COUGH, COUGH -- and Zimmer!

I had a dream last night that I saw blue sky and was able to ride my bike. Alas, it was just a dream. Here is a look at the smoke situation from the deck this morning...

This has been a terrible week of smoke but there might be relief in sight, albeit temporary. 

But let's talk about something fun and cheerful -- like ZIMMER! Kathy shares: 

"Zimmer is a clown and definitely in that in between puppy/adult dog stage.  Sometimes he is oh so perfect and sometimes, like yesterday, he is that naughty puppy that chews the buckle off his dad’s shoes.  Bad daddy really!  He is a little bit taller than Hannah now though he does not weigh as much.   Three weeks ago he traveled with us to Las Vegas because we did not have a dog sitter.  He handled everything so well—riding the elevator up and down to the 22nd floor, walking down long halls, through the casinos, out to artificial grass in 110 degrees.   He is a really solid puppy.   Since we did not get the natural retriever gene, I mean not even a tiny bit at all,  we have been working hard this summer on getting him to retrieve.  Yesterday he retrieved his dumbbell twice which is a major accomplishment.  

If you look closely at the dumbbell,  you can see where Zimmer and Abbie had a wonderful time chewing it until Mom noticed what they were doing. [Editor's Note: OOPS!]

We have had an extraordinarily hot summer so training hasn’t been great, but we have been working on little pieces of obedience.  He has also been doing nosework for several lessons, and he seems to have inherited the amazing Kaibab nose.  

Zimmer doesn’t need curlers, he has a nice naturally wavy coat without all the fuss.

We are looking forward to some nice fall weather to get out and work a little more consistently.  

We still are setting records in the heat department.  And we now have Montana smoke setting over Salt Lake.  I hope you are safe Mary-Ann."

Thank you, Kathy -- and super sorry to share that smoke. What a grand time Zimmer is having :)

I wanted to share this photo of Zimmer and Ava (iPup) with the children of a mutual friend -- do you see the amazing resemblance between Ava and Sparkle?

I hope your Saturday is wonderful, and that you enjoy lots of clean air!



by Kay on Sat, 09/09/2017 - 08:53

So fun to see Zimmer. He looks a lot like his brother Lucas. They are on course to be handsome adults with winning personalities.

by Dianne on Sat, 09/09/2017 - 13:51

It does not surprise me that Zimmer was so chill in Vegas. Those boys were all such calm puppies. Love his freckles!

by CA Heidi on Tue, 09/12/2017 - 17:32

Was and is still a favorite boy with those FRECKLES!


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