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January 9 2013 Shots From The Coast

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So yes in January we still look for treasure he with a machine and me with a camera.

It was windy and cold but we bundled up and left at 10 AM and finished there by 3 PM

Tired and cold from all the exercise we got, which they say is Good For You, we headed home for dinner which I

still had to whip up.  While it cooked I made some Chi Tea and heated up the bag we have for sore muscles and

sat with JT and did her shoulder area. She was again hobbling hard makes me so sad to see her in the pain we are in.

I know she has a toenail that was injured and is growing out that I trim weekly(all of them actually)but it appears this

jump and leaping in the sand is sadly taking a toll on her since her injury this past summer.  Her and I will walk daily even if I do not

want to leave my warm home.  With weight off of us both we have got to feel a little less pain when out having a day of fun.

The whole time we played she never showed a sign of pain.  I did stop Frisbee play after 20 min. took her for her water then headed out

with a leash on her for a cool down and I mean cool down on this January day.  She walked and played with her stick with me still no sign. She is

very stoic when she is playing with her Mommy.  When we got home and I went into the kitchen and Ron said she was in some really bad pain. She

Came and sat with me in the kitchen as I cooked supper and made her supper.  She came to bed with me and the heating bean bag which I held on

her till she felt good enough to jump down to the floor on her dog bed.

This morning as I downloaded photos from our trip to the coast,  there were no signs of injury as she played and played with me. Walking later when

the sun has warmed the air some.  Have a great day!

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March comes in like a LION

March rolled in with 12+ inches of snow, here where we call home.  Crazy really for us to be surprised by this, we do live in NH but this has not been a NORMAL winter.  We have been so spoiled by grass and warm temps and the birds singing their spring songs.

Our little Juncos have know idea what is going on.  So there I am crippled in pain from clearing the yard for us and on go the boots to shovel a spot for them to eat seed, I scatter for them.  As I am watching the wildlife scratch the ground, crack the shells for the fruit inside, out of nowhere comes a Hawk,  no this time I did not run out to confront him with my camera, lol I just got angry at myself for making these  little birds, sitting ducks . From now on seed will be scattered up against the house or in the rose bushes, the bigger bird will think twice before going after one of our brood.  I know he has to eat but that is what rodents are for!

JT LOVES the snow!  She loves playing with her  ball in it and wonders why I don’t want to play with her like I do in summer.  Silly girl she is and such a wonderful dog for our family.

See what I mean!  She looks at me as if to say Let’s  Play.   I remind her to play with her ball and to have fun and  as she pushes it into the snow, I can’t even see it,  as I snap another photo.  I am glad she is happy and full of fun.  I just wish I had her stamina.

I call her in to warm up, as I wipe her down  we close the door till tomorrow, when I hope to wake up and see it was all just a bad dream and it’s really is a beautiful spring day.