Well, my human keeps saying she would like to do some writing, but never seems to get around to it. I think maybe if I help her get caught up, she'll be able to take off with it again. Besides, all she is doing is cooking and cooking for the upcoming hunting season, so no consistent work for me. The food smells pretty amazing, especially the smoked ham! It's probably a good thing that we finally have running water in the kitchen anyhow, since there always seems to be a mountain of dishes to do with all the cooking lately.
Grocery shopping for the hunting season. Just one more store to go to......
We've had a really busy summer with the trail riding, but it's a good thing I don't mind being wet. I think we've only had 2 or 3 short stretches without rain since that nasty snow in June. It's been a source of serious stress around here as we simply cannot get the hay up as we should. My human says we are going to be simply 'landowners' instead of ranchers soon. I'm not sure what that means exactly, but I have a nasty suspicion there may be a lot of cows for sale. Not good for me.....I'm a COW DOG! The humans keep working at it, but I don't think anyone is having much fun.
We did have a great trail ride season. I got to fly in an airplane for the first time. Of course I didn't care, since my human was there, and I was happy to be out on the trail with her again. Lunch time naps are the best for snuggling! We had lots of fun, met some great new people and spent time with familiar faces as well. A good summer. Despite the miles I put on, I am a bit chubby yet, from all the tasty dishes that are served up there. I'm still wondering why I never actually get to taste bacon.....just the drippings.
The majestic Pipe Organ Mountain.
In between the rides, Bree and I were busy helping my human move cattle around between the ranges. With our new ranch came a huge new range and we've put on many miles learning it and teaching the cattle where to go. I have to say, I'm pretty awesome. I do need to be reminded by my human to slow down a bit, but I've sure learned lots.
We lost old Picket dog this year. We all still miss her, especially now that we have to put up with a new puppy. Rousy is a pain as she is always pulling on my ears and distracting me. Sometimes I just sit on her. There also seems to be a new grey ball of fluff running around squeaking. I think it's a kitten but I don't think it's very smart as it is always running in to doors and walls. My human calls it "Helmet".
Well, my human is making noise about taking a load of food to the freezer and catching the mail, so I'd better get a move on.
Hope this gets my human started writing again, it's hard to type with paws.