River Adventure 28 May 15

Yahoo we finally went on a river adventure only to have my big camera DIE!!! I did have a small back up camera and was able to get a few shots off. I will be able to open images from big camera in a few days. Hope these shots hold you until then.

Those in attendance were: Loki, Freyia, Penny, Athena ( Little Duckling Gang), Myrie, Camilla, and baby Udens. The pups had a blast! They jumped right in and went to town fetching. Loki wore himself out! Don’t worry he got some anti inflammatory meds when we got home. He didn’t take them prior so he wouldn’t really over do it. All the furry wonders had fun.

Of course they found a dead catfish! One of the photos you can see Udens chasing Camilla for it.

Athena, Freyia and Camilla
Athena, Freyia and Camilla
Camilla bring back that catfish you thief! Udens in hot pursuit.
Camilla bring back that catfish you thief! Udens in hot pursuit.
Freyia and Loki
Freyia and Loki
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Loki
Loki
Panoramic shot with Myrie
Panoramic shot with Myrie
Myrie
Myrie
Myrie
Myrie
3 gens: Loki, Athena and Penny
3 gens: Loki, Athena and Penny
Penny
Penny

Update time!

Hello, It has been a few weeks since our last update on the crew.
Today we will start with the kitties! Why, well they get kinda left behind in the updates. They are an important part of my raising puppies. That early socialization/exposure is important. Besides the crew were either raised by ( Annie Oakley), or actually raised the cats ( Matilda, Wild Bill Hickock).

Annie Oakley: For the new visitors was feral when I got her from rescue. 13 yrs ago. She plays midwife during delivery. I have seen her ‘couch’ the mama dogs to push- meow meow!
5 May 15 Annie O

Matilda: For the new visitors. Was born at a friends house who did Pitbull rescue! As a result she is kind of fearless. She turned 8 in March.
5 May 15 Matilda

Wild Bill Hickock Kitty- aka Billy: For the new visitors… Billy came here with his eyes barely open. His Mother was killed on a busy road. She was the resident ‘stray’ at an antique shop. They fed her so knew she had wee ones. When they found her that morning I got the call. He was bottle fed. He was truly raised here by the dogs. Who he adores. He will walk among a litter of puppies and not flinch.
27 Feb 15 Billy

Ok, we will shake things up and start with the youngest this round!

Udens! The baby of the family. Today he did his first real swim! AND his first water fetch. I actually did a standing ovation for him. He does need to work on his style- splashing around was kind of funny. I am proud of him however.
10 May 15 Udens

Camilla- She has stopped pulling hair for the most part. Watch fetching even! We are working on her leash training. Very easily distracted.
5 May 15 Camila

Myrie ( Myrnia)- She is so sweet, and loves to hang with her half sister Lorelei! Loves swimming.
10 May 15 Myrie standing tall

Ramses- My sweet gentle souled boy. He is a total love. Still loves to romp and play with his best friend Jotun ( Joey)
10 May 15 Ramses full out

Jotun- Joey: I am delighted to say the crazy puppy mode is almost gone! His teenager ways are finally settling out. NO more knock Mommy around in my excitement. He is blowing his coat in chunks. He will be a year in a couple of weeks.
10 May 15 Joey standing tall and PROUD

Lorelei- turned a year recently. She hangs out beautifully with her little sister and when she gets cranky she stuffs a toy or stick in her mouth to stay out of trouble. I told her if she can’t be nice put something in her mouth… she listened!
5 May 15 Lorelei Birthday Girl

Willow- Has been so patient with the puppies. I have spied her playing with them. We are still in a holding pattern for her next heat. I keep telling her she has impatient/patient puppy families waiting. She just grins at me! Of course I am using her grin photo!
10 May 15 Willow CHEESE

Goliath- our non Golden Retriever resident… Loving life and getting more and more freedom. He loves watching over everyone.
5 April 15 Goliath

Flora- Waiting for the new fence to be finished, but enjoying her morning swims and play with the girls.

10 May 15 Flora xing sign

Titon: Been in a hugging mode. I got 10 this morning! I kid you not.
12 april 15 Titon full out4

Lotus: Happy as always. I moved her in with Ozzy. Since she doesn’t like most female dogs she tends to bunk with the boys. I rotate her between Ozzy and Titon’s room.

