First Timer

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    1. That’s what I said, too, VK, good for her! She told me this dog pulls her on her bike and from what I saw, not only was he strong, but extremely intelligent. Yes it was a pretty day, very cold but finally with some snow on the ground. Many people were out enjoying that snow. Hugs back to you!! xo

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    1. She was such a delight, not only to watch but to speak to. Bubbles and smiles and such determination to teach her Husky. And she did. I agree about the dog …. I couldn’t take my eyes from off of him. He was along with his “Mom, poetry in motion. Have a great day! xo

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  1. When I was a kid, I used to go out skiing with 4 dogs. None of them would have been interested in pulling me. They all just wanted to jog behind and step on the back of my skis. That was a different kind of challenge that would have given a photographer ample opportunity for comical shots.

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    1. If you noticed in my pictures, it was evident this young woman had fallen, probably due to her dog doing exactly what yours did, stepping on her skis. I was blown away how careful he was stepping over her one ski. Smart? As for your dogs in days gone by, I can just picture what you described. Comical is right!

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  2. This husky is really beautiful and they just love the snow and be allowed to work, just they understand, what the job is about 😀
    Nice, that this young woman had the needed patience to teach too. Patience is everything, as the dogs usually love to work together with us, just we are able to educate, how to do.
    You had a beautiful day with wonderful laughs Amy, a great day. Your photos are super sharp.
    Much love to you ❤

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    1. This dog is SO smart, Irene! He caught on quickly IMO. The grin on that dog’s face when he finally got it right, pulling his Mom on skis behind him, was absolutely precious!!
      Any animal is trainable IF we humans but have the patience to do so. The trick from my own experience is to allow the animal to feel as if he or she is very important and still in charge. I never force anything …. I used to in the past and it just blew up in my face. Now it is a very different story! Watching this young woman handle her dog …. she knew exactly what she was doing.
      Yes I had a beautiful day. These are not the only pictures I took on that day. Soon you will see more of what and who I took pictures of. It was such a fun day!!
      Thank you for the compliment on my photos. I made sure I had a very high shutter speed to freeze the moment and I also made sure my hands were steady as a rock along with my eye ready to tell my finger when to press the shutter. It was great practice for moving objects aka birds. LOL Much love to you! xo

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    1. I thought she did very well, Tim. Her dog responded, did understand and off they went. This woman told me she trained her dog to pull her on her bike, so he is used to pulling her. Now he has to factor in snow and skis and he’ll be doing what he loves to do. It was such a joy watching these two in action!!

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      1. It looked like fun. Huskies are neat dogs. One of the couples we see in the bosque quite often has a beautiful red husky they rescued from a drug dealer. Their Husky, named Wolf, has separation anxiety, and he would not stop barking when left alone. The drug dealer had Wolf’s vocal chords removed. Poor Wolf. The couple work from home, so Wolf always has someone with him.

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      2. Oh, Tim! My stomach literally turned over when I heard what was done to this dog. I honestly cannot believe a Vet would even perform a surgery to remove something this is so vitally important to a dog. I’m so relieved this husky has good owners now. Bless them for taking this husky as part of their family!

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      3. Wolf is is super sweet dog. It made me feel really bad for the poor Wolf. There are despicable vets. My daughter’s friends had some dealings with one. Fortunately, my daughter intervened, and took the kitty to our vet who took treated the kitty for a fraction of the price the shister vet was trying to charge them.

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      4. Tim, having had so many cats over the years, believe me, I’ve had my share of bum Vets. Oh yes I do know up close and personal all about despicable Vets. I am SO grateful for the one we have now. We still do most of the diagnosing and treating ourselves, but when we run into trouble, it is a relief knowing we have someone we can trust to turn to.

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    1. SO glad you enjoyed, Rob! This dog eventually caught on. I give this woman a lot of credit for training him. I couldn’t be on skis with poles in one hand and with the other training a strong rambunctious dog on a lead leash in the other hand. No way!!

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    1. Thank you, Kamal. Oh yes this dog was literally in dog heaven as they say. He and his Mom were so full of joy and laughter. I won’t forget these two for a long time. I was again in the right place at the right time. Incredible!!

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    1. Wow! I did not know that, Eliza! Yes Huskies were made to run. I could see how much this dog loved to be free to run. This woman has her hands full to keep up with the needs of her dog. Bless her! She was such a joy to watch interacting with her dog who obviously adored her.

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    1. Not only concentration but coordination too, Mark. Only the young …. sigh! LOL It’s evident by the snow on her backside she had a couple of falls too. That alone would have me say … no way! Glad you enjoyed this! I had so much fun watching, taking pictures, and then having a delightful conversation with this young woman!! xo

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    1. I couldn’t agree with you more, Colleen. I was smitten! That dog is one very loved and very well taken care of dog! The bond between Mom and dog was apparent …. both obviously adored the other. What a joy to see!! xo

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  3. Dogs are amazing when they get their feet in snow. My parents had a husky, and the only way to keep her from pulling us through the snow was to pick her up and carry her. Good for the young lady in getting herself moving under canine power.

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    1. Huskies were made to pull, Dan. So awesome you had a Husky growing up. I think they are absolutely stunning dogs! This young woman told me her dog pulls her on her bike and now she is teaching him how to pull her on skis. The bond between the two of them …. oh how both of them adored the other!!

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  4. Really cool story and great photos! So many dogs are bred for work – nice to see someone really getting this because it’s what the dog is bred for. I don’t understand people who have a sheep dog for example, as a pet – getting in a few walks. This animal needs to work, and already knows its job. In a way I see it as respect. Great story! Much love, Donna

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    1. A responsible pet owner will work with a dog that is bred to do something specific. It was such joy to watch this young woman teach her dog. They were magical together! Again here I was in the right place at the right time. How fortunate I felt to see poetry in motion!
      So glad you enjoyed this story, Donna. The one caption about this dog stepping over the ski, I know is what was actually occurring. As is evident in the images, this woman fell and it was probably due to her dog stepping on her skis. This dog being as smart as he is, only had to be told once, perhaps twice not to step on her skis, and he didn’t. Incredible to watch!! Much love to you! xo

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  5. Just a fantastic set of photo’s Amy.. Just full of energy on all levels.. We have a popular walk around a small lake near by and I have been fortunate when there is a meeting of handlers of huskies who regularly meet up there .. Each wearing special belts tied to their dogs as they run behind them… I too was amazed at the strength and the enthusiasm of these dogs who just want to work and pull..
    So much strength like you say they have..
    Seeing this woman on skies, just perfect for both of them… And so pleased they both got untangled 😀
    Have a super Sunday Amy…
    So loved my time spent here this afternoon… I so enjoyed each detail in every photograph… I devoured them one by one…
    Love to you my friend… Take care out in the snow.. ❤ ❤ ❤

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    1. These Huskies are absolutely incredible to watch, Sue. Besides being stunning dogs, their strength boggles the mind.
      Whenever it snows here, it almost immediately melts. I have probably one more series of snow pictures to edit to show here, and that is it. Unless it again snows, there won’t be any more snow to show.
      Much love to you! Take care while working those gardens!! xo

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