Sunday, August 2, 2015

Hiking with Bert

Friends

On Sunday I took a hike with Bert.  It was wonderful.  Lots of sights, sounds, adventure, and even a scary moment.  When you get to the part of the video you will see Bert running back to me with a worried look on his face.  Prior to that I heard Bert make a sound.  It was not a bark or a yelp, it was a sound I had not heard him make before.  When he got to me he stood behind me shaking.  I did check him to see if he was injured.  He was not.  Then I thought, "I wonder if..."  So I headed the short distance from where he came.  Bert WOULD NOT come with me, he just stood there shaking, watching me.  I proceeded with caution.  What I found was a Great Basin Rattlesnake!  I took it's picture, from a safe distance and returned to Bert.  This really is great news.  You may remember that a couple of years ago Goose and Bert took Snake Aversion Training together.  I know that it worked for Goose as three times in our hiking we came across a Rattlesnake and Goose each time alerted me to the snake and he avoided it.  Well it seems that Bert paid attention in class as well.  So come along with me on a beautiful Sunday hike.



Blessings,
Michelle

Friday, July 31, 2015

Meeting a Princess

Friends

On Friday afternoon I had the unbelievable pleasure to meet a princess.  And not just any ordinary princess.  Oh no no no.  Many of you know of the princess I speak of and you are going to be so jealous.  I am of course talking about Princess Harlow!!!!!  I am not kidding.  Harlow has been on assignment with her Momma in the wilds of Wyoming for two months and is now headed home to Arizona.  When I heard they would be passing through my neck of the woods on their way home I knew I just had to meet Princess Harlow.  Not only did I get to meet her royalness, but Bert brought his Vickie along for the meet and greet AND AND the one and only Dr. Liz (Fi and Abby's mom) came too!!  You may remember that Dr. Liz did a beautiful photo shoot of my boy Goose this past February.  The Princess was in her element with all her adoring fans taking photo after photo of her.  I alone took 533 photos.  I have a little video of SOME of those photos for you to enjoy.



You know I had know idea what I was getting into all those years ago when Bert suggested to Goose that he do a blog.  One of the surprising and unimaginable blessings that I have received is being apart of a community that is so loving, caring, and just down right amazing.  I am overwhelmed with the relationships that have developed.  And the whipped cream on the fresh fruit is that on occasions I get to meet some of you.  Thank you Harlow for stopping by and letting me meet you, pet you, give you belly rubs and thank you for the sweet kisses you gave.

Blessings,
Michelle