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Saturday, January 22, 2011

Shadow Shot Sunday #140 ~ Hootie at the Condo

Hootie likes to walk to check the mail and maybe get to visit with a neighbor while he's in Phoenix. He is, in fact, wayyyy more sociable than I. I'm always glad when we go out and there are no people in sight. Since his full name is Hairy "Hootie" Houdini he has streaked out our front door like an escape artist more than once! Then the chase is on. Although normally he spends most of his day acting like my shadow, when he pulls one of his great escapes he acts like he has no idea who I am when I'm calling him. Drives me nuts. Luckily we're in a gated community so I eventually coral him.

For a plethora of Shadow Shots, just go visit Tracy, our hostess from Australia. She can be found at her blog,

Thanks for visiting today. Come again and God Bless your path. love, Cassie


Janet said...

That made me laugh ! john`s welsh terriers are exactly the same -love the shadow shots ! x

Dorothy said...

Isn't that just like a doggie, ignoring you when they want to do their own thing!!! Great shots, especially Hootie and his shadow!

Ralph said...

This is a fine scene - the bars of the gate feel like a prison to Hootie it seems. This might explain why is so adept as an escape artist! He does make a cute shadow, be it of him (or you :)

chubskulit said...

Beautiful shadow shots. Love the second shot!

Soft shade of shadows at Nostalgic Marvelingplease come and see. Have a great weekend!

Rajesh said...

Lovely shadow shots.

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi Cassie,

Oh, my gosh, I love your choices for today!

Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving me such a nice comment. I have my photos picked out, but not up yet.

Hey, I entered your name into my drawing, which will happen on Monday.

Take care,


Alissa Nicolau said...

The top photo is just wonderful. Love everything about it.

Daisy said...

Grand shadow shots for today, Cassie. Hootie sounds like he has a little ornery streak. Cool cactus picture too! Have a great weekend! :)

Caroline said...

Even Hootie's shadow is cute!

sarayutouched said...

isn't that selective hearing a trait learned from us humans...too funny. great shadow shots.

Emma said...

Love your shadows this week Cassie. Hootie sounds like a right little mischief maker, lucky he's so cute I guess hey ;)

Johnny Nutcase said...

cute pictures :) I really like the one where Hootie is next to the cactus - cute!

Janet said...

Forgot to add- hope you are feeling better and thank you for your support and wonderful comments- visited Andrew tonight-he continues to improve hopefully he will be going home Tuesday-fingers crossed xx

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Love it Cassie! Love those pictures of Hootie as well...what a hoot - ha! Enjoy your week!

Hey Harriet said...

That second shadow makes Hootie look larger than life! Then scrolling down to the second one, and Hootie looks like a little puppy next to that huge cactus! And yes, he looks like a little mischievious escape artist. I guess he just pops out for some socialising :)

Yes I think Sharon's idea about the chickens is a goodie. I had planned on getting some chickens this year, so now I have an excuse to get them earlier than planned. An abundance of fresh free-range eggs in my future! And a grasshopper free-zone :)

Kelly said...

How TALL Hootie's shadow is!! Very cute!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

I lived in Tucson for over a decade, so this desert share of yours was a special is Hootie!! How adorable.


Hope your weekend has been treating you well.

Sweet Repose-Junk Revival said...

Gotta LUV them terriers...when Scratchy decides that she isn't going to listen to me and wanders too far away, I have a full proof method for getting her back...I rattle a mouse trap and she comes runnin'!!!

I'm sure I look a little retarded out in my yard shaking the infernal contraption, however the lingering scent of a deceased rodent is too much for her to ignore...GOTCHA!!!

Enjoy some of that sunshine for me too...OK...!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Beautiful shots Cassie.
Can't imagine why Houdini would want to escape from YOU!!!

SusanB-knits said...

Great shadow shots! That Hootie is a cute!! Ellie is usually stuck to me like a shadow too.

fredamans said...

Love the dog's shadow!

Anonymous said...

Hootie is very cute.

Anonymous said...

Your breakfast dish looks and sounds delicious!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...


If shadows could talk,
Just what would they say?
If you listen close,
You’ll hear them, you may.
Shadows do chatter
And gossip and talk
In the store windows,
Along the sidewalk,
Over the mountains,
On prairie and plain,
Begging for sunshine
And not days of rain;
Emboldened by light,
The stark shadows say:
“We’re out for a lark,
Please join us at play!”

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Shadow Sweeper

Paula Scott said...

What a fun shadow to have, that Hootie! He certainly is dwarfed by that gigantor cactus plant.

The Japanese Redneck said...

I like his nick name. Stay away from that cactus Hootie.

EG Wow said...

Wonderful Arizona shadows! Mmmmm. I can feel the sun warming my face...almost. :)