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I will follow you into the dark.
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I don’t think I’ll ever be tired of Apollo in front of a dramatic sky. This photo makes me want to go exploring, or maybe that’s the call of the weekend so close. Either way, I’m itching to be outdoors and out of breath, I can feel the pull. Anyone else feeling a little stir-crazy?
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I’ve seen the things that I must do.
But Lord, this road is meant for two.
So I am waiting here for you.
- Cold is the Night
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These two are so bonded, she makes him brave and he makes up for the stamina she’s lost. They work as an excellent team in the blind, she’s got the nose and he’s got boundless energy. Essentially my dogs are Pinky and the Brain.
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It’s a super special #tongueouttuesday with a side of #battuesday friendship!
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So @mister_mogul is absolutely adorable and we loved meeting him and his parents. He really wanted to play chase, but the black dogs have always been taught to either retrieve it themselves or let the other dog have it. There was some confusion on both sides, but we half got there in the end. Apollo started trying to be a ridgeback himself, check out the hyena fur he’s sporting along his back. Do your dogs have any friends they don’t quite understand? 📷: @mister_mogul
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The land of the free and the home of the brave.
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On Veterans Day we remember those we have lost and thank those we still have. Whether Army, Navy, Air Force, or any other branch, thank you for your sacrifice and bravery. Thank you for what you do for us, what we see and what we don’t, domestically and abroad. And to the canine veterans who serve, we see you and we thank you just as much. We have a lot of military members on both sides of the family, do you have any in yours?
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Is that Monday coming? Oh look at the time I have to go!
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Currently both pups are passed out after a very full weekend. Lots of swimming and retrieving yesterday and today a very fun meet up with @mister_mogul and his parents. A big thank you to the dads for throwing the ball over and over and over, it’s a constant struggle. 😂 This was our second Instagram meet up, has anyone else met some really cool people from IG?
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Are you the sun? Because you light up my life.
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I know this photo isn’t what a lot of people would consider feed-worry, but it was such a happy moment. The photo a few posts before this, where I talked about getting drenched because the weather rolled in so fast, was twenty minutes before this photo. And here we are being blinded by sunshine and still loving it. Listen to the dog, keep going.
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To live will be an awfully big adventure.
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It’s #friyay and we are ready for the weekend. Hunting in the morning and hiking in the afternoon, at least that’s the plan. Wherever the wind takes us, it’ll be alright as long as we’re together. What does everyone else have planned?
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Petrichor: a pleasant smell that frequently accompanies the first rain after a long period of warm, dry weather.
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Shortly after this photo was taken the skies opened up and we got drenched. I watched these dark clouds roll over the mountains like a runaway horse, we could have turned and run back to camp, but we’d been huddling in the camper too long. So instead we kept going and embraced the quiet, almost eerie, way the earth waits for rain. Both pups were wagging their tails and breathing deeply, enjoying being caught in the storm. And so I enjoyed it too, every cold and windy moment, because we were together.
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Look at him and tell me he’s not proud.
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There’s been debate lately that working a dog is equal to abuse. My dogs are my children and I love them more than most people, trust me when I say that hunting/working is something they not only want to do, but they were bred for it. Mally and Apollo don’t play with other dogs, but they will go ballistic for fetch and hunting. It doesn’t matter the temperature or the weather, they are passionate about being in the blind. They also are rewarded handsomely for their help, duck necks and feet are amazing for helping keep their teeth clean and their bellies full. So @atlasthesam and @tuckerleo_da_huskies we see your beautiful northern breeds doing what they love and we cheer for you. We see all the amazing posts about the unfortunate vote in Florida and wonder about its impact. And I dare anyone to say my babies are abused, fight me.
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Life’s a happy song, when there’s someone by your side to sing along.
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Real talk time, last night I literally came home and crawled into bed after a long and frankly just stressful work day. My babes were there, like they always are, wanting snuggles. And despite feeling like I was a failure, I had them to remind me that my days are never wasted, that what I do and who I am matters. So I’m back at work today with their reminder that even if everything goes sideways they’re right beside me when I need them. Today’s post is just to say: oh my god I love my dogs so much and aren’t they just adorable?
