R's infected toe bone and bone chip have healed slowly. Every day, we soak it twice in Epsom Salts. The Mannersminder makes this feat possible without R splashing the solution all over the floor. The Mannersminder is on the step by R's snout, and it delivers kibble whenever we press a button (or automatically, every few seconds). He is so obsessed with the Mannersminder that he just stands still with his paw in the cup! So now, we use this device for R's toenail clippings, Adequan injections, and finally paw soakings!
Today, R snoozed while I rode my bike.
When more trails become snow-free, I now feel confident that my neck will be strong enough to withstand riding on them. Then, the pups can join me!
I arrived home and took the Labraduo for a romp. Before rumbling and tumbling down a steep hill, R surveyed his kingdom.
As we descended a south-facing slope, both pups hurdled a downed tree.
The sun caused all of us to overheat and the dogs squinted against its intensity. This is the first panting dog photo of the year!
We finally hit a trail, and the Labraduo snuzzled each other with affection.
We followed a favorite wildlife trail where I have a remote camera. The Duo did a down-stay while I worked on it. K is experienced with this routine and fell asleep. R hated staying still and contemplated his next attempted escape!
What a pair! We found a cooler snowy area where both of them intensely focused on scents.
I'll have more bear photos in the near future. Many thanks to Stella for researching male and female bear sizes. I also did some research and confirmed her findings. Usually, males are about 33% heavier at each age, including as yearling cubs. That explains why one yearling cub outweighs the other by so much!
Enjoy your weekend!!!!!