Sunday, October 28, 2012

Sunshine!

A couple of days ago, we had weather that was more like August than October.  Bright sunshine, blue sky and a temperature of 26 C/78 F.  It was one of those days that, when it happens in late October and you don't have to go to work (I didn't!) you just have to make the most of it.  So we did.

I took Bill, blind Hiker and blind puppy Breeze out for a wander in the wilderness in the morning.  Since neither Bill or Hiker are much for interactive play with others and Breeze has a typical high puppy energy level, they were chosen to go. (yes, there is thought involved!)


Bill, Breeze and Hiker   


It is still somewhat surprising how good blind Breeze is off leash.  She is only about six months old but stays really close and responds well to a whistle.

Breeze      



Hiker
 


Here is a short video of Hiker and Breeze, taken while we were out on the trail.  As you watch, keep in mind that both of these dogs romping in the tall grass are completely blind.



As you can see, a great time was had by all, as usual!  Then it was home to sit in a lawn chair, enjoy the hot sunshine then try and get some ambition together to rake leaves.  We'll tell you about that tomorrow!

8 comments:

  1. What a lovely day for a walk!! I love outings like that!

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    1. We're lucky in that we live close to trails that aren't well used so we have the freedom to be off leash.

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  2. They are so cute, I love the way Hiker and Breeze were hopping through the grass!

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    1. It's videos like that that I wish more people could see so that they'd realize blind dogs are normal!

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  3. Fantastic! Every time I see one of your videos with the dogs off-leash, I wish again that I could do that with Ray.

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    1. Just put it down to Ray's hound nose!

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  4. Maybe if I showed this video to Blueberry and told her those dogs are blind and still manage to be great off leash, she'd learn! ;)

    Love the video! They are having such a blast!

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    1. A friend of mine used to always say that they stayed close because they knew I controlled the food!

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