Thursday, January 10, 2013

Sophie on Patrol...as it should be!


Yesterday~~~after meeting the Little Red caper
I coerced Ron into a shoreline patrol~~~~


I needed to dip my paws into the water
I was overheated and I know this always 
cools me off.


Up over the rocks 
through some evergreens
I stood waiting for Ron
not realizing that the ice that had formed
would be so treacherous for climbing!


We continued straight up this trail and when we reached the top 


this is what we saw below
yes~~~~we were just down there on the shoreline 
below the road that the truck is driving on.


I really like this view from the cliff edge.
I'm going to show Jim this view tomorrow
when we come again!


Since I'm still on patrol 
we left the cliff area and headed down this road
which is one we've walked many a time
then all of a sudden we veered off to the left into the brush.


Through the woods we made our way
with me scouting
the pathway.


Come on Ron~~~what's keeping you?
(do you see me in camouflage?)


We discovered a castle!
At least it looks like a castle to me.
I don't think anyone is home
except one lone crow
doing sentry duty!
You decide for yourself
what you think is happening here!
Because I think, 
everything is as it should be
closed up tight 
until spring rolls around!

36 comments:

  1. I hope that Ron is taking care on the ice underfoot.
    Sophie, I'm sure the water would be much too cold for a dip. I like the look of the castle, very intriguing!

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    1. Daddy Ron is being extra super careful~~~~no falls allowed this winter!

      The castle is closed up tight so we'll have to wait until spring!

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  2. Beautiful photos!! It doesn't look too cold, is it cold (we are thinking it is). If we were there we'd jump in that water!

    Keep Calm & Bark On,

    Murphy & Stanley

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    1. It's hovering around 0C (32F) so in the evenings it drops and during a sunny day it goes up a bit.

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  3. WOW, it looks like your snow is disappearing. are you sad Sophie? what is your favorite season? stay warm. my favorite new saying "doodle hugs". ha. ha!!! ( :

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    1. Well DoodleBeth~~~~~or DoodleBreath~~~~LOL oh stop, I can't!!!

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  4. Very cool castle! My dad comes from a land of castles (Germany) and is always talking about them. I hope you take us back to your castle come spring.

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    1. My Daddy Ron, back a long time ago when he was in university went to Europe with a group for an educational trip~~~~~he saw many castles like the Heidelberg Castle and others~~~~~he had fond memories of Germany, Holland, Belgium and Luxembourg.
      Now this sorta castle is open in the spring so I'll explain about it then!
      OK!
      Sophie Doodle

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  5. Sophie, you are such a good girl! I couldn't help but notice how quickly you came when Ron whistled! You have such lovely places to walk. Can you tell us all a little more about the castle? It certainly looks intriguing!

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    1. I'm pretty good at the "Come" command now, it took awhile but practice makes perfect they say! Sit/stay is worked on everyday when we walk into the park~~~~I'm not allowed to go anywhere until I perform~~~~I think Cirque du Soleil would want me in their troupe, me thinks!
      This flat top castle is so very unusual~~~~~in the spring~~~~~according to folklore~~~~~strange things begin to happen! Scary?

      Sophie here!

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    2. I hope this is a topic for a future post, Sophie! I love mysteries and strange things happening.

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    3. I will explain fully as soon as I get permission from JIM!!??

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  6. Another great adventure! Has the weather warmed up for you? We're having some nice mild days. Makes me dream about spring...

    Hey, if Ron slips and falls (which I hope doesn't happen ever!), are you going to go get help like Lassie did? :) I used to love that show when I was a kid, and used to dream about having a dog like her that one day.

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    1. Sophie assisted me one day in June'09.....I fell on some rocks on the beach and landed on my face.....I was unconscious for a short time. Sophie was only 5 months old and she came over to me and sat beside me licking my face...no wonder her middle name is LICKER! I still remember coming to with her standing over me. She is my sweetie/honey and pulls at my heart strings all the time.
      The weather has changed...JANUARY THAW.....every year the same ritual of January....teasing us for the hopes of an early SPRING!

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    2. Oh, I love this story! Sophie is an angel with fur :)

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    3. What a beautiful story about Sophie!

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  7. Spring is a long,long way off, Sophie, will you be giving us a clue each week?? Love the walkways, snow and ice, you all need shoes/boots, with sprigs or crampons on, 0Celsius is cold enough. you come so quickly when Dad whistles, and that old crow just sat and watched. Greetings from Jean.

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    1. I wonder if the crow was in charge~~~~~signalling all the other crows nearby? Who knows? Crows are so very smart!
      I don't need anything on my feet as long as I stay in the park. The city maintenance for sidewalks and roadways uses salt to melt the ice~~~~~~and that is what does my feet in~~~~freeze and ouchies! SO I totally avoided salted areas!

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  8. Mickey was sound asleep on his little bed when I clicked on the video. When you whistled, he sprand awake, wagged his tail, and came to the computer ears perked. Pretty funny.

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    1. Oh Terry~~~~that is so very cool~~~~~the funny thing is I used to whistle like mad all the time as a child and youth~~~~then one of my lower teeth shifted and my amazing high pitched whistle was no more. It was just lucky that this sound happened on the video the other day. There are times when I go to whistle and nothing but hissing air comes wheezing out~~~~so embarrassing!
      Tell Mickey~~~~I'll work on some more whistling videos for him!

      Ron

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  9. so beautiful Are there any wild animals there Sophie? Deer or anything?
    Snorts
    Benny & Lily

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    1. Not that I'm aware of, Benny & Lily~~~~~~unless a deer decided to swim "BRRRRRrrrr" across that open water expanse~~~~~that would be nutty! Word was out a few years ago that here was a coyote in the park, we never saw one and Sophie never picked up on a scent~~~~~~phew!

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  10. Such a beautiful Sophie world, and when spring comes- it will be beautiful then too,
    love
    tweedles

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  11. It actually looked like spring in those first two photos. What color! Then I saw the snow... but still, what color!

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    1. I know Mitch~~~~everything felt like spring and today as well~~~~alas Mr. Winter has fooled us all~~~~typical January scenario~~~~faking us out then pow~~~~~more snow and cold weather! We're tough, though!

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  12. Hi!
    Love to see you on the video...you are so close then. Great blue skies you hve. We have dark wheather for a long time now.
    Ayla got her second first price today hunting trial yippiiiiii

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    1. Hi~~~so happy for Ayla! SO smart and clever, she is!

      January blue skies are so special~~~~~I love this month because of the clear blue skies!

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  13. Oh I love coming along with you for the walk!! It's so beautiful there-- cold though!! Love the castle!! You sure love exploring Sophie girl-- always fun to follow you around.
    A weird winter for us-- 60 and raining today!
    Vicki

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    1. Hi Vicki~~~~~~I put my sniffer to the ground and I'm off~~~~~chilly willy~~~~but I have a thick coat this winter, the guys decided to leave it on this time! Many thanks to them~~~~I suspect I'll get more brushing sessions which is OK with me~~~~Smiles!

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  14. Interesting castle, Sophie. It almost looks like a reservoir, at least until I saw the windows.

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    1. HI SAGE!
      I know what you mean! Unusual shape~~~~~~I plan on divulging a secret come spring! Working on a conclusion to this very scary mystery!

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  15. Yours is a beautiful world, Sophie, whatever the season!

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