How could I not pick this photo for “The Golden Hour” Who is this?
I love my grown up Sasha….the baby of the Sundogs. But now since we’ve decided 5 dogs are ENOUGH dogs I get a little sentimental about the puppy years. So I have to share what I’m talking about. Around 8 weeks old. She’s a retriever through and through.How about that confirmation. I mean body.In the mornings sitting on the front stairs looking for crawling things was a favorite activity….and still is.Learning how to swim at a young age is required at Sundog Ranch. Sasha is around 10 weeks here. She started her swimming career in the puppy pen.It can get a little intimidating competing with the big Sundogs.So drying off and watching is good. Summers are hot at Sundog so staying near the water is imperative.“In fact if sitting in water does not cool you down fast enough lie down in it.”In case you wondered Sasha is allowed in the house.Even on the couch
Now do you see what I mean about missing puppy time?
I have decided to start what I call EASY blogging every other day or so. Wish I could be more specific. It’s just that blogging can be time consuming. At least for me it is. I have so many stories to tell and SO MANY photo’s to choose from. On top of that I am a SLOW writer or blogger or what ever you want to call me. In this day and age you need to make a quick easy connection with who ever it out there almost everyday. Otherwise you are forgotten. Sad reality huh?
So far I’m doing Weekly Photo Challenge, Wordless Wednesday and now I’m joining Black and White Sunday. I think that will be it. Longer quirky posts about Sundog Ranch and our travels will fill the gaps…….hopefully. Here goes my first post for B&W Sunday.
“Pretty by the Pool”
As usual Yolo is front and center. Maisie and Mr Lassen in the background. If you know anything about the Sundogs you will know Yolo likes to be front and center in almost every photograph he is in. Seriously, I DO NOT plan it this way. Immediately when we start posing he gets right in there in front. I’m convinced he knows what he is doing. I think he wants to be seen and to be famous some day. We’ll keep trying Holy Moly Man.
This is actually “Part Two” of Mountain Dogs: At It Again But I had to name this post “The Precious”. Because anybody that has a retriever or any dog that likes to retrieve you know what I mean.
When we go to Tahoe the Sundogs become “Mountain Dogs” Close by the condo cabin we have the Truckee River or “The Lake” We did not take “The Precious” to the river because it may end up downstream if somebody does not do their job to recover it. And we don’t want to litter the river beds with “The Precious”
So today we take “The Precious” to the lake.But first we started out by having Rockin’ Roy get the dogs focused on “The Precious” on the lawn. Notice who are the best students. Lassen the noncompetitive one has other things to investigate.Sasha’s focus is unbeatable.At two years old she’s in her prime. Sorry Yolo.
After the warm up it’s time to head down to the pier. As you can see someone got a little too warmed up and is already cooling off at the shore. Normally at the condo cabin we have to have the mountain dogs leashed up in the common areas and the pier. But since it is off season and no one is around the COAST IS CLEAR!We HAVE to make sure we bring plenty of bags (for you know what) and the leashes out on the big long pier. Because sometimes guests come walking out and want more peace and solitude than the Mountain Dogs are willing to offer. Human rules don’t apply to the Mountain Dogs.Even though Sasha’s in top form these days Yolo will not give up on owning the “The Precious”. Lassen on the other hand has other things to investigate.You see, Yolo is addicted to “The Precious”. His addiction gets a little annoying at times and we have to put “The Precious away”. Right now Roy is trying to teach Yolo a little patience.Yolo tries to maintain his cool.“Will you PLEASE throw that thing for me!”“Finally he is lifting his arm a little”.“I thought it would never happen. And look….. all five Mountain Dogs are competing with me now. Darn”Their off!Miss perfect beats Yolo again by two body lengths at least. Watch out for Sasha. MONSTER MOUTH.ESCAPE ROUTE PLEASE!!Amazingly Sasha makes it back to Rocking Roy with “The Precious”. Did you ever wonder if “The Precious” ever goes over the edge? Well it does. As you can see Yolo still has his eye on “The Precious” but I have to be truthful and admit, it took quite sometime for him to put two and two together and figure out how to get to it.He finally figured to go over to and then down the stairs that lead into the human swimming section which is where “The Precious” fell. He looked and looked at the water and at me. “Where is The Precious?”Sasha was looking for “The Precious” too.Finally they both were on track and getting near “The Precious”.When suddenly Sasha gave up and turned back. I think she just wanted to give her big brother a chance. But in reality Yolo is “still the man” He kept his eye on the ball (I mean “The Precious”) and did not give up for anything. I guess his “Precious” addiction is good thing…….sometimes.Sasha not being quite as addicted the “The Precious” said “I gotta get back to dry land”. While Lassen is off investigating again. Not giving a hoot about “The Precious”
Until next post.