Monday, March 16, 2015

MONUMENTAL HURDLE PT. 2


We have reached the top of the hill and Sophie knows exactly
where to go even if she hasn't been up here 
since early last year. 


I follow Jim and Sophie 
sure-footed in our ice grippers 
with the cliff view teasing us as we get closer and closer.


Peace Out to everyone!
We three realize that this is a
MONUMENTAL HURDLE
for me.
I haven't climbed this hill since my heart attack
and
never thought I would ever be up here again.


Sophie keeps the pace up
aiming directly for the edge of the cliffs.
As I have said many times
she has no fear!


See what I mean!
~ as calm as a cucumber ~ 
(oh BTW ~ Jim's school kids used to call him Mr. Cucumber)
I digress again!


Sophie Honey please give us a break, won't you!?
Please come back from the edge.
Oh my my healing heart!
Winks!!


A short video slightly noisy
but will give you an idea
of  the cliff height
and Sophie's lack of fear.


Finally, there is our car along side the highway.
I really am glad to see it
because it means that if anything should hiccup
then I can  be home pronto.


There you are 
"My Nemesis"
I conquered you, again!

26 comments:

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    1. Thanks so much Debra ~~ it is so great to hear these words!

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  2. Congratulations Ron, I know how hard it is to make a comeback. I'm proud of your fight and resilience. Best wishes for continues conquests!

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    1. Many thanks JoJo ~ I know what you have gone through and your words of encouragement resound even more clearly!

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  3. Well done indeed Ron - a huge challenge conquered. I got vertigo just watching the video of Sophie at the cliff edge!

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    1. Sophie does enjoy making the "HEART LEAP", doesn't she!

      Vertigo, very interesting, I had that a few years ago and "KNOCK ON WOOD" it won't return!

      Now for Mt. Everest!

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  4. Oh careful Sophie, yous so fearless but watching you is giving me wobbly paws!
    And big hugs and luffs to Ron, well done!!!!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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    1. OK I do hear you but my excitement sometimes supersedes my reasoning ~~ heck that happens all the time!!

      WINKS!
      SOPHIE!!

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  5. Glad you've made it back up that virtual and metaphorical hill Ron. Is that a Honda Fit I see parked down at the road ? (I ask coz that's what I drive)

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    1. No it's a Matrix which 'long story short' is not my favourite! We had a Vibe and we loved it!

      I just returned from PPP and lost one of my ice grippers!!!!

      Hello!

      I can't believe it!

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  6. Such good news. I have a feeling we will be seeing more of this.

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    1. I sure hope so Lori!!!

      It's been a very long year in more ways than one!!

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  7. What an accomplishment for you and the fearless one. I like the posterized, black and white images.

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    1. Hi Pat ~~ many thanks as always ~~ the B&W's worked out nicely because the coloured one's just weren't happening!

      Cheers!!

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  8. Sophie is braver then me.......................really liked the video clip

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    1. So happy that you enjoyed the video ~ originally there was sound (talking etc) but the winds were so strong that it muffled everything!

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  9. I'm giving you a high five all the way from CO, Ron. BTW - do you and Jim carry 4 baby aspirin with you? I have them in my pocket at all times - my cardiologist says if I ever have symptoms again, they might be what saves me. Keep getting stronger, Ron - Sophie wants to dance on the edge.

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    1. I have nitro but will add the 4 baby aspirins to my sack! When the Emergency team arrived one fateful night they gave me 4 baby blue aspirins so I am used taking those. Thanks for the reminder. Jim just confirmed that he has his aspirins!!

      Cheers from the EAst Coast!

      Snow storm coming tonight that makes #8 and some kind of snow/rain event on Saturday. We were walking in the park this morning and everyone is fed up, so fed up with this winter. I'm taking one day at a time!

      Ron

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  10. Good job Ron!
    Keep on keeping on!
    It so scary to see Sophie in those places!!! Be careful Sophie.
    love
    tweedles

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    1. I agree ~ SCARY WARY ~ Sophie just doesn't understand. We will keep an eye on her this spring along the cliff edges because the erosion looks quite plentiful this year!

      Hugs Tweedles !!

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  11. Well done - you have triumphed and come back!

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    1. Thanks so much Fiona ~~ loving your images as usual ~~ Cheers!

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  12. What a triumph, and in snow and ice too! As for Sophie-on-the-edge, I have often wondered if my dogs have no fear or simply no depth perception! I am a nervous Nellie when they get too close to the edge, but they don't seem the least bit concerned! :)

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    1. Isn't it strange that our dogs act the very same with heights. I know I'll be extra careful come April because erosion is prolific this year and I've noticedeven part of a path we used to take has fallen off.

      Change does keep us on our toes! hopefully!

      Cheers (as we sit here in the middle of a huge snow storm ~ must take some pictures!)
      Ron

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  13. Congratulations! The photos are of course stunning. The hurdle overcome is inspiring. And that smile on your face says it all!

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