The adventuresome life of a Great Pyrenees/Newfoundland dog in Northwestern Ontario

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Colorado Sends Me a Gift for Christmas!

A Colorado Low came through Christmas night and Boxing Day.

I had fun this morning.

I had fun this morning.

 

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My flying leaps were much more exciting with all the soft landings.

 

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And the scenery along my patrol route was spectacular!

 

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I thought I was going to get the whole day off from work at the bookshop, but Rob the Snowman came “to rescue us,” says Elizabeth. On the up side, he built me a good start on this year’s Model Pyrenees Mountain Range. They’re really tall. Note the peak of the shed roof behind them (top centre)!

I think Elizabeth might be up late tonight, waiting for me to come in from my evening patrol.

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Winter Waning Wednesday

Winter is trying hard to maintain its grip on my Boreal domain.

It’s a losing battle.

Winter slipping off the top of the two-legger house. A Boreal Glacier.

Winter slipping off the top of the two-legger house. A Boreal Glacier.

Notice the difference on our little gravel path?

Notice the difference on our little gravel path?

A rare shot of Lesser Boreal Snow Trolls. They gathered along the big gravel path Monday night to watch the total lunar eclipse.

A rare shot of Lesser Boreal Snow Trolls. They gathered along the big gravel path Monday night to watch the total lunar eclipse.

Growly Beast Spotting. Don't tell Elizabeth. She gets very upset when she catches me chasing Growly Beasts.

Growly Beast Spotting. Don’t tell Elizabeth. She gets very upset when she catches me chasing Growly Beasts.

Still the best place for catching the Evening News and Neighbourhood Updates.

Still the best place for catching the Evening News and Neighbourhood Updates.

I could've sworn I heard Elizabeth up here somewhere. I wonder where she got to?

I could’ve sworn I heard Elizabeth up here somewhere. I wonder where she got to?

The Pileated (Pill-ee-ate-ed) Woodpecker has been busy trying to impress the ladies. We found this on the way home...

Mr. Pileated (Pill-ee-ate-ed) Woodpecker has been busy trying to impress the ladies. We found this on the way home…

My Model Great Pyrenees Mountain Range is shrinking. This makes me very sad. It's such a great place to monitor goings on.

My Model Great Pyrenees Mountain Range is shrinking. This makes me very sad. It’s such a great place to monitor goings on.

See you next week! ~:oP=

Morning Patrol Wind Down

Morning patrols on the Campbell Estate are a bit easier lately – if I get out early enough. The fluffy white stuff is melting during the day, but at night the temperatures still drop well below freezing and a thick crust forms. I like to take some time after a full patrol, which I often do at high speeds, just to relax and absorb the cold from the surface.

As the day goes on, the white stuff on the roof of the  two-leggers’ house begins to thaw a bit, and the splashy white stuff that forms sinks through to the roof surface. Elizabeth says the mass becomes like a miniature glacier in the mountains, and it slowly slides to the edge of the roof, where it breaks off and shatters on the walkway, much to everyone’s chagrin. I like it though – must be my Mountain Dog genes. I like crunching on the chunks of icy white stuff! I find it very refreshing. I don’t like the noise it makes when a big piece falls off. But it’s good that it makes noise so everyone can move out of the way.

Mostly the two-leggers stay inside at this time of the year. It’s too wet and mushy for them, and the crust doesn’t hold up too well under them. But they had to park the growly machine at the top of the little gravel path yesterday because the wet white stuff grabs the wheels and tries to pull the growly beast into my Model Pyrenees Mountain Range! They got stuck trying to get Elizabeth and I to work on Saturday… It was fun watching from my seat while they eventually figured out how to get the beast moving again! The long and the short is that we are getting in a few more walks together as a result, and that’s always a good thing.

Today I thought I’d leave you with some pictures of me relaxing after my morning patrol. As you can see, there’s still lots of the not-so-fluffy-anymore white stuff out there, and I’m going to enjoy it as much as I can for as long as it lasts!

Just chilling after a brisk run.

Just chilling after a brisk run.

 

Although we're on the cusp of Spring here in Northwestern Ontario, there's still a lot of white everywhere!

Although we’re on the cusp of Spring here in Northwestern Ontario, there’s still a lot of white everywhere!

 

I called this Winter Wind Up, but I always strategically place myself down wind ... Something smells dangerous! I'm off!

I called this Morning Patrol Wind Down, but I always strategically place myself down wind (BOL) … Something smells dangerous! I’m off!

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