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She’s a Killer Queen, gunpowder, gelatin, dynamite with a laser beam. Guaranteed to blow your mind.
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She looks like an angel here, but I’m about to tell stories on the monarch. Mally has incredibly high prey drive being a working dog, to her name there are over a dozen dead hens, but one stands out. She knows she’s not supposed to get the chickens, but if one gets loose and she does kill it she immediately wants to hide the evidence. One time she buried a hen in the sand and charred bits in our fire pit and put a stick over it. We knew we were missing one and she tells on herself with her body language, but we couldn’t find the body and she never eats them. When we finally noticed all the sand mounded up a full half hour had gone by and we were so impressed with her strategy that she got a half-assed talking to. Does anyone else have a time your pup outsmarted and impressed you?
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Be very very quiet, we’re hunting weekends.
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Sometimes their love for us is just unbelievable. They let Dog Dad and I bury them in leaves and did nothing but smile. They deserve so much more than I can give them, I hope they know how much we love them back.
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If you want to view paradise, simply look around and view it.
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Evening walks with my pups remind me that where I am is exactly where I should be. Together we keep moving forward.
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Apollo is wearing the Cascade and Mally is wearing the Willamette, both from @pawsific_pine and I cannot say enough good about this store. Vibrant, soft, and just amazing quality, you know how I love a local shop too, and they just released new prints. We would highly recommend them.
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A Wilderness Explorer is friend to all, be it plants or fish or tiny mole!
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Don’t mind me, I’m just going to drool over how pretty my boy looks. If you couldn’t tell I really love editing in a blue tint, I feel like it makes him look as shiny in pictures as he is in real life. This weekend we’re going to try and go for a hike, not sure where yet, but we need to get outside before everything is a muddy mess. What’s the weather like where you are? Good for being outside or more for indoor activities?
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See the line where the sky meets the sea? It calls me.
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I love the tangy, salty wind that blows at the coast. The smell of the sea and the mountains combines into this intensely fresh experience that makes you want to move. So we adventure because we want to go, somewhere, anywhere, everywhere.
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After further review, the ruling on the field is confirmed, the wide retriever was in bounds when the catch was made.
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Happy Howl-oween from my little pumpkins to yours! Apollo is a Wide Retriever and Mally is the Rufferee, you guys know I can’t resist a pun. Today I’m dressed up at work as the burglar from The Sims, because while I had costumes for the kids I didn’t think to dress up myself. Halloween in Oregon is usually rainy and cold, so we’ll be handing out candy tonight instead of going outdoors. What’s everyone else doing for the holiday?
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Also, how amazing are those @goodwolfdesignco collars the pups are sporting? Tough enough for a game of fetchball for sure, even with these meatheads.
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Boo! Did I scare you?
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It surprises me when people are afraid of Apollo because he’s a black dog, but the superstitions surrounding black animals date back hundreds of years and don’t apply exclusively to cats. Big, black dogs carry a certain stigma that I’ve never been able to understand, my black dogs are beautiful and only dangerous when the full moon collides with a loose chicken in the yard. It’s just a bunch of hocus pocus to quote one of the best movies ever. Has anyone ever been afraid of your dog?
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Guys the view is the other way.
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I don’t know about you, but this photo just makes me melt. Not only are there four adorable pups supporting a great cause (we love you @pawsnpines) but they’re all co-existing without any problems. Apollo still has bouts of reactivity, but with constant exposure, below his stress threshold, he has started to tolerate a lot more. And of course Queen Mally is always happy to see her boyfriends. Thank you @aksel_the_gsd for inviting us for an amazing day at the coast.
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Nature’s first green is gold.
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We are beyond excited to go to the coast this weekend with @aksel_the_gsd and hit the dunes. Hopefully we’ll have a break in the grey, you never know with Oregon weather! What’s everyone else got planned for their weekend?
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