Things are finally getting nice and green around here:
Biking up the highway. When you have one of two ways to go, it gets pretty dull quick. Thank goodness for teammates (none of which joined me this time) and the iPod shuffle!
Tomorrow - Laura and I hit the highway by my NEW place. We are doing some GPS'ing on the land and then heading out towards Haines Junction. Woohoo - new road! Hopefully I will have new, exciting, riveting pictures of pavement.
Meanwhile, back at the ranch - told you I did some packing!
I'm pretty astonished at how little stuff I have. I'm not quite done packing yet, but getting very close.
Then I had to take some FETCH! breaks of course thanks to the incessant barking and bouncing around of Ripper:
I'm not quite sure why my thumb looks like some kind of deformed claw - I swear it's the angle. But I do like the shot of Crazy Boy Ripper.
Rupert is mellow, just following me around and trying to trip me as I launch the ball for the others. He seems a bit sweeter and clingy since Kate's been gone.
He is so dirty I want to bathe him. But he finally started shedding, and you can't see it here - but he is much whiter and cleaner underneath!
Ivy showing her ability to lick the top of her nose. I should rent her out at parties!
This is typical (ie: SMART) Ivy. She pays 100% attention to where that ball is and can anticipate where I'm going to throw it - even when I don't know where the heck I'm gonna throw it. Note Ripper, standing 2.5 inches away from the ball. Sage was right beside him. Ivy's brains+her speed really gives these guys little chance to get the ball. And if they do get to it first, they overrun it, sometimes smack into a tree or the fence, as well as creating a huge cloud of dust. Then the little speedster comes in and steals the ball anyways! But does it deter Ripper?? Noooooo way! He is one determined fetcher!