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Saturday, January 26, 2013
These days, I feel so very thankful that this amazing dog came into my life.
We are having so much fun together. Our clicker training is a blast - Shyla completely "gets it" now and is learning tricks very fast. Moreover, we had a stupendous outing to town yesterday. And, I adore snow biking with her!
She's at home on our trails and is an incredible athlete.
On top of all that, she's sweet and sensitive. Her sensitivity makes some things harder for her (like getting used to an urban setting) but it also makes her a wonderful friend.
Today, as Shyla and I headed up toward Hug Hill, we were treated to the sight of a huge flock of Bohemian Waxwings. Apparently, these berry-eating birds are appearing in lots of places south of their normal wintering grounds. One report says that the berry crop that they usually eat further north failed. I hope that they're finding enough to eat here.
The flock looks like a hundred or more to me. The photo just shows a fraction of the flock as they flew past me.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
P.S. To those of you who asked about yesterday's post, the mountain lions do come out in daytime, and I've captured lots of daytime trail camera photos of them in the past. However, they are very wary of people and are rarely seen. I do get a little scared when I realize that one was recently in the spot where I'm checking a trail camera but I honestly believe that it's more risky to drive on my steep mountain road on a snowy day than to ride my bike through mountain lion territory.