Finally headed up to West Cady Ridge, trail is signed closed to the public for construction until mid Nov, but headed up it anyways. Made for a nice quiet hike. Awesome fall colors. Misty in the morning but fog cleared for a beautiful hike back down. Now I have my goal set for next year, to make a full day in August and head up to Benchmark. So I have a full 10 months or so to work up my speed and stamina. Love your reports with you and your dogs. A few years ago I would never have thought this possible, now the thought of actually backpacking is entering the back of my brain.
I am just glad Klaus has not taken a liking to cows and horses like Panzer did! lol. Panzer use to herd them alot and not listen. I showed Klaus them at day one and he hates them because they are big and slobbery lmao <3
Hey,John the Dyson We have is one of the "older" models DC07 that still works like it is new,but the pet groom tool that I ordered a year or so ago is the magic wand :)!It attaches on the hose,has a metal brush with holes in it.There is a button You push that sucks down the hair.The corgis think they're getting a massage.Merlin usually falls asleep :).Both of the corgis have longer coats and I groom then with this tool at least 2xs a week.I still get a canister each of undercoat/hair each grooming!So helps with the hair tumbleweeds on the hatdwoodBTW,love Your beautiful hike pics!!We love the outdoors and Hubby used to do very long hikes into the back of Yosemite,but not these days.Getting old here.Take care.
Have spent years as a geography teacher teaching about Mount St Helens - singing songs in the classroom about poor old Harry Trueman? And watching every video going - looks like wonderful hiking country up where you are.bet your dogs are fit.
We are doing Middle Fork in a couple of weeks. Did Granite Lakes as a snowshoe a few months ago(but didn't get quite to the lakes). It was a rainy, dreary day so I hope to go back there sometimes this summer and make it all the way to the lakes.
Did Taylor River to Otter falls last summer, and enjoyed that one and want to repeat. Can't wait until they pave that road.
Did Mail Box Peak without the dogsand won't go back until they have the new trail completed.
Actually when his ears are up he looks like the typical pemmie! They come up on their own every so often, I just haven`t gotten a picture. He`s only five months old so I still have hopes that they`ll pop up by themselves, but if not I won`t mind them floppy. As for the legs I think they`re about average, his body just hasn`t grown in to his stocky little feet. His vet thinks he`s a purebred, just probably either wasn`t show quality and got lost or he was a puppy farm dog, which I hope isn`t the case. We live in a fairly rural area with lots of highways so I wouldn`t rule out either. But thank you! I`m just so thrilled to have him either way, he`s a great dog!
John, yes Dundee is from an Australian kennel, of English bloodlines, and sent to the US by his Finnish owners. How's that for international! He is Jack's sire, and Maddie was bred to him before she came to live with us. I adore Dundee. He's got a stunning head. I think Jack's inherited the head from that side of the family.
And thank you for your very kind comments about my training advice. I really have just gathered information over the years from other sources; very few of my ideas are completely original (though I guess that is true of everyone). When I run into a problem, I check some books and look online at a host of different solutions, then pick the one (or combination) that best suits me and my dogs. I never have read an authority that I agree with 100%, so I just pick the parts I like and ignore the parts I don't. My husband has said repeatedly I should write a book, but I feel I have no basis for a claim to expertise. I have no formal instruction in dog-training and my own both have CGC but not much else. Maybe one day. I've thought of maybe doing a sort of intro book geared towards early readers. I feel fortunate because my dad used to field-trial pointers and I was raised with dogs that were well-trained, and learned how myself at a young age.
Thanks for the advice. How old were your pups the first time they hit the trails? How long would you take them as they grew? Right now we're sticking to short walks up and down the block but I have a feeling he'll be ready to go longer soon to burn off some energy.
Thanks John...Maggie and Riley are still on Primal Raw, they are doing great. The last time I purchased Primal the person that helped us mentioned that she alternated between 3 brands of raw...she suggested this because each brand has a few different ingredients and the variety might be a good thing. So that put me to thinking and checking out different brands of raw. Stella and Chewy's and Nature's Variety are 2 brands I will try and also, Darwins. I think Riley would eat anything, not too sure about Maggie...she loves rabbit, but it can be hard to get occasionally.
John...Christine Kemp here...How are you and your 4 legged kids Al and Gwynnie? I was just checking out a new (to me) raw dog food website, Darwins in Seattle, there was a picture of a customer of Darwins Gwynnie. I thought I know that corgi ! Anyway, do you use Darwins products for Al and Gwynnie, if so what do you think, would you recommend them ?