ZEPHYR'S ZOO

About Zephyr, dogs and dogsports! Most often in images...not words!

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Waterfall

“A taste for the beautiful is most cultivated out of doors”
―     Thoreau

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Beautiful Days of Autumn


 So far this fall we have been blessed with such great weather. Zephyr at almost 15 years of age has appreciated the warmer weather. He is still hanging in there. He enjoys the flatter trails and a little shorter hike as well. Zen and Timber run the hills of the Bruce without him...was hard for me at first to leave him home from these hikes...but such is the way it goes. I was able to put Timber on sheep a couple of times this fall, he did fantastic! It was fun! Love these days with the dogs!

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Summer 2016

So the beautiful days of summer are here. I have been so busy with work and a move into a new house that I haven't had much time for the computer. Zephyr is now 14 1/2 and struggling a bit with his health. Gone are the days of hiking the hills of the Bruce. Flatter walks and shorter ones as well. He still enjoys life but sleeps a little more than before. He has lost most off his hearing as well. I have been enjoying lots of quiet walks alone with him, without the other dogs. Other dogS you ask? Yes I welcomed another border collie into our home a few months back. Already a year old but with so much to learn. His name is Timber, and he is a  love. He is another black tri from working lines. I'll leave you with a few recent photos of the gang!



Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Keep on Truckin'

Wow I haven't posted in over a year....
So much has gone on in the past year. I will update more later but for now a photo of Zephyr who turned 14 back in January. Love this dog so damn much.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Thirteen Years Old

 Zephyr turned thirteen last week! How truly blessed I have been to share all his years with him. I took these two photos this week with the fresh snow. I don't think he looks his age here. Some days he does, but usually he still bounces along with a smile :)

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Looking for Warmer Days

I am not a winter person. I still get out with the dogs, but I really do not enjoy it most days. However earlier in the week we had temps just below zero instead of the -20 and a wind chill on top of that. In fact we had 2 days in a row that were this "warm". Off to the lake to run on the beach. Perfect for Zephyr who likes the flatter places to run, when there is ice and snow, now that his back end is weakening somewhat. Of course I had to insist he stay on shore and off the ice flows...he seems not to worry about his aging body as I do. The steep and many hills are reserved for better footing.
I find it peaceful to walk along the empty shore. Few people go there this time of year. The slate grey skies would welcome some sun no doubt....I know I would. These are happy walks. Peaceful walks. Sigur Ros type of walks! Think I'll go there again tomorrow!
 

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Wisdom

There is nothing like the grace and wisdom of an older dog.