Sunday, October 31, 2010

in ventura

on a recent trip to ventura, baloo and alex get 
comfortable on the bed. ridgebacks are born knowing
what couches and beds are for. 

Friday, July 23, 2010

west fork oak creek

the west fork at oak creek is a beautiful area to hike just
about 10 miles north of sedona. the colorful rock
walls that line the stream are gorgeous. the stream
provided a perfect trail to wade along, rarely more than
knee high and often little more than ankle deep. alex
is not much of a water dog. she willingly came along, but
alternated between looks of puzzlement and concern
throughout the day.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Sunday, March 21, 2010

break time

backpack toting siberian husky

Friday, March 19, 2010

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Monday, March 15, 2010

guest doggie

couldn't resist snapping a picture of this labra-doodle.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Friday, March 12, 2010

fiesta cluster dog show

at this point, alex had been in the ring 2 times and
was letting me know she was ready to go. she had
voiced several complaints and finally just began to
look perplexed that we weren't really doing anything
productive, yet weren't making any moves toward the

Thursday, March 11, 2010

alex with her favorite chicken

alex is nearly 18 months old, but she still loves her
toys. here she is with her latest obsession - a rubber
chicken. she searches for it at night and
takes it to bed with her.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Monday, November 23, 2009

Sunday, November 22, 2009

fun at cynosport games

baloo's annual romp through the lure course
at the cynosport nationals last weekend

Friday, October 09, 2009

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Friday, October 02, 2009


first trip to the field with alex was a success. we camped,
just alex and i. if she weren't such an outstanding watch
dog i'm not sure i would have had the courage for solo
camping so close to the AZ/MX border.
as it were, i didn't worry at all. we slept in
the back of the truck (camper shell) and alex woke every
couple hours. very quietly she would sit up and
look out the windows for about 10 minutes, then settle
back to sleep. never a false growl or bark, she was
confident and brave. she knew exactly how to do her job.

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

first in field

alex went to Las Cienegas National Conservation
Area with me to monitor the recently transplanted
black-tailed prairie dogs. her first trip to the field,
she's a natural and a stellar guard dog.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

happy birthday alex!

birthday cake courtesy of grandma Lin

Friday, September 04, 2009

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

turn your face to the sun
and the shadows fall behind you

Monday, August 24, 2009

fun at dog beach, san diego

alex and baloo took to the beach like...
well, like fish to water