Winter continues. I would guess we received just shy of a foot of new snow yesterday.
I made some paths through the yard with my snowshoes.
Gunther loves the snow, Gitte not so much, but have I mentioned there isn’t much she won’t do for treats? Here she is bounding through the snow coming when called.
Gunther hunting for moles.
Loving these reasonable temperatures and nice sunshine, makes it nice to just hang out in the yard.
Blazing sun and highly reflective snow aren’t usually a very good combination for taking pictures of dark dogs, but it allows for high shutter speed for movement shots, which you can never practice enough. Oh…and don’t forget to put your camera on its ‘continuous’ focusing mode before you wonder why its not focusing fast enough. Practice, practice, practice. (and dream of a Nikon D7100 dropping out of the sky)
The dogs got a Saturday morning treat……Bully Sticks! Bully Sticks are the only chew treats I give my dogs.
Gitte has resource guarding issues so I take extra precautions when I give the dogs chew treats. Resource guarding is being very protective/aggressive over something, be it food, toy or person. I only give my dogs treats that are completely consumable; no bones or hard treats that can’t be finished. No rawhide either, too easy to choke on.
While I have put some time and effort into changing her behavior, with positive results, her tendency to guard is not completely gone. For this reason, Gitte gets her own gated space where she can enjoy her treat without being pestered by Gunther.
…and then this happened
…time to get out of the house for some fresh air I guess. Gitts is such a sport. She’ll do anything for a treat.
Ahhh….finally some nice outdoor weather. February 1, 2014 a lovely, lazy, sunny Saturday morning with temperatures in mid 20’s. Perfect for getting outside with my camera. Nothing special. Just the daily stuff I try not to take for granted.
We’ve made it through a month of difficult Vermont January weather that included a couple of arctic, sub-zero cold snaps and rain/sleet storms that left the landscape covered in a sheet of ice. The thick ice is gone, but the backyard remains unfriendly to dog paws with a jagged layer of crusty snow. C’mon Spring.