Author Archives: annieriecken

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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Tardy

I’m so tardy posting these pictures. It was early June, a cool, rainy day, and we went to hike near White Lake. We saw beautiful lady slippers, including the biggest patch I have ever seen. The pair of loons that … Continue reading

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Strawberry fields forever 

This picture was taken over a month ago. When we walked through here earlier this week all those white flowers were ripe strawberries. I ate a number of them. I can assure you they were quite delicious. And I thought … Continue reading

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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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