Author Archives: annieriecken

It seems like all we do is …

walk in the woods and look for fungi, but I do do a lot of that. We went to an agility trial a few weeks ago, outside at a nice fairgrounds. It was beautiful weather on Saturday. Unfortunately, we were … Continue reading

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Summer fun and more fungi

We spent a weekend at agility camp earlier this month. It was really fun, everyone learned a lot. I was able to rent a giant (to me) fifth-wheel travel trailer in a campground near the location of camp. It cured … Continue reading

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Too many words, I’m sure

But … I’m not sure what is going on, and this is no complaint, but in the last three days my baby dog has made some HUGE leaps forward. I have struggled mightily with¬†Julie Daniels’ ‘musical toys’ game. This is … Continue reading

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We love walking by water

The other day, Bonney must have gone about a quarter of a mile in the water, mostly, of Mill Brook. She hops from rock to rock, wades a bit, hops again, jumps up on the bank and has the zoomies. … Continue reading

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Dogger loves Chico, 2017 edition

Chico’s friend Dogger recognized his smell on my new car.

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Minnesota history and a dog named Chico 

A friend of mine sent me a section of the Minneapolis star-tribune that has a bunch of Minnesota History. My mother’s family comes from Minnesota and I was born there. 

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Chico does some Rally run-thrus

We’re not speedy, a lot of someone’s time is spent chewing Zuke’s Beef with Green Lipped Mussel treats, but my boy had fun. And Bonney was lured through a run, just for the fun of it. No video. Sorry.

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The fungus among us

It’s been an interesting combination of wet and dry this summer, and on recent walks we’ve seen all sorts of things sprouting from the leaf litter. Which turn into this as they rot: And those yellow spots are Chanterelles. Lots … Continue reading

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Such different personalities

Last month I was packing the car in preparation for a road trip to an agility trial. My two dogs expressed their personalities so clearly. Chico worried: “Where’s she going? Do the dogs get to go? Oooh dear, I hope … Continue reading

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Thanks to those beavers

along Mill Brook, there is a place where the water is just the right depth to make a not-quite-swimming pool for the dogs. You can’t get to the bridge without wading yourself, but the dogs are in heaven.

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