Thursday, May 31, 2012

Waiting

Saw this dog waiting patiently for its owner to come back out of the hardware store.  

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Getting in Shape to Own a Horse

Ten Ways To Get In Shape To Own A Horse
  1. Drop a heavy steel object on your foot. Don't pick it up right away. Shout "Get off,stupid! Get off!"
  2. Leap out of a moving vehicle and practice "Relaxing into the fall". Roll lithely into a ball, and spring to your feet!
  3. Learn to grab your checkbook out of your purse/pocket and write out a $200. Check without even looking down.
  4. Jog long distances carrying a halter and holding out a carrot. Go ahead and tell the neighbors what you're doing.They might as well know now.
  5. Affix a pair of reins to a moving freight train and practice pulling it to a halt. And smile as if you are really having fun.
  6. 6. Hone your fibbing skills. "See hon, moving hay bales is fun!" and " I'm glad your lucky performance and multi-million dollar horse won you first place - I'm just thankful that my hard work and actual ability won me second place".
  7. Practice dialing your chiropractors number with both arms paralyzed to the shoulder, and one foot anchoring the lead rope of a frisky horse.
  8. Borrow the US Army slogan; "Be all that you can be'...(add) bitten, thrown, kicked, slimed, trampled."
  9. Lie face down in the mud in your most expensive riding clothes and repeat to yourself: "This is a learning experience, this is a learning experience,..."
  10. Marry Money!


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Saturday, May 26, 2012

Mummy Bear

Here's the mummy bear that was watching below the cubs playing in the trees above.  

Friday, May 25, 2012

Black Bear Cubs

During our weekend adventure away for the long weekend.   We came across a mummy bear and her three cubs.   I only got a photo of the two of them.   I'll do mummy tomorrow.   I even spotted a moose.   But even with the long lens primed to go on the seat he moved to fast for me to get a photo.  Ugh!!!  

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Dominion Creek Ranch

I was out to photograph pigs at Dominion Creek Ranch  http://www.dominioncreekranch.ca/  .    Though I found much more then pigs,   beef cattle,  sheep,  chickens and this beauty.    Met Blue.   If you are in need of some local produce.    Look up their website and buy some local, beef,  lamb or pork.    I know I will be back to see these lovely owners of Dominion Creek Ranch.  

Friday, May 18, 2012

Canadian Holiday Approaching

May Long Weekend is approaching tomorrow.   So here's a Canadian goose to start the celebrations off. 

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Feel the sun on your face

This llama is enjoying the sun on his face,   just like all of us are now that summer is starting to show it's face.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

TLC for Pets

I got the lovely opportunity to go out to  http://tlcpetresort.com/  (TLC for Pets Resort)  in Kamloops.   If you are in need of a place to absolutely pamper your pet don't hesitate to give these guys a call.  Tammy and her husband Dennis along with their staff provide an amazing place for your pet to stay while you are away.   I would like this myself.   My own room,  couches and tv to lie in front of.   Meals brought,   out to exercise and socialize around 2 acres of land.   Yes that would be the life.    Look them up you won't be disappointed.    

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

How is it possible?

How is it possible for a dog to give the same face as my kids.   Are we done here yet.   Do I have to stay still and keep looking at you?

Monday, May 14, 2012

Pig







Howard County Police officers still write their reports by hand, and the data is entered later by a computer tech into their database. One theft report stated that a farmer had lost 2,025 pigs. Thinking that to be an error, the tech called the farmer directly. "Is it true Mr. (Smith) that you lost 2,025 pigs?" she asked. "Yeth." lisped the farmer. Being a Howard County girl herself, the tech entered: "Subject lost 2 sows and 25 pigs."

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Hummingbird

I took other photos today.   But when I went back into the shed today after leaving the door open.  I noticed this poor hummingbird stuck in the shed trying to get back out.   He was very puffed so he let me pick him up and carry him outside.   This is what I got before I took pity and got him outside again.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Varied Thrush

The Varied Thrush lost out to the Stellar Jay in becoming British Columbia's Provincial Bird. 

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Jay Springs Ranch - Guardian Dog

www.jayspringslamb.ca 
A great lamb/sheep ranch in Kamloops.   They are super friendly and have helped me out so much finding places to go get different animals around the area.    If you are in need of some lamb for meals or maybe just a look at Sheep ranch give them a look.    This is one of their many guardian dogs around the property.   I'm pretty sure I heard them call him Roger but......  don't quote me on it. 

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Western Painted Turtle

The Western Painted Turtle in on the blue list.   Meaning it's vulnerable to habitat loss.   So this great pond on one of the ranch properties is doing it's bit to keep the turtles going in BC. 

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Attack of the Cattle

Driving down some back roads and come across some cattle in the bush.   So popped on my zoom lens and proceeded to sneak in to get some photos.   Now cattle usually aren't the friendly sort unless they are a 4-H cattle.    They are skittish at the best of times.   So I was completely shocked when they all (over 100) came at me like Dairy Cattle.    Then I started to curse I was 300 plus meters from the truck where the lens that I wanted  was.   So was a little disappointed that I didn't get the whole picture of all the cattle looking at me.   I was also very cautious keeping an eye out on these guys, as they kept advancing and didn't let up.  That I forgot to do a panoramic so you could have got a look at what I saw.     Was also wishing for my step ladder to get high up on them but they probably would have knocked me over.     So my question is where were they spending their winter to be so curious and use to people?