I have no words, outside my hotel this morning in Ogallala, NE. Some laid off auto workers and the "Trump Unity Bridge", float. Checkout the supporters of Trump @ TrumpUnityBridge.com. sometimes free speech is disgusting & Ignorant. Let me be clear, I agree with free speech, but I do not agree with this and I'm expressing my thoughts.
A young male or Bachelor Guanaco, (Lama guanicoe) camelid native to South America keeps watch over his herd mates who are grazing below in the Parque Nacional Talampaya. It is a typical behavior to help protect the herd from predators, such as the cougars, jaguars and foxes.
One of my favorites, The Old English Sheepdog (OES) is a large breed of dog which was developed in England from early herding types of dog. The Old English Sheepdog can grow a very long coat, with fur covering the face and eyes. Obsolete names of the breed include Shepherd's Dog and bob-tailed sheep-dog. It is still nicknamed Bob-tail (or Bobtail) because historically, the tail was traditionally docked in this breed.
My best friend growing up had a Puli, he had the best name of any dog I have ever meet, #GrowlerBear
They are a very interesting breed, The Puli is an ancient sheepdog, from Hungary, introduced by the migration of the Magyars from Central Asia more than 1,000 years ago. The Puli were used for both herding and guarding livestock. They would commonly work together with the much larger, white Komondor, a Hungarian breed of (solely) livestock guardian dog.
The solid-colored dog is usually black. They commonly have dark pigment, black pads, black noses and black pigment inside the mouth. The white gene is recessive to the pure black gene. The coat of some can be different, thinner or thicker cords, either flat or round, depending on the texture of the coat and the balance of undercoat to outer coat.
The coat is the result of a controlled matting process. Thin, rope-like corded coats are desired, and the grooming should control the coat towards the forming of thinner ropes. The Puli's coat needs considerable grooming to keep its cords clean, neat, and attractive.
With age the coat can become quite long, even reaching the ground. Surprisingly the breed has little to no shedding. #dog#dogsofinstagram
The Chinese crested dog is a hairless breed of dog. Like most hairless dog breeds, the Chinese crested comes in two varieties, with and without fur, which are born in the same litter: the Powder Puff and the Hairless.
The Hairless variety can vary in amount of body hair. Fur on the muzzle, known as a beard, is not uncommon. A true Hairless often does not have as much furnishings (hair on the head, tail, and paws). The difference between a very hairy Hairless and a Powderpuff is that the Hairless has a single coat with hairless parts on the body, while the Powderpuff has a thick double coat. The skin of the Hairless comes in a variety of colors, ranging from a pale flesh to black. Hairless crested often lack a full set of premolar teeth, but this is not considered a fault. The same gene that helps develop teeth is responsible for the grown of teeth as well.
The Hairless variety can vary in amount of body hair. Fur on the muzzle, known as a beard, is not uncommon. A true Hairless often does not have as much furnishings (hair on the head, tail, and paws). The difference between a very hairy Hairless and a Powderpuff is that the Hairless has a single coat with hairless parts on the body, while the Powderpuff has a thick double coat. The skin of the Hairless comes in a variety of colors, ranging from a pale flesh to black. Hairless crested often lack a full set of premolar teeth, but this is not considered a fault.
The Dogue de Bordeaux, Bordeaux Mastiff, #FrenchMastiff or Bordeauxdog is a large French Mastiff breed—and one of the most ancient French dog breeds. A typical brachycephalic molossoid type breed, the Bordeaux is a very powerful dog, with a very muscular body. This brawny breed has been put to work in many different capacities, from pulling carts and hauling heavy objects, to guarding flocks and, historically, the castles of the European elite.
The #DoguedeBordeaux was known in France as early as the fourteenth century, particularly in southern France in the region around Bordeaux. Hence, the city lent its name to this large dog. A uniform breed type of the #BordeauxDog did not exist before about 1920.
The #French placed emphasis on keeping the old breeding line pure. Black masks were considered an indication of the crossing in of the English Mastiff. As an important indication of purity of the breed, attention was paid to the self colored (pink) nose, lighter eye color (dark amber), and red mask. They were originally bred with huge heads; a pioneer for the breed in Germany.
The #TibetanMastiff is a large Tibetan dog breed. Originating with the nomadic cultures of Tibet, India, Mongolia and Nepal, its used by local tribes of Tibet to protect sheep from wolves, leopards, bears, large mustelids, and tigers. #dogs_of_instagram#dogsofinstagram#dogs
This is Grimbal, he lived to be 21 years old, that's 147 in our years. He was half-blind and had a very independent way about him when I meet him at 13 or 14 years of age. Here is to Grimbal, might I lived to be that old and ornery. My freind @tiny_gilbert was his partner and she misses him.
The last post went so well that I think I will ask for your help one me time (or two).
Any ideas what these two seed pods are?
I'm looking into my notes and I'm have a difficult time finding the name of this plant...any ideas?