Tuesday, March 31, 2009

caterpillar season

Spring has sprung in all of its majesty. The caterpillars are out. Little black furry ones on the trails and in the bushes.

Gizmo had surprise walks on Monday morning and afternoon.

Little Paws Big Adventures has instated Parent Days! The first Saturday of each month we'll meet up at a trail your dog normally walks and parents can get a sense of their dog's doings during the week.

Today was Pace's last walk until August. We'll miss him, but I'm sure he'll come visit during Parent Days.

Today Pace, Parker, Blue, Maisie, Turnpike, Scout, Relay and I hiked up at Claremont Canyon. I really like these trails for the incredible cardio workout the hills afford me and the pups.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Yay Sun!

Yay for the sun who came out and dried up most of the mud...  It's so exciting to only be wearing two layers instead of five!

Today Maisie, Scout-ling, Turnpike, "who's"-Blue, Parker-bear, Pace-poo-poo, Relay-bug, and I hiked in Claremont Canyon.  

Relay had his first day free of ear scratches in many months.  And he managed to rough-house with Maisie, which he loves.

Blue got involved in an extended game of fetch, some of which is seen in the second photo above.  The stick was much coveted by all.

Scout played gladiators with Maisie and Turnpike.

All is all the day was perfect!  Tuesday afternoons are full!  Yay for having full groups!  Little Paws Big Adventures has space for a couple more small dogs in our afternoon Mon/Wed groups and we're considering expanding to start Mon-Thurs morning group walks.  If you're interested, please visit our website at www.LPBA.net

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Earthworms Abound

Well these days are rainy and lovely in their own way.  I get to layer up and wear my new coat that makes me look like a green sack of potatoes but keeps me warm like nobody's business.  relay dresses up too.  The other day he was wearing three layers, four if you count his harness.  I love to watch the rain clouds drift across the hilltops, down the valleys breaking up in the trees and across the trail right in front of me.

These days are much easier for Blue as she has much more hair than anybody else.  Today she was quite sprightly and chased the pine cone with Parker.  

Pace, Turnpike, Maisie and Scout ran and chased up and down the hillsides, into and out of funs and between all the trees.  The four of them love to explore every deer trail that forks off the main fire trail in Claremont Canyon.

Relay stays on leash and plays well with Maisie, Scout and Turnpike.

B5 finished his walks at the end of February.  I'll miss him, but I'm sure he'll be happy in his new home.  Ruben still comes out with me twice per week.  I'll get some new pics of him before too long.

Little Paws Big Adventures still has room for two more small dogs on Mondays and Wednesdays in the afternoons.  To learn more, please visit our website at www.LPBA.net