Snowy Spring Walk

Oh where, oh where is summer I say? This is May 30, 2010.

Davin says, “yahoo!” Snow is so much fun!

The trees are trying their hardest to become green and leafy.

Davin trying out his wolf impression.

No this is not the North Pole but it is southern Alberta.

Wet Walk

Yesterday I drove to Lethbridge to participate in the ‘Walk for Guide Dogs’.  I think it’s great to take part in events such as this especially when I can take my dog.

But before I could start my trip I had to brush the snow off my car. Yuck!  It snowed all the way to Lethbridge.

Of course that means it was a very wet walk.  But Davin didn’t mind one bit.

Cool, wet weather makes this dog jump for joy.

As wet as it was it was a great day for a good cause.  And friends make it even better.  Thanks Amanda for the photos!

Kayak Express

This past weekend the itch had gotten too strong to resist. So out came the kayaks.  It wasn’t the nicest day but what the heck it’s only cold water. When the dogs noticed us loading up the kayaks they got super excited.  They love kayaking as well.

All aboard!

Davin was so excited he couldn’t wait for me to get started.  He was taking the first available boat out.

We decided to go to the south side of Island Lake.  The lake is divided in half by the highway. I have never been on the water here. The forest on this side of the lake looks very wild and untouched.

Brrrr….this water is still icy cold!

Davin agrees and I agree.  Summer is still not quite here. But it was a great to finally get into the water.

Searching

Last weekend I was in a seminar that had to do with search and rescue with dogs.  Some people from Montana came up to teach the it. The weather was perfect and it was a great learning experience.  I always enjoy learning from other people.

Davin hot on a scent in an old quarry.  The hardest part was trying to figure out how the wind was flowing in this type of terrain in order to help the dog out.

Davin working his way up the side of a mountain.

Davin trying to figure out how to get to the person perched on the side of a cliff on a rock and me wishing I had four legs.

It was a great weekend.  The only downside and rather creepy is that while we were searching for humans we also found a  lot of wood ticks. Yuck!  So far I have pulled three of them out of my dog.  This is the first time I have ever found wood ticks in one of my dogs.  So far I haven’t found any on me and I’m hoping it will stay that way.