Why did you name him Charlie?

Two months ago, I brought home a wonderfully sweet Goldendoodle puppy and named him Charlie. The three questions I am most often asked: What kind of dog is he? What’s his name? (Followed by) Why did you name him Charlie? I had decided on the name Charlie earlier in the week, knowing we were goingContinue reading “Why did you name him Charlie?”

Charlie hikes by the Creek

Charlie, just turning 4 months old is so full of energy and curiosity that he is a source of constant amusement. A few days ago we did fabulous trail hike with my friend and her 2 Newfoundlands. They are excellent dogs with years of training on the trail, how to find the nearby creek forContinue reading “Charlie hikes by the Creek”

Charlie climbs his first mountain

The beauty of living in the mountains is the ability to walk out the door and hike to a peak just behind the house. From the top and its 360 degree view, you can see the snow covered continental divide, the nearby reservoir, nearby peaks, and the forest below. How can you beat that? HaveContinue reading “Charlie climbs his first mountain”

Snowy Day Puppy

When you’re a puppy and only ten weeks old, everything is a learning experience. Today, with about six inches of snow, Charlie romped and ran making tracks in the forest. Sliding, rolling, and digging joyfully. The only one enjoying it more than Charlie – me watching him. He’s the perfect combination of agile and clumsy;Continue reading “Snowy Day Puppy”

My new best friend

Today we picked up our new puppy and it’s the most incredible feeling. Three hours of cuddling on the ride home and our new boy and I were falling in love. The attachment process is magical. We stopped at the pet store to pick up a few necessities and I’d forgotten how magnetic the drawContinue reading “My new best friend”

Best of 2017

Thinking about 2017, I’ve read so many best of lists – books, movies, cupcakes. I decided to choose best photo memories of my year. Wishing everyone a 2018 full of good memories. January: full moon through the trees February: First run of the day skiing with the sun and moon in full view. March: LenticularContinue reading “Best of 2017”