Saturday, June 26, 2010

Romeo's Boarding

Romeo and Poppy are both boarding in Karin Cornwall's home this weekend. Turnpike is thrilled to have more dogs around to play with all day long. Also on the hike above is Charlie, who had his morning romp on the French Trail at Redwood Park. There is a TON of poison oak down there, but no foxtails! These summer days, a trail without foxtails is quite a find, even if everyone including the dog walker has to have a serious bath afterwards.

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Happy Pride!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Welcome Ruki!

Ok folks, I don't know if you remember, but Alba is a pure-bred Papillon who looks like she's crossed with a cavalier king charles spaniel.  This guy, on the left is Ruki.  Ruki greeted me so happily at Alba's door when I went ot pick her up yesterday, and I thought, "my goodness Alba, you sure have changed!"

Ruki is a great guy!  He loves to chase and play on the beach.  His recall is pretty good, although he does get distracted, and he loves to hump other dogs, but hey, you can't win 'em all right?  Overall we loved having him around yesterday to fill out our pack, and he loved playing fetch in the waves and chasing the sea foam.

Figaro joined us yesterday too.  Figaro got to spend about half of his hike dragging his lead.  This is a step into hiking off leash.  Figaro was obsessed with tearing up and eating the seaweed on the beach, so I'm glad I had him on lead to distract him from the seaweed and bring him back into the games of fetch and chase.

I didn't get any good pics of Blue, but she was there too and absolutely loved games of fetch into the waves and was happily frolicking along with Alba and Poppy, who actually swam in the surf, much to my amazement.

All in all, it was a great day.  Ruki, we hope to see you again soon!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Welcome Figaro!

Figaro, the purebred doxie is the newest addition to our afternoon hiking groups.  Figaro is lively and loves to play with his small dog companions.  He has walked with other dog walkers so he knows to come over often for treats, water and lovin'.

Lulu hiked this morning with Charlie, who's recovering from an unknown illness - not contagious, Poppy and Turnpike.  The four of them played and chased from Skyline gate to Moon gat and back in redwood Park.

This afternoon Pike, Poppy, Violet, Figaro, Blue and Murphy hiked the Phillips loop.  I chose to hike this trail because there are more trees providing much needed shade for all of us and the trail is generally quieter.  In fact, we didn't see anyone else on our hike this afternoon.