I took Charlie and Ben up to the Yuba Gap turnoff on 80 so they could play in the snow, near Lake Valley Reservoir. Although it was rather trampled Continue reading “Charlie’s first snow play”
Last Sunday we all went to Nevada City to get some photos of the fall leaves. As it turned out, most trees had just begun changing so we went for a walk along the NID ditch instead. What a nice path it is, winding thru the entire Nevada City area. Charlie got a chance to burn up some of that puppy energy and was good enough to be allowed off his leash for part of the way. Anyway, here is a little video and a couple photos I took of the day.
One of my favorite things is an empty campground, and this was the situation at Loon Lake this time. Mid week, September… perfect for camping. Weather was delightful and even got a little rain on the last morning. Kate went with me and Ben and Charlie this time. Not much swimming because the water was about 10 degrees cooler than August. And the bees/wasps were less annoying this time. Charlie and Ben both rode in the kayaks. Fishing was much improved, caught a couple, one decent sized. Charlie was a handful as all puppies are but he loved it and he is so cute to watch his excitement and enthusiasm. What a character. Ben over did himself as always and was kind of limping near the end of the three days. I think his feet were sore or possibly some sore muscles. He is back to normal now. In the video below, the two items that Charlie was caught eating were a dead, petrified fish and horse poop. Nice, huh.
This was Charlie’s first camping experience with Ben and me. He had a wonderful time. He had a blast picking up anything and everything in his mouth. Tons of new things to sniff and hold. Continue reading “Jackson Meadows September #4 with Charlie”
On August 25th I had the pleasure of meeting the newest member to our family, Charlie. A ten month old poodle mix (possibly with Maltese) that Kate brought home while I was camping. What a sweet surprise. When I walked into the bedroom, where she had him stashed, he barked and backed away from me. Growling a little. So I just took my shower and changed and went about my business until he felt comfortable enough to say hello. We have been best buddies ever since. And Ben, Charlie just adores him. Follows him everywhere. And Ben, acts like the protective grandfather to Charlie, so gentle with him. So sweet to see. Here are some photos and video before Charlie got his hair cut. We had to do it because his long hair was a magnet for stickers in the neighborhood and so difficult to get out. Once the weather changes his longer hair will be perfect. He is just the sweetest little guy, very loving and a real cuddler, but a real ball of energy, curious about everything he sees.