Monthly Archives: July 2011

Rorschach Snail

We spotted this cute snail, poised on the edge of our lemon tree planter, as we were heading out for a hike with Toki.  Josh and I each came up with captions, and they couldn’t have been more diametrically opposed: … Continue reading

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Don’t Laugh: Doggles Review

The first time I saw Toki in her Doggles, I couldn’t help but giggle.  She looked way too cool for school. Doggles are protective eyewear for dogs, sort of like sunglasses and goggles in one.  The lenses are shatterproof, anti-fogging, … Continue reading

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I thought I was in Switzerland

We met a couple of buddies on the trail in the Cottonwood Lakes basin, including this white cutie and this Bernese Mountain Dog, both from Torrance, California. Bernese Mountain Dogs are one of my favorite breeds – so it was … Continue reading

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Horseshoe Meadow: bringing your dog into the back country

It can be difficult to find a place that allows your pup to enjoy the wilderness along with you.  Typically, National Parks exclude dogs from hiking on trails, and a lot of the California state parks do likewise.  Luckily, out … Continue reading

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In my dreams

I’m pretty sure this is what Toki was dreaming about last night. . . . Over the Fourth of July weekend, we went hiking in the Sierras, near Lone Pine, California.  I’ll post more pictures and details tomorrow. I hope … Continue reading

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Miss Good Citizen

It’s official, Toki wants to be a good dog. She’s enrolled in an intermediate obedience class whose ultimate goal is the AKC’s Canine Good Citizen test. The test includes 10 tasks: Accepting a friendly stranger Sitting politely for petting Appearance … Continue reading

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