Sunday, October 15, 2017
She's a Frisbee dog!
Heidi has been our summer boarder. I think we've had her living with us since June when our youngest son came to the ranch to work on fence for us. Now she's become a permanent resident. One of her favorite things to do is to play Frisbee. She carries it around with her most of the day or at least she knows right where it is in case someone comes along who is willing to throw for her. If you have a dog, I highly recommend the Kong Flyer. They are made of the toughest rubber known to human or canine. This dog cannot bite through it which is a miracle. We've had the Kong balls too and they are great, but they tend to get lost in the tall grass between our houses.
Today I thought I'd snap some shots of Heidi playing Frisbee. She can catch it in mid-air which I think is quite a feat for a large German Shepherd. I've never had a German Shepherd before, but I've read that they have lots of energy and need to play hard so we play. Heidi has also been a super walking friend. She keeps me in a swift gait while we walk. I'm working now at teaching her to heel as we walk along. She's doing really well until she sees a rabbit or deer running in front of her. This evening we walked in a pasture where some lambs were grazing and she walked right beside me as we strolled on by them. I was so proud of her!
It's been a beautiful fall day here this Sunday -- 56* and sunny with a little breeze. It sounds like the coming week will actually be hot for us -- maybe up to 80*. That seems crazy since most nights we drop below freezing right now. Many of the trees have lost their leaves, but the Cottonwood trees are the prettiest yellow-gold right now. It's been a wonderful fall.
"Happiness is a warm puppy.” – Charles Shultz (cartoonist, Peanuts)