View from Above

Galen and I — and his drone — headed out this morning to capture images and videos. These are some of the favorite photos — all taken by Galen.

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Can you see both dogs? Claire and Harper.

Can you see both dogs? Claire and Harper.

We did a drone video of Harper running a track — wow. That should be ready to share in a few days.

I hope your Sunday has also been scenic!

Sunday Morning in a Magical Place

It has almost a year since I have done agility with my dogs — I am reminded how much I love it. But what is not to love about spending a few days with friends and dogs at a beautiful place like this?


Yellowstone Dog Sports is a magical place.

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Daisy had her agility debut yesterday, earning a qualifying score in Novice Fast Preferred and showing her amazing potential for this particular dog sport. Claire is also running a class or two a day and while not qualifying, is having fun and doing better than I expected with her five weeks of training.

Harper B for Been Felt Up spent some time being evaluated by a rehab veterinarian who is here, and we have some great ideas for keeping Harper sound and healthy as she ages with her two repaired knees.

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I hope your day is magical.

Sparkle having a rolling good time.

Sparkle having a rolling good time.

2019 Tracking Test and etc.

Alison sent this cool photo of a moose that she took yesterday on a walk.

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I love the homely gawkiness of moose — they are beautiful in their special moose way. Thank you, Alison!

Can you see why I took this photo?

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Bluebirds are the symbol of happiness — a bright burst of a reminder to pay attention to what is cheerful and happy. Nature’s PING to our psyche.

Yesterday was the Tracking Test, which is held in the most amazing place.

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Base camp for the test is always at the campground at Harper’s Lake…

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It turns out there was not a track for Claire after all, but I brought scones, took photos, cheered on the other teams, and enjoyed the day.

Claire has twice been first alternate this year in TDX tests — what that means is her amazing day is in the future.

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And then I came home and found a TICK in my hair! ACK!

Okay — let’s see how to reframe that…

Isn’t it wonderful that I was able to be in a place so wild and natural that ticks can live? That I have that ability to be out in such a place, hiking around, taking photos — and picking up crawly hitchhikers?

Life is all about coexisting with the Bluebirds of Happiness and the blood-sucking ticks — with an occasional moose thrown in for fun.

And isn’t it just awesome?!