Doobie’s First Overnight Visit To The Cabin

Photograph of a dog jumping off a rock by a lake
Doobie playing in the rocks along the shore of Lake Apache

Doobie made his first overnight visit to our cabin in Red Feathers this past weekend.

Lots of new things seen, heard and smelled these past few days. His senses were overloaded I think.

He’s not a water dog, which isn’t surprising. His personality is very much like that of our old dog Buddy. His favorite activity, running like a bat out of hell and leaping over, onto and between things.

There are no shortages of places for that in Red Feathers.

Doobie Digs It

Doobie
Doobie’s First Road Trip

Doobie made his first road trip today.

We made the run from Littleton to Red Feather Lakes to check on the cabin and we decided to give the Doob his first extended outing to see how he would handle a long drive.  It’s a 2.5 hour drive one way, so 5+ hours in the back seat of a Ford pickup truck should put him to the test.

Red Feather Lakes by Gary Gray
Our Cabin in Northern Colorado

The Doob did well. No car sickness, no barking, no problems.  He seemed to enjoy the ride, though he was a little nervous at first. He’s never been anywhere but the neighborhood and Vets office before.

As you can see, there is still plenty of Winter left in Spring in Northern Colorado.
Doobie the Dog by Gary Gray

Doobie Plays in the Mountain Snow. His first visit to Red Feathers.

Doobie digs it.

Life With Doobie, an African Hunting Dog Puppy

Doobie’s Bone Pile

Doobie gathers logs from the firewood and creates a bone-pile in our back yard. At 8 months of age, he has slowly increased the size of the simulated bones.

If he were in Africa amongst his pack, this would probably be where the carcass of a gazelle or something was laying half eaten.

Doobie Adds to the Pile

As you can see, he’s finding the good stuff in the firewood. He will carry a log as heavy as he can manage. I’ve seen him drag them from time to time.

Doobie’s Previous Pile of Bones

We try to keep Doobie’s bone-pile picked up. We don’t want him chewing on the sticks but it’s almost impossible to stop.  We hope to teach him to bring this stuff to us for the fireplace.

It’s hit and miss at the moment.

Random Act of Doobie

Doobie by Gary Gray
Doobie fetches firewood during the recent snow storm

How does one come up with a viable blog post each day?

I’ll begin with familiar things. Not necessarily familiar to you, but a present fixture in my life. If you’ve followed my blogging on Facebook, you’ll know about our new family pet, Doobie.

For the uninitiated, Doobie is an 8 month old Besenji mix rescue dog. We got him in November to fill the holes in our hearts from the loss of our previous two dogs earlier in the year.

Like all pet owners on the internet, I too will subject you to photographs of my current best pal, Doobie. He’s quite a character (aren’t they all?) and we are in the process of training him to bring us firewood. I’d say we are about 65% there.

Trending on Tuesday

Ahhh, back to Winter here in the Denver area. We got about 6 inches of nice white dry powder snow here in the foothills. I wish we’d had some of this in December and January, but now is better than never. The snow is badly needed, here and in the mountains. This is our water.

Doobie has been enjoying his life of romping in the snow. At 6 months old, this is a first time experience for his little mind and he is soaking it in.

Doobie

iPad Entry

Lazy day here in Denver. Snow is coming down, the fireplace is going and Doobie is passed out.

I installed the WordPress apps on the iPad so this is my first test post. Not bad, it’s doing exactly what it should. The photo of Doobie was taken with the iPad as well.