The Real Time Canine II

After spending 2 years writing the Real Time Canine, the adventure continues with The Real Time Canine II. Read along as I look for just the right puppy to continue the experience. After false starts with Tim and Jed, I am currently training young Tam, and Spot, which are both off to a strong start. Please visit the RTC II to read about training sessions as they occur.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

It's Wintertime in So Cali When...

You know it's wintertime here when Canadian Snow Geese return. Every year for a few months we are blessed with the sights and sounds of them during their annual migration to wherever they go. I'm certainly no student of them. I just love the way they look, waddle around, and best of all, the way they sound.

This picture was taken in a field where I am fortunate enough to be able to work my dogs almost all year around, and they are a common sight here now. The dogs take no notice of them while they are working, but the geese are oh-so-careful to stay out of harm's way around the dogs. They waddle off, and tolerate our presence to within a certain distance, but then leap into the air like flying reindeer when their comfort perimeter has been breached.

There is some hunting pressure on them here, but, because the fields where they set down are in the middle of town, not too much. I love to see them come. I love to watch and listen. I hate to see them go.

1 comment:

  1. one of my favorite birds too Amelia. Love to hear them on the wing south each fall, though they never stop over. Each March I look forward to them winging North and at this time they do usually take a break on our hayfield. So very pretty when set against a blue sky.