Friday, June 25, 2010

For the birds...

This was forwarded to me and I quite liked it. It has the name Laska on it and I'm hoping that is who should get credit for it. You're getting it exactly as I got it so I apologize profoundly if the credit is not being given where it is due. Tell me and I will correct it ASAP.

Other than that I have some more pics for you. These relate to our bird watching activities here at Nuthatch. As you may know, our kennel name is derived from that of a little bird found everywhere here - the Nuthatch. (Pictured below)

In addition to nuthatches, we get a variety of other birds including (please note that none of the bird photos were taken by me with the exception of the fuzzy one taken through a window with an unidentifiable bird in it - the rest are taken by professionals - copyright on photos):



American Goldfinches



Blue Jays

and many more not seen here.

At our house we are avid birdwatchers...

Lucy has to be watched when she birdwatches...

otherwise she tries to get close up view and not only destroys the screen window but also scares off all the birds as well as the chipmunks and squirrels (who have no problem giving her the rodent version of the finger when that window is firmly closed).

Friday, June 18, 2010

GSP Fun Day!

This past weekend the GSPCC (German Shorthaired Pointer Club of Canada) held its annual fun day. We're very lucky that one of our members has what has to be the perfect place for dogs. She has ten fully fenced acres which are a combination of bush, creek, and manicured lawns. The dogs love it when we visit. I suffer extreme fence envy every time as well :)

Anyway, our fun day is an afternoon where the members and their dogs can gather to socialize while the dogs run riot over the property. This year we had approx. 15 dogs aged 10 weeks to 10 years running around. As you can see from the photos they had a blast. I brought Maelle, Limerick, Beans and Dublin from our crew with us. Below are some photos of the events.





One of the things we do each year is a bobbing for hot dogs contest.
We started by putting hot dog pieces in the bucket and seeing who'd go for the dive but decided the water was too deep so we resorted to using the kiddie pool with much more success.

Spice had to be restrained as she is a champion chow hound and literally shovelled the hot dogs into her mouth every chance she got. Others were more tentative but got the hang of it.

And we had a party crasher...this is Sophie the Vizsla (she and Maelle got along well and are similar ages):

More fun day photos: