Friday, February 28, 2014

beach diary 2-8 thru 3-1

her jaws are around his neck...

she has her mouth over his whole head...

on her 10th week katie got her first leash walk up the coast...

Monday, February 24, 2014

katies first beach walk!

i used to keep a daily beach diary, it seems my blog has turned into the katie diaries of late... face it, i am extremely busy minding this wee one, any chance of a milestone in her furry life warrants a photo session from me. we have been keeping her away from the beach, but today i couldn't stand it anymore... husband got home from work on a gorgeous warm calm winters day, 5 days of rain start tomorrow, the true calm before the storm. the sea was like glass, a perfect time to test the waters. we carried her to the wet sand, mindful of parvo i rather her feet only touch the virgin land.

I KNOW cassie would have played with katie today, she raced up to her and tried, but alas she is stuck on leash until she is 17 weeks old at the beach. BUT ITS THE BREAK THROUGH WE WANTED! in fact, TWO break throughs!

cassie is terrified of other dogs, today a pack of 6 dogs came up and surrounded katie, she was in hog heaven, instant playmates! cassie took off and was about 50' away. there is a regular beach group that walks every morning with about a dozen dogs from corgies to newfoundlands, with every size in between. they rule the beach, my dogs have always had to stay away from them...

today, the late afternoon was so gorgeous they came back for another walk, i knew cassie would be a wreck... katie latched onto the giant husky, corgie and spaniel, suddenly in comes CASSIE! katie gave cassie the courage to join the group! THIS IS MAJOR! i think i am going to end up with a new dynamic duo, katie loves everyone and she will give cassie the confidence to socialize. we were invited to join their morning group, as soon as katie is old enough to be safe sounds like a great idea for both my girls~

katie is mastering down :-)

can't wait to bring her back again and again, once she is off leash these memories will be long gone of ever even being able to hold her~

Sunday, February 23, 2014

katies adventure, 11 weeks~

don't hate me because i am beautiful...

katie turns ll weeks today, due to the fact she has only had one set of shots we are being very low key with her, not until she is 16 weeks can we go whole hog and let her play at the beach and go on major hikes. today we took her off roading it with cassie. she had to trudge through berry brambles, pot holes big enough to swallow puppies, no trails in sight, just wild land with loads of danger.

she decided to stick close to cassie once we let them off leash. its so hard to get pics of moving animals with a husband walking in front of my camera and bushes hiding my pets at every single opportunity. what the heck, i blog for me, i will love to look back fondly when katie is 10 years old and see her very first adventures even if the pics are crummy~

cassie is getting much more tolerant of katie, and i can tell you she is no longer depressed like she was for months when maggie died. they aren't buddies yet, but cassie is actually looking at her lately... here cassie slinked off for some alone time, the only reason katie is not with her is that she is literally on a cliff with the bay straight down 20', i didn't want katie to die on her first adventure if cassie decided to nudge her over the edge so she is firmly planted in her daddies arms~

looking up the bay, still sunny at our house~

cassie loves to swim, it was a steep drop to the water, she was already swimming when katie made it to the edge, she knew it was hopeless to get to join her...

but was it fun? will i love to swim too?

looking down the bay its sunny...

straight across the fog is thick and tumbling down like a waterfall. we heard loads of sirens, not sure what happened, a helicopter came but was held at bay right at this fog line, it circled for 30 minutes, i assume it was able to lower a basket at some no fog hand off point, scary when you think how everything stops in fog...

it looks like a tsunami dropping over the mountains~