Monday, April 19, 2010

Spring weekend in the mountains

We're still making it to the mountains on the weekends. The season is coming to an end and I will really miss my snowtime! The Sierra Nevada's were as spectacular as ever and the sun made for a beautiful warm weekend.
Mom had a smudge on her, you may see a 'ghost' hanging out in the photos. No more deep powder, but more of a soft crust. Still fun. We worked on some long line recalls and retreiving.
If you look closely will see a pal in the upper and lower windows! The lower is the ski patrol room and an avalanche doggie was hanging out.
This is what I thought of mom's 30ft long line after a while!
Clear blue skies and a melting snow pack.
Snow sculpture creation!
Saturday eve we were hanging out in the camper and we heard some snootering outside! Had to check things out.....
Ohhhhh! Perhaps I'll just hang in here...look those chompers! :)
Saturday eve meant bbq and bonfire! Below is an old tumbler from a clothes washing machine. Great for contained bonfires!
Sunday mom and dad met some ski patrol pals at the top of the chairlift. They were selling t-shirts as a fundraiser for Avlanche Dogs. We bought 3 shifts!
Mom seemed to have fun with these fellas!
And, WOW! What a backdrop for a game of bitey face!! :)
I was ready for more play time when mom and dad got back. Let's go! Play ball!
I'm really happy just sitting in the snow too.
Or playing in the little creek in the meadow. Just a few more trips on the calendar for our weekend snow escapes... And...this is a special week for me!! Can you guess?


  1. Holy smokes! Was that the Loch Ness Monster!?!? What's he doing up there?!!
    You're so lucky to still have snow to play in! Around here it's panting season and shedding season and mowing the grass season! Well, we Sibes do two out of three of those things. Ha roo roo roo!
    Thanks for sharing your BEAUTIFUL snow with us!
    Play bows,

  2. Hi Sierra Rose! You and your parents look so natural in the snow. I think your special time is because you are coming up on a birthday soon! Am I right? I can't believe it's been a year. But you certainly have grown into a beautiful young lady :) Enjoy your snow trips. Soon they will be lake outings in the boat!

    Emma Rose

  3. We are so out of snow and that is totally not fair. Glad you still have some.

  4. Boy, does that look like a great weekend of snowy fun. Best bitey face picture we've seen in a long time. Rock on SR

  5. Ha ha! I had to laugh at the guy with the severe underbite. "Bitey face"?! That's the perfect name for that game! It's a wonder to me how dogs can get enjoyment out of that activity!!

  6. You have the best time and best adventures in the snow!! Will it ever melt for you?? :-)

  7. Ohohohoh! I can guess - I can guess!!! Just LOVE these pictures of you hangin' in all that cold white stuff - great picture of you with the long line - looks like your pawing the line (like yarn) for Mom to wind up heehee! And I have a-just-up-to-date update on the weather....... tonight and tomorrow... it's supposed to snow again up there or wherever it is that you are lucky enough to hang out. Yeah! Gonna get more fluffy stuff! Cool!
    Loves Ya Lots pal!

  8. Please put some snow in a box and send it to us!! We would be very grateful! :)

  9. Woof! Woof! Now I get it Sierra ... going n playing in the mountains is your kinda backyard. It's wonderful that they allow dogs. Your last photo is absolutely LOVELY. Will respond to your email. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  10. Another chance fur me to paw:

    See The Herd's khoment!


  11. We are having the great meltdown here in Colorado. Even at 10,000 feet it is all mush! Enjoy the white stuff while you still have it.

    Is this week your birthday????

    Wags and Kisses,

  12. what are you going to do when there is no more snow????

    Elizabeth & Luna

  13. Hey Sierra Rose, you look so happy in the snow!!
    Can you go dogskiing?

  14. It must be nice to have the best of both worlds, warm and sunny weekdays and snow-filled weekends. That is just such a beautiful place you go to. Is this your birthday week? We love surprises, so we can't wait to find out.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  15. Fantastic photos!

    You are so lucky having so many snow adventures!

    take care
    Clive and the NSLM

  16. Fantastic post from way on high....
    I might have needed a few wooley jumpers to wear. Good to see pups having fun. x x x
    Lots of love AMIE SOTO BLOSSOM

  17. Special week fur you? Sierra Rose, is your barkday coming up? If it is, then early barkday wishes to you. Can't wait to find out!
    We love that bitey face picture! It's just pawsome!

    Sam & June

  18. Is this a birthday weekend? Oh, that creek photo gives me goose bumps.

  19. Great photos (as usual!) -- we loooove coming here for our snow dose, what will we do without it???

  20. Hi Sierra
    These were just wonderful pic and we can see what a great time you are all having.
    We are hopeful not to see anymore snow for a long time!
    We didn't see any ghosts! We looked at the pics with our paws over our eyes just in case.
    Sorry we are so behind - blame the humans - well, let's face it, it is always the humans!
    Martha & Bailey xx

  21. We sure wish we could spend our weekends in the snow, Sierra Rose! Do you have a birthday coming up?

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  22. I have an avi dog t-shirt from a Sierra ski resort from more than 10 years ago. All the dogs are pictured on the back with their names next to them. I love it!

    The Sierra mountains in the springtime... I loved that season there. In fact, all of our visits to those mountains convinced us that we wanted to live in the mountains full time. But, we're looking for a chance to visit our fave Sierra spots again someday!

    Keep enjoying the spring snow! What a lucky pup!

  23. Beautiful, photogenic place u romp in, Sierra.would have loved to be there...Sigh!

    have all d fun u can till it all melts,

    wags, Buddy and Ginger

  24. SR -

    WOW! You are one lucky dog! The snow...the mountains....more snow! Enjoy!

    (And yes...I'm jealous!)


  25. Enjoy the white stuff while it lasts.
    Licks and sniffs,
    Zack, Sassy and Buddy


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