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Burr Season

This could almost be burrrr (as in cold) season, since we're getting pretty close to frost some nights now, but I am referring to those sharp, prickly, sticky, messy burrs that get into the feathering of our beautiful dogs.

Chester happened to find a whole bunch of burrs on our run at the dog park today. He got some little black sticky ones - some small sharp, prickly green ones - and some big, brown sharp,prickly ones. A real nice combination of messy stuff.

Chester loves to…


Added by Mavis on September 14, 2007 at 6:01pm — 5 Comments

Chester had a swim!

Unlike some of the Irish Setters here, Chester does not appreciate water. He loves playing in mud, but will walk around a puddle of water every time. Well, today at the dog park, he ended up in the river. I didn't see what happened, so I don't know for sure how he got in there, but I think he must have fallen in as he was running along the riverbank. Its possible that another dog was running with him or towards him and he zigged instead of zagged - LOL.

Anyway, after I heard a splash,…


Added by Mavis on August 19, 2007 at 8:40pm — 1 Comment

Walking the Dogs

When Chester first arrived here, he was the 3rd dog in and at that point, taking the dogs for a walk was very difficult. I could drive them to the off-leash dog park and let them run, but 3 large dogs in the back of my little car means little fights would often occur in the crowded back seat. So, luckily I have a large back yard and they would put quite a few miles racing around. Unfortunately, Chester never did learn to walk on leash this way though.

This year, we were down to 2 dogs…


Added by Mavis on August 8, 2007 at 8:52pm — 7 Comments

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