Friday, June 21, 2013

Isn't nature wonderful....

 We have been dying to get up
into our mountains this week.
It seemed to be beckoning My Vickie
in every thought and moment of
daily working here at the kennel.
I figured, since we were so
very busy at the kennel that it would
just be wishful thinking....until....
Wednesday, she could handle it no
longer and she grabbed me, asked one of
the girls to cover for her and close.
 Before I knew it we were off.
We drove for a bit then she pulled off
on this little winding country road,
traveled a few miles then parked
and out we got.
It was BEAUTIFUL.    We found
this great trail that followed the lake up
into the mountains around it.
We saw little critters in the trees,
 Bigger and little critters in the water.
 Strange critters we had never seen before
And YES.    Water.   Lots and Lots
of cold clear beautiful water.
At last it was clear until I dove
in and stirred it all up.
 But My Gosh!!! She was throwing Sticks
 So I stirred up more and more water.
Then I brought some of it back to shore
and shook it all over the rocks so
they would have something to drink.
 To add to the cuteness the next day, My
little CC came to visit. 
 So Goose was visiting for the day and
he and Allred were having words
when I walked by.  My Vickie got this
funny picture of my tail as I went
past Goose.  It looks like he has
a tu-tu doesn't it. 
Dancing Goose.  Can you picture it.
Then My Vickie loaded up the pack
again and "Believe it or NOT"
but she took that pack and went up into
the mountains again.
 She told me later that it was because
she was gonna go find some little
fox's that were up where we watch
the moose.  She was afraid I would
want to play with them.  I could have
told her, that I would have just sat nicely
with her and watch.  I think they are cute too.
 While My Vickie was busy taking pictures
of the little fox's there was a big ole
Moose swimming in the lake behind
them all.  Thank goodness John was
paying attention and noticed the Moose.
They left the fox den then and went to
photograph the Moose.
 The antlers are growing about an inch
a day now and this guy has a pretty
good set growing out.  There was another
Moose that they spotted just after sunset
who was even bigger.
They are different than the moose
My Vickie saw in Alaska.
Thinner, longer legs, longer body
but just as beautiful.
She promised me that I could go with her
next time.  Maybe the little fella's will
still be hanging close to their den next week
Anyway, tomorrow I get to go meet
up with my dancing buddy Goose
so I better get some sleep.
I wanna send my love to Benny
"Fight Like a Frenchie" dude.
and leave you with a fun video of the
fox pups and a deer that came by.
Have a great weekend.


  1. We are so jealous of that beautiful nature.
    Benny & Lily

  2. What a beautiful post! Goose's "tutu" was hilarious! Happy Saturday, furriends. XOXO

  3. It seemed like the deer wanted to be friends and was disappointed when the foxes hid on her. What an incredible video. Thanks so much for sharing it. We think Goose looks like he is wearing a feather boa when your tail was around his neck.

    Millie & Walter

  4. I am NOT wearing a tutu! And why was I not invited to go along on this wonderful walk? Is it because I called you stinky in front of the whole world?

  5. That's such a beautiful area to get out in and recharge your batteries.

    We were wondering what Goose was wearing when we first looked at that picture......BOL!

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  6. As always, such wonderful pictures, Bert. Your nature is truly awesome! Thanks for sharing it with us.


  7. Wow, WOW, WOW. I love fox and that deer! Alaska has nothing on you! Utah is a beautiful place!
    I love how you can turn aqua water into brown, Bert!

  8. GOOSE in a TUTU TAIL... THAT is hysterical... we can see him all dressed up and being a STICK DANCER. BaaaaWaaaah.

    OMD OMD those 4 ornery Foxes... they were playing HIDE and SEEK with the deer. Now that video needs to be shown on the Nature Channel for SURE. THAT one is a DANDY.
    Now Bert... we just GOTTA ask... do you still have any of that LOVELY FRAGRANCE left in your furs???
    AND... why does Allred get that super comfy bed? We can't envision him doing anything good enough to earn it. Just sayin.. beclaws you KNOW he Scares Us.

