Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Circe and Uncle Dexter


My Uncle has a dog named Circe.

Pronounced Sir-See.

She was named after a Greek goddess but I am not much into Greek mythology so I can't tell you much about her, the goddess that is. I can tell you plenty about Circe!

I can not say Circe correctly unless I think for a really hard time and picture the two words "sir" and "see".

I always want to say Sir-She. When I try to say Circe, I sound like I have a lisp.

I think that I am most inclined to pronounce it sir-she because it rhymes with HERSHEY, which flows off my tongue like sweet honey dripping off the drizzle stick. She is a CHOCOLATE lab!

Uncle Dexter, Aunt Kitty & Circe

Uncle Dexter is my dad's brother. He and Aunt Kitty came to visit for a few days the first weekend in November. We hadn't seen each other in years and it was so great to see them.

Uncle Dexter brought his 7 month old puppy, Circe, so they (Dexter & Circe) could go pheasant hunting.

They are quite the pair, Dexter and Circe. A boy and his dog.

Circe is so spoiled and so sweet and so well behaved for a 7 month old puppy.

Dexter and Circe woke up at the crack of dawn each morning ready to go hunting. I don't know who was more excited to go, Dexter or Circe?

They hunted and hunted...

walked miles and miles...

drove clear to Sidney because Dexter got a tip from the game warden that Sidney has lots of pheasants this year...

got stuck in a mud sink hole clear up to their midsections... took Dexter 30 minutes to get out... he wrenched his knee... and when they returned, Dan the Man had to take Dexter clean clothes out to the garage where Dexter took off his mud encrusted clothes. Dexter then had to rinse his clothes and Circe off with a hose. (Aunt Kitty and I were shopping during this whole episode.)

After three days of pheasant hunting did they get any pheasants? Unfortunately, no.

Did they have a good time? Most definitely, yes!

One night we all went to dinner along with my sister and brother-in-law. Skyler was left home alone to babysit Circe. When we returned we asked Skyler how it went and he said Circe cried for Dexter most of the time and chewed up one pair of his socks!

Trouble? Who? Me?

The cats are very happy that Circe has gone back home to Arizona. Circe would chase them as soon as she spotted one of them. The cats were not safe while "trouble" was here!

Circe striking a pose on the couch

Now, I need your help. I would like to give my uncle a framed picture of Circe for Christmas but can't decide which one I like best. Could you please let me know which one you like by casting your vote for one of the following three photos? Just leave a comment and vote for either #1, #2 or #3. Thanks!

You can click on the photos for a full screen view of each photo. Just hit your browser's back button to return to the blog.

PS Don't tell Uncle Dexter, it's suppose to be a surprise!

PSS If you are reading this Uncle Dexter, then make sure you cast your vote!!

Photo #1

Photo #2

Photo #3

Thanks for voting!


  1. "Dan-The-Man" votes for #2

  2. OK, Carla, Bob and I all vote for #1 so there are 3 votes! I love the who me trouble one too! Circe needs to come play with Izzy. They would make a beautiful pair as well as a chewy pair. Izzy chewed the insides out of one of Grampa's slippers!

  3. Photo #1. It has the best variety of colors : )
    What a beauty!!

  4. I vote for #1. I love her expression.

  5. I vote for #1.That is one beautiful lab !

    Kelly S.

  6. OK, I had the whole office vote and we have 5 votes for # 1 and 3 votes for # 2.

    Awsome pictures!

  7. I vote for #1!


  8. I vote for #2!!!!!.....Lisa E

  9. Skyler says,"Number 1"

  10. #1 would be my choice

  11. I like #1 the best!

  12. Definately #1 and I love the name Circe! We just studied her in English class. Candy

  13. Shaina say's #1 is my favorite but if I had to pick another one I would say #2!

  14. I vote #1. -Colton

  15. Great write up, Kathi. I am not surprised Dad did not get any pheasants! He cant hit the broad side of a barn, let alone a pheasant. I vote for 1. Great picture of Mom, Dad and Circe too. Sorry I missed out on the trip. Best wishes.

  16. #1 would be my first choice :)

  17. Ok, I am going to be different and vote for number 3. My initial thought was #1 because it does have gorgeous colors and I love the close up, but I love that you can see more of the gate behind her in #3, it sets off her beautiful brown color that much more.