Thursday, December 31, 2009

Snow Bound

We headed up to Tahoe for a few fun days in the snow. It snowed every day and it was a winter wonderland. We spent the mornings doing a short hike with the dogs and in the afternoon we took them cross country skiing. They love the snow! I called Remo the powder dog. Turbie did a helicopter our 2nd day out and ended up hurting her tail. She still had a good time, but her tail wasn't spinning in circles like it usually does. It certainly didn't help matters when Remo kept grabbing her tail and tackling her. Luckily, we all made it back in one piece. Last night when we left, it was a beautiful full moon.

Looking forward to another trip in the snow.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas in Mill Valley

After a nice morning around the Christmas tree, we loaded up the dogs and headed out for a hike and to the beach. It was a pleasant 60 degrees and blue skies. We met our friends Kevin and Michelle and their dog Boon (Turbie's boyfriend).
Boon couldn't wait to get the hike over and hit the beach. It's really paradise where we live, to think this is right out our back door is amazing.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas - xxoo cm.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas & Happy Birthday Remo

Merry Christmas Everyone!

It's also Remo's birthday today and he's 1 year old. He was looking very handsome this morning.

We started off the morning with our stocking stuffers. Turbie & Remo got a lot of cool toys and doggie treats. They couldn't decided which toy to play with first. Turbie already pulled the nose off her snowman...she's a bad girl.

Stay tuned for our outdoor adventures later today. cm.

Monday, December 14, 2009


Today we went up to Pantoll and started our hike out of Bootjack, Theater trail, Rock Springs, West Point Inn, Nora, and then to the Matt Davis trail (2 hr loop). After a few rainfalls, these are fun trails to hike on. You cross several little waterfalls and all of the streams are flowing. During the summer it can be pretty dry and hot on these trails, but not today. Lot's of good things to sniff!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

One Expensive TURD!

I spent the last few days in and out of the vet clinic. In total Remo spent 36 hours in the clinic with an IV in his leg. He had a really bad case of food poisoning. He was vomiting, diarrhea, lethargic, and his stomach was sore to the touch. After xrays, blood panels, stool sample, and ultra sound, they determine he had a bad case of gastroenteritis. We think he may have nibbled on a bad turd that he found on the trail or may have digested some bad water at the marshlands. Needless to say he's on medication and a special diet of rice, chicken, and cottage cheese. We were so happy to get him back home today and he even managed a little tail wag. The technicians at the clinic, put this cute little scarf around his neck. I think he looks like a boy scout. Hopefully, he'll be back on the trails in a few days.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Coyote Ridge

We drove up Highway 1 (about 10 minutes from our house)and hit a trail head to Coyote Ridge. At the peak we could look down and see Muir Beach and from the other side we could see the East Bay. We left our house a little late in the day and by the time we finished the hike it was dark. Did I mention how much I hate ticks? Most of them I could flick off, but we had a few that required the tweezers...definitely need to see about getting some Neem Oil. As soon as we got home, I checked the dogs again and found more. I may need to make a trip into the vets office in the morning, because I found one on Turbie that may have been there for a day or so. It seemed to fester and was in pretty deep. Brian was performing surgery and we aren't sure if we got it all out..arghhhhhh. Turbie got a lot of treats for being a good patient.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Rainy Days

Rain or shine, we hit the trails. We may do something short on a rainy day, but we all need to get some excercise. Often, people ask me if our dogs are hyper. I always say, you need to channel their energy, and that's what we love to do every day on our adventures. We left early this morning, before the storm move in. When we got home, we started the fireplace and got cozy.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Ft. Cronkite

Today, we went out to Ft. Cronkite. This area has a lot of options, because you have rodeo beach, and you also have trails that go up to the headlands area. We decided to hit the trails and we did a big loop (almost 2 hrs). The first half was all uphill until, we got to the radar station and then we dropped down to coastal trail and eventually to the miwok trail. The views are absolutely amazing and it was a crystal clear day. This is the first time I took the dogs out on these trails and they loved it...there's a lot of good things to sniff, but there are also a lot of coyotes in this area, so you need to keep your eyes open. I also found out there are a lot of ticks in that broom brush. Most of them I could flick off the dogs, but I had to pull out the tweezers to get a few of them. Poor Turbie got one in her ear and another one on her bottom. I even got bit by one on my neck...those things are nasty! On the way back to the parking lot, we walked along the beach a bit, cuz the dogs love running in the sand. They were a bit tuckered out, when we got back to the truck.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Chasing Rabbits

It's a good day, if we find a jack rabbit in the wetlands. We were searching high & low for rabbits and we only found one. The rabbit population seems to be dwindling in this area...too many dogs chasing them. Where ever we go, Turbie is always good at sniffing out a tennis ball. For her a tennis ball is almost as exciting as a jack rabbit.

Riding on Mt. Tam "Gentlemen's Loop"

We have a few rides we do on Mt. Tam a couple times a week with the dogs. Today, we did the Gentleman's Loop...up railroad grade, to hoo-koo-e-koo, blithdale summit, and back to railroad grade. We add on another loop in the beginning to make the ride a little longer. This is a great ride on a warm day, because we have about 4 water stops on the way. The weather has been perfect the past couples weeks...not too hot.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

I'm easy...

One day I'm the King and the next day I'm looking ridiculous with this life preserver around my neck and I have no balls! An agonizing decision on the pros and cons of neutering Remo. He went into surgery last Friday and is doing well. He'll be on R&R for another week, before he's back in action.


Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Beauty of the Vizsla

The athleticism of a Vizsla is an amazing thing to watch...they make it look so easy. It's really beautiful to watch them running through the fields. Today, we flushed out a couple jack rabbits...boy was that fun!

Click on photos to enlarge. cm.