Saturday, February 27, 2010
There is just something about getting out after a day of work, walking with the dogs in the snow and sunshine, looking up in the sky and seeing the eagles flying. The soul is calmed, outlook on life is refreshed, and makes me wish I could soar up there with them. The weather took a turn, it has been seasonally warm, but cooled off, so on that nice sunny day, thinking that it was still warm, I dressed light no hat, no fleece layer, well it wasn't that warm should have looked at the temp before I left the house, the temp was cooler and there was a breeze so I got chilled, it took hot cocoa, blanket and heating pad in bed to warm me up.
Sunday, February 21, 2010
my daughter and granddaughter came for a visit, they wanted to go for a walk behind the house but didn't want to get lost, I had to be at work, so I said follow the dogs and stay on the snomachine trail. so off they go, well there are many trails and paths, the lab was looking for a long walk and the hound was looking for a shorter walk. So when they got to a fork in the trail each dog wanted to go a different way (long walk, short walk), so they followed the lab, ok so that walk takes me about 1 hour, it took them 2 1/2 hours in the rain, the grand kid fell asleep on the sled, they were so cold and tired from that walk, when I got home from work they were drinking cocoa and bundled up in dry clothes, we got a fire going the the wood stove and things warmed up soon. They both slept really well that night.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Yesterday took the dogs for a walk, since the lab Denali has a need to bark at moose I try to stay away from them, but that isn't easy there are moose every which way. One moose was off in the flats so I decided to redirect our path so as not to get close to that moose, well it is needful to also look ahead which I didn't and right in front of us was another moose Denali started barking at it and this moose decided to give chase well when I looked up there is a big moose ears back headed right for me, I am not sure how close it was but it looked big and close, I turned around and smacked my face with a bush and got the heck out of there. It was a nice day for a walk didn't need hat gloves we walked to a spot about 2 miles behind the house where there is some open water and the birds mostly ravens and crows like to sit, It was a bit unnerving to have all the ravens flying around especially if you have seen the movie "the birds". The eagles are so impressive. We sat down for a while hoping some eagle would come back but they didn't, about every 2 minutes a raven would fly over us and tell the other birds we were still there. I did put the shock collar on Denali for this morning walk, of course she found a moose she was off in the woods, I shocked her a couple times and nothing happened so I turned it up full blast gave a shock heard her yelp and she came when called. So it really does work, I just need to make sure I keep it on her for all walks.