Monday, 31 December 2012

A Nice Walk on the Last Day of 2012!

                                            We walked along the Goose Lake Trail today.

It was just below freezing, the snow crunched underfoot and didn't get stuck between my toes, yay!

                                                We walked to the old corral. So still.

I was made to wear a jacket as I always got burrrrrs in my hair when we walk up there. I ditched the matching chapeau, perhaps a styling Mr. Coyotee will find it and wear it, lol!

Daddy and I are striking a pose just as we make our way back to the trail home.

Sunday, 30 December 2012

Stayed inside and made COOKIES, yummmmmm!

Today we are stuck inside but there is a good side to this; we are making COOKIES!!!! Mommy says they are good with cheese but I'm lactose intolerant, sigh. I would like to share this recipe with you so you can make your own.

                               PRINCESS ZELDA'S FAVORITE COOKIES (makes 5 dozen)

2C    Flour
1/2C Cornmeal
1/4C Sunflower seeds
1/4C Flax
1/2C Oatmeal (this is cooked leftovers and you can use mashed potatoes or any mashed cooked veg)
2tsp  Baking powder
3T    Dehydrated chicken soup (the yellow stuff from the bulk food store)
1/4C Olive oil
2       Eggs (an extra one for an egg wash if you like real brown shiny cookies)
1/2C Water (or enough to make dough hold together without being sticky)

All the wet stuff gets dumped into the dry stuff and mixed up, then kneaded 3 min. If you can use a machine, then GO FOR IT!  Then form into 4 balls (yay balls) and drop onto floured board and roll out flat and about 1/8" thick. Now it's time to cut into shapes. Place cookies onto cookie sheet, place in preheated 350* oven for 15 minutes or a little more until slightly browned and when cool eat them up!!! If you can stop yourself from eating them all up they will keep for about 2 weeks.


To make them shiny brush raw egg over raw cookies then bake.
For Peanut Butter Flavored exchange 1/4 C peanut butter for the oil.
Or if you prefer Cheese Flavored (if you aren't lactose intolerant) add 1/4 C favourite cheese to mix.

Mommy takes the dough left over from cutting out my cookies and rerolls it real thin, cuts it in squares, bakes them up and calls them "soda crackers" and really likes them, too!

Saturday, 29 December 2012

Coyotes don't play ball

Kayak and I have been largely out on our own for the past three days as our human family has been down with the flu. Mommy said that rich people call this a "cleanse". Today Mommy was outside with us. She swept the chicken house and brushed the snow off the roof and then we played ball with her, but were gentle.

The ice is on the lake and so are the coyotes.  Today Mommy said, "No, Princess Zelda they do not want to play ball with you." I have wanted to play ball with them but they walk away far out on the ice. Kayak showed his teeth at them and got between us and made me stay in the yard.

Thursday, 27 December 2012

Boxing Day -promised a walk...

Christmas was lovely, I got a new ball and a squeaky, chewy duck, cookies, a BIG beef bone and so did Kayak and took all his, too (of course). Except his bone, he buried it in the snow and then laid on it. I'll get that later, bwa ha ha!

Boxing Day however sucked! Tradition is a good long walk, meeting and greeting our neighbourhood dogs who are all doing the same, but this year, Mommy and her friend decided to walk a new interpretive nature trail. Everything started out lovely, we all hopped in the car and drove over, then the NO DOGS sign was sighted and I had go back to the car and sit. My best wining was to no avail. Next we went into town and again more sitting, urggg.  Even Starbucks I had to SIT OUTSIDE and I saw cookies in there.

Friday, 21 September 2012

SKINNY DIPPER ( or today I got a home haircut revenge : )

We go for wonderful evening walks but...there are burrrrrrs and they accidentally get caught in my hair. Usually that means a wonderful relaxing trip to the SPA. But today Mommy took out the shears and CUT THE BURRS OUT OF MY BEAUTIFUL HAIR HERSELF!?! I feel so ripped off! I slipped out of my leash and collar and I did what I had to do and went for a dip in the swamp. Ta da, trip to the spa booked. A girl has to have her beauty time!

Saturday, 15 September 2012

Nice Day for a Walk

Today is sooo nice and sunny and warm (but not too too hot). It's just a perfect late summer day. Mommy spent the morning picking grapes (I helped by snapping at the wasps until I got shooed away 'cause I got stung on the mouth once). Kayak lazed under the hazelnut bushes. He watches me and gets up only if I need assistance. Next was picking tomatoes, then some corn. I got in trouble for chasing hawks, believe it or not. Now that the chicken run is hawk proof, hawks are important to catch the mice that eat the vegetables.

Sheesh, a dog can't win around this farm!

FINALLY, the grapes were picked over and set to make raisins, the rest taken care of, the chicken given the scraps.


We walked up to Goose Lake, which is directly above our Swan Lake.

There were birds to scare (Mommy said it was all right 'cause Goose Lake was a water reservoir), cows to leave alone (range cows).

 A small herd of horses that were dots on a hill came to investigate us.

I watched for a bear that had been on the trail.  I'm a natural at security.  I did everything right.
We walked until dark.

Friday, 14 September 2012

Raise your paw if you like FRIDAYS!!!

