Summer school is in session! Since retirement, Bobbi has been keeping her teaching skills tuned with daily lessons for Mattie and Trooper. During one of our bark and walk sessions this week, Trooper discovered a friend in our driveway. After a nice visit, we said our goodbyes and continued on our discovery walk. Mattie isn’t too interested in turtles; however, she does love birds! Do you see the nest she found? We felt the sun’s warmth and learned to never look directly at the sun. In addition to science lessons, we’ve focused on other important skills. Both Mattie and Trooper will earn an A+ in driveway safety on their next report card. Always stop 40 feet from the roadway!
Each day, we take walks up the driveway, to the field, and back through the woods to home. If we run enough, we’ll take a nice nap. Today, our toy pheasant took a nap with us!
Since retirement, Bobbi has been experimenting with some new recipes in the kitchen. Guess who seems to always be on hand as official taste testers?
This summer, we had a huge camping adventure. We traveled to New Hampshire to visit Bobbi’s sister and her family. The dogs had a blast chasing balls with their cousin Cooper and splashing around in the lake. The best part for Bobbi was trying out the kayak. Trooper didn’t love it and wanted to get back to chasing balls. On the other hand, Mattie loved the experience! She was very calm and took in the scenery. We can’t wait to kayak again!
In June, Mattie and Trooper were able to visit their favorite camp, No Place Like Home, while Bobbi and Charlie attended an academic competition in Washington, D.C. Looks like everyone had a terrific vacation!
One of our favorite activities is hunting. We may hunt a chipmunk hiding in the firewood pile, a squirrel we see up in the tree, or some other little critter which has burrowed down into the ground. Can you tell what kind of hunting we were doing today? Don’t forget to click on the pictures to see us up close. Thanks!
We both posed for closeups after our baths. Aren’t we cute?
Yes, it snows every now and then in Georgia! Today, Mattie and Trooper gladly tag along for a hike to check out the road conditions. Back at the house, Mattie tries to catch a snowflake!
Hello, friends! We’ve been busy and having fun in Georgia. We thought it was high time to update our website. Here are some photos of camping trips from October and November. Boy do we love camping!
Last month, we dog-sat Cousin Alphonse (a.k.a. Alphie) over a long weekend while his family was away. He had a great time playing with Mattie and Trooper. Alphie and Trooper took a long nap one afternoon…on Bobbi’s lap! Yes, Alphie is a pit bull. He has incredible strength but is a big ole’ love bug, especially with his new baby brother.