Friday, December 20, 2013

Snow day in Seattle!

A Snow Day Adventure for  the Border Collies in the Burbs

This morning we woke up to a couple of inches of snow and could hardly wait to go out on our morning walk.  After walking a few blocks we got to the area where we get to run off-leash.

Hank started the fun with a play bow.

And the chase games in the snow began!

Back after a few circles around the field.

Time to take a short break to give Hank a minute to roll in the snow.

While Tim catches his breath.

And then it's time to run some more.

Time to head back home.

On the way home, Hank finds a fresh mole hill.  Dang - almost had him and then Mom pulled me away!

Border Collie Dog Nose Christmas Ornament
Border Collie Dog Nose Christmas Ornament by VickiSims
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Friday, December 6, 2013

Dog Safety at Night - Clip on Dog Collar Lights

With the long, dark nights of winter upon us, we still need our exercise so we go on walks and off-leash adventures in dark.  This presented a problem because silly Vicki didn't like not being able to see us when we run around our local unofficial off-leash area.  We don't know why she should be concerned when we occasionally take off into the darkness chasing a deer, coyote, cat or raccoon.  After all we always come back - eventually.  So she found these dog collar lights so she could see where we are.

So now on our adventures in the dark, we are sporting Nite Ize Spotlit clip-on lights on our collars.  We each have one in a different color so she can tell which one of us is where by the color of the light on our collar.  We look rather festive for the holidays in our red and green lights!  When we are walking on-leash around the dark, curvy roads in our neighborhood, it makes us more visible to vehicles, too.  They are available in several colors and here is what they look like close-up: