Tag Archive | dogs

Reader photos: Orange effect

There have been some really pretty reader-submitted photos lately, many of which seem to have an orange motif.

Though, to be fair, that’s not really a surprise, since it is the color of the season!

So enjoy these photos and look out tomorrow for my own special Halloween photos!

"Grasshopper at rest" by Crystal Doresky, Milton

“Grasshopper at rest” by Crystal Doresky, Milton

"Red sky at night might be sailor's delight, but we get rain for two days." by June Campbell, Northumberland

“Red sky at night might be sailor’s delight, but we get rain for two days.” by June Campbell, Northumberland

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Dog dips are the new “thing”

It seems like the new “thing” to do with your pet are “doggy dips” or swims with your pooch.dsc_8366

I think it sounds fun – I mean, most dogs like to swim.

Lewisburg held one last week at their pool and Knoebels just hosted one too.

But the problem that faces me, as a dog owner who loves bonding with my animals, is: how do I get my dog off the couch (Coal, I’m looking at you) and how do I get them to play nice with the other dogs (Jezz, Snow – this is you).

I mean, maybe I’m a bad dog owner, but Coal enjoys eating, sleeping and pottying, usually in that order, not swimming, and Jezz doesn’t like any animals not named Snowball or Coal.

Look how nice these pups play together.

Look how nice these pups play together.

Snowball’s good with dogs larger than her, but once they get under 15 pounds, she feels jittery.

I think it’s us. We’re the problem. But then again, My fiancee’s dog goes into some kind of shock when you take her outside of the house for longer than five minutes, so maybe we’re OK after all. Other people go through this, right?

So … yeah. No dog dips at our house. Which is kind of depressing because I would like to enjoy a nice day out with the pups.

Oh well, I guess for now, I’m just stuck looking at these cute pictures and seeing other people enjoy a day out with their animals.

Reader Photos: animals and children beating the heat!

I say this every time i post Reader Photos, but I really am so impressed with the photos we receive each week from readers and post in our photo galleries.

This week, the theme seems to be animals and children beating  the heat – which luckily has passed us by this week.

This batch also includes my favorite reader photo ever. Check below to see it:

Lewisburg Area high school sweethearts Sarah and Kyle are married on May 18, 2013. In honor of being high school sweethearts the couple rented a school bus and traveled to their high school to get pictures at the school where they met! Photo by Sarah and Kyle Mumper, Lewisburg

Lewisburg Area high school sweethearts Sarah and Kyle are married on May 18, 2013. In honor of being high school sweethearts the couple rented a school bus and traveled to their high school to get pictures at the school where they met!
Photo by Sarah and Kyle Mumper, Lewisburg

"Bow, a Gordon Setter, takes a swim in Penns Creek on a hot summer day," by Bruce Ferster, Lewisburg

“Bow, a Gordon Setter, takes a swim in Penns Creek on a hot summer day,” by Bruce Ferster, Lewisburg

 

"Sunrise over Wayne Kauffman's hayfield," by Danita Stoltzfus, Mount Pleasant Mills. Probably my favorite reader photo ever.

“Sunrise over Wayne Kauffman’s hayfield,”
by Danita Stoltzfus, Mount Pleasant Mills.
Probably my favorite reader photo ever.

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Daily Item Reader Photos, Spring Edition

There’s a definite spring in everyone’s step as spring is in the air!

The temperature has finally crawled above 50 and it’s time to celebrate with some spring-themed photos, courtesy of Daily Item readers.

Here’s my favorite springtime photos from the reader galleries:

"Yay!! It's Officially Spring!"  by Suzy Smith, Middleburg

“Yay!! It’s Officially Spring!”
by Suzy Smith, Middleburg

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Tis the season – for Halloween parades

If you’ve checked out the Daily Item’s local page today, you’ll notice that Halloween parades in the area are in full swing. There’s nothing that brings us small-towners out like the promise of marching bands and the sight of cute little Cub Scouts marching in costumes.

Like any good Danvillian, last night I sat along the street and watched the annual parade.

It was a lot of fun. My sister’s dog came along dressed in her bee costume (See the attached photo- her name’s Snowball!)

I don’t know what it is I enjoy so much about the parades, but I think it’s the entertainment value.

You can relax and enjoy a nice family-friendly feature for nothing but the dollar or so you put in the parade committee’s collection tin at the beginning of the parade.

Where else can you get that kind of deal?

Plus, you get free candy.

I myself collected a respectable amount of Tootsie Rolls last night.

What is your favorite Susquehanna Valley Halloween parade? Why?

I haven’t been to any other ones, but maybe if you convince me, I’ll check out a new one next year!