Foster dogs and Christmas tree


Ideally, we would have liked to be skiing the 22″ of fresh powder at Mt. Baker this weekend, but because we live in the desert formally known as Colorado we had fun doing other things and enjoyed the summer-like temperatures.  We’ve just begun fostering dogs and placed our first one into a home this weekend.  Ranger, a Blue-Heeler Aussi Shepard mix came to us from New Mexico after a dog shelter shut down.  After taking care of some ear ticks and a cold, Ranger discovered he loves to play, go on walks, run around in the field, and slide around corners on our linoleum floor and wood deck. He also discovered he liked to chew on my socks. It was fun to watch him develop in a very short time and it is without question he is going to be a great dog.  On Saturday a very nice family adapted him and we were glad to see him go to a good home, although it was hard to let the little-guy go.
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After the adaption event, we drove up to Winter Park and cut down a Christmas tree.  It didn’t take too long to find a nice one, although it did include a bit of a climb up a hill.  From the pictures, it may look a bit small and scrawny, but its unique blue-white color made us pick it out.  Maddy had fun running around in the snow, but she wasn’t too sure about it taking up her dog-bed in the back of her truck on the way home.
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On Sunday, we picked up another foster dog.  Maya is a 9-month old Pointer-Lab-Terrier mix and is all energy!  She is a lot fun, likes to run and sniff everything.  She likes to play with other dogs and Maddy is trying hard to keep up with her.  This bundle of energy will require some more attention from us (She just discovered the Christmas tree ornaments), and it is fun trying to keep this little girl occupied. I think she will make a good hunting companion and she is extra interested in my elk and deer antlers.
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