Archive for May, 2011

Change Is In The Kibble

Recently, our family has been searching for a new family dog. A few weeks ago, our 12 year-old Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Ceri, passed away and our other corgi, Gwen, had been a little lonely. While on vacation, we fortunately stumbled across the perfect match in a Humane Society shelter in Redmond, Oregon. His name is Rosco, and he’s a Chihuahua mix (what he’s mixed with is somewhat of a mystery) that has found his way into our family. He had just been returned the day before for “not getting along with children” and “hating men.” As far as we can see, he is a perfectly social, lovable, well behaved and as cute as ever! We made sure to wear him out on a hike up Pilot Butte in Bend, but not without a wardrobe update!

It’s so far, so good with the new member of our family, and we have yet to see how he’ll do on the farm. For now, though, we all feel especially fortunate to have found the little guy!

Top of Pilot Butte with the O'Mahony dogs.

Ruairi with Rosco, the Chihuahua mix that has found his way into our family.

We Clean Up Pretty Well

Here’s proof that we can dress up fancy when we need to.  Beth and I travelled down to San Francisco May 13 & 14 for the Intel Achievement Award banquet at the historic Westin St. Francis Hotel.  Friday evening we had a nice dinner in Fishermen’s Wharf, and Saturday we visited the Cable Car Museum and the Museum of Modern Art.  We had a great time!  I even had a “formal” black arm sling. 😉

Our New Tree

For many years we had a small, misshapen Asian Plum tree in the middle of the lawn. It finally succumbed a few years ago and we removed it. We missed having a tree in that location, and this Spring decided to do something about it. But we didn’t just want to get the typical little starter “stick” nursery tree that would take years to grow big enough to provide any shade. So a few weeks ago we went to Big Trees Today and picked out a nice Emerald Queen Maple. They delivered and planted it this past Friday, and we’re thrilled with how it looks. It’s leafed out quite a bit since when we saw it, and looks bigger and nicer now that it’s away from the other trees at the tree farm. As you can see in the picture, Ruairí’s a fairly tall guy, and it towers over him.