Tuesday, September 30, 2014


If you watch this blog often you'll remember a wolf dog I photographed way back in the beginning of this year.  He belonged to friends who were the caretakers of the Indian Cave here in Granger County.  They had to move from their home at Indian Cave due to personal and property matters.   PeeWee and all of the dog friends who lived with her were adopted by a very nice lady named Sandy who lives on some nice acreage and is an animal rehabilitater.  It was at Sandy's home that I photographed PeeWee, her son and another interesting critter.
 This animal is one of the most beautiful dogs I've ever had the pleasure to be near.
 The above picture is of Pee's little boy, Apache who is about one year old.

 PeeWee and her son have collars with chains attached but that is temporary and due to being treated with Heart Guard, Front Line Plus and some other meds.  They do normally run loose and have full freedom of the house.

 This is Apache, PeeWee's boy.  They share the same eyes although Apache appears to have a Rottweiler muzzle.  Humm!
 They will soon be off the chain and free to roam about shortly.
Pee is so amazing!
These movies are short and silly but they document this great dog.  I kept them very short due to the difficulty uploading movies to the web site because of this stupid satellite internet system.  I'll have that fixed shortly. 
This dog is awesome no matter what angle she is viewed from.
Above:  Apache shares his mothers markings.  Look at the white marking on their noses and their eyes.  Even the white strip down between the eyes are very similar. 
And then there's the desert tortoise

 Isn't he beautiful?
And, last but not least is the best little critter of them all.  This is Rightler and she is a little Tennessee peach for sure.  Her face lights up in a smile every time she looks at anyone.  An amazing little girl.  She belongs to Sandy.  I tried to take her home but Sandy wouldn't adopt her out.  I was willing to cover all vet charges too.  Oh well.
 See ya later sweetie!
See ya Pee!  We'll be back soon.

Monday, September 29, 2014


I'm not referring to the colors of the wood ducks in the title of this post.  I am referring to the scenery.  I have no idea where those colors came from but they add a surreal aspect to the images.  I'll just let it go at that.  This is a fast post as I lose the internet connection in minutes for some reason.

Monday, September 22, 2014



Well, I've decided to sell Otter Chase, my custom Gheenoe.  Its just time.  This boat is a 2008 and is like new.  It runs good looks good and has taken me to many hidden, out of the way places on Tennessee lakes and rivers.  So why am I selling it?  I've threatened to let it go for three years now, usually at the start of winter.  Then when spring arrives I'm all set to go again and fall back in love with it.  I really like the boat but, its just time.  Besides, I need some things for this money pit house and cash is short.  A little about the boat follows.

This is a 16 foot boat called a custom Gheenoe.  In other words these boats don't come built to completion.  The customer tells them how to build it.  I ordered a center console with stainless steel grab rail and steering wheel.  The deck is a raised deck with a bilge beneath.  There are four dry storage compartments and an 11 gallon stainless steel gas tank in the bow.  I equipped the bilge with an automatic and manual bilge pump and test it monthly to assure it is operational.  

You'll notice the navigation lights are built into the bow just under the railing.  They are called shark eyes.  Of course an anchor light is in the rear.  The electrical system is on circuit breakers.  By the way, this boat has fantastic stability.  Its practically impossible to upset.  I can't imagine that happening ever.  Its more stable than a jon boat.  Really!
 The BF25 Honda four stroke engine only has 343 hours on it.  In other words its new.  I change the oil three times a season and the lower unit is changed every three months.
This engine is tilt trim and mounted on a jack plate for further adjustment if necessary.  It shouldn't be necessary as the boat comes on plane rapidly.  The engine is a sipper too.  Regular gas.  I also installed a fuel/water separator in the fuel line.  Pure gasoline is only used.  None of that ethanol crap in this boat.

 The prop is like new and original equipment.  A back up prop is included.

The trolling motor is a 55 ft lb thrust Minn  Kota.  Its strong.

 The sonar is also a basic GPS unit and details can be found on the internet about it.  The model number is in the picture above.

Above is view facing the engine at rear of boat.

 I notified a couple of good friends about this deal and I'm not going to put it on Craigs List until I hear from them.  Its a courtesy thing.  If they decline Its going on Craigs List immediately.  If anyone is interested in this boat you can email me at loucksgl61@msn.com or call (865) 548-3596

If anyone buys the boat before next weekend, the pretty girl below will accompany the boat and stay with it for one week.   Na - just kidding....