Lotus
Lotus

Penny: Seems to be going through a phase of ” find something stinky to roll in” GROAN!
18 April 15 Penny among the skunk cabbage

Ozzy: Enjoying having Lotus bunking with him. He is a happier fellow now he has company. I just wish Titon hadn’t decided to be a brat and pick fights with Ozzy ( you know the bravado of young males… dogs get it too)
12 april 15 Ozzy water time

Freyia: Continues to be an excellent roll model for the puppies. Full of joy and mischief.
18 April 15 Freyia

Loki- our patriarch of the clan. I still have a hard time mentally thinking of him as my oldest. Still stealing shoes!
10 May 15 Loki

The POND is BACK!!!

Our Pond suffered damage to its dam last winter,and as with such things repairs were put on the back burner. Yesterday, we had the second half of the basement leveled out so we could put a concrete floor in. What to do with the clay, soil, and shale? Well, dump it in the hole in the dam!
As a result it is back to full capacity. I wish I could of seen the pups faces when they jumped in and it was well over 4 ft deep!
The expressions on some of their faces say it all. Willow really went the gambit with goofy expressions. Have fun!
10 May 15 Ramses full out

10 May 15 Joey goofy

10 May 15 Ramses and Joey full out

10 May 15 Joey standing tall and PROUD

10 May 15 Ramses Joey swimming team

10 May 15 Ramses Joey splashing good time

10 May 15 Ramses nose splash

10 May 15 Ramses Joey swimming team2

10 May 15 Ramses Joey splashing good time2

10 May 15 Ramses and Joey

10 May 15 Joey

10 May 15 Udens flying

10 May 15 Flora xing sign

10 May 15 Myrie Udens Lorelei

10 May 15 Myrie Udens my toy no my toy

10 May 15 Myrie Udens my toy no my toy2

10 May 15 Willow Lorelei

10 May 15 Willow who me

10 May 15 Flora passing through Willow

10 May 15 Myrie Loki Camilla

10 May 15 Udens ears akimble

10 May 15 Udens airplane ears

10 May 15 Lorelei I got the toy

10 May 15 Camilla and Myrie

10 May 15 Camilla Myrie water play

10 May 15 Udens full out

10 May 15 Willow got the water toy

10 May 15 Lorelie Willow and Flora

10 May 15 Willow got the toy

10 May 15 Loki

10 May 15 Myrie swimming

10 May 15 Myrie

10 May 15 Myrie Willow

10 May 15 Willow CHEESE

10 May 15 Willow raspberries

10 May 15 Willow huh

10 May 15 Willow do what

10 May 15 Camilla swimming

10 May 15 Yahooooo

10 May 15 Lorelei

10 May 15 Myrie standing tall

10 May 15 Udens

Morning Walk with a birthday girl!

Every morning we go for a walk down the lane to the pond and back. I walk about a 1/2 mile per walk, I have no clue how much the dogs actually do!
For the birthday babies we have Biscuit parties. I toss biscuits up in the air and the dogs scramble for them. Interesting enough we have no squabbles over the biscuits. I have seen them shove an extra piece to one of the others who didn’t have one. Lorelei also got a new toy today. Which she promptly dumped in the stream! Overall a good morning. Happy Birthday baby girl. 1 yr old today.

5 May 15 Matilda

5 May 15 Annie O

5 May 15 yellow blooms

5 May 15 Myrie

5 May 15 Lorelei MY toy Flora Udens background

5 May 15 My birthday toy Lorelei tells Flora2

5 May 15 My birthday toy Lorelei tells Flora

5 May 15 Udens I have been swimming

5 May 15 Udens and Loki pond time

5 May 15 Udens and Loki pond time 2

5 May 15 flora

5 May 15 Myrie I got the toy

5 May 15 Lorelei Birthday Girl

5 May 15 Willow

5 May 15 Udens

5 May 15 Birthday girl Lorelei and her new toy

5 May 15 Camilla and Lorelei

5 May 15 Birthday Biscuit Party

5 May 15 Camilla

5 May 15 Camilla Yep I am cute

5 May 15 Camila

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