Last night it was cold….really cold. Temps were in the low teens up here on the hill…that is cold for us. I felt bad that my doggies had to go out there to do their business….but go out they did
…..even the puppy…..for whom I can confidently profess has reached the stage of being officially house broken….potty trained….doin’ the dooty in the great outdoors consistently without fail, and even asks now to go out!! You’ve gotta love Great Danes….they do not like going potty in their house….
…..this little girl is only 3 months old….
….no more wet spots accidentally discovered!!! She has managed success while battling: rain….
Alivia at 8 weeks old
…..wind, freezing rain,
snow, big heavy rain, temps into the teens, snow that has turned to ice…..she figured it out even in the coldest of nights….
She looks so cold out there in the dark.
….battled her desire to run back inside (okay that happened a couple of times)….
Doggie potty area.
….and went out there anyway and got the job done!!
Mama and Pup … Little Alivia – 3.5 mos old.
This award goes to little, Alivia!! Gooood girlllll!!!
P.S. I wrote about house breaking puppies a little while back on my other site….https://haveadanehilldanes.com/2016/09/02/puppy-basics-go-potty-outside/ It has been an intense several weeks of the get-up-and-run-for-the-door-at-a-moments-notice over and over again time of Alivia’s life….but it is so worth it to have a 3 month old house broken puppy!!
Have a great Sunday!! Thank you for visiting today!
Your friend from Oregon,
It’s always an exciting event when the first snow…or any snow for that matter….falls. In it’s silent descent, the beauty unveils itself with a crisp, exoteric whiteness not often duplicated. Like a gift, gently unwrapped under the Christmas tree. It is calming, and gives one permission to settle in, and linger….just a bit longer.
On the other hand….snow, the kind of snow we get is FUN…but we don’t live in it for months on end. When it snows, it is an event for a few days…it may or may not snow again during that particular winter….but then again…..it might!!
This is the goats first experience with snow. They sniffed it, they tasted it….
…they ran into their house…then back out. The funny thing about snow….you don’t feel the wetness on your thick, curly, fur coat until it starts to soak in….I think. So, they stand outside as the flakes fall and accumulate on their tops…they don’t seem to have the sense that they need to go in out of the “rain.” Funny goats.
The flock is more seasoned and are keeping their feet warm by staying under cover…except for this one adventurer.
It’s a lovely day in the Pacific Northwest! Thank you for visiting the farm today. More of the fluffy white stuff is still in the forecast for this afternoon! Happy New Year to you all!!
#Have-a-Dane Hill Danes
Miss Fozzy Bear
The moisture in the land this time of year brings about a true richness and depth in the natural colors that dot the scenery. I love how the redness in the wood that ladens the land pops through the bright green of the winter moss, and grasses.
A stray piece of Douglas Fir bark becomes a topographical mapping of the roadways various insects have taken to navigate their way, to and fro.
Stumps that are being slowly broken down and decayed dramatically showcase tunnels and caverns.
Stray branches damaged by weather, and time create an amazing centerpiece fit for a king’s table.
Even the flock want to get their feet onto a wooden surface………nope, not that one ladies…..no way….
….that’s more like it!!
Those are some beautiful girls!!
Thanks for visiting our forested farm today. I hope you have a wonderful day!
Your friend from Oregon,