Friday, December 30, 2011

Davie went sledding today

Davie went dog sledding with the huskies today and boy did he have fun. He got impatient with the huskies and got to be lead dog. Could you tell he was excited?? Does almost constant barking say yes! Many thanks to Francesca and the huskies for letting us tag along and Brad for the awesome pictures. And many thanks to Sally for letting us use her trails and carrying me on the skidoo in front so Davie got the hang of what he was supposed to do!!

Deva and Lexi the lead dogs, Ivan and Shiloh the wheel dogs.

Incredible sky and light

Ivan, pooped let Davie take over

Davie the lead dog, Shiloh and Lexi in wheel

Woo Hooo this is fun!!



Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas

From the Reindeer Dogs,who don't like their antlers!!
Molly, the Christmas guest

Could I just shake them instead of wearing them??
Benji

Catja

Finally I can get rid of these!!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Today's Walk

Davie is a happy guy, his singing buddy is here from Japan. Davie hasn't forgotten how to sing. They are trying to get a tune figured out that they can sing together. Here's some pictures from today's walk.
View from the ridge trail

In a hurry must turn quickly

Molly and Catja with Davie's singing buddy

Quick I need to pass, PLEEEASE

Sunday, December 18, 2011

A Visitor for the Holidays

Davie has a friend staying over for the holidays. Her name is Molly. She is a sweetie.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Random Snow Pictures

Can I get it?

I know it's here!

Got it!

Lost it!

Woooo Hooooo

What?


Sunday, December 4, 2011

Davie's first Dog Sled

Davie had his first sled pulling experience today. He was a little concerned when I was taking the video but when I got on the sled he figured it was fun.
video



Lexi and Ivan waiting for their turn

Deva and Shiloh
Great example of the variations in Siberian Husky appearance.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

More Snow

It snowed again on Tuesday and snow shoeing is back. It was so beautiful yesterday. These are a few pictures from Yesterday's trek.



The elusive Bush Bunny and friend

We're off!!




Monday, November 28, 2011

Strange Things

The snow shoeing was great until the big winds and big melt hit on Saturday night. We have encountered strange aliens on out treks.





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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Busy Week.

We had about 25 cm of snow last Wednesday so has made for fantastic snow shoeing and happy dogs. Unfortunately it has warmed up so now we are getting sticky snow and sloppy streets. You can never win in the in between season.

Davie and I attended a dog stretch class on Saturday evening. I had taken the weekend seminar on this about 5 years ago so this was a refresher. It is so interesting to watch a group of excited dogs sound asleep on their blankets after a good massage. So Davie now gets one after some of his crazy bush runs.

Then on Sunday we went to two seminars at Pawsitive Steps. The first one was Jump start your puppy/young dog and the second one was on shaping. They were super seminars. And thank goodness I have done more than a few correct things with Davie.  I also got some great tips and instruction on what we needed to work on. These seminars are always so much fun, not just watching the dogs but hanging out with a great bunch of people.

We went and played in the snow today in a big field and I tried to get some good pictures of the three amigos. So here are a few.


I KNOW you have treats!

Mine, ha ha!!

Can you breath? No, good!

Just pure fun

Standoff

Wow nice place!

Come on are you sure you don't have any treats

Monday, November 14, 2011

Happy, CLEAN dog

Well it looks like the snow may have arrived for good on the weekend. And Davie is very happy, lots of snow baths and no more muddy dog. I think I am very happy too!
Happy Guy


Only one slight problem, since it has snowed the squirrels are less active.

Where are my squirrels?

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Woo Hoo snow arrived last night!!

And Davie is a happy guy! There was a lot of running, sniffing and snow bathing on our walk this morning. I love the first snow fall. It is always so interesting to see what has been out and about. This is when you can see what the dogs are tracking. We had a great walk. This shows our route today.

http://www.everytrail.com/view_trip.php?trip_id=1257527

Now Davie needs a rest!. If we walked almost 7 K, he must have done 30!

Too tired to climb the stairs

Could you bug off with the camera, can't a guy get a nap!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Practise

Davie and I did some heeling and Rally practice yesterday. Videoing our sessions really helps me see my mistakes. There are a few in this one. He is getting very good a heeling. Please excuse the "vaseline" look of the video. There was a big smug on the lens I didn't notice until I watched these videos. It has since been removed!!
http://youtu.be/8sR3JEiKw-s


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Halloween- warning to Brad do not look!

Davie and I went trick or treating with the little kids down the street last night. Davie wasn't impressed with his Lady Bug costume, but if we took the hood off he was fine with it. He was awesome walking around with all the strange creatures out there. Maybe because he had a strange creature with him? It was a great experience for him. And it is so nice that fire works don't bother him!!

Bat Pumpkin

Davie the Laddie Bug - Please this is so humiliating!!

Davie and the strange creature with him, could you free my ears please?
Davie's favorite Beaver and the Skeleton

Monday, October 24, 2011

Seasons are Changing

Sheep herding clinics are over until next year which is a sad because Davie was really good and I think I might have even learned a few things. So we are back to cleaning up and getting ready for winter, doing training at the centre and walking in the bush. Winter isn't far away there is snow up on the hills.


It's coming!!
Clematis Seeds
But to never let Davie settle into too boring of a routine we went to visit Willow the horse yesterday. Willow belongs to the huskies person. We saw some cute little guys that were born this past spring. They are getting really hairy, so does this mean we are in for a cold winter? Which is a pretty dumb question because winters are usually cold.




We decided to go out into the field with Willow and let Davie have a good run. He hadn't had a good field run since we left Saskatchewan. He had a ball and we practised our downs at a distance and it was a very far distance. He has the most beautiful out run. He also decided that riding with Willow was great. You honestly would have thought he had spent a lot of time with horses. Willow has grown up with border collies so she is comfortable with dogs. It was a great day and on the way home Davie got to play with the huskies

Willow and Davie


                    These are just random horse pictures because I love horses

Aren't I cute?

I just love this mare, she is so regal