O.K. as I mentioned before, she'll live. What happened was, that Maggie was chasing after Denny, and he's had to work hard to stay ahead. They came zipping down from the upper part of our back yard, when Maggie was too fast to go around the pool steps, and thought she could clear it, lengthwise, with one leap. Not! She almost made it, but as the following skid marks show, she had a bad landing.
Here you see tiny hairs from her front leg, hind leg, and from the underside of her jaw. That's were we found her wounds. We were sure she's broken something or other, crushed her rib cage, it looked horrible.
I know they are hard to see, but they are so tiny! We held our breath, and I had one hand in front of my mouth, my heart dropped, and I felt faint. Maggie though, just collected herself, and continued on, on her hunt for Denny. We watched her for the rest of the day, for limping etc. but she didn't seem worse for wear. Thank goodness!
Next day, I found Happy licking HER wounds, and she was just relaxing, letting him. Denny was licking her ears.
Well, and I wanted to take pictures of these blooming bushes (once again, no clue what they are called), but Denny thought it needed some pup in the picture to be interesting.
I always thought those bushes are nothing special, until I took this close up today. Wow, what a beauty! Looks like there are silver beads at the ends, so pretty.
And the other day, these two ducks landed in the pool, just to hop out of it right away, and waddled under the trees, to take a long nap.
They stayed there for more than a couple of hours. I didn't let the dogs out, when I saw them, didn't want to scare them. I thought they deserved a safe, nice nap.
I also found out, that we have baby bunnies in one of our high flower beds again. I was watering them, when two tiny ones took off, scared from the ice cold water. Even with three dogs, the bunnies still love to come into our backyard. At least it's not skunks!
After I saw Claudia's beautiful presentation of the Rustic Raspberry Tart, I had to get the recipe and give it a try. There's a lot of room for improvement though. I haven't done this kind of dough in a while, and I used fresh raspberries, and after the dough was all golden brown, the berries were still very watery. I still could hardly wait to cut a piece and dig in. Wow, those fruits were sour, I'm still puckering my mouth, just thinking of it. Would have been nice with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, but there wasn't any in my freezer. How about that?!
Well, that's it for today. :o)