Friday, October 31, 2008

Paws for Thought

18 Things You Can Learn From Your Dog.
  1. Never pass up a chance to go for a joy ride.

  2. Allow the experience of fresh air and wind in your face.

  3. When loved ones come home always run and greet them.

  4. When in your best interest always practice obedience.

  5. Let others know when they have invaded your territory.

  6. Take naps and always stretch before rising.

  7. Run, romp, and play daily.

  8. Eat with gusto and enthusiasm.

  9. Be loyal always, no matter what.

  10. Never pretend to be something you're not.

  11. If what you want is buried, then dig until you find it.

  12. Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.

  13. When someone is having a bad day be silent, sit close by and nuzzle them gently.

  14. Thrive on attention and let people touch you.

  15. Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.

  16. On hot days drink lots of liquid (your choice) and lay under a shady tree.

  17. When you're happy dance around and wag your entire body.

  18. No matter how often you are critisized don't buy into the guilt thing and pout. Run right back and make friends.

Quoted from column in Nelson Daily News.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Mountain Mustangs

Mick and Gabriela "Storm" Grabowsky are quintessential mountain people. They have lived in a remote area of the Purcell Mountains of British Columbia for over twenty five years. 'Rainbow's End Ranch' is situated on pristine Glacier Creek north of Kootenay Lake. It is home for them and their unique "family" of mountain bred horses that free range some of the wildest mountainous terrain in the province. Their simplistic earthbound lifestyle and the delicate ecosystem of beautiful Glacier Creek may be coming to an end compliments of Gordon Campbell and the BC Government. Glacier Creek is one of over six hundred watersheds in our province slated for destruction by private power development under the new BC Energy Plan.