Country Life is for the Dogs!
Country living is for the dogs! And we mean that, literally. Plenty of space to exercise and fresh air is a good combination – for people and dogs. Plus, generally, it’s quieter in rural settings which means a more peaceful lifestyle. Less stressors.
Our two white Golden retrievers are lucky to have their own dog park – right here at home. One of the first things we did after moving to our rural home in Camas, Washington, was to fence about half the property. Boy, are we grateful too, as it keeps our two young pups safe. And, it keeps area wildlife from becoming a different kind of nuisance.
To date, they have not been skunked, and other than barking at a passing deer, or a nocturnal visit from a raccoon, we’ve been very lucky.
They do manage to stir up trouble digging holes, eating mud, chewing sticks, and gnawing on pinecones and rocks. What one doesn’t think about doing, the other does. Naturally, that’s why we still monitor outside time carefully. To date, they just can’t be trusted on their own.
Fortunately, running around the yard and soaking up nature is good for all us, four-legs, or two-legs. They get us out in all kinds of weather too. Rain or shine, even sleet and snow, there’s not day off with dogs. They nap frequently from all the exercise, but wake up ready for more.
They keep us moving indoors too. What they bring in the from yard – pine needles, dirt, and debris creates a messy mixture with their long white fur. Therefore, our vacuum is frequently put to work, and there’s generally a load of dog towels washing or ready to be folded.
At the end of the day, we all take a moment to appreciate the beauty of a darkening country sky, while the dogs dream of another day to play.
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Finnegan’s First Snow!
We love snow – especially this year – for our new English Cream Golden Retriever. We wanted a decent snowfall event with some accumulation. So, snow finally started falling yesterday, and kept building in momentum. The deeper it got, the more entertaining it became to 10-month-old Finnegan. He never seems to tire of chasing tennis balls and birds.
Finnegan’s First Snow!
2022 Update: Playing in the snow together.
Finnegan now has a brother, Forrest. About10 months younger, but he is already bigger than Finnegan! That’s Forrest in the right.