Updates

A lot has been going on in Ranger’s life lately so here’s a quick recap (his latest agility class will go in a separate post).

two dogs playing in puddle

Mud pigs

A week ago Ranger, Maddie, and Gauge went for an off leash walk near Gauge’s house. It’s a power line trail through the woods and was completely deserted. There were gravelled sections, narrower paths through rocky outcrops, paths through the woods, and sections of huge flat rocks.

three dogs walking along path

follow the leader

We were out for over an hour and the dogs spent the entire time racing, wrestling, and sniffing. I am amazed at how easily Ranger maneuvers through the under brush. He seemed fine when we got home, but after a bit I noticed him licking his front foot; of course, a nasty slice to one of his toes (a big reminder of WHY we should always give our dogs a proper once over when they come in from a big play). Although it was deep, I decided to see if we can heal it at home instead of a vet visit and doctored him up. I’ve been checking and cleaning it each day and so far seems good. He’s also the new owner of a set of boots (which we’ll use for scootering too) and I’ve been putting the front left on when we go out.

dog sitting beside scooter

ready to hit the open roads

Ranger’s scooter arrived. I picked it up, brought it home, and promptly tried to kill myself on it (riding it by myself just from the car to the backdoor). It’s is so cool and I can’t wait to get Ranger really going in it. Because of his paw, I’ve only had him hooked up once for a light trot back to the house from the trail after just hand walking him with it.

dog sleeping

napping with his bandage on

Yesterday we went for a long walk through Bell Park in Mt. Uniacke with Maddie and C. We were gone for over an hour and just let the dogs casually stroll along stopping and sniffing as they wanted while we just enjoyed the spring warmth. Ranger played in the water a little bit and seemed to really enjoy himself.

dog on rock

Ranger out exploring

Today Ranger had a play date with Gauge before his photo shoot later in the day. Ranger blasted around and really poured out that energy he’s been collecting all week while we tried to protect his foot. He didn’t seem sore at all, but his toe does look like its pulled apart a little…both of us want him to be better so fast, but that foot is going to take some time.

three dogs playing

Ranger in herding mode

The photoshoot is a fundraiser for GPAC┬ábeing held in Halifax today. I brought Ranger and T also brought Gauge. I am so excited to see how they turn out. Studio canine portraits AND I can pass it off as a donation to a local rescue; yes please! I’ll be sure to post once they come in.