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Abby steps out . . . .

Rick C
July 25th, 2010, 09:49 PM
After a few months of medical troubles and convalescence, Abby had her first long walk of the summer . . . . . and for that, Keeper was probably grateful to be left behind as this would have been way too much for her on a toasty day.

So, up to another visit to the Hailstone Butte Fire Station where Abby found a new friend, this six year-old pooch . . .

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. . . . . and this grizzled veteran of 30 summers of fire watching. We were here last Fall but found a lady here. But he's back after having some medical issues taken care of. The drop is fairly sheer. We come to this area winter and summer but this spot is too unsafe (avalanche) to come all the way in the winter.

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Abby troops the final leg up . . . . . out of the picture on the left, on another nearby hill, is lingering snow from the previous winter, at a lower altitude than this 7785 feet.

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Below, Abby on the descent.

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Below, a grassy resting spot. We were up above and to the right earlier.

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Below, the previous day, Abby and Keeper take a cool morning dip in Upper Kananaskis Lake.

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Below, a moose miss we found . . .

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Before that, Abby demonstrates something every prairie pooch needs to know . . . . . running under a barbed wire fence. When she first moved to country, Keeper ran right into a few and bounced off them. She still approaches fences with trepidation.

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Below, Keeper on her favourite lake walk . . . .

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Below, summer and the running is easy for Keeper and Abby

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Below, Abby asleep at home in the clover

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Rick C
www.goldentales.ca

hazelrunpack
July 25th, 2010, 09:54 PM
That last shot of Abby asleep :cloud9:

Great pics as always, Rick! Where does the fire-watcher live in winter? He doesn't stay up there all year, does he? :eek:

the gang
July 25th, 2010, 10:04 PM
omgod great pics of the pups, brenda and the pins

Sylvie
July 26th, 2010, 12:43 AM
Always look forward to your pictures.

What a content pupster. :angel:

chico2
July 26th, 2010, 08:06 AM
Rick,it's great to see Abby healthy and strong,I bet the fresh Alberta mountain-air works like medicin.
Beautiful pics as always,dreamy landscape:cloud9:

BrownEyedGirl
July 26th, 2010, 09:36 AM
What beautiful country you live it. I went back several times to look at the pics. Goregous

luckypenny
July 26th, 2010, 02:53 PM
Below, the previous day, Abby and Keeper take a cool morning dip in Upper Kananaskis Lake.

Beautiful! The mountains in the background look like they were painted into this photo. I love it!

Below, Abby asleep at home in the clover

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Dog Dancer
July 26th, 2010, 03:53 PM
Well who can't spend a long time looking at RickC pics?? As always they are stunning and the dogs look great. :cloud9: I love the lake pics. And Abby sleeping in the clover - how serene.

Rick C
July 26th, 2010, 08:04 PM
That last shot of Abby asleep :cloud9:

Great pics as always, Rick! Where does the fire-watcher live in winter? He doesn't stay up there all year, does he? :eek:

He would come down from his perch in mid-October and probably winters somewhere toasty, in a town I would think. There would be nothing to do up there in the winter, although we climb nearby in winter.

The highest peak in the far background below, across the valley, is where Hailstone Butte fire station is, on the right of the farthest peak . . . Keeper and Abby dallying in the spring snow earlier this year.

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keeper cools down at Upper Kananaskis Lake in the winter . . . . . the picture earlier was taken on the other side of the lake.

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Rick C
www.goldentales.ca

Winston
July 26th, 2010, 08:06 PM
Rick..pictures are so amazing as always. I so dream to live where you live!! I would never be able to do anything but take in the beauty of it all! what a life!! :thumbs up

Rick C
July 30th, 2010, 09:14 AM
A few from the last few days . . . . .

Abby in the tall grass . . . .

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Below, Abby after the storm . . . .

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Below, a prairie landscape . . . .

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Rick C
www.goldentales.ca

hazelrunpack
July 30th, 2010, 02:57 PM
I'll take some snow, please!!!! :pray: But I'm glad that guy doesn't have to stay up there all year long :laughing:

Those prairie shots are just breathtaking!