Tag Archives: Kodi

Kodi and Lizzie

Here’s Lizzie, our Christmas kitten. She has always loved Christmas. She likes to lay under the tree when the lights are on. When she is younger she used to climb up into the tree and so we had to perform a “Catectomy” pulling out of the tree.

And Kodi the Pomeranian. He loves to play.

He loves my wife. This is what he does when she leaves the house for any reason.

He loves walking so we do that a lot.

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Sapulpa’s Route 66 Christmas Chute

Tuesday night Heather, Logan, our Pom Kodi, and I loaded up and drove to the Tulsa suburb of Sapulpa to check out the Route 66 Christmas Chute in their downtown. We went last year and loved it!!

The city blocks off several blocks of Route 66 downtown and install these big frameworks and then people decorate them. You walk underneath the decorations. It is wonderful and you have great light for taking photographs. Also the merchants really go all out decorating their storefronts for the occasion.

Most of the restaurants are open if you are hungry or thirsty plus there are pop up shops selling food, drinks, and gift items.

Logan really loves gingerbread cookies.

Heather loves snowmen.

I love the reindeer and the sled.

Kodi loves Heather!

He also found two other poms to have a faceoff with. They were barking at him and he was just looking. He didn’t like being pulled away. I swear Pomeranians are the most spoiled dogs ever but we still love ours.

The Grinch was in a storefront!!

I figured out what Santa is going to leave me.

If you like Christmas trees, they have dozens of them, from little dinette sized trees.

To living room sized.

And big ole – courthouse plaza sized.

I think a good time was had by all.

It’s open every night through December 31. Check out their website. Download the printable scavenger hunt check list.

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From the Trailcam

Sometimes I set up the trailcam and leave it out for a week or two without checking on it and then I go pull the chip to see what is on it. The last time I did it there were hundreds of images but really nothing to see. It is tripped by motion and Oklahoma is windy so shadows and waving branches trigger it.


The only other images I got were of our dog Kodi, and sometimes me and or my wife in the backyard. Here’s Kodi lurking around at night.


He likes to chase tennis balls so sometimes we have late night play sessions.


He loves chase but he doesn’t bring it back to me.


And here he is lurking around in the daylight.

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Saturday’s Critters – at Home

Kodi with his Thanksgiving tie

Here’s our one year old pomeranian, Kodi. He was kind of shaggy so he went to the groomer today and he got all trimmed up and got a special Thanksgiving tie to boot. He tore it off very quickly but we got a photo of him.


Here he is in the back yard. He loves picking up acorns and bringing them inside to trade for a treat.


And a black and white cat who shows up when it is dark.


And sometimes in broad daylight.


And a first sighting for this light colored cat.


And of course squirrels. We are inundated with them.

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Mainly Backyard Critters

Kodi being silly

Here’s a backyard cam of Kodi licking his nose.

Alan playing with Kodi in the back yard

And then playing with him.


We have a tennis ball in the back yard. He loves chasing it all over the place.


At night other critters come out. I have seen this bunny during the day.


The way the eyes light up is spooky!!


Lately we have this black and white cat checking things out. We still have people in the neighborhood who turn their cats loose and there are several feral cats outside as well.

Hey, a non-trailcam shot of some geese at a local park.

That’s all I got this week!! I’m linking with Saturday’s Critters

Household Critters


My backyard trailcam captured this image of a squirrel munching on an acorn. We have a bumper acorn crop this year. The squirrels can’t keep up with them. Our little dog Kodi has learned the trick of picking one up and bringing it inside where we give him a treat to trade.


We have a few little rabbits who romp around in our yard.

Young Kodi howls when my wife leaves. He’s inconsolable in his sorrow.

The howling kind of irritates our sweet cat Lizzie. I can just see her thinking, “Suck it up dog!”

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Shadow Shot Sunday – Dogs and Cardio Drumming

Another fence shadow with our Pomeranian Kodi and Me!

Shadows on a nice fall day in the courtyard at the gym for some cardio drumming. That’s my wife way at the end, Heather leading the class. She makes it a good workout and fun.

In 45 minutes I burn about 420 calories or so.

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Saturday’s Critters – This Week


I went hiking on Turkey Mountain earlier this week. I encountered, several times, a family of three or four deer. This was the best photo I got. Lots of trees made focusing difficult. I love seeing deer in the woods.

And I saw this butterfly. Google tells me that it is a Red Admiral.


And I was walking along and I heard a woodpecker up in the trees. I looked and looked and saw this one but he wouldn’t stay still very long. Sorry for the grainy cropped shot.


And here is our Pomeranian Kodi. He’s cute as all get out and likes me 95% of the time but watch out for the other 5%.

I woke Lizzy the cat up from a nap the other day. She was not amused.


And I captured the image of this little bunny in our backyard early Friday morning. We have a lot of hawks in the neighborhood and they feast on little bunnies.

And speaking of feasting we have a bunch of squirrels this season. Watch out little dudes!!

Kodi loves going places so we took him on a hike at Ray Harrall Nature center. He did two miles and never slowed down. His little feet were moving fast.

And that is my critter report this week. I am linking with Saturday’s Critters.

Saturday’s Critters – Kodi the Pomeranian

We are trying to socialize our Kodi, a one year old Pomeranian so yesterday we took him to an art show and he did really well. Heather held him because he is so small but he was really aware of everything and let several people pet him. Later on we took him to a local park where we got this photo.

Kodi really likes water. If he hides under the bed we can turn on the water to the bathtub and he comes out and pogos to be put in the tub. We got him his own little swimming pool for the back patio and he loves it as well.

He hops in and plays.

And hops out!!

Last week we took him to a local dog park on a play date with his brother Tucker. Tucker is owned by a breeder and she brought her four other Poms. Kodi had not seen them in a while and was a little bit scared but it in no time he was running around and playing with them. I wish I had taken photos of the rest of the herd. Tucker has a neurological issue is why the breeder is keeping him. She would give him to us but we don’t really want two male dogs.

So I had been taking photos of Kodi on our daily walks and posting them on Next Door. They had been really well received. I don’t know if you are familiar with Next Door but it is a social media app that is really useful if you lose a dog or if you see a loose dog runing around. Otherwise, in my opinion, there are lots of complainers out there whining about democrats, or republicans, or people who drive too fast or too slow, disrespectful kids, people of color walking through the neighborhood or that there are too many car washes being built or somebody at Walmart was rude to them, blah, blah, blah. Anyway Nextdoor sent me a message that they considered my photos of Kodi to be spam and if I didn’t quit they would suspend my account. So goodbye Nextdoor and your whining members.

Not everything is happy sunshine with Kodi. He can get aggressive with me. He has bitten me a few times and really dislikes me picking him or holding him. He is not that way with Heather or our son Logan. 95% of the time he lets me play with him and pet him and all that but sometimes he just gets angry. So we have consulted our vet and a behavior specialist and are working with him. And no, don’t worry, we are not considering getting rid of him. He’s part of the family and just needs a little help right now. We’ll get through this.

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