Squirrels hang out on the rocks that line the hills overlooking Carmel-by-the-Sea beach. I know this because when let our dogs off leash, they run to the rocks to sniff out the squirrels that hide in the crevices. No harm is done.
Throughout the day, regardless of how grim the new might be, I have dogs to lead me on with their adherence to routines, including play time. The levity pack leader is Teddy who, in the photo above, does her harp seal impression.
Although Molly is smaller than Ivan who has sharper teeth, she dominates their “tug of war” with socks, a daily event on our living room floor. It is my observation that Ivan doesn’t win on purpose. Their tug is usually a sustained tie until Molly decides enough is enough as she shakes her head toContinue reading “Tug of War (socks)”
Ivan, our foster dog, doesn’t want to miss the action, so, sometimes it is best to go halfway between in, or out. His rehab after surgery is going well. Walks in the sand and going up and down 40 flights of stairs to and from the beach have strengthened him…and me too. We are followingContinue reading “In, or Out…”
After six weeks of confinement and restricted on leash walks, the vet cleared the chow-husky mix we are fostering, for off leash activities. His shelter name is Ivan, a very sweet dog that didn’t have a hip socket for its right rear leg. The surgery was intended to allow muscle to hold the leg inContinue reading “Ivan Unleashed!”
We are fostering a chusky (chow husky mix) who has had a rough start in life from no home to health problems requiring surgery. Ivan is close to two, very much in the puppy stage. He likes to play and Molly is his mentor. In the photo she is teaching Ivan to be gentle–that’s herContinue reading “Trust”
Molly is a border collie mix with a job: keep critters out of the backyard. Captured her intensity yesterday. Not shown is her sweetness, for she is one very loving dog.
Our dogs make the most out of walking on a path–they stick to the borders! Yes, they don’t actually walk on the path, but rather stay on the concrete edges like tightrope walkers, as shown in this photo taken by Anne. The dogs do this every time. If someone is walking towards us, we haveContinue reading “A Walking Habit…”