Powder Day!

We are a couple of months into winter, and for sure we have had snow, but no big dumps, until last night. We woke up to a blue bird sky, sparkly diamond snow, no wind, and a perfect kind of cold. After duck chores and shoveling patios and driveways, it was time to enjoy the…

The Education of Mr. Sweet Cheeks, aka CALVIN – part 4

Today was so cool and interesting for a lot of reasons. When I went to pick Calvin up this afternoon he was SO excited to see me and he WANTED his leash on so we could get going. This is such a good sign to see a dog who has figured out that working with…

The Education of Mr. Sweet Cheeks, aka Calvin – part 3

Calvin had his first outing with me in my car today. He wasn’t to thrilled with getting in the car, and I could tell that he doesn’t have much car experience, as he sat in back and didn’t budge or make a peep. With all of the ridiculously great dog smells I have in there,…

East or North?

Easter is our time to get out into this beautiful world, and see it for it’s true simple beauty. We usually head North or East, there really isn’t an explanation or a reason behind this, it just seems to happen that way. This has pretty much been our norm for 18 years or so. No…

snow dogs

Yay! It looks like Old Man Winter isn’t going to ditch us like he did last year! I swear he was relaxing in Tahiti last December, because we had pretty much the most ‘non winter’ season I can ever remember. But today, finally, it’s snowing, and snowing, and snowing! Big beautiful heavy flakes. From my…