Thursday, December 27, 2012

Just because you're paranoid

Doesn't mean that you're not being followed!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas

I had plans to go out and do a Christmas photo shoot with the dogs. The weather has been very cold and I've been waiting for things to warm up just a little bit. Now with the local news meteorologist bragging that this will be "The coldest Christmas in 50 years!" I've realized that warmer weather just isn't going to happen and so I've decided tol reuse an "oldie but a goodie" instead. The dogs seem just as happy as we are to curl up by the fireplace. 

Merry Christmas everyone. Here's hoping your holidays are filled with family, friends and furry four legged creatures. 

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Living in a post apocalyptic world

isn't much different than what I'm used to....Huh, who knew? 

I leave you with a picture of Ralph facing his fear of the unknown...a Sears Hand Model. Terrifying, but he survived! Thanks for yet another great shot Jen - and Danielle for braving the beast and offering her tingers! 

Here's to longer days, a little less moonshine and a bit more sunshine. 

Sunday, December 16, 2012


Another great shot by Jen - thanks!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012


we have

lift off!

Thanks for the great shots Jen!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Getting all my dogs in a row

It doesn't happen very often. Today I got all my dogs in a row - and took a picture before they took off down the trail. I don't have ducks, or I'd try that too. 

This what regular wandering in the bush with nothing but the company of canines does to a person. Make's them find slightly rephrased idioms...HILARIOUS! 

4 or 5 months til trial season starts up again...

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Fly today

More than happy to claim the sun beam.

It's been a hard winter so far. Lots of snow and lots of cold. Here's hoping that we're just getting all the bad weather out of the way before the new year. 

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Now I start my day with

"Morning Sam"

"Morning Ralph"

And in case you don't recognize them, here's the original pair. 

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Put me in coach!

This could have been a whole other kind of blog. A Holy SH*T kind of blog. The dogs were hanging out with us while we were doing chores, which included putting fresh straw in the sheep shelter. Niether one of us was paying attention and the next I noticed, the dogs were headed through the open gate out to the pasture...heading straight for the sheep. Miraculously, Flint came when I called. Incredible. Apparently I CAN teach a dog to recall. 

Gyp on the other hand, did not. She kept on going - straight for the sheep. Huh. Eight months old and loose on 10 acres with 30 some sheep. It started out fairly chaotic, but by the time I got out there she had things fairly under control. I knew I  couldn't catch her, so I figured the easiest thing to do was to have her bring the sheep in and put them in the round pen.  

And so she did. 

And she surprised me by doing a really good job of it. 

If you look in the back ground you can see Flint having a fit and cursing himself for recalling - we'll see if he makes the same mistake next time!

Way to go Gyp. What a nice surprise - I'm kind of glad I left that gate open!