Wednesday, April 13, 2011

From a Dog's Point of View

We didn't do much last weekend, since Hubby only had 2 days, so I thought I'd show you how Maggie, the travelling dog, spent the weekend and introduce you to some of the local residents.
She was happy that we spent most of the weekend with her!
Richard and Maggie were a little slow getting started Saturday morning.
Then, there was time to relax by the pond and watch the other residents.
This American Black Duck is a regular at the pond and quickly waddles on over if he thinks he might get fed.
He's often accompanied by his friend.
Even the Florida Soft-Shelled Turtles in the pond love handouts.
And the Florida Red-Bellied Turtles crowd right in there with them.
The pond even has the occasional visitor.
Look closely and you can see two of the iguanas that live around the pond.  We'll be moving the trailer to a permanent spot over on that side of the pond next week so I'll try to get a better picture.  According to the internet, large iguanas (these were over 3 ft. long) have over run south Florida.  They are not native to
the area, but were pets that people released and they quickly multiplied.
After the proper rest time, we took a walk in a preserve area next door to the resort.
Then it was time for a nap on the couch. 
This weekend, Maggie will be making friends again at the Contented Canine so Hubby and I can visit my cousins and Aunt and Uncle in the Tampa area.  It should be a good time for all.  Pictures next week!


  1. Can't wait to meet all of Maggie's new friends in person!

  2. Ooh, I hope I get to see all the wildlife!! How do you know all the names of them???

  3. Ummmm - pretty sure in pic#2 Richard (since he's got his tennies on already) & Maggie were waiting for you! H is still loving your iguanas...

  4. Wow, You are getting to sound like a native Floridian! You know a lot of the species and their names. Looks like a fun time exploring!
    I hope you get settled in your new spot soon!

  5. Hi and how nice to meet you and Maggie! Loved seeing your area and thank you for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)