was back on March 25th. Since I am now 6 years old, that makes me middle aged. As March slips away I started looking back at memories from those years.
Remembering the walks along the river…
Autumn walks along the creek.
After all the training…finally I earn more freedom.
Thanksgiving was fun!
Christmas 2009 we spent in the mountains and I lost my favorite toy in the big snow.
After Christmas we returned to the shore.
The winter months were perfect for strolls along the river without worries of alligators or poisonous snakes.
And always, always, even on relaxed fun walks, we practice recalls.
Then there were always “hide and seek” games. Below I find a toy hidden in a tree. The picture was taken in late April 2010.
I found it easy to learn to “look up” to find things. Dogs that focus more on the ground might find “looking up” a difficult concept.
Below I am enjoying just laying around guarding the Human while she gardens. The red flower is a day lily and in the left background is jasmine.
Below I’m licking my wounds from stepping on a yellow jacket. They are one big problem up in the mountains. Every year we have to burn out another yellow jacket nest. They nest in the ground and between the rocks.
Whenever we are at the shore, which isn’t often in the summer, I always take time to smell the roses.
And watch the geese…spring brings out the babies.
Checking out great grandpa’s old homestead.
Traveling with the Humans.
We make lots of stops to stretch legs and to give me an opportunity to read my pee mail.
Sometimes we spend the night.
Below I’m laying on my carpet in a hotel room.
Outside the hotel.
Business kept the Humans home at the shore for Christmas 2010. This was a morning walk on Christmas Day.
Winter 2010-2011 was spent enjoying the shore.
Disappearing into the wetland grasses.
My 5th birthday was spent at the shore.
But for now, I’ll say so long. I’ll give you some highlights from last year tomorrow.
Y’all come back now!