Sunday, February 20, 2011

A Good Friday

Friday was a great day for me, well, after the part where I had to go to the vet to get my yearly checkup and vaccinations.  Much like the President, as Airport Dog, I need to make sure I stay in tip top shape so I am always ready to defend my territory against deer, rabbits, raccoons, skunks, and of course, that elusive bobcat.

After the visit to the vet, we headed to Lowe's to pick up some needed materials for the ongoing airport renovations.  I like Lowe's because they let dogs come inside with their owners (as long as their shots are current and they behave themselves). 



Everyone that saw me remarked to mom how cute I was.  Duh .. she knows that already people!  But I didn't mind hearing it again and again.

After Lowe's we headed to the airport and mom and I went on a three mile walk with her friend Letty.  It was such a warm and sunny day which made our hike even more enjoyable!  We also saw two deer on our walk this time, but again, no pictures.  Those deer are pretty elusive also.

When we came back from our walk we discovered that dad had spent his time cutting down a tree that was growing into the side of one of the hangars.  I immediately declared myself king of the fallen tree!


We spent the rest of our afternoon just enjoying the weather at the airport.  I even went for a quick swim to cool down!


Later in the afternoon, we had some visitors drop in.  A cool Stearman airplane that belongs to a friend of mom and dad's flew in.  And I also met two very cool little girls that were visiting with their dad and we all three had a great time playing together.  By the end of the day I was completely exhausted!



And that was just my Friday.  Saturday was even busier ... those adventures to come!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Trails And Tracking

Finally the weather has improved and I was able to walk yesterday and today on the airport trails with mom.  


On Saturday we didn't see much other than some various animal tracks. 


But it was great to be outside on a sunny warm day .. and there was so much interesting stuff to smell!



During Sunday's walk we saw three deer in a meadow and of course they ran off so fast that mom didn't have a chance to get their picture.  Then we saw a fourth deer run off down a deer trail that goes to the creek on our property so we thought we might have a chance of seeing it again if we tried to follow it.  Well, we didn't find a deer, but I did find a spot to grab a drink of water and cool off!


 

After we had hiked for well over an hour, it was time to head home for the day. 

Friday, February 4, 2011

Snow Bound

For the third day this week, mom has stayed home with us due to snowy / icy road conditions.  We're definitely not complaining because it's nice to be able to see her all day long like it's the weekend or something.  We've been in and out all day, playing outside in the snow, playing inside with our toys and each other.  

Mom took some pictures of us today in the snow .. but she's been a little bit gloaty over a picture she took of some red bird she saw in a tree while she was supposed to be taking pictures of us playing in the snow.  The bird stayed still long enough for mom to take its picture but then Ranger started running around barking at an errant squirrel and the bird flew away and ruined the moment (Airedales tend to do that a lot I've found).










 

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Snow Dog

Today we had ice and snow and that meant that mom stayed home all day with us!  This afternoon she and dad decided to take a ride over to the airport to check on things and make sure no pipes had burst or other stuff happen that humans like to fret about.  I had a great time running in the snow even though it was really cold.  Mom says I run like a rabbit in the snow.
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There was no one around so I just ran and ran but would go back to the office quite often to warm up for a few minutes.



Of course I did find time to play with Ranger and Flyer in the snow also.  I almost wish it would snow every day!