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Some recent adventures . . . .

Rick C
November 26th, 2007, 08:30 AM
Been busy and then away for awhile (ran the Big Sur half-marathon in Monterey, California) so not too many adventures for Abby and Keeper lately.

However, some things from the last month.

Below, Keeper leads the pack yesterday at Upper Kanananskis Lake in Alberta. The lake has a thin sheen of ice over half of it and was singing to us in thrumming, whale-like mourning that was varying in pitch as the ice was moving around . . . . then sudden crashes as something along the shoreline would explode.

Plenty of snow as Abby crosses a frozen stream. Abby had to see a specialist last week and its determined she won't need an operation on her shoulder but she does have slowly gathering athritis in elbows, not uncommon for a 9.5 year-old dog. She's aging gracefully it seems and some Metacam before hikes means she won't be stiffening up afterwards.

A gloomy day doesn't mean its a gloomy walk in a place like this.

Below, deceptively frozen, a barren and empty place, Keeper explores at Chain Lakes in southwestern Alberta.

More exploring for Keeper.

And now . . . . . I'm off to a conference in Vancouver for a few days. Very busy the last month.

Rick C

November 26th, 2007, 08:37 AM
But the doggies' got their wilderness trek in for this month!

November 26th, 2007, 08:50 AM
Beautiful puppies!!! And the scenery ain't bad either. ;)

November 27th, 2007, 01:12 AM
Gorgeous as always Rick :thumbs up

With the lighting & the snow Abby & Keeper look like they stepped right into paintings

November 27th, 2007, 06:08 AM
Wow, those are just awesome! Your dogs are beautiful and that scenery looks like something out of a fairytale to me. I just love looking at your pics.

November 27th, 2007, 06:24 AM
I love it when I open your pics first thing in the morning. Starts the day off right.


November 27th, 2007, 08:49 AM
Those are beautiful pictures. I especially loved the black and white one, it has a very artistic quality.

November 27th, 2007, 09:29 PM
Oh Rick, as always, these are gorgeous. WOW!

November 29th, 2007, 01:45 AM
Awesome as always. :thumbs up I agree with Growler....they do look like paintings. :cloud9:

December 1st, 2007, 01:08 AM
Fabulous pics :cloud9:. Keeper and Abby are lucky dogs :).

Rick C
December 3rd, 2007, 08:37 AM
Keeper on the weekend . . . . it was about minus 20 much of the weekend, hence not much adventuring for Abby & Keeper except for some brief forays into a nearby forest. Not surprisingly, we were the only people there.

Rick C

December 3rd, 2007, 01:03 PM
yep, for those of us who revisit your threads often....

BUMP back to the front page of the "Today's Posts"!!


December 3rd, 2007, 09:26 PM
Your last picture of Keeper is stunning. I just love your pictures.


December 5th, 2007, 12:18 AM
I love Keepers frozen snow face. :cloud9: