Wednesday, September 26, 2012

It's Sporadic Posts of the Week Day!

... And a Little Bit of Benny, Just for Fun

Here's the deal.

I've been moderately absent from blogging, sketchy with blog visits and incredibly far behind with my photography. Oh, I'm still taking photos every chance I get but it seems that I'm only home long enough to upload them onto my computer and weed through those I want to keep. And it ends there.

Since early in July, I've probably spent a total of three weeks at home. Why? Well, most of the time is spent at Frank's place, a little over an hour away. Much of that time, has seen us scouring the online real estate ads and trekking off to see one area or another, in hopes of finding a place that we can both love. Until we find that place, make it ours and move into it, my blogging is going to continue to suffer. So there may be long silences around here or you might see a flurry of activity if I can get to some of the images which reside on my computer at home. I'm just not sure.

I'll continue to visit when I can, and you might just see me posting more than I anticipate in the next little while, but I'm not holding my breath and I suspect you're not either. ;)

For now, and until I post again, here are a few previously aired photos of our favourite Jack Russell Terrier, Benny. He's always good for a smile.

benny crazy
Did you know that he has been taking doggie dirty dancing lessons?

benny grass and bubbles
Or that he holds the record for highest bubble-chasing freestyle jump?

wet dog dancing
They say that water rolls off of a duck's back but it pours right through Benny.

Benny you can't see me
Sometimes, Benny just gets tired of my Paparazzi gig and he just refuses to look at the camera.

And now, without further delay, here are the Posts of the Week. The icon below is yours for the taking if if your blog post is named as a POTW.



Well, What?!
by Rashni
at Big A little a

Where Meds Never Expire
by Dianne
at Do You See What I See?

I Must Be Getting Old
by Joeh
at Cranky Old Man

Sex and the Senile Girl
by Stephen
at The Chubby Chatterbox


Beauty in the Sky
by Ruth
at Ruth's Photo Blog

by Linda
at To Behold the Beauty

September Morning Walks

by Steve
at Out on the Prairie


Checking Your Metaphorical Back Seat
by Pearl
at Pearl, Why You Little...


Born Again
by Amy
at She Writes


A Few Moments With Zim and Gem
by TexWisGirl
at The Run*A*Round Ranch Report

Memory, Movies
by Cloudia
at Comfort Spiral

The Mixtape is Dead
by Carmi
at Written Inc.


Recommended by: Dianne
Bridge of Gold
by Rebecca
at The Art of Capturing the Moment

Recommended by: Hilary
Still Ambulatory, Thank You
by Murr
at Murrmurrs

Please drop by their blogs for a visit and leave a kind comment if you have the time. Also, please feel free to add your own choices (for any blog except this one) for a specific blog post in the comments section below, where others can see them.

Thank you


Teri said...

Actually... in that last picture, maybe he's working on his Jedi Mind Tricks. That bag of treats looks very tempting...


Ruth Hiebert said...

Benny looks like the twin to my friends dog called Kramer.They are quite the entertaining dogs.

Brian Miller said...

ha your pics of benny make my carefree and fun...hope you find that place you are looking for!!!

Tabor said...

So, your excuse for not blogging is not lack of sleep, recuperating from a bad cold, too much work, or a fight with a relative? It is starting a new life in a new place? Lucky you! Take your time. We, with our less dynamic lives, will wait.

TexWisGirl said...

oh, thank you, dearest hilary! really appreciate that! good luck to you and frank in finding one home for all!

Cloudia said...

Snoopy learned to dance from Benny!

Aw, thanks for noting my post about childhood movies-

Aloha from Honolulu,

Comfort Spiral

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TexWisGirl said...

such a great crop of picks again! :)

Red said...

I always say , "Get your life in order and then blog." It's pretty difficult to blog when things are not settled in our life. You will be missed but you'll be back.

Gail Dixon said...

Benny ALWAYS makes me smile. Always! He must be such a joy to have around. JRT's have such big personalities.

Congrats to all the selected winners. They all look very intriguing.

