Ava sees a squirrel

September 13, 2014 in Dogs, Hiking with Dogs, Outside Adventures, Photo Post by Mark at DBDT

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We were out in the yard the other day and Ava thought she saw a squirrel.

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Ava takes off running down the trail

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Passes me as fast a she can.  And  . . .

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Darn it. The squirrel got away.

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Tuesday’s Tails: Bogie

September 9, 2014 in adoptable dogs, Dogs, Tuesday's Tails by Mark at DBDT

Welcome to Tuesday’s Tails Blog Hop hosted by DogsnPawz.com and Talking Dogs.

Tuesday’s Tails blog hop features shelter animals. Come join the fun and help a furry friend find a forever home! And while you’re at it, don’t forget to visit the other blogs and share their dogs, cats, rabbits, and all the other animals that need forever homes on your social media sites. Please spread the word!

This week we are featuring Bogie!

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Bogie is a 1 1/2 year old Victorian Bulldog who is staying at North Country Animal League.

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Not a lot is known about Bogie as he just arrived on the CanINE Express as a transfer from Indiana.  Initial reports are that he is a fun loving dog who will make some family very happy.

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Visit Bogie’s Petfinder page to find out more about him or the other dogs and cats available for adoption at North Country Animal League. 

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Bogie’s photos were taken by the staff at NCAL

Black and White Sunday: 3 from Nebraska Notch

September 7, 2014 in Black and White Sunday, Dogs, Hiking with Dogs, Pets by Mark at DBDT

We are happy to participate in the Black and White Blog Hop hosted by Dachshund Nola and Sugar: the Golden Retriever!

These are three more pictures from our hike up the Nebraska Notch Trail.

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Steeler on the rocky stream bank

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Looking down stream

This next one is a little hard to see, but there is a Canadian Goose in the middle of the picture.

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Nebraska Notch Trail

September 5, 2014 in Dogs, Hiking with Dogs, Nature Walks, Outside Adventures by Mark at DBDT

Last Monday I took Steeler on a hike up to Taylor Lodge via the Nebraska Notch Trail. This 1.8 mile trail is another one of my favorite hikes in the Stowe, VT area.

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Whenever I hike this trail I start from the overnight parking area off of Nebraska Valley Road. There is a second parking area a little closer, but I enjoy the extra couple of tenths of a mile walk alongside the road. Once you reach the main trail it is flat and wide.

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Steeler!

However, it quickly turns into a rocky hill climb.

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Steeler on the rocky uphill

At about 3/4 of a mile uphill the trail turns right and runs parallel to a small stream that cascades down a series of rocky cliffs.

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Little Waterfall

Immediately after the view of the water falls, the trail bears left and climbs up into a clearing. After entering the clearing, the trail runs alongside a large beaver pond with great views of the backside on Mt. Mansfield.

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Beaver Pond and Mt Mansfield

After leaving the beaver pond area, and with another short ascent, you reach Taylor Lodge. Taylor Lodge was built in 1978 and was named after James P. Taylor, the founder of the Green Mountain Club.

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Taylor Lodge

The Lodge has an enclosed bunk space with room for 15 people and an open “front porch” for weary hikers to rest while they travel north, or south, on The Long Trail. (The Long Trail is Vermont 270 mile footpath in the Green Mountains that starts at that the Massachusetts/Vermont line and ends at the Canadian Border. The Green Mountain Club built and maintains the Long Trail)

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View from the porch on Taylor Lodge

 After a quick break at the Lodge, Steeler’s puppy energy was recharged and it was time to head back to the car.

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Where the Nebraska Notch Trail meets the Long Trail

The descent was much faster, but a little tricky as the rocks were still wet from the rain the night before.

Steeler wants to go.

Steeler wants to go.

The total mileage for this hike is about 3.8 miles with a total travel time of 2 hours due to the incline.

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Come Out and Play

September 3, 2014 in Dogs, Photo Post, Wordless Wednesday by Mark at DBDT

Welcome to Wordless Wednesday!

Steeler is always up for playing ball.

Unfortunately, sometimes it is hard to find someone to play with.

Ava!! Come out and play ball.

Ava!! Come out and play ball.

 

Veruca?!!

Veruca? Want to play?

 

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Hello? Anyone in there?

 

Hey, Mr. Squirrel! Can you throw a ball?

Hey, Mr. Squirrel! Can you throw a ball?

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Tuesday’s Tails: Bobbi McGee

September 2, 2014 in Tuesday's Tails by Mark at DBDT

Welcome to Tuesday’s Tails Blog Hop hosted by DogsnPawz.com and Talking Dogs.

Tuesday’s Tails blog hop features shelter animals. Come join the fun and help a furry friend find a forever home! And while you’re at it, don’t forget to visit the other blogs and share their dogs, cats, rabbits, and all the other animals that need forever homes on your social media sites. Please spread the word!

This week we are featuring Bobbi McGee!

Bobbi McGee is a 3 year old, 50 pound, Shepherd who is staying at North Country Animal League.

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Bobbi is athletic and affectionate. She would fit in well with an active family.

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Bobbi McGee would also prefer a home without cats. Bobbi would also prefer a home where the people are patient and are willing to train her and give her time to adjust to her new surroundings.

To find out more about Bobbi McGee visit his Petfinder.com page. 

Bobbi McGee’ss photos were taken by the staff at NCAL

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Tuesday’s Tail: Edith

August 26, 2014 in adoptable cats, Cats, Tuesday's Tails by Mark at DBDT

Welcome to Tuesday’s Tails Blog Hop hosted by DogsnPawz.com and Talking Dogs.

Tuesday’s Tails blog hop features shelter animals. Come join the fun and help a furry friend find a forever home! And while you’re at it, don’t forget to visit the other blogs and share their dogs, cats, rabbits, and all the other animals that need forever homes on your social media sites. Please spread the word!

This week we are featuring Edith! Edith is senior domestic short hair who is staying at North Country Animal League.

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Edith is an older gal who is looking for a nice retirement home where she can relax and enjoy the rest of her life.

Edith is very independent girl who truly enjoys lounging around in the warmth of the sun.

Edith would prefer to live in a nice calm home without other cats or dogs.

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Edith’s photos were taken by our friend Brooke at TruckieLoo Photography.

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A day by the river

August 24, 2014 in Black and White Sunday, Dogs, Hiking with Dogs by Mark at DBDT

We are happy to participate in the Black and White Blog Hop hosted by Dachshund Nola and Sugar: the Golden Retriever!

These pictures are from Veruca’s last trip to the Pemigewasset River in the White Mountains.

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Veruca enjoying the sun

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How about a swim?

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The water is fine

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Life is good.

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Sepia Saturday: More Steeler

August 23, 2014 in Dog Toys, Dogs, Uncategorized by Mark at DBDT

We are happy to participate in Sepia Saturday Blog Hop hosted by Ruckus the Eskie!

Here are a couple of more photos of our foster dog Steeler

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Wanna Play?

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How about tug?

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I win!

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Doggie’s Day Out

August 20, 2014 in Dog Toys, Dogs, Wordless Wednesday by Mark at DBDT

Welcome to Wordless Wednesday.

Last weekend we participated in at Doggie’s Day Out.

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Doggie’s Day Out is a special event hosted by our friends at Deb’s Place.


At the event we saw some old friends

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Ella is one of our former foster dogs who is now living in a wonderful home in town.

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We also made some new friends

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This is Huckleberry.

Huckleberry is up for adoption at NCAL. Learn more about Huckleberry at his Perfinder.com page.


And we meet a special working dog who was nice enough to demonstrate his skills.

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