‘Soda’ Category

A mouser

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008

On one cold evening I was walking Soda, she was doing her normal sniffing around then suddenly she pounced on the ground. She darted her nose around and pounced a few more times. I heard a light squeak noise at about that time Soda pulled a mouse out of the snow. She dropped the dead mouse from her grip and we continued on. The snow had formed a show/ice crust and the mouse was moving around under it. Seems a bit cold for a field mice to be roaming about. Rebecca had the same thing happen a few days earlier on the other corner of the block. Today I noticed a dead mouse in the back yard so this brings the total to three field mice.

Merry Christmas

Sunday, December 30th, 2007

Merry Christmas everyone! We got together with all the families for Christmas again, as in the years past we had a great time. This was our first Christmas with Soda. About a week before Christmas Rebecca was upstairs and i noticed Soda had a new bunny toy, her hold one has no stuffing. So I asked Rebecca where it came from and she informed me that Soda got into her stocking in the bedroom while Rebecca was in there.

Soda Christmas

The fence guys showed up and put some poles in the ground but they needed extra time for the concrete to harden, too bad they missed some nice weather. A few days later they showed up right after some rain and had to play in the mud as the put up the pickets. The didn’t seem to move to quick they finished three sides took a day off and came back to finish the rest.

It didn’t long for Soda to find the extra space in between the pickets. The fence guys left a slightly bigger gap in the rear gate but Soda couldn’t get her shoulder past. The front gate could have been her escape route but we noticed here testing it out so I put a rock in front of the wide gap. About a week later the fence installer came back for a quality and satisfaction report, we told him to fix the gap in the front gate and couple days later it was fixed.

Fence for Soda

Wednesday, December 19th, 2007

The fence posts got installed today after hitting a bump. Our homing association approved our location and the style of our fence but Jefferson township rejected our permit. Our lot has a 25 foot tree preserve (no build zone) in the back it so we will only be able to fence half our backyard. Well at least Soda will be able to roam free. It should be finished on Friday, after a day for the concrete to cure.

Soda finds a Possum

Tuesday, November 6th, 2007

I first thought it was a soccer size furry toy because it was dark out so I couldn’t quite make out what she was playing with…more on Soda’s Page.


Soda vs Squirrel

Thursday, August 16th, 2007

A squirrel died this morning in the back yard…all evidence points to Soda.


Sunday, March 11th, 2007

The new addition to our home, “Soda“. She is a 3 year old Shiba Inu. Soda was given to us by a co-worker of Tracy’s who just had a baby and was looking to find her a new home.