Hope you find that special place soon!!

Dianne said...

as always I'm not worthy ;)

he's the best
I love his dancing

good luck with the house hunt
I hope you find the perfect place

Dianne said...

as always I'm not worthy ;)

he's the best
I love his dancing

good luck with the house hunt
I hope you find the perfect place

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

Thank you, my friend. You're very kind.

Fragrant Liar said...

Benny is a hoot!

Glad to see that life is hectic but happy. The only way to live, you ask me!

lime said...

wishing you the best in the house hunt, not an easy process. that benny just cracks me up every time. love the shot with the bubbles.

Barb said...

WELL! Now I see how you get Benny into such cute poses. I see the bribery (Milk Bone treats). Enjoy your fall house hunting Hilary.

Gillian Olson said...

That Benny is sooooo cute. Hope you find the perfect place.

Rita said...

I love-love-love pics of Benny!!!

You come around when you can. Life and things like finding a home are more important. We'll be here. ;)

Unknown said...

Thank you so much!! What a nice surprise!!
Btw, the second photo is the most amazing thing that I've seen!!

Lisa said...

I loved your photos . They are just beautiful. Take your time. I have found it very hard to keep up also but trying .

Dave said...

That dog's a real personality Hilary. Good luck with your house-hunting - dave

Anonymous said...

Good luck with the house hunting - hope you guys find something to call your own.

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

At least one of those posts is familiar (Carmi's) and I hope to get time to visit the others as well.
I've been having trouble keeping up with folks online, too, but without as good of an excuse as you have!
A place for everyone (because Benny and Zephyr and Skittles are included, right?) sounds like a great solution! Happy hunting!

Glo said...

Looks to me that Benny is jumping for joy and bubbling with delight over the eventual move! He's a hoot and a half :)

Murr Brewster said...

I can guarantee you won't lose a soul if you lighten your blogging load as needed. Why is it so hard, though? And thanks for the nod.

Maggie May said...

Benny is a very photogenic little beast, with or without his eyes shut!
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Skunkfeathers said...

Benny's a character ;-)

ZielonaMila said...

Fantastic photographs, wonderful dog. I am greeting

Andy said...

Benny looks like a very happy dog. They are great companions.

Gary's third pottery blog said...


Unknown said...

Hilary: Always a kind hearted post about not keeping up with blogging. You are so conscientious. Do not worry!

I thought Frank's place was in walking distance for some reason. But I know if you're meticulous, you'll find a great place! lol! :)

photowannabe said...

Thanks for the info on your absences. I do hope you can find just the perfect spot for the 3 of you. (I'm counting Benny in on the action)
Love your pictures and remain on of your Fans.
Happy Hunting and keep clicking!

Rosaria Williams said...

Hope you two find the place to settle in! Happy hunting!

Kerry said...

I look forward to the time when you choose that place & have a whole new realm to photograph!

Benny is a far better dancer than I am. Wow, those moves are just great!

Out on the prairie said...

i always love to see your choices, especially when it involves me.LOL

Thank you!

Mental P Mama said...

Congrats to all! I hope you all find a great spot! And that Benny approves;)

Suburban Girl said...

Your doggie dancing is hilarious. Thanks for the mention of my blog. I am meeting lots of other bloggers through you now! :)

stephen Hayes said...


I always feel so honored when you include me on your list, and I do enjoy meeting the interesting people who visit Chubby Chatterbox thanks to you.

Indrani said...

I like his non-cooperative look. :)

Suldog said...

Some magnificent choices this week. Stephen Hayes and Joe H. are two of my faves, anyway, and nice to see them chosen.

Suldog said...

Oh, geez, and Pearl, too. She's hilarious (although this entry is, as noted, more touching, and that's the sign of a truly fine writer, that she can swing back-and-forth between the two so successfully.)

Betty Manousos said...

wow, terrific action shots!!
benny pup is a real cutie!

thanks so much for sharing those links and for your work and efforts!

big hugs!

SandyCarlson said...

Benny just made my night. The dance lessons are paying off!

