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Ridge walking . . . . . and other things

Rick C
June 26th, 2006, 10:17 AM
Keeper is eight years old today . . . . she came to us at one year of age when her owners in town - who also named her Keeper - didn't want her.

Keeper was on top of the world on Saturday, ridge walking with Abby & me in the Whaleback area of southwestern Alberta. Interestingly, as you look east from this view, you would need to cross Canada, go across the Atlantic and probably hit the French Alps before you found a higher spot. The little lake in the distance is Bear Lake . . . . fans of Abby & Keeper's blog might remember pictures of the dynamic duo there in February, almost being blown over a cliff.

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This ridge was covered in hardy alpine flowers . . . . we felt a bit guilty walking here as it was difficult to avoid trampling them.

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Abby ponders her next move . . . . Abby will be eight in a few months as well.

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Abby settles into a mountain stream . . . . . the area behind her has been clear cut. There is more clear cutting to come in this area, generating a lot of controversy right now. Some of the view Keeper sees above will be taken out.

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Baby mountain goats while away the day in grass and flowers.

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Polly watches the sunset in the windblown tall grass of her home . . . . our two-footed cat caught a mouse yesterday.

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Let your imagination run wild and you'll see the grumpy face in this cloud ready to blow my neighbour's house away!!!

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More pictures at Abby & Keeper's photoblog at www.goldentales.ca/new.htm including a fox mother guarding her den.

Rick C
www.goldentales.ca

Skryker
June 26th, 2006, 10:20 AM
Gorgeous as usual, Rick! Wow! I really wish our Alberta move had panned out. I'd love to walk and hike in some of the places that you do.

jawert1
June 26th, 2006, 12:05 PM
I'm still trying to find a job up there, beautiful pics Rick! :)

technodoll
June 26th, 2006, 12:20 PM
rick, your beautiful photos are always so very inspiring - i keep looking at them again and again when i'm having a bad day :)

Frenchy
June 26th, 2006, 12:22 PM
breathtaking...Happy birthday Keeper!:party: psssst;you don't look 8 years old!

Prin
June 26th, 2006, 11:26 PM
Happy birthday Keeper! Great pics again. I love the view up there.:thumbs up

chico2
June 27th, 2006, 05:11 PM
Stunning as usual:thumbs up
Happy birthday beautiful Keeper,one of the luckiest pair of dogs in the world!!!
and then there is Polly,no less lucky,having caught a mouse,WOW!!

jesse's mommy
June 27th, 2006, 05:17 PM
Rick, please adopt me! I'm really nice, I'll help around the house, I won't give you any problems and I will never talk back!