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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Spectacular day in the alpine world

The Labraduo and I climbed high above the trees today to a lake at about 12,000'.R, the rebel, has grown up precipitously in the past year. I used to leave him home when I hiked solo because he could hurt my spine with his yanks on the leash. Today, other hikers heaped praise on him for being so well behaved. I can't take much credit - he simply grew up!
I'll post more tomorrow when I'm less tired. Way to go R and thanks to your big sister, K, for her patience with your antics!

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  1. Ah! Spectacular! Praise to both K & R and YOU!
    Would love to be on such a breathtaking hike at amazing altitude :)

    Hugs & snaggle-tooth kisses,
    Sierra Rose

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  2. I love that moment when you realize that you've turned a corner with them and they've grown up a bit into a companion that you're proud to take everywhere with you! I'm looking forward to that with a certain hairy puppy here! lol

    Beautiful shots, too! K and R are on top of the world!

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  3. Holy crap...thats a hike alright! Great job
    Benny & Lily

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  4. You were on top of the world, KB! Hope your back feels OK tonight. What a regal photo of K and R.

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  5. Gorgeous photos - did they get to swim, or was it too cold up there?

    I can't wait to hear all about it - I am feeling particularly jealous of you lately, as we've had nothing but heat and humidity here, which doesn't make for good hiking weather.

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  6. High on the hill is the lonely goatherd...

    What great pics!

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  7. Way to go R. It is great when the maturity kicks in and all of the training suddenly starts sticking.

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  8. A wonderful time when dogs morph into being companions.

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  9. Beautiful top o'the world pics. I am eager for tomorrow's "show and tell".

    Not only does maturity do it, if the dog is lucky enough to have a great companion (like K) he will learn from her too.

    Rest up!

    Jo and Stella

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  10. Simply stunning views! I hope you're feeling okay...

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  11. Phantom still likes to yank and pull - at 11 1/2 years, any chance this will ever change:)

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  12. Wow! Wow! Can't wait for more pictures! R is such a good boy. Perhaps growing up isn't all that bad.

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  13. What beautiful photographs of the lovely duo. Our Ellie was born practically grown up, but Lucy is still not 100% trustworthy. Our neighbors all compliment their training and behavior, but for us, 99% is not good enough. And so we still keep working on it.

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