Murr Brewster said...

I am hugely honored to have shared space with your magnificent pup. We had seventeen years with a terrier so fine we haven't bothered to replace her, except with a cat, which works because they aren't directly comparable, and Boomer isn't here to have a snit about it.

Shammickite said...

Hilary: I have no idea how you find time to look at so many inspiring blogs and choose candidates for POTW. And you still have time for photography and writing your own informative blog posts. I hardly have time to blog a couple of times a week, my life is so full of activities and grandchildren and just generally living! Good luck in your househunting.

Pauline said...

Just checking in. Hope you and Frank find a place. Benny is just too cute! And thanks for the good reads.

King of New York Hacks said...

What a bubble jumper !! What a lovely set of photos...your photographs always put a smile on my face, love your eye. :)

Unknown said...

Well. Good luck on house-hunting. I've never done that before. I really love your blog. Thanks for it.

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Nadezda said...

Hilary, your Benny is a blog-star! Great pics!

Mage said...

Benny, the magic floating dog. In your images, you have caught him frozen magestically in mid air for ever and ever.

Laura said...

that is one cute much personality!

Anvilcloud said...

This sporadic blogger admires your Benny photos today. Nice stop action.

Anonymous said...

i love that you do this, honoring the beautiful blogs out there.

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SandyCarlson said...

I hope your search is going well!

Barbara said...

I never get tired of Benny photos. Good luck on your search! And congrats to the POTWs!!

Zuzana said...

Dear Hilary, being a very absent blogger myself, I just returned online after a month.;) Your current situation reminds me very much of my own a year ago. Even after I moved with P, time is what I have not enough off. I have so many new interests, tasks, duties and hobbies that blogging seems to suffer. But, I will never stop being here as i love writing too much, but my posting will be less frequent.;)
I am glad to know that you enjoy your off line life and that you and Frank are doing well, as well as Benny.;)
Take care dear friend, see you around,

Gayle said...

OMG, your ability to catch the perfect expression and shot is beyond amazing. You have SUCH a talent, not to mention your prose. Hilary, what a gift you are to us! You truly inspire me! Such a grand sense of humor. I am exceedingly grateful to get your posts anytime!! {{{}}}

sm said...

beautiful post

Scott Law said...

Your active dog shots are a joy to behold. Nice work.

I've been away getting new photos, but I'm back and hope to be by more often.

Thanks for keeping up the good work.


Wendy said...

Good luck with house hunting. Exciting time for both of you!

Your pics crack me up. Dancing Doggie! LOL!

I'm not much around bloggerville either. Will probably settle back into it once winter arrives.
Sending hugs.

Crabby McSlacker said...

Good luck in finding that perfect place! Oh, and happy thanksgiving!

I just love those Benny photos, you manage to capture so much joy and energy it practically explodes out of the computer monitor. An instant mood lifter, especially when paired with morning coffee.

NitWit1 said...

As and unabashed dog lover, those are great lovable photos.

Wish you luck in finding a forever home for yourselves.

I, too, have been in and out of blogging.

Life is reflected in my blogs but my posts are not my life.

Indrani said...

Hi! Looong time!
Hope all is well!!!
Take care!

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

It sounds like a happy time and your dog just reminds me of joyful dancing. Hope all goes well.

Leave It To Davis said...

Hilarious pictures! I thoroughly enjoyed these! Thanks for making me smile through my tears!

Country Girl said...

Oh, this is just all kinds of wonderful, Hilary!

Kerry said...

Hilary I would love to learn how to photograph animals as well as you do. Awesome. Joyful!

Anita said...

Yes, Benny always produces a smile. :)

Best wishes with the search. It will be so exciting to find the place you both love. I'll be waiting to hear your description of it!

Unknown said...

Always enjoy seeing Benny. I hear you about busy schedules. I'm been a bit absent as well. Life just sort of gets in the way sometimes!

Dr Zibbs said...

Great action pics!

Unknown said...

Oh, Bennie makes me laugh! Always!! :)