Friday, January 28, 2011

Midweek snooter fun and late Friday light...

Wednesday morning found me here. Pink harness with top buckle, long line, my nose was tuned up and ready to go to work!
Our first dabble at Tracking! Coached by a wonderful and patient Elizabeth, who explained the goals, and carefully planted the most delicious treats with the stomp of her boot.
If you take a visit over to Sammie & Avalon's page, you will find more details about Tracking.
Elizabeth carefully lays down a separate track before each of our turns, making sure we are watching her.
With a sizeable treat bag in hand, of course we were watching!
On the long line, my snooter in action...I tracked footfalls (treats helped!) ...and also found a few deer goodies too :)
What a fun morning! And thank you to our friends for including us!
Hope we can try this sport again soon.
Onward to Friday...before the sun disappeared....a call to pals, made for a nice date at our Civic Center Park Just minutes from home, we had this sandy ring all to ourselves.
Fast floppy ears.
Ear back zooms.
Ring around the Kong.
Breathless. Ah so needed!
From the sandy corral, we headed out for a lap around the lagoon.
Sammie with grandpeep C, below.
Exploring the sky...they became silhouettes.
Avalon and I kept an eye out in all directions.

Shared a stick.
Though not for long...yet, you knew I couldn't leave stickie behind.
Watched the lagoon change light from the late day sun.
We greeted our feathered friends.
Home to Mallards, gulls, sometimes geese, and on occasion river otters.
And too quickly parkie time was over and off we went....our separate ways.
Glad to bask in the late day light.
Until we meet again! Have a nice weekend.


  1. What a big stick you and Avalon found, and so nice of you to share it with her! What a pretty park to play/walk in.

  2. Where' the white stuff that covers the ground?!? We haven't seen grass in MONTHS! (Not that anyone around here is complaining, mind you...) Looks like great times!

    *kissey face*
    -Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

  3. Stickes, dog parks, scents and ducks - sounds like you had a perfect Golden Retreiver day.

    I've wondered about Riley trying tracking, as he loves seeking his toys when I hide them around the house and garden, usually following the path I walked to them, even though he can't see where I walk. What you did looks fun.

  4. I too, am interested in tracking and am amazed at the ability some dogs have to find things--And then others have no clue--But it does look like your day was work and play, and lots of fun!

  5. Wow, who wouldn't want to watch the nice lady with all the treats? That looks like a fun way to learn.
    There is no stick to big for Sweet Sierra. I guess she plans ahead in case she has to share. hahaha.

  6. You look so pretty in pink, Sierra Rose. Your harness matches your tongue perfectly!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  7. Sure you are having lots of fun these days, Sierra Rose!
    You look great in those pictures!
    Happy weekend!
    Kisses and hugs

  8. We commented on Avalon's "patient waiting" picture - grins.

  9. Sierra Rose that tracking exercise with Elizabeth looked very interesting! What a great field event!

    You were so lucky to find that park empty! Zoomies are the best! :D

    Waggin at ya,

  10. great photos. looks like your pup was having a really good time.

  11. Super duper post about such cool, fun work and play! WE always have wonderful walks and exercise times with you, Sierra! Like the monster stickie war - that was too cool! From Mom: great shots of the lagoon in that gorgeous light - you have such the eye! Love the photo of C and Sammie!
    Hugs xoxo
    Sammie, Avalon and Ozzie

  12. I had to stop and look up where you guys live, as the blue sky and grass made me go WOW! I saw Sammie and Avalon's post the other day--what a good time you all had!

  13. It is a good, good life Sierra Rose :)

  14. What GReat times!!!

    Thanks fur shairng!

    PeeEssWoo: I love the blog bakhkGRound pikh!!!

  15. I bet you loved the tracking, Sierra! What fun! It's like a doggy scavenger hunt. I'm glad we get our sun back today!

  16. Tracking looks like a blast! Funny about the deer goodies...

    You've had tons of fun lately. Zooming in the corrale and walking by the lagoon. Thanks for sharing!

  17. I bet Chloe would be great at tracking!! She can find ANYTHING! Looks like you had a great time with your friends!!

  18. Hi Sierra Rose,

    It's Harry; I stopped by to say hello, and catch up on what you have been doing out there in Northern CA. Tracking sounds like it would be fun. I will try to get Dad to try it with me, and let you know how it goes.

  19. Aren't you the lucky duckies...tracking training, zoomies everywhere and a joyous peaceful and mindful...tks so much for this! Cheers!

  20. What a perfect game for Golden Retrievers: Find the treat!! LOL
    You sure have a bunch of wonderful fur friends to play with at the park!
    Raider's Note:
    I love stickies, too, until I tried to bring a 4' long one in the 3' wide sliding glass door! BONG! I saw stars! Why didn't it work?! BOL
    Working on my winter coat in chilly Nevada,

  21. Big day! We should try tracking with the boys.


  22. What a grand adventure! You look so happy!

  23. I still think it would be furry fun doing tracking, but my raiser say's "guide dog ruls say..." bla, bla, bla. Whatever, I think you guys are getting to do something, really cool!
    And I just love that pink harness of yours :)



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