Monday, April 26, 2010

Dogs at the Sanctuary

This is what all dogs should get to do.

Yesterday was my day off and I spent part of it at work! I took the dogs to the 600-acre farmed animal sanctuary where I work. There are parts of the sanctuary where none of the farm animals roam. The dogs and I hiked through meadows. It was so freaking beautiful. I saw three does, a buck, two king snakes, a bunch of lizards and some wild turkeys.

I love the turkeys here. Back at the old sanctuary, the turkeys had a short flight distance. You could get 15-20' from them. So could hunters. At the new sanctuary, the turkeys have a large flight distance. Like a 100'. I support this. :) They are also bigger. All the wild animals out here are bigger. The coyotes are larger, the deer are larger, but I'm hoping the mountain lions and black bears are actually tiny. Like invisible tiny, heh.

Anyway, here's the video of the dogs. You will get to see Mina wade ankle-deep in a spring-fed mini-pond. Celeste expresses her inner (actually outer too) wild dog. Both dogs will channel their inner puppy monologue at the end. Mina will voice this monologue outloud. She's a talker when she plays. I realize her age when she cannot keep up with Celeste and cannot make sharp turns like she used to. It hurts to watch. She is not allowed to age.

8 comments:

Kasey said...

It's not that Mina can't keep up. It's that she's wiser with her age and knows the silly Celeste will come zooming back, so why chase after her?
:) Puppies never age ... just their bodies do.

EmilyS said...

awwwwwwwwwww so many moments of beauty in that vid...

EmilyS

Retrieverman said...

Welcome to Lake Wobegon, where all the women are strong, all the men are good-looking, and all the children are above average.

Retrieverman said...

My golden can outrun her boxer x best friend, who is only a year old.

Maybe Celeste is just built for speed.

I know that my "golden boxer" was the world's worst runner.

She ran a bit like a hyena.

Kari in WeHo said...

can we come visit the sanctuary?

Schwang said...

It looks like they're having such a great time!

Maureen said...

That made me happy. I miss the sound of dogs running and playing; the tinkling of tags and happy woos.

Thanks for sharing.

Laura said...

so! much! adorableness!