Ooooooh, it's Friday! This means a longer walk in the evening, and helping Mommy work in the garden, mow the lawn. Hours of uninterrupted us time. We live out in the sticks (yes throw me a stick anytime) so barking and running is expected. But Friday afternoon is the beginning of the Weekend so Kayak and I (and even my arch-enemy Caddie) get all the running around we can handle. This weekend on my menu I've got a nice off road run (probably a walk off leash!) to Goose Lake on Saturday. It's a nice dog friendly trail with a lake and ducks and geese to bark at (it's a drinking water reservoir so Mommy says its Okay to bark away the birds).

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Lazy Summer

Kayak and I have been goofing off this summer. I must have been doing too much roadwork 'cause I started limping on my left front paw. Kayak just can't be bothered to run when it is SO HOT! Sooo....we jump in the lake a lot which drives Mommy crazy as that is too much mud in the house!
There is quite a bit of work for us dogs on our farm. Earlier this summer we kept the birds out of the newly planted garden, then out of the cherry trees ( I think the birds won on that one though). Next Mommy got chickens and we took on the job of making sure the hawks, eagles, 'coons, coyotes & weasels didn't help themselves to a chicken dinner. We gave up on keeping the quail out of the chicken scratch though. Also as of right now I've been taken off red alert trying to keep the blackbirds out of the corn patch as the bird netting is up (whew).

Sunday, 4 March 2012


Mar 5  A couple of days off, now we're back to the races (and on the road)!  Could go out on the lake again today but the warm days have a couple of inches of water on top of very slippery ice.  We had fun yesterday watching the kite-boarders fly by us.  There was an ice sailboat out there as well as the usual ice-fishermen and eagles and those greedy seagulls almost snatching the perch as soon as they come off the hook.
           Spring is definitely close.   The resinous scent of the budding poplar trees is in the air and the daffodils are pushing out of their protective snow blanket.   Sparrows are squabbling over birdhouses and filling them up with straw and even picking up my hair for their nests!  And the male red-winged blackbirds are showing off in the treetops and singing their watery song for everyone to hear.

Wednesday, 29 February 2012


Feb 29. I don't know if you can see in the pics but there are snowflakes the size of pigeons!

Tuesday, 28 February 2012


Feb28  Back running with Mommy.  She decided we're a team again, and when I'm with her, I'm not chasing the swans on the lake.  Point for PRINCESS ZELDA!!!

Monday, 27 February 2012


FEB 27. I was stuck inside all day today 'cause the SWANS are back on our lake and I tried to chase them. Spring is almost here!

Thursday, 23 February 2012


Feb 23. Kayak and I were outside all day (no leash or anything)! I spent my day chasing the blackbirds out of the cattails. Those bad birds are back, spring must be near.

Tuesday, 21 February 2012


Feb 21 Looks like another day stuck in the house, likely another round of Doggy Yoga. I already had to endure the spectator sport of Mommy on her exercise bike. I wonder how cats can be content to sit and lay around all

Monday, 20 February 2012


Feb 20  Not much went on for me today.  Mommy decided it was too mushy outside so went for a spin on her exercise bike.  I can tell you that running along side that thing is a waste of time, sheesh.  We DID go outside and I had them throw the ball to me but I had My mouth set for a good run in the fresh air.  It was soooo sunny and beautiful out today.  Oh well, there`s tomorrow!

Sunday, 19 February 2012


Feb 19  Nice day, sunny in the morning then clouded over.  We watched the kite boarders fly around on the lake.  Mommy decided to work out on the ski machine today instead of running.  She has the idea that she is going to try the kiting.  I 'spose that I'll be on board next.  I think in this case I will be a good spectator!  Kayak is terrified of the kites, I think that he must know something about this.  I have always known him to be a smart dog!

Friday, 17 February 2012


Feb 17  Mommy decided I needed to try yoga with her (online stuff).  She tried what was on the screen then my turn.  Lots of sitting funny, then stretching then some laying down, then some more sitting then stretching and rolling over and falling over (I didn't copy that).  That was very entertaining but not a run.  No run today so far.

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Wednesday, 15 February 2012


Feb 15 We ran our 5km on the road tonight. Mommy was running like somebody was after us at first, then slowed down and I only had to pull on the leach 5 times at most to get her back running again. It was beautiful run, not many cars, so still and quiet and a sky full of stars.

Monday, 13 February 2012


Feb 12 We went to Kelowna and walked on the grass in the Creek Park then I went shopping. I have a new pink collar which is nice but my first choice had some serious bling!


Feb 11. For some unknown to me reason mommy decided to drag out her ski machine instead of going running with me.


Feb 10 Nice 5km over the ice then home.

Wednesday, 8 February 2012


Feb 8. Mommy got home from work and I was SO READY to go for a run. But a blizzard started and I got to SIT while Mommy rode her exercise bike, GRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!! 

Tuesday, 7 February 2012


Another gentle walk on the lake and then I checked out the fisherman. The perch are left for the eagles.

Monday, 6 February 2012


Jan 6 We did a nice gentle 5km on the lake after Mommy got home from work. I got hold of the leash to quicken up the pace and it pulled off! So I ran ahead and raced by myself. I also investigated what the neighbor caught ice-fishing and if he had anything good for lunch.

Sunday, 5 February 2012


Feb 5 We and our friend walked across the lake and into town today. I was off the leash for most of our walk and our balloon popped down again. We walked 10km.

Saturday, 4 February 2012


Feb 4 We went out today and visited across the lake and met the new neighbors.