Monday, May 30, 2011

Davie and Gardening

Davie is sad there are no more muddy puddles to lie in, however dandelions are not such a bad resting spot. If we are averaging 5 kilometer walks a day Davie and Catja are probably at about 10!  We are now walking in the morning when it is cool and it gives us the rest of the day to play in the garden.
Sir David of Dandelion
Davie isn't too sure about this gardening thing, all he knows is if he watches for a while and stays out of these things called gardens he gets to chase the Jolly Ball.
Never mind the camera just throw the ball!!

And when he gets too hot there are nice shady places with cool grass and even a place under a HUGE fir that he is allowed to dig up fresh cool dirt to lie in!! What more can a guy ask for. Although posing beside some of the strange creatures that hang out in the garden is a bit much, but he is a very understanding guy.

Some of Davie's garden pictures. And yes he has been "IN" the pond, fountain and all.

Cool grass behind the garden shed
And yes Davie is still on a long line, he isn't tied but it helps him decide to stay in the yard rather than hunting in the bush for noisy squirrels when I call.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Rainy Morning

Davie is sound asleep under the computer desk he had a very busy day yesterday. We went for a morning walk and everyone had a good run and ate some fresh green grass, well everyone but Davie he was holding the Wubba so no Wubba thief could take it.  Then we had a couple of muddy belly baths.

Davie also got his regular supply of minerals as you can see on the long dirty tongue!

Next we went out to visit some Border Collies and go for another walk by the river. Davie was religated to a long line because the river is very high and fast and he is not used to this type of water. And given his love of water we didn't want to lose him. He had a blast running into the river. Thanks to his new buddies Tip and Finn for showing him this great place.
Davie in the river

And look what we found along the path. These are very tiny wild orchids called Fairy Slipper Orchids or Calypso bulbosa for you latin lovers. You can see how small they are by their size compared to the blade of grass. So delicate and beautiful.
The day wouldn't be complete without visiting Auntie Franny so off we went to see the huskies and plant some flowers. Pablo was a great help.

While Kandy supervised.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Rainy Day

Since it is pouring rain and we can't continue yard work it is time for an update. Well week one of retirement is complete and I love it. Not sure Davie does, I seem to be wearing him out. We have been going to the training centre to do some work almost every weekday morning. He really enjoys going down there to play and train. We are so lucky to belong to an agility club that has this indoor facility available to work in. Training at home is okay but the extra space there and equipment are wonderful. Then we have been doing spring clean up and of course our daily walks.
We went horse hauling last Wednesday and Davie got to play with some red and white border collies. But his biggest fascination was the cat. The cat that followed us everywhere! Then when I sat down to watch a riding lesson she preceeded to climb up my back and then cuddle up and go to sleep in my lap.

Poor Davie didn't know what to do. He finally decided sniffing the cat was a safe idea. The cat continued to purr and looked at him as much as to say, "Sorry you don't fit I do so buzz off."

We have had some additional helpers in the garden. They seem to think crocus are a spring delicacy. Sorry about the wrong date forgot to reset on the critter cam.

That's it for now