Tuesday, December 9, 2014

A Walk in the Breckenridge Woods with the Lovable Labs


When I visit my sister-in-law in Breckenridge,
one of my favorite things to do
is walk along the Burro Trail
in the snowy woods
with her two lovable labs:
Gracie and Rufus.



Along the Burro Trail
Breckenridge, Colorado, USA



On the times I go by myself,
it's a challenge to manage two labs 
with leashes wrapped around one of my hands
while shooting with the other.


Gracie (Blonde) and Rufus (Raven)
as we set out





Snowy Breckenridge on Thanksgiving Weekend


Gracie and Rufus are really good dogs ~
and Gracie waits patiently for me 
to remove Rufus's leash
at the inviting trailhead.


Trailhead


Rufus runs all over the place with pure abandonment!


Rufus


Gracie likes to know where I am,
and she will often come and wait
while I take photographs.


Gracie



Off to Explore



Which Way, Weesie?



You're Making Us Wait
for Another Photo?



Winter Wonderland



Say It Isn't So ~
Time to Go Already!



Black Rufus is so hard to capture!



Breckenridge Ski Slopes



Almost Home



We were soooo good!
How about a treat, Weesie?



You know I can't 
since I've been banned 
from giving you treats.  :(

All those soulful looks aren't going to help ~
Your mom has hidden those treats from me!
She knows how you two
have me twisted around your big paws!




  







We'll go on another walk soon,
my furry friends.

24 comments:

  1. Adogable! Our pