Filed under: animals, border collies, dogs, hiking, life, nature, pets | Tags: animals, border collies, burros, dogs, donkeys, hiking, nature, pets, wildlife
so it was saturday and it was time to take the border collies hiking!
4 miles in the mountains. pickles had a great time and the 3 border collies that went all got along great! there was time for them to frolic in the pine needles before the trek began.
a good time to get away from the heat and enjoy the cool mountain air.
bailey enjoyed playing fetch with pine cones the entire way, pickles got to chase a bird and eight ball just was a good boy, pluggin away.
greenery, wildlife, wildflowers, fresh air.
a burro? “who cares?” says pickles, “my border collie friends are leaving without me!”
“can we go again?”
Filed under: beetles, insects | Tags: animals, beetles, hiking, insects, nature
yes…he really IS called the “pleasing fungus beetle.”
sorry the picture is so crappy. i only had my point and shoot with me yesterday. these guys were all over when we went hiking in the mountains yesterday morning.
time to review the week.
busy at work. busy at home. busy dogs. the weekend should be the same, but we’re o.k. with that!!!
what we’re not o.k. with is this guy….
cody bear’s nemesis. this cat is the one that occassionally wakes us up in the middle of the night banging on our front door. he pees on everything. he sends his minion kittens over to stare at cody bear.
he’s been here for years and he’s growing more bold. ….we may have to move to a new neighborhood!
Filed under: animals, border collies, dogs, pets | Tags: animals, border collies, dog training, dogs, pets
here’s pickles and our dog trainer practicing her remote down from recall.
pickles in action!
Filed under: animals, bees, insects, nature, photography | Tags: 40d, bees, canon, insects, macro, nature, photography, pictures
ok…let’s talk about it.
the new camera.
we all know goodbear loves her agapostemons. here is one taken with her new 40d and martha’s macro.
dude, your legs are hairy. but….i’m not calling the kettle black.
Filed under: animals, border collies, dogs, friends, life, love, pets | Tags: animal rescue, animals, border collies, dogs, friends, love, pets
one year ago today i brought this gentle yet sassy border collie puppy home.
when i announced i was getting a border collie puppy everyone’s first reaction was…., “how do you think cody bear will handle it?”
he handled it o.k. actually. but she was just terrified of him initially. here she hides from him while he runs hell-on-paws around the yard…
she didn’t know what to make of this fast moving, furry bear.
within weeks she grew confident. she took his toys….she took his chewies…
cody bear was patient…and frustrated.
but mostly, he was afraid to stand up for himself against her. he somehow sensed i would be mad. so he tried to be gentle. tried not scare the puppy.
they learned to share.
one year later…
they’re inseperable. they get eachother goin’.
they’re bff…they’re family.
they play hard. they’re complete opposites.
cody bear and i talked about it. it’s been a year.
we both agree: we love her. she smells bad, she’s constantly dirty, she’s kind of selfish, her nose is always in the wrong place….but…we both love her…and we’re going to keep her.
ha ha! like you would believe me if i told you i would toss her back!?
happy anniversary pickles. you’re our girl.
bwahhhh! can you believe it!!???
i’m in LOVE. stay tuned for pix!!!