Saturday, September 5, 2015

Seven Days in Maine 2015

August 22nd to August 28th

Another fantastic week in Maine alone with Nash (15 years), Pearl (6 years), and Willow Sunshine (3 1/2 years).  We didn't skip a beat, and fell right into our routine.  Nash made the walk from he boat house to the cottage, and daily walks to the  point.  He found his usual comfortable position under the pine tree, and would bark when he wanted us to come back from our foray on the rocks.  Pearl, drawn to the ocean shore, immediately took to her exploration, and Willow Sunshine followed right behind. In addition, the two girls foraged for rodent homes, Nash even partook in one hunt.

Many wild animal signs this trip.  As we departed, before even leaving Hancock, a beautiful fox trotted across our path.  It stopped roadside and we both stared at one another for some time. Then it trotted on.  A humming bird came buzzing through the porch when while we were basking, hovered for several moments, and then zipped off across the ocean.  Deer,  several deer encounters. This was a first.  Rarely, if ever have I seen a deer in the Narrows. They are there, but seem more abundant - for now.  I think one walked through the yard one night, as all the dogs went ballistic.  One spotted going to town, and another began to walk down the path to the cottage.  Pearl sighted this one, it froze and bound off into the thick woods.

Calm sea, beautiful weather, rain, fog, gentle breeze, lobster boats, seagulls, lobster dinner, herons, loons, and time with my dogs.  What could be better.  A twinge of sadness before departing home - I never know what trip will be Nash's last.  I suppose, her isn't thinking that, so why should I.  Simply enjoy the moment.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Meet Rose the Aussie puppy

Nancy drove to MN and back to pick up little Rose - here she is...

Link to the slide show - she's pretty photogenic

Monday, January 26, 2015

Pearl 5 years old

I took these photos the other day, Pearl likes to curl in the chair next to the sliders and watch the birds and critters. 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

2014 Breeding - New Page

Follow the litter. 
Breeding between Pearl and Link.  Click on the tab at the top of the page next to Home and 2013 breeding.   Enjoy :) 

Below are photos of some of Pearl's puppies with
Nash (Caccha's Willow Amazing Nyne)

 Willow Sunshine

 Willow Sunshine 2 1/2 years old

 Tibby 2 1/2 years old
 Pearl with Luna

 Cleo 2 years old

 Pearl and Willow Sunshine

 Luna 10 weeks old

 Luna 8 months old

 Damon 2 years old

Damon 2 years old

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Maine 2014

This year we spent our Seven Days in Maine under clear sun and calm seas.  The weather was impeccable!  The ocean so calm it appeared like a mirror, or a lake instead of an ocean.  The surrounding ocean sounds were just as still.  Voices from lobsterman conversing about wanting a soda, and their haul would echo off Sheep Island.  Nash was not up to walking on the rocks this year.  A sad reminder he is getting older, 14 years old.  He would not hesitate to let us know he did not want to be left alone, but by the end of the trip he was content to watch while Pearl, Willow Sunshine and Me would walk out to low tide - but not for long.  A few photos of the trip.