Monthly Archives: February 2017

Making Friends and Assessing Storm Damage at Strawberry Canyon

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Strawberry Canyon is a great walk, a beautiful view, good exercise, and less than twenty minutes from the house. But for some reason, we hadn’t visited since it started raining heavily in October. OK, that reason was a very steep section that bipedal members of the Bill-Klondike team didn’t feel like dealing with when covered with mud. But still, four months is way too long without a visit, so Klondike and I took advantage of a ‘paws’ between showers to show up yesterday.

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Perhaps because he hadn’t been there for a while, perhaps because the cool air and light sprinkle may have reminded him of his ancestral home in the Pyreneese mountains, Klondike was in a fine mood, brimming with energy.

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There were tons of fallen trees along the trail, victims of prolonged drought and then torrential rains.

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An underappreciated benefit of these rains is the opportunity for Klondike to put on black fashion socks (which can also decorate the interior of the car and house), and me to appreciate my waterproof hiking boots.

Of course, one of the best parts of these walks is making new friends. Klondike has high standards and only hangs out with the really cool dogs, but Willow, a nine-month-old puppy, clearly made the cut. Enjoy!

 

Strawberry Canyon, February 19, 2017.

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Everyday’s An Awesome Day

A few snapshots of Mr. Klondike and his friends at the Albany Bulb, one of Klondike’s favorite walk spots.

The pictures were taken around noon by Cynthia, Mr. Klondike’s dog walker.

Before setting out with Cynthia, Klondike enjoyed a delicious egg breakfast, then an early morning walk with Mieko. Then to get his energy back for his noon walk he took a post-after-breakfast-walk nap. After hanging with Cynthia and his pals he came home and got a bone, which he explained was necessary to get into the right frame of mind for his mind afternoon nap. Of course, Klondike quickly demolished the bone and took his afternoon nap. After the afternoon nap, it was time to refresh his strength with dinner, and then set out on an evening patrol of the neighborhood with Bill.

 

 

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20170201_121611Klondike kicking back with a stick and his best friend, Max

日々是好日

シロクマ通信です。

日々是好日のクロンダイク、またもや大満足の一日でした。いつものアルバニーバルブのビーチでお馴染みの仲間たちとたっぷり遊び、家へ帰っておやつの骨にかぶりつき、たっぷり昼寝をしてからまた夕方の散歩に出ました。朝も軽く近所を偵察して回ったので今日は散歩3回です。

適度な運動、仲間たちとの楽しい時間、健康的な食事。なんてうらまやしいライフスタイル。

今日の写真は散歩屋さんのシンシアが撮ってくれました。こうやって私たちと一緒でないときシロクマが何してるのか見せてくれてありがとう!

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