Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Just doing little walkies....

Hi ya. Well, per doctor orders, I have rested up as best I can to heal from my little lady op. I am cleared for LITTLE WALKIES! Stickin' my snooter out the window...but not too far overboard! I sometimes ride in my crate in the back, but don't like it so much for just short drives...unless I am provided with a few chewies and delicious snacks, of course!
Passing by this pasture...St. Vincent's School in the background...this is near the pumpkin patch that I visited before Halloween.
Here we are back at the Las Gallinas wildlife ponds... a series of ponds with treated no swimming for us doggies. A favorite stop for bird watchers, since a variety of species migrating on the Pacific Flyway, make the area home for fall and winter.
You can see a variety of ducks, Canada geese, American avocets, black-necked stilts, kildeer, raptors, lots of egrets...and more. This morning our walk started as usual, at the McInnis Parkie levy area. Across a marsh, mom noticed (what she thinks are) the American White Pelicans. After our usual route, we hopped levy trails to see the pelicans...not the best photos below, and we didn't want to get too close..... These pelicans are among the largest birds in North America. Very interesting birds, we found the following about winter, they are rarely found on the open seashore, preferring brackish estuaries and lagoons. They cross deserts and mountains but avoid the open ocean on migration. However, stray birds, often blown off course by hurricanes, have been seen in the Caribbean.
I am sure we will be back for some better photos. Mom forgot her good camera.
Mmmmmm. More to see and sticking my snooter closer to the source. A very calm, pretty morning.
Homebound...with one of Golden Samantha's borrowed toys! Haven't quite mastered how to use this one....
A few more snooter sniffs.....
We are so glad to hear that Max in South Africa is doing well! Love ya pal!
And, pleased that other pals are doing a lot better. Hugs to all of you!
See you again soon!


  1. You look like you are being a good puppy and wearing your safety belt. Would you please have a talk with Jack about that?

  2. That's a very nice little walkie. We can just imagine how wonderful a BIG wakie is!

    Glad you are healing up. Keep taking care, and leave the bird hunting for later.
    Jake and Fergi xxoo

  3. Hi Sierra Rose! Looks like youre feeling better!!! Gosh we have never seen white pelicans before! You are so lucky!!!! Hugs Joey and Kealani

  4. Woof! You sure did had a FUN in your morning little walkie. Thanks for sharing the pelican information. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  5. We get plenty of snooter sniffs because we ride in the back of a Jeep, but we have to be in our seat belts at all times (or, in Cheoah's bouncy case, in her crate).

  6. Hiya Sierra! I heard about your operation but was too busy to visit till now. Glad to see you are up and about again. You look like you are gettin' to be such a big girl already-just seems like yesterday you was bein' a puppy, all fuzzy-like.

    Loved seein' the pelican pics. Didn't even know there were such birds like that.

    You get yourself all better so you can run and romp again!
    Chocolate Woofs!
    Chester ;0=)

  7. So glad that you're healing fast! Before you know it, you'll be swimming. My dogs thought that frequent swimming was one of the best parts of living in your part of the world!

    Take it easy, cute puppy.

  8. Ahhhhh!

    I'm so happy to see the rekhovery is going well fur woo!

    Tanks fur sharing the hike and info with us!


  9. Hi Sierra!
    I´m glad you´re doing well. What a great little walk you had! Thanks for sharing those pelicans and all.

  10. Glad to hear things are healing nicely for you, Sierra Rose. Look at that comfy bed you have in the back of the car - very nice.

    Woos, the OP Pack

  11. Glad to see you are getting out for short walkies Sierra, I am sure you'll be back to running and playing with Samantha before you know it!!


  12. So glad you were able to get out for a little exercise, fresh air and sunshine!!!
    Your looking good!!!

  13. Great info Sierra! Here I walk those same levvies, and am totally ignorant about these pawesome birds and their flyways. Thanks for telling! You sure look cute in the car and I know how well and fast you are healing! Amazing!
    Hugs xo

  14. Hi, Sierra Rose!
    Glad to know you are doing well!
    Sure it was nice to go out for a little walkie, right?
    Take care
    Kisses and hugs

  15. You look pretty good for a girl that just had surgery! Glad you are out and about!

    We always enjoy your post!

    Riley and Star.

  16. So glad to see you are healing well. What a comfy bed you have to travel on. Looks like you have room back there for Sammie too!

    Emma Rose

  17. Hi Sierra, we know it must be hard for you to have little calm walkies!
    We loved seeing your nice drive in the car and you got lots of nice sniffs.
    We have never seen pelicans in real life - you have different things where you live!
    love and kisses
    Martha & Bailey xxx

  18. Sierra -I'm sorry I didn't know you were sick! I would've sent a get well card and one of my stuffed bears! I love sniffing the air out the window too!
    Love, your friend Scout

  19. Glad your lady surgery was successful. Do you ever see the Trumpeter Swans? We used to live on a lake in Alaska, and they would stop in every fall and spring. Love them.

  20. Whoo hoo! Glad you got the A-OK to get out!! And what a pretty day!

  21. Nice little walkie. Sorry we missed your lady surgery but we are glad that you are getting better. Pretty soon you'll get to go for big walkies.

    Sam & June

  22. Hi Sierra,
    We knew you'd be out & about before long! You have such restraint for not chasing all those birds:)

  23. We're so glad your finally getting out and about, Sierra Rose! What a beautiful walkie!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  24. Sierra -

    Glad to see you are up and about and healing nicely. You have beautiful area for walks! It's so wide open! - Abbey


I love hearing from you!