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When we’re not doing agility,

or walking in the woods, or trying to keep the house under control, this is how we spend the hot hours: People fish my stretch of the river, like the man in the background, who we already barked at once, … Continue reading

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Hot dog

It was hot, even at 10:30 this morning, so we went to Wonalacet Brook. It was hot there too, but there’s water for dipping.

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Bonney is two today

And Chico is getting on. He hurt his shoulder in the agility ring this past weekend. Not badly, but he was too excited for his turn and launched off the A-frame and landed badly. Then, on a walk he jumped … Continue reading

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I can do tricks

I was doing something in the yard and Chico wanted attention,  so he started doing clever things. Like this. Look how proud he is of himself. 

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My dogs love to wade.

In Vernal pools: In the river: They don’t love swimming, they love wading.

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On recent walks

We have seen lots of signs of spring: Yellow violets (which seems like a contradictory name for a flower): These pretty little things: These shrubs that look like wild hydrangeas: And, of course,  swimming: https://youtu.be/uLPhaviHg0o

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Bonney mat work outdoors 

Thanks to our teacher, here we ate working on “send to mat.”

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Vernal (swimming) pool

There’s a swale outside and it’s full of water this week. Bonney’s private wading pool. Chico says, “No thanks. In fact, what she’s doing makes me a little nervous.”

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Athletic Bonney

Upping the game: “catch it.”

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Oh, what a day

Finally sunny and warm, yesterday’s ten inches of snow melting fast, we had to get outside and get muddy. Even Chico got in on the action. You might want to turn the volume down a bit before you listen to … Continue reading

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