Friday, 30 July 2010

Never mind the eyes in them there hills we got cougars!!

We are so lucky to have such amazing country-side to walk the dogs. Litrally at the end of our garden we have trails that go for miles through the rain forest and over the mountains.

But there are also predetors out there.....

Yesturday our neighbour across the street had a cougar in her garden for about 1/2 hour. She came over to let us know as she knows we have 'cougar snack' sized dogs!
Needless to say we are now strictly monitoring our dogs on morning & evening constitutionals in the back yard. Tony created a fenced area which adds a little security from Billy (who is a bit deaf and might not hear approaching cougar or frantic calls to get him to come back!) wondering off & the cougar from being able to just wonder straight into the dogs area.

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Agility Canadian Style

Thank you to Jo-Anne and Dave at for the opportunity to have a run on some Canadian equipment

After a lovely walk to Elk falls to tire out Billy & True we set off to Black Creek the home of Incredible Canines to take part in our first Canadian agility class.

The contacts are rubberised - HURRAH!! Chi had run on these types of contact at the Sheltie show in Germany and I was a convert as soon as I saw them. The dogs gain much more grip with no sliding about. Apparently it is quite a skill to get the surface right and Dave seems to have done the perfect job as you can see from this clip Chi did a cracking dog walk.

Although we are a bit rusty - eg the left turn and right turn I was sooooo pleased that Chi had fun and no problems with the new equipment.

Thursday, 15 July 2010

Container arrival

At last our container arrived on Saturday evening. We spent the whole day Sunday sorting it out. Thank goodness for evey box being numbered and a list of contents of each box! Luckily the stuff hadn't moved since packing & so far (touch wood) we havent' found anything broken..........

It's been 3 weeks since we landed and the scenery is as breath taking as ever! the best part'll never change :) Just hope we don't get too use to it, would hate to take this place for granted it is after all sooooooo awesome!

Friday, 9 July 2010

Bear Luncheon

We drove to Vancouver early Monday to clear our container through customs. Once we had done this we decided to take the dogs for a walk up Cypress Hill, where they had some of the Olympic skiing. We stopped in a picnic area and keeping the dogs on their leads 'puttered' about so they could sniff, 'P' & streatch their legs. We then decided to proceed down the mountain and as we drove round the corner we saw a bear eating. The bear was situated right underneath where we had just been walking the dogs! Tony took this video on his camera, I love the way the bear watches the truck go by towards the end........

Saturday, 3 July 2010

Kelsey Bay Logging re opened!

The week before we arrived the Kelsey Bay logging re started. this is of great significance for the valley as it will bring in new business and help rejuvinate the local area. Another bonus is that the logs that don't make the grade are left for local pickings and since everyone has a wood burner there's not much left at the end of the day!
I love this pic of Chi on the boat jetty at the end of the logging harbour, see the reflection of the mountains in the water - breathtaking.......

Thursday, 1 July 2010

Canada Day!

Today there was a parade in Sayward to celebrate Canada's 143rd b'day - Ha - p B'day Canada!

The Legion carried the flags at the head of the parade, note the British flag alongside the Canadian one. The other 2 are British Columbian Province flags.

All the villagers(approx 400) were invited to join in 2 footed & 4!

The local voluntary fire service had 4 shiny trucks in the parade and guess who signed up.......

Yeap, Tony did - fire hall drill every Thursday