside of the nearest town.  Blue looks after my health by taking me out for a walk 3 times a day and he goes with me when I work in the yard or on the property.  If I'm moving around a lot, he simply chooses a high spot and lies down to watch the road for any intruders.

Blue and my other (local) rescue, Athena, a Rottweiler watch over me at night by sleeping at the foot of my bed.  If they hear anything suspicious they tear out through the doggie door into the side yard and issue a challenge.  Everyone for miles around here knows about the crazy Gringo and his two big dogs.  I have yet to have uninvited visitors.  

I am still enjoying my retirement with a lot of time spent with amateur (ham) radio and with photography. 

What are you doing?  Inquiring minds want to know.