I moved into my little cottage in late September and this is my first Spring here. I am so pleased with how beautiful the yard is. I spend many hours outside with the dogs in this great environment. (click on any pic to enlarge)
Here's the row of blooming flowers on one side of the yard
I would love to tell you the names of the flowers but, although I can care for them, I don't remember all
Buster the Boston Terrier, in his element
Hope spends a lot of time looking for chipmunks
Stella and Buster in the background, waiting for me to throw the ball
I'm happy here, so are my dogs. Come by and visit if you like the idea of your dog staying too
Here are some pictures from our snow fall a few days ago. New snow and dogs go together. (click on any picture to enlarge)
Here's Clover, Otis and Buster beginning their wrestle/run in the snow
I love this photo, Buster looks like a wild eyed, dog boy
Here are sweet Tassen and Dora, they're a couple of my favorites who come to stay with me
These two are moving to Norway shortly, I will surely miss them and their owner who I've so enjoyed knowing
Buster and Otis in a full sprint. I love Otis's tongue poking out like it's pointing the way
It looks like Dora has something to say to Otis
In the midst of it all Buster takes a breather
There's nothing like shoveling your face through the snow
In tandem, these two are fast friends, literally
I do believe they're going to catch 'im!
Here is a cute video Ayumi shot of Buster and Clover, Ayumi’s dog, using their mouths to show they care. I call this game, Who Can Eat Each The Other’s Mouth First.
Buster and Clover, best friends. (Click on photo to enlarge)
Just a lazy moment of warm sun in the yard. Played a little ball, sniffed plants and soaked up the warm Fall weather.
Tassen the regal boy in the back, Nalah's standing with her tail towards us and Stella, trotting in.
Time to throw the ball for Stella
She loves a good game of ball in the sun
Tassen and Stella being patient with picture taking time
I hope you’re enjoying all the pictures I’m posting of our walks in the area. I’m really getting into the beauty of this place. I’ve lived here for two years and I keep seeing more and more I want to show you. Please click on any of the pictures you want to get a better view of, they’ll enlarge. Please enjoy!
Kingston Lighthouse on the Hudson River
Small waves on the river in hightide
Meet Miss Shelby, she's a sweet girl who loves a scent to follow on walks
Oh and looky here, Mr. Rusty a fine Frenchie, likes Shelby and sweetly follows her lead
The light was bright with a strong pre-winter breeze off the river.
A quick look at the water from high
As you can see my usual view of canines in walks is mostly from the rear
The tall and the short of it
We could really feel the wind close to the water. The tide was high and there was the sound of the waves on shore to listen to
panoramic, water and sky
This area offers walks in parks and rail trails of such beauty. Here’s one of those walks.
Here's my crew, Henry, Tin Tin Poncho and wee Clover, walking on the rail trail near the tressle bridge in Rosendale, NY
Ayumi, adoring little Clover with Henry and Tin Tin
Clover, (well most of her) airborne
Is she really that small?!
More leaves on the ground than in the trees at this point
This area used to be mined for cement in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Here's an abandoned conveyer belt
often the miners would hit a spring that would fill the area they were working in and they would abandon it back to nature
The water is often so clear, being spring water. These spots are always beautiful
Clover samples a twig while we enjoy the scenery
A good day
Azay is an interesting name for a very handsome large Golden Retriever I have the pleasure of boarding occasionally. He’s a gentle soul and a looker indeed. Ayumi and I took him to the stream in High Falls
This water is such a cool relief from our Hudson Valley heat wave
Azay spots a sleek black German Shepard swimming with his owner
Mid shake, love this picture
He's Dog Star cute
Ayumi Horie took all photos
Honest in the kitchen
It hit 100+ yesterday and we were really feeling it here in Cottekill, despite having the AC cranked. My brood of charges spent most of the day prone and very still. No one wanted to go out and play, including the humans.
Azay with Ayumi in her studio, close to the AC
Honey seeks the cool of the studio bathroom tiles
Our Poncho, it's beyond me why he would lay on this wool bed..
Beautiful Hope, on the landing. It's as far upstairs as she would go.
Best cure for this kind of heat? Two water bowls, ice cubes, fans and AC.