Tuesday, August 31, 2010

And...we're back!

We're back a little early from a great trip. Of course you can't go on holidays without picking up a souvenir...

more details once we're unpacked...

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

His first field trial.

Actually it's his AND his first field trial. 

That's right folks...Travis and Bruce are coming with us this time. Of course instead of inviting him to a quick 2 day trial for his first stint as "so you really DO have a husband!" I've decided that he should come along for a three trial circuit, including two double lifts. If he can handle that - he can handle trialling. :-) 
He and Bruce are all packed up. For Travis that means: activity appropriate ballcap, loads of magazines and books, a laptop, and most likely a game for said laptop.  For Bruce, activity appropriate collar, tie out chain, milk bones in case he makes some new friends (shout out to Skid!). 
Their carrot at the end of the stick? 4 days of hiking in Waterton National Park after the trials are through. 

We'll be gone for about 2 1/2 weeks - I'll let you know how it went when we get back!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

If you go out in the woods today, you're in for a big surprise.

Travis got a wildlife camera for his birthday last fall and we've been having fun with it ever since. 

The camera's supposed to just blend in and take pictures as things walk by. 

but apparently word has gotten out with the regulars, 

And they're starting to ham it up. 

 Make love to the camera baby!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Family reunion

For 24 hours this past week, the Border Collies were out numbered. Our good friends Liz, Fraser, Catherine, and Linda came to visit, bringing a pile of dogs with them. We and these dogs go way back and it was lovely to see them again.

As usual around these parts, the food was great and the company even better. 

Here's the gang and how they're related...

Mattie and her brother Bruce.

Boomer and his sister Dharma. These two are Aunt and Uncle to Bruce and Mattie.

Those of you who've been reading the blog since the beginning might recognize him.

Gracie and Secret. Not related to anyone except maybe each other.

An extra shot of Gracie just because I love to look at that coat...almost as much as I love not having a coat like that to brush!
Ruby - the little dog that runs with big dogs!

Hope and Kate looking a wee bit shell shocked.

Liz figured the dogs deserved to eat as well as the humans...

and brought chicken jerky for them. Secret was shocked to find out she actually had to SIT for her share.

Biscuit, the ever starving dog could barely contain his joy over the chicken jerky.

The sheep wisely chose to lay low. 

Too much fun, come back again - we still have to try out that big telescope of yours!