Nicer News from the week
Is anyone else watching Panda Cam at the Atlanta Zoo? I like to keep it on and refresh every so often while doing homework...mostly there is a lot of sleeping going on. And yes, I am subscribed to the Cub Confidential Newsletter. Those panda babies might be louder than elk babies.
The baby bunny moved in a roommate this week. The attraction seems to be the fallen plums. This Rhodendron they are all calling home is next to the window where Pascal lives. This week the chipmunk kept trying to run up the window next to Pascal's cage. I am assuming it wasn't a social call. Pascal basically slept through it.
Emile has taken to morning writhing and kicking sessions with the snuggle. He loves that darn thing.
While this is sad news, I do hope you will take the time to visit Schoep and John's Facebook page. Schoep made it just passed his 20th birthday. Amazing. I had mentioned them several months ago when the photo circulated of them in Lake Superior.
Today Nim and I performed for our first video submission for our Rally-Free novice leg! The sport is still trying to grow, so they have video submission options for trialing which I love. Rally-Free takes freestyle elements and puts on them on signs. It is genius actually. For someone like me that can't naturally troubleshoot how to perform freestyle with my dog I have come a long way in how to train it thanks to this new sport.
Enjoy our video submission: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9JMFIdtDJk
There are some oops...but I am proud of him. Our first run did not go well (note that link isn't posted) so I really had to bring the baby celebration talk up a notch, which as you can see he loves. Sign. No shame.
Anyway, I am hoping we qualify, we will see. I totally manhandled him for one sign which is a huge no-no in traditional rally-obedience. Not sure for rally-free.
After we completed our runs we were heading home and I decided to follow a sign for Lower Hylebos Nature Park.
This is a strange area, and from what I am reading up on, I don't think I was at the prettier end. I was down in Fife. The West Hylebos Creek area is in Federal Way and I think has had a lot of work done.
Still, it gave us a little walk with some different smells and a lot bird chatter.
There is a lot of these platforms along one path (you actually can't see the creek at all except for one end with a bridge). Maybe the area floods and the platforms are for that? You can't see anything from them so I am not sure. I appreciate the restoration efforts in a very industrial area.
I really hope you are still reading! This is what happens when I don't blog until the end of the week, but I really want you to watch my video of the elk:
You can hear some babies talking, and Nim sniffing and huffing. Interesting thing I observed today, but the babies might be calling more for each other than their mothers. I noticed when the little guy went back up the trail his friend stopped yelling.
If you look closely at the above photo you can see bunny and elk, grazing together.
Have a good night and thanks for reading a long post and dealing with two videos!
It will be a homework mostly weekend, however I am looking forward to the Old Dog Haven walk on Sunday.