Friday, June 24, 2011

It's a bone kind of day.

After a day of sun and 26 degrees it has been raining off and on and about 14 degrees. But that's alright because we needed the rain and some inside time. Davie figured because it was a rainy day it should be bone day followed by a nap.

I loves marrow bones!
He had an exciting time over the last week. This tall guy who makes wierd noises arrived from a very far away place. His clothes smelled very different, because they came all the way from Tokyo. He seems to be an alright guy and he is teaching me to sing.

We had an exciting weekend because Davie got to do some sheep herding. He knew what he was doing I definitely did NOT. But we both had fun and that was the name of the game to have fun. This is a small clip of us, Davie the expert, me the klutz!


We also built a pond for Benji and Catja this week, well not really for them more for their person. It was fun according to the dogs, Davie and Catja chased balls and Benji supervised the construction. Oh and did I mention the first one to ALMOST try it out was Mr. Puddle Man even though he had his own pool on site!


Yep right here, no bones clear to dig!!


Come on guy throw the ball never mind the rocks!!

Where's the fish? Are you sure you did it the way I told you?

Can I, can I, please pleassssssssssssssssssse!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Of horses and huskies


It was a week of dogs and horses. We went out to horse and husky sit for two days last week. Davie spent two days zooming with huskies and carefully watching horses when they came for a drink. He and the youngest horse, Stryker, AKA Bad Boy, spent about an hour watching each other. Davie would move down his side of the fence and Stryker would follow then vice versa. It would have been very interesting to hear what they were thinking! My guess is as follows:
Davie - I would love to get in there and herd you somewhere.
Stryker - no way dog boy I would kick your butt!
Davie - I don't think so I can out run you with one leg up in the air!
Stryker - That's what you think dog boy, I am fast!!
Davie - No way
Stryker - Am too!!
And on the conversation went until Stryker got hungry and left to go find something to chew on. Sorry I never got a picture of this conversation.

Davie was one tired boy on Friday, which was good because he got to stay home while I went and worked with the Bloodhounds. He spent most of the day sleeping.

Although there were no puddles at the husky's house there was a pool which apparently was rather popular! Thank goodness the horses' watering trough was on the other side of the fence or I am sure he would have been in it too!
Apparently toys like pools too!!
This is Ivan and Lexi. Lexi has dropped most of her coat, poor Ivan looks like a half hairy monster!! And they like to bath their toys too!!

 Diva watching the youngsters

Shiloh keeping an eye on things.


The crew.
Grampa Pablo

Monday, June 6, 2011

The many tales of Davie


So we have a variety of tales from the past week. Davie discovered the last remaining MUD puddle in the gravel pit walk and throughly enjoyed himself. He won't need any mineral supplements for a few days!!

What do you mean dirty, people pay money to be covered in mud like this
And this is how he likes to cool off after a long walk in the bush. He has decided who has the best lawns to rolly polly on the walk home.
video
 Then there is the more water please pose. No mud puddles on this walk and he can't fit in the water dish, although he has been known to try.
More water please!
And finally this was the week Davie got to channel his inner husky as one of my friends said. And I must say he did quite well. His buddy Shiloh was very patient showing him the "ropes". He showed Davie how much fun it is to pull these silly humans on a cart! Just wait until the snow flys and we can add more huskys!!

Long Tongue buddies.
And finally Davies' favorite place to rest while I vacuum. He has a rough life.



 

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Walk in a Field of Dandelions

I have a new appreciation for Dandelions, they are actually very pretty in the right setting. I also now know why this is such a great place to live. There are so many places to walk and hike literally out your back door. This morning we decided to go to Moore's Meadow because I have not been there in over 30 years. Moore's Meadow is a large glacial kettle left over from the last ice age. There is a beautifull meadow in the middle of a mixed forest. The meadow is a designated off leash area. The YouTube video shows you Davie on the path down the middle. Sorry I had to shot with my phone. Some day I will learn never to go anywhere without a camera!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDGbhn__sBo&feature=player_embedded



Guess who cam home with yellow legs and ruff after racing through the dandelions and I might add losing his brand new purple wubba in all the tall grass. Next time it's the flying squirrel it will be easier to keep track of!! I think his tongue may have been yellow too!!