Tuesday 31 May 2011

The Toughest, Most Serious Sled Dog I've Ever Met...


LOVE YOU Crunch!!!

Monday 30 May 2011


Because almost all our litters are born in the summer, we give them pools to play and splash in. Most for our puppies don't care for the water and do little more then drink from them - occasionally walking through them but usually avoiding getting wet.
I should have figured that the obnoxious, outspoken Tramplings would be different.

It started innocently enough with Skecher and Neo taking a leaning over to sniff the water as I was filling the pool, but within moments pandemonium - or should I say pupdemonium ensued.

They enjoyed the pool more then any other litter we have raised. I couldn't help but laugh as they splashed, jumped and played....

...even if they - and therefore me - were covered head to toe in mud.

Don't you just want to pick them up and snuggle them???? NOT!!!

=) =)

Sunday 29 May 2011

Back To Business!!

It was cold enough to run dogs this morning in the valley, but the smoke and dust was pretty thick, so I decided to just take the Tramplings for a walk.
Mark assured me he had been walking them during the week I was away and that, with the capable assistance of Bet, they were relatively easy to keep under control!!

Back and forth....back and forth....back and forth - but, as promised, under 'control'.

Well, sort of!!!

About half way through the run, Cricket joined in. She made it very clear that she was 'on duty' and didn't have time to play.

Ah, a guard dog's life is tiring business....

The Tramplings terrorized the woods a while longer before heading back home to breakfast!!!

The are a cool bunch of youngsters and alot of fun to stomp through the woods with!!


East Coast HOLIDAY!!!

My holiday in Maine was wonderful!!! Went horseback riding, hiked, ate a lot of lobster, did some biking, ate more lobster, spent an afternoon at the beach, did some 'retail therapy' at LL Bean and Cabelas, kayaked, ate lobster.....I can't thank Helen enough for showing me such great time!!! Thanks also to Bonnie of HB Provisions and my friends, Kim and Kelly!! Great memories!!!

A very cool ocean side church in Kennebunkport

The inside of the church was all wood and stone. I've been in some nice churches, but this was my personal favorite!!!

I love stained glass!

Riding with Kim, Kelly and Helen!

'Cooper' and I

Sunset in Kennebunkport

George H. Bush's 'summer home'

Kennebunkport Harbour


One of my favorite ways to view the world

Boats at Cape Porpoise

beach rocks

lobster traps


Lobsters everywhere!