|My birch trees as they lose their leaves in September. I love birch trees!|
|Me and my big girl, Sister. |
We got her the summer we moved to Alaska. Caden wasn't quite 2, and neither was Sister. They have grown up together and seem to be best friends. I call her my big momma now. She is graying around the eyes and nose, she gets sore hips if she plays catch too much, and she runs to round up our Cavapoo pup, Esme, when it is time to come inside. Sister did a great job training Esme too. She potty trained her and taught her that indoors is for laying and outdoors is for playing. Sister is an amazing dog. She was a rescue by GRRF and trained well after they fixed her hips - she had fallen out of a truck. She is excellent with children, especially babies. They can do anything they want with her and if we say "nice", sister will take it all. If we don't, she will occasionally get up and walk away. She is always gentle. When the kids were little, she would round them up too by nudging them toward me or grabbing their sleeve or mitten with her teeth and pulling them toward me. She is very social too. That is just a nice way of saying she loves to run around the neighborhood and visit. And she loves, loves, loves hunting season! That means someone has moose bones in their backyard somewhere and she just needs to sniff them out.
Neighborhood dogs love her too. Other labs and retrievers are always stopping by to say "hi" and run around the yard with her.
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