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Guess I have a new skill

December 2nd 2013 10:31 pm
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I can scent mountain lion...although no one including me realized it til the big cat came and attacked our sheep...but the day before, I had found scent down in the grass...so Cindy and I went back to that place and she said she could see where the cat had lain...so then she let me go and I kept my nose to the ground...found where it had stalked, and even where it had climbed the embankment and the fence to get the little sheep. I busted that mountain lion totally...showed Cindy where it waited near the water trough, where it went through the fence...and he ain't gonna get through there no more. And the sheep are staying away from the water trough at night now. The Alpaca even come and put themselves between the water and the flock...everybody's on to that cat for now. He might think of something else but it's gonna be awhile. And NOW I know what that scent means and I'm gonna be on high alert.

 

A grim morning walk...

November 26th 2013 4:30 pm
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For the past week or so, me n' Barney have smelled something very different and odd up the driveway...whenever Cindy would take us for our walks, we'd find it...weren't sure what it was, we would both investigate it until Cindy got tired of waiting and we'd have to go on. Me n' Barney talked about it all the time...we knew it wasn't any of our yard cats, and it wasn't like coyote or raccoon, which we have smelled before...

And then this morning, going out the long driveway, Cindy suddenly stopped abruptly and was staring uphill into the pasture...and we smelled blood...and all the sheep and the alpaca were way up at the top of the hill and did not come down to say good morning to Cindy like they always do...

And then, we all saw it...the small piece of brown and white fur and the piece of flesh...all that was left of the smallest sheep Cindy said...she recognized the color of the wool...

Our walk didn't last very long, we turned around back to the ranch and Cindy started making phone calls...me n' Barney were sitting there thinking we had to start really watching out for whatever this was...

Mountain lion. Cindy said it was a mountain lion, and later someone called a "game warden" came to our ranch and talked about it.

I bet we don't get a lot of nighttime walk time now...but me n' Barney are worried Cindy will go out by herself to check the sheep...

 

A real dog hero!!!

October 12th 2013 9:31 am
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How cool is this, a canine rushing to save his buddy, a CAT, from Coyotes!

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/10/12/florida-res cue-pit-bull-fights-off-coyotes-to-save-cat/?intcmp=latestne ws

 

So today I am 12

June 11th 2013 4:30 pm
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Can't wait to party!!!! I have been blessed with wonderful friends, fun adventures, and the chance to see all kinds of places. So much to celebrate and for which to give thanks.

 

May is Military Appreciation Month!

May 17th 2013 6:07 pm
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Our Cindy served in the Navy...but even if she had not, the Snow Pack would be howling out a salute to those who protect and defend us, including the pawsome military workings!

There was a great story today just had to share...

http://news.yahoo.com/marine-dog-reunited-surpri se-ceremony-205112134.html

21 Bark Salute!

 

Happy Mother's Day!!!

May 12th 2013 9:48 pm
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To all our moms out there...fur moms and human pawrents...thank you for everything you do, for taking care of us and loving us and making us feel very special...very Happyt Mother's Day!!!

 

American Heart Association study confirms that dogs are- great for people!

May 10th 2013 4:27 pm
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http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/the-upbeat/american-heart-assoc- dogs-good-heart-203739249.html

I always find it amusing when the humans devote so much time, energy, and even their money to these "studies" which confirm what we dogs have always, always known.

Too bad they don't know how to use their intuition...but at least they do get the point eventually.

ROFL

 

Welcome Pope Francis!!!

March 13th 2013 3:57 pm
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Congratulations, your Holiness Mr. Pope Sir, and let me just say that I howled with delight over the choice of name as Pope Francis, in honor and memory of St. Francis of Assissi, the patron saint of animals, the environment, cuz we dogs is all over that.

And while it is true that I did engage your predecessor in animated debate over his statement that the presence of animals at the first Nativity could not be proven...a point I refuted with vigor...I know that no one named for St. Francis, who is credited with creating the first nativity scene in 1223, (complete with animals, ahem) would promote such an idea.

Cindy still has St. Francis medallions that Frisco and Shantye wore on their collars after they attended special blessings...so she's real sentimental about this stuff.

 

Back to the mountains, back to the snow

March 4th 2013 10:14 pm
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Wow...what an amazing day...back when we were leaving Hawaii, with all the fuss and packing and everything, before me n' Barney got put on the airplane, Cindy promised me that we'd go to the snow again when we got back to California.

So today, just to take me and Barney to the snow country up at Bear Valley, Cindy took a day off work, drove many hours, then let me n'
Barney romp around.

I must admit, at first, I was stunned...after three years in Hawaii...and it had been at least another year before that since I had seen snow...at first, I didn't recognize it...then all the memories flashed back, of the days as a pup growing up in Nevada, the high desert...many trips through the mountains...snowbanks, digging with Shantye and snow flying everywhere...

It was so wonderful...and then driving home, Cindy and I started remembering all those car trips and snow play times...and you know, I could feel Shantye and Frisco in the car with us. We were the Dogs of Donner Pass back then...

It was a wonderful day.

 

Doggie Dental work...yuck

January 6th 2013 9:50 pm
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So the very last Friday in December, I got this golf ball looking lump on my face...and of course it was off to the vet and on the way Cindy told me she was afraid maybe I had cracked a tooth and had an abcess...

Unfortunately, she was right...sigh...don't know if this is a sign of getting to be 11 1/2 years old, too many great chews...but it wound up being an extraction for me.

And now me n' Cindy been "negotiating" sorta...the pain med tastes and smells AWFUL...and makes me way woozy. The antibiotic is okay. So I went on pill strike...wasn't taking ANYTHING from her hand. Therefore, no pills...I'm not stupide after all.

So we had this big talk this morning that I really needed the meds and Cindy hated pushing stuff down my throat...

So I compromised and started taking the antibiotics readily and told her I didn't need the pain med...she said she was willing to try that but was gonna keep watching me.

I love a reasonable human.

 
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