  9. You're right - nature is wonderful. I wouldn't come as close as Goose to Allred - he is a good "Nose-decorator" :o)

  10. Those fox pups are growing up so fast! What wonderful photos and the video is incredible! I wonder why the deer was so curious - maybe she has a fawn nearby?

    The swimming moose is another favorite. It looks like you and Bert had a wonderful time!

  11. Hey Bert!
    Wow, I'm so very glad to you got to go swimmie to that beautiful lake! Great job with the sticks and splashes. BOL at Goose in that tail pix. BWAR HAR HAR Fabulous wildlife pix today, my furiend!
    Grr and a Wet Woof,
    Sarge, Water Mania Host

  12. Beautiful pictures. Butt we laughed at Goose with his tail tutu.
    Bailey, Hazel & Greta

  13. Bert, you and Your Vickie are so lucky to live where there is so much natural beauty and goodness to see.Those little foxes are so cute. We think you would try really hard to be good near them.

    Goose would make a great ballerina with that furry tutu:)

    Thanks for the kind words for Thunder. We are all hoping for the best too.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  14. Wonderful pictures. That deer looked like he wanted to play with the fox pups!

    Thanks for sharing with us.

    Wyatt and Stanzie

    P.S. We thought Goose was wearing Boa feathers...hee hee

  15. Hi there Bert, I loved seeing all the pics from your time away.
    Sending big wags and pets to you!
    Noreen & Hunter

  16. What an amazing the video!!
    Love Hilo

  17. BOL! Goose in a tutu!! hehehe That would be a sight!!
    That video is FABulous! Wowsa! The deer looks like it just wants to play, butts the foxes are goin....'no, you are one BIG cat!!' BOL
    {{{hugs}}}} for Benny! FLAF
    Ruby ♥

  18. Bert! You live in paradise!

    Bart, Ruby and Otto

  19. How pretty!! Your momma got some grreat pics.

  20. Absolutely pawsome photos Bert...My Momz is very jealous of the beauty of your surroundings

  21. Some great pics Bert! We haven't seen a fox around here. Were you up by Causey? Did you see the picture of us swimming in the Dam and fetching sticks? Little CC sure is cute!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley
    Ambassadors of Love

  22. Loved the photos. Have a great weekend Bert!


  23. Now that I've found you all again, I've got to pay better attention so I don't miss your amazing trips, fun and photos!! I did have to grin at Goose and Allred--Who is one cat I've missed too!!

  24. Great Pictures Bert!
    Especially of my Lover Boy Allred! Mes does want him to see me with my yucky eyes, but please tell him me is much better and me is sulking about the new kitten!
    Mes loved the Moose Pictures too (Me loves meeses to pieces) and of the baby foxes and the deer!

  25. Wonderful post! Bert, you are one lucky dude to have a Vickie that is so forgiving of your past misdeeds.

  26. Oh Bert, that was so beautiful. We LOVED your video. We think it's amazing that the little foxes weren't scared of the deer. Hehe, it looked like the deer wanted to get in the fox hole. We loved Goose in the tu tu and we loved the moose too but your little CC was the cutest and sweetest today! No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  27. those are just the most amazing and beautiful pictures. our mom and dad went to the zoo today and i dont think they saw that much wild life! you live in a gorgeous place

    urban hounds

  28. Bert is a beauty! Very glad to have discovered your blog too :)

  29. Breathtaking: the last photo of the fox with the sun in his red eyes. Loved the photo of Goose in his tutu! You have incredible nature to enjoy, thank you for sharing!

  30. Wow those are some fantastic photos! We just had fox in our yard last week but I didn't get a picture! It is really stunning!

  31. Such gorgeous, gorgeous photos! We think we're hearing fox kits calling for their mama at night but we aren't sure! I want to go find them, but Mom says "no". Hrumph!

  32. Hi Y'all!

    What's a cormorant doing out there? The hooked bill is a cormorant. Anhingas look just like them but have a pointy bill.

    Goose looks like he's wearing a feather boa! BOL!

    Thanks for sharing those beautiful wildlife photos!

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  33. Hey Bert, just stopping by to see your great video AGAIN and to tell you about the summer give-a-way over at our blog! Come See :D


  34. Where the heck do you live that is so beautiful?? great pictures

  35. Your momma has the best adventures, with and without you!