Monday, January 28, 2013

my puppies live here now, too

In general, puppy life is pretty sweet.  It's a constant rotation of love, eating, pooping, and sleeping, with lots of emphasis on the sleeping.  Ours have been adapting pretty well to life a mile high.
I've gotten to take Molly running a few times, and she does really well off-leash.  She loves to tear ahead of me and dig around in the bushes, but she never gets too far and she always comes bounding back.
We took all three on a long walk yesterday, on a trail where cattle roam pretty freely back and forth.  I run there quite a bit, and I've had to stop a few times to get around a cow in the middle of the running path.
Molly in particular was really curious about the cows, and kept running up to one in particular and barking at him.  But as soon as he took a step towards her, she freaked out.
Graham had no idea what to do, and just stood about fifteen feet away, growling and barking his fool head off until we moved along.
So in general, puppy life is good.  They've been drinking a lot more water and Sofie has cracked pads on her foot that we've been treating with lotion (imagine how fun THAT is), but I like to think that they are happy here. 

21 comments:

  1. Looks like the puppies are very happy with their life in CO. And the lotion on the feet thing... um yeah... good luck with THAT! Yikes~!

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  2. Yay! Glad your family is reunited! Looks like you are all adapting well. :-)

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  3. Happy puppies! And your trails look so beautiful.

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  4. Haha I can just imagine the dogs playing chicken with the cows!

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  5. Be careful around those cows! I grew up on a farm and know that cows don't generally like dogs especially
    If they have a calf. Cows can move alot quicker than you think too and do some damage to a dog. Just a friendly word of caution. :)

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  6. I think my pups would shit themselves if they came that close to a cow!! I mean, Delilah saw a fake deer in someone's lawn one time and was terrified! haha!

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  7. They look quite happy. I think my dogs would flip out at the cow. They've been able to see but leash on one end and fence for the cow on the other. Free roaming could be interesting!

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  8. I'm sure they are loving their new environs...what pup doesn't love to cut loose a bit away from concrete/asphalt? My poor old guy is getting to frail to take out on trails for very long now. It makes me sad b/c he always loved long walks in the woods. : (

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  9. Fun! I think your puppies do a lot more sleeping than mine do - and I'm quite jealous about that. Mine are all about demanding their twice-daily-if-not-more walks and runs.

    Did you get those Boulder off-leash open space tags for them, or are there other places outside Boulder where you run them off-leash?

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  10. Come spring, check the trails you regularly use to see if there are rattlesnakes. Keep doggies on leash and do not let them run off trail and get bit by a rattlesnake. We have a lot of them.

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  11. Did they ever get to run off leash before? I bet they love that! New areas to explore and lots of places to run and roam. I bet they are over the top thrilled.

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  12. <3 Puppies. I feel like the pups are truly where they belong! I hope poor Graham doesn't feel left out :(

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  13. Have you considered using a bag balm (yup it is what it sounds like) for their dry cracked feet. That stuff works miracles, we use it for tons of things on the horses and I have used it for my own cracked skin. You can get it at any farm store (think in Colorado that is Big R).

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  14. No side-effects of the altitude on Graham?

    Isn't seeing livestock on a run or ride pretty cool? Today we rode past a longhorn whose horns had to be about 6 feet wide. It was such an awesome sight I didn't stop talking about it for about 20 minutes.

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  15. Such sweet puppies! Hope Sofie's foot heals quickly!

    And, after this morning's run on ice and snow in 5˚ temps, I could go for some of those trails! Looks beautiful.

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  16. Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! That's all I got.

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  17. haha I love the pictures of Molly going up to the cow. :)

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  18. I love it - they seem to already be enjoying their new home!

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