Dog Day Bliss

In celebration of National Dog Day…

Stop and Smell the Poppies

Getting a sneak peek of Spring around our place. The frying-pan poppies are scattered on the slope above the ponds. Lucky for me, I had help from one of Tasha and Sailor’s puppies to show them off. Let’s not forget Photobomb Phanny!

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Photobomb Friday!

Bliss and Phanny photobombed a puppy photo shoot.

Bliss and Phanny photobombed a puppy photo shoot.

Puppy Pic of the Day

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Here, have a smile!

Here, have a smile!

Any Day Now

Tasha enjoying a beautiful winter day.

Tasha enjoying a beautiful winter day.

Tasha's puppies are due any day!

Tasha’s puppies are due any day!

Happy New Year!

Pheasant parmesan for dinner after a bountiful day in the field. I’d love to know your favorite way to enjoy pheasant. Click to enlarge images.

Phanny’s First Pheasant

Today marked a milestone for our Golden Retriever pup, Phanny – Saturday Night Redtail Phantom. We took her for her first pheasant hunt. Initially, she thought we were just out for a stroll, enjoying a pleasant December day. To her surprise, there was a nice rooster pheasant in the grassy cover.

A nice day for coming of age. Well done Phanny!

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Magnus Ruler of Mouse

Early the other morning, I caught these shots of our new young hunter through the window from inside the house. Magnus, our six-month-old Manx kitten, has stepped up to the job of keeping the rodent population in check. Good job Magnus!

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New Puppy Bliss

Earlier this month, Tim and I headed north to Saturday Night Golden Retrievers in Montana with Sailor, Tasha, and Bliss. We were on a special mission to bring home the newest addition to our retrievers.
Welcome home Phanny, our little Saturday Night Redtail Phantom.
Phanny’s off to a nice start. Bliss thinks we got a new puppy just for her as a playmate. Tasha keeps an eye on her. Sailor’s worried about sharing. Phanny is taking it all in. She loves swimming and getting her start as a hunting retriever. Here are some shots of Phanny’s first week home. Click to enlarge.
When you’re done here, check out Tim’s post and photos of the road trip.

Happy Birthday Tasha

Today is Tasha’s third birthday. We celebrated with some retrieves and photos in buttercups with her buds.

Happy Birthday Tasha!

In our area, the first showing of wild flowers happens around Tasha's birthday.

In our area, the first showing of wildflowers happens around Tasha’s birthday.

Redtail's Hotty Toddy Tasha - turns 3 years old today.

Redtail’s Hotty Toddy Tasha – turns three years old today.

Tasha is joined by Sailor and Bliss. Bliss, Sailor, Tasha

 Sailor and Bliss join the birthday girl.
Bliss, Sailor, Tasha