Dogs Watching the Bunny Show & Gearing Up for a New Project

Sheba watching a bunny

Sheba watching a bunny

When Sheba was younger she would not stay in the yard.  So I used a radio collar on her to limit her wandering.  She learned that the bunnies were always out of reach, so eventually gave up chasing them.  She no longer wears the collar, and once in a while she will chase bunnies into the woods.  But it amuses me that both of the dogs will often just watch them for entertainment.

Sheba watches, but Sunny pays no attention

Sheba watches, but Sunny pays no attention.

The other day Ron and I were laughing at what kind of dog we have that won’t chase rabbits when I starting singing, “You ain’t nothing but a hound dog.  You ain’t never caught a rabbit; you ain’t no friend of mine.”  😀

The dogs lose interest

The dogs lose interest

The bunny is still there after the dogs have moved on

The bunny is still there after the dogs have moved on

I’m gearing up to replacing the Casita’s translucent door window with a clear, smoked glass, opening window.  I am really looking forward to being able to open it for added ventilation, and having another window to enjoy the view through. 

And it will be especially nice to be able to see who is at the door when I hear a knock!

 

14 Comments

  1. You are the bravest camper-owner I can imagine….just not happy unless you’re cutting a new hole somewhere. Loved the first photo of Sheba & the rabbit. We think Jezzy holds her breath while watching squirrels…

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    • Judy, this is the Year of the Casita. I’m trying to get all my major mods and fixes done before the end of this year. Next year will be the Year of the House. I have learned enough from working on my campers that I finally am gaining the confidence to do some of the home repairs that need to be done,

      And aren’t our dogs fun to watch interacting with other animals? I can picture Jezzy holding her breath watching squirrels! 🙂

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  2. EmilyO

     /  June 21, 2013

    How about that – this year is the Year of the House for me and next year will be the Year of the Casita. I am 1/8th thru the back bedroom – today is painting painted paneling, tomorrow is sanding & cleaning the oil-based enamel on the trim & I trimmed branches away from the power lines this morning. Okay, next year you can ask me about the house and next year I’ll ask you about Casita stuff. Too bad we don’t live closer.

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    • I am going to have so much fun following your Year of the Casita! 🙂

      Most years I have nice flower and vegetable gardens. Since we started camping every chance we get, the yard is totally neglected. Maybe year after next will be the year of the yard. Oh dear… that is starting to sound depressing, when what I really want to do is go out and play in the Casita at every opportunity! 🙂

      I still hope we will meet on the road somewhere, someday!

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  3. cozybegone

     /  June 22, 2013

    Look at those sweet pups! I’m so happy they tuned into taking in the view and not wasting any energy on speedy rabbit :O) So tickled when I see Sheba knowing what a sweetheart she’s settled into. Liking the door window idea…might have to put on the honey do list after I see yours. And Sharon….thank you for being my cheerleader. We are so close to hitting the road and I’m a bottle of emotion emptying the last of the house, knowing this is it. Lots of ups and downs…knowing it’s all going to be good. But again, you give me that extra lift every time I see a post or response. May I be the good friend to you as you have been to me!

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    • The only time Sheba is a royal pain now is when she meets someone new. She gets so excited, wants to jump on them, and is uncontrollable until she settles down a bit. But I think she will grow out of that, too. Both of our dogs delight us and make our family feel complete. 🙂

      Carla, probably the reason I am so thrilled for you is that I wish I had the personality (and the health) to make fulltiming work for us, too. It’s what I’d REALLY love to do, but I think I lack the fortitude to soldier on during the difficult times. I also do need the safety net of being able to go home when I feel the need.

      So, since you and hubby have the drive and ability to make it work, I will truly be living a little bit vicariously through your travels. I am hoping that ALL your fulltime dreams come true!

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  4. Echoing Carla’s sentiment…thank you for being my cheerleader also!

    And I also think that you are brave…cutting holes here and there in your precious little baby!

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    • Lynne, it was such a joy to meet you and share your love of traveling in your little Casita, and to follow your anticipation of the trip to Alaska. I loved how you put your fears at bay and just plunged into the adventure headfirst! 😀

      Cutting holes in my Casita is a relatively safe way of jumping in over my head just to see if I can swim. But I’m still scared to death to travel to the deserts and Rockies. Some day, when finances permit, I’ll jump into that one over my head and see if I can swim there, too!

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  5. MarciaGB

     /  June 22, 2013

    We did the Rockies AND the desert in a pop up camper before we had our Casita. I had my fears but everything turned out fine. We went to Glacier NP on our first Casita trip. That was a stretch, too but as often happens, the reality was so much better than my fears and anticipations would have led me to believe. I read the full timers blogs with awe and excitement for all they experience. Maybe I can see us doing a year on the road but our lives need to be in better order to make that happen. We are getting closer though 🙂

    I love your window project and am very interested to see how it goes. It’s a great idea.

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    • I imagine that the desert and the Rockies in a popup gave you a much more intense experience of “being there.” I love their open feel and how you don’t feel separated from the environment in them. But I feel so much safer in a hard sided trailer. 🙂

      Glacier Park on your Casita’s maiden voyage! That’s brave! I hate the way I let my fears and apprehensions cheat me out of so many things that my mind would love to attempt.

      I also read the fulltimers’ blogs in awe and excitement. RVSue is my very favorite. She said at the beginning of her fulltiming experience, she had fears. But she decided to put them out of her mind and not let them stop her from doing anything she wanted to do. It sure has paid off for her — and for all of her followers!

      I expect the window to be my favorite mod so far. If weather permits, I plan to start on it Monday.

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  6. Do you have a link or other way of sharing what your new window is like and how it fits into your door? We like the description and might want to install one too.

    Harrison

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    • Harrison, I got mine from Little House Customs. If you go to this link and scroll down half the page, it shows an opening window for 17′ Casitas.

      http://littlehousecustoms.com/store

      It is much prettier in person than the photo shows. It has a nice black metal frame instead of the plastic one that the factory Casita door windows have.

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  7. I still say your Casita will be better than one just rolling off the line. 🙂

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    • Jo, I don’t think I would trade my 2005 Casita for a new one now. Thanks for the comment. 🙂

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