Sunday, August 27, 2006

How Greyton got his name...

I've been asked by many people through the years how Greyton got his name. Seven years ago when we first saw him at the House Rabbit Society shelter, the name this graychubby bunny came with was Lloyd. We just thought that wasn't the right name for him.

We had planned to travel to upstate NY and pick him up upon our return a week later. So throughout that trip long ago, Mrs. Pratt and I brainstormed as to what to call the new bunny. On and off we'd discuss it.

As we approached the Bully Hill winery, again we were discussing what a new name for Lloyd should be. And we came to this road where we were supposed to turn for the winery. Greyton H. Taylor was the father of the Bully Hill winery owner,Walter. But Mrs. Pratt and I looked at each after reading that name on the street sign. We both knew that from that day forward the new bunny would be called Greyton. Yes, he was grey and weighed a ton, but it kind was a dignified name for the lop earred fellow. And the rest is history...

Monday Bunday

Flavor of Greyton's love.

Twizzle in his house. he takes his daily nap in there. greyton is not allowed in there. Twiz always chases him out of his bachelor pad.

House of the Risin' Bun.

Beautiful Ms. Baxter.

Being watched by Greyton.

New York State of Mind...

One of the things I did on my recent trip back to upstate NY was do a little geneology research. And so in a tiny town called Ceres, I found the grave of my Great Great Grandfather.My great grandfather and other relatives from the 19th century are here as well.

Another place we visited is one my favorite places in the world. It's called Cuba Lake, a man made reservoir in Alleghany county. My family has had a home there for 65 years now. My uncle and aunt live there year round.

A view from the boat at the lake houses and countryside.

Our hero on the boat on the lake. Peace and carrots as Greyton would say.

Quiet time - me vs. the fish. Guess who won.

My big catch - a very very tiny fish that I threw back.

Our favorite winery in NY - Bully Hill. They have a wonderful restaurant, and is always a fun place to visit.

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Monday Bunday

Mr. Twizzle says hello.

Baxter and Greyton on a date. Baxter is hanging out in his bachelor pad.

The occasional nose bump between them. They got along well for awhile. Greyton got a bit too amorous for Baxter.

Greyton seems to be smiling after spilling his pellets. "Not bad for an old grey hare!"

Saturday, August 19, 2006

My Fair Pratts

During the week, we went to the Erie County Fair. it's been going on for over 160 years, and always a fun way to spend a summer day. Mrs. Pratt took the photos. More details and photos about the Fair to follow. We made it home ok from our vacation up North. the bunnies were pleased to see us and our bunny sitter reported they were well behaved in our absence.

The Midway of the Erie County Fair at twilight.

We took a ride on this Ferris Wheel. Here it is lit up in the evening.

Monday, August 14, 2006

Rochester Respite...

Driving to upstate NY in the mrs. Prattmobile.

We visited a local cemetery,and as we drove in, we passed a grave with a hawk perched upon it. Oooooh spooky.

We found the grave of Louise Brooks, a famous actress of the 1920's.Withe her bobbed haircut and personality-she epitomized the flapper look of the 1920's and her status as an early Hollywood sex symbol has been an inspiration to even Madonna. I have a friend in he UK who admires her and when I knew I would be in the area, took some photos of the gravesite for her. Oddly enough,there was a man in a kilt tending to it as I approached. I spoke to him for a few minutes and he said he always visits this site "...on his way to other journeys.", he said. Then he left mysteriously. Between that and the hawk the whole experience was strange.

Mrs. Pratt and I took a boat ride on the Erie Canal. It was a fun experience,went through a lock and had the boat raised and lowered. If i sang the "15 miles up the Erie Canal" song to her one more time I was going overboard.

We finished the day by going to the Buffalo Bills training Camp. I was able to get some Bills gear which is impossible to find in Eagles country.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Monday Bunday

Greyton enjoys some parsley while his parents are on vacation for the week. No posing for silly pictures this week!

Monday, August 07, 2006

Monday Bunday

Enjoying a quiet Sunday afternoon.

Greyton enjoys having Twizzle nearby as a pillow.

Lovely Ms. Baxter