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, and they drive through the yard to go swim, the rental house next door has ramped up for the season – there’s really no place to go that doesn’t present a training opportunity.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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 in the brook and ended up in a place where the current was strong and his feet didn’t touch bottom and he got stuck. I had to wade in the water and grab his collar and pull him to where he could touch bottom.

But he seems fine and he got some endless-lap-pool swimming for a minute or two. Though he’s less inclined to go into the water right now. A hot day and a familiar riverbank and some treats can fix that.

 

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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. 

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

My dogs love to wade.

In Vernal pools:

In the river:

They don’t love swimming, they love wading.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Bonney mat work outdoors 

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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.”

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Athletic Bonney

Upping the game: “catch it.”

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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 this, Bonster is pretty loud.

She loves this ball and we’re all so under-exercised right now that I spent a good fifteen minutes playing “football” with her and letting Chico run around in excitement. And we’ll probably do it a little bit more before the sun goes behind the trees.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment