Last weekend, son Logan and I went for a little hike at Tulsa’s Oxley Nature Center. I was hopeful that we would view some deer or other animals.
Oxley has a diverse combination of meadows, marshlands, forests, creeks, and lakes.
An old highway running through the refuge used to be US 169 the main route from the north to downtown Tulsa. It is now part of the trail system at Oxley. It is kind of handy after it has rained and the dirt trails are muddy.
We took some back country trails. We didn’t see any deer the whole time.
And we went out to the lakes and creeks.
Makes for pretty scenes. There was not hardly anybody else out there even though it was a weekend.
We finally some waterfowl. I think these are geese.
I’m not sure what these are, sorry for the fuzzy photo. iNaturlist said “Ducks, Geese and Swans.”
Another fuzzy photo. Too fuzzy for iNaturalist to do much with. It guessed “Wigeons and Allies.”
Pretty good little walkaround on a nice day.
And a bonus.
Our Pomeranian puppy, Kodi taking a nap in his toy box.
And my wife with Kodi. He’s a lot of fun but he is a handful.
Kodi, our little Pomeranian is continuing to grow. He is still very small though. He is wearing a cat harness because the smallest of dog harnesses is too big for him. The way he is eating though he’ll be larger before we know it.
He loves playing outside in our backyard.
We bought a pouch for him to take him on neighborhood walks. He loves seeing the sights and hearing the sounds especially barks from other dogs we encounter during out outings.
I decided to fire up my trail camera in the backyard again. On New Year’s Day it captured this cardinal couple getting a drink.
And a squirrel. Critters of all kinds need water.
I’m thinking that these might be house finches but I am not sure.
And a squirrel climbing up the fence.
Our new Pomeranian puppy, Kodi is a delight but he is also a whirling dervish and I have yet to get a decent photo of him. He does not sit still. He had a play date with his brother Tucker, the light colored dog above. Tucker and Kodi used to play hard together before we brought Kodi home and they resumed that quickly during the play date. All sorts of fearsome noise and chasing and pulling on chews and toys in the opposite direction. Nobody lost their temper and they were both exhausted afterwards. It was fun!!
He’s a fun and affectionate dog and loves being around people and playing hard.
A late update, a portrait of Kodi!! I finally took a halfway decent photo of him. My wife gave him a bath and that calmed the whirling dervish down to where I could take a photo.
That’s about it for this week. I’m linking with Eileen’s Saturday’s Critters. Go check it out. Lots of talented bloggers link there.
We brought Kodi, our new Pomeranian puppy, home on Thursday. He made himself right at home.
He’s very affectionate and cuddly. He knows his name. As soon as we picked the name the breeder started using it with him.
He’s just two pounds and the best way to interact with him to get down on the floor with him. He loves to play with his toys.
We think he and our Lizzie cat might become friends. They lay next to each other and Lizzie lets Kodi clean her ears until she gets overloaded and hisses and runs off.
We took him to the vet today for his initial exam and puppy shots. He was a hit. He got passed around to everyone and he was totally fine with it. He got his shots and he is a little sore this afternoon.