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Abby and Keeper . . . . . assorted

Rick C
November 22nd, 2008, 07:24 PM
A few from the last few days from the world of Abby & Keeper . . . . .

Snoozing on the couch while Rick and Carol watch the Flames beat the Avalanche!!!

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Below, Keeper at Brown Lowry Park southwest of Calgary . . . . on windy days, we retreat to the forest here, in the foothills of the Rockies, near our home, where a walking circumference of the park takes a little over an hour and a half of up and down.

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Below, Keeper gives herself a good scratch on the trail . . . . . her shaved parts are growing back vigourously and she's doing much better.

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Below, Ice . . . .

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And probably some mountainous adventure tomorrow . . .

Rick C
www.goldentales.ca

Love4himies
November 22nd, 2008, 07:27 PM
That first pic of Abby and Keeper is priceless :cloud9:

BusterBoo
November 22nd, 2008, 07:27 PM
As always, awesome pictures!!!

Abby and Keeper snoozing together is the ultimate picture of peace... :angel:

14+kitties
November 22nd, 2008, 07:52 PM
Keeper looks so happy to be back on the trails with you. :cloud9: What a content dog.
I have to go along with the others. That first picture!!! :thumbs up:cloud9::cry: Just tugs at the heart.

Smiley14
November 23rd, 2008, 12:28 AM
I'm so happy to hear that Keeper is doing so well!!! :thumbs up That first pic is GORGEOUS! And I always love your scenery. WOW.

TeriM
November 23rd, 2008, 01:08 AM
OMG, I love that first pic of them together :cloud9:. The ice shot is also very cool :cool: and it is great to see Keeper looking so happy :lovestruck:.

growler~GateKeeper
November 23rd, 2008, 03:05 AM
Oh that snuggly shot needs to be framed! :cloud9: :lovestruck:

Frenchy
November 23rd, 2008, 10:38 AM
omg I just love that first picture ! :cloud9:

hazelrunpack
November 23rd, 2008, 03:12 PM
They sure do snuggle nicely. :cloud9:

Beautiful pics as always, Rick! I love the ice shot, too. I love the weird patterns ice makes as it freezes and cracks.

Dog Dancer
November 23rd, 2008, 03:52 PM
I think it's all been said already. Great pics. The first is my favourite though. Still trying to figure out the ice shot. It's very cool (no pun intended).

Tundra_Queen
November 23rd, 2008, 09:16 PM
They are beautiful. what kind of pups are they? Love the scenery too!

Debbie :)

Rick C
November 23rd, 2008, 09:30 PM
They are beautiful. what kind of pups are they? Love the scenery too!

Debbie :)

Abby and Keeper are golden retrievers . . . . . today they were up in the high country, a strenuous walk up some grassy slopes to a cliff. Very nice view of Calgary from up top, from the point just behind Abby.

http://www.goldentales.ca/CSC_1179-edit1.jpg

Below, Keeper's neck/chest surgery to remove a cancerous growth is now two months old, her hair starting to grow back, but she's still patchy on her belly and rumpous. A few years ago, down this slope, we had a cougar encounter. Today, we were going uphill . . . . and Keeper had lots of energy, keeping up with Abby.

http://www.goldentales.ca/CSC_1182-edit1.jpg

Rick C
www.goldentales.ca

growler~GateKeeper
November 23rd, 2008, 11:09 PM
Keeper looks great :thumbs up Yay for the energy to keep up w/Abby :highfive: Sounds like everything is going well in her recovery :goodvibes: :) :grouphug:

ancientgirl
November 24th, 2008, 03:00 PM
That first picture is beautiful!

Rick C
November 26th, 2008, 11:42 AM
Abby, listening intently for mice at sunset in the tall grass of her yard . . . .

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Sidebar, curious horse on a frosty morning.

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Rick C

ancientgirl
November 26th, 2008, 11:54 AM
:laughing: Did she find any mice? That horse picture is beautiful.

BenMax
November 26th, 2008, 12:07 PM
Again...gorgeous photos!:cloud9:

Jim Hall
November 26th, 2008, 12:25 PM
lol at keeper listening for mice

Rick C
November 26th, 2008, 01:57 PM
lol at keeper listening for mice

Abby is very, very patient listening for mice. It's a common thing to see her sitting out in the middle of the field, just sitting, sitting, sitting, listening patiently and then . . . . . the coyote pounce!!!

Both Abby and Keeper are very experienced killers. The pounce is very similiar to a coyote's, a leap high in the air and then down in an arc on a specific spot.

Here is a digitally altered painting of Keeper listening for mice on a snowy day:

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Below, Abby sitting and listening. I had gently tapped the window with the camera to steady it, but she turned around and looked right at me . . . . even from that distance:

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Another picture of Abby, getting ready to pounce . . . .

http://www.goldentales.ca/CSC_1114-edit1.jpg

Rick C
www.goldentales.ca

growler~GateKeeper
November 26th, 2008, 10:31 PM
Abby & Keeper are so cute listening for mice :cloud9:

The horse is gorgeous too :lovestruck: