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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Out and About With Miss Lily


Our adopted GSD Miss Lily is adjusting  well from her unfettered free range life on the farm to a more regulated life here in suburbia. This means, though we have an “invisible fence system,” she requires long hikes on a daily basis. She even “helps” Troutbirder on his birding outings. Take a look……

"No Lily, mooching on the deck is not allowed!"
"Hey Ladies, at least the snow is finally gone from the woods. Lets head up the trail to see if the beaver have rebuilt their dam from last years flood." This in Forestville State Park.
"Sure enough. The Army Corps of Engineers has nothing on these guys...."
"Time to start heading back up the trail, Ladies."
 
 Sometimes other people join us for hikes. Here brother in law Bill comes along as we check out a prairie burn at Lake Louise State Park.
And Mrs. T's nephew Ray Jr. with wife Ann join us on a trail in the deep woods.
 
"Hey Troutbirder, with all this hiking you got us way tired out...."
 

30 comments:

  1. Morning, lovely pictures, what a nice place to walk. Love Lilly, beautiful dog, Blessings Francine.

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  2. Lilly must be pleased that you take her to such lovely places. I wouldn't mind a trip there myself... smiles

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  3. Great walks and great walking partners. We've not been brave enough to take the Golden Retriever out for a hike yet.

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  4. So happy for all around. For Lily, for you and Ms. T. I love seeing her.

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  5. Nice walking areas. I used to do lots of walking, biking, and dancing but can't anymore.

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  6. Hi TB. Lots of nice memory photos. That's quite a Beaver Dam. They are quite the engineers.

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  7. Miss Lily is very lucky to have you two and you two really are being blessed with such a beautiful dog. She is a sweetie.

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  8. Beautiful series of photos, Lily is indeed blessed.

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  9. She is just such a sweet dog, you can see it in every picture. You are all very fortunate to be together and having found each other. :-)

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  10. Trails are beneficial for both four footed and two footed critters.

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  11. Nice to see the three of you out and about.

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  12. Looks like Lily fits right in with your other walking partners.

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  13. Looks like Lilly is doing great! You and Mrs T are doing really great with her! I thought of you today on Facebook there were some GSD pups for sale at Battle Lake MN...they sure were cute:)

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  14. No wonder she has adjusted so well to being fettered. You take her such neat places. Isn't hiking so much more fun with a dog? She is a beauty.

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  15. Lily seems to get along with everyone and enjoy the long hikes. She's a lucky girl to get to tag along.
    Beaver dams are fascinating. Beaver are amazing engineers.

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  16. I think Lily is just as good for you guys as you are for her. A perfect match!

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  17. I love hiking! One of my favorite pass times. If I can take my dogs and family it's even better. Unless the kids are fighting. Then what a headache!!!!

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  18. I'm also one of those people that believes in Minnesota Nice.

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  19. Looks like Lily is adjusting well. What a gorgeous dog she is!!! Looks like she has you all out hiking more now. That is a good thing I'm sure...

    Glad your snow is finally gone. We have had a fantastic spring week here in TN.

    Pray for me tomorrow as I go through my surgery.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  20. What a fun day! This reminds me that since the beginning of spring I have been promising my Golden Retriever Sophie a trip to our local forest preserve to check out the trails. I've been so busy trying to get the garden cleaned up, no wonder she has been looking at me with such sad eyes:)
    Your comment on my post about "Fur Elise" made me laugh. I used to play the piano decently when I was younger, but had no time for it when I was raising my family. I'm so rusty now that "Fur Elise" is one of the few songs I can still play without too many wrong notes:)

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  21. I'm glad Miss Lily is a good companion on your hikes, although in the last photo it does look as if you wore her (and Mrs. T) out. I enjoyed your pictures.

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  22. troutbirder -- Ms Lily has found the best home for love. I imagine you all have completed the bonding and life has taken on a new meaning for all. -- barbara

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  23. Lucky Miss Lily. She is going to have the time of her (remaining) life with you lot.

    I can see how she is winding you round her big paw.

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  24. Awwwwwwwww, such a sweet dog she is!!
    I bet she enjoys the walks/hikes so much. And no doubt she is company and companion.

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  25. That is one happy looking pup! Love it!
    xo Catherine

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  26. I'm thinking that dog is pretty happy. And, I'm thinking that country side of yours is going to pop with green any day now.

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  27. What a lucky dog she is to have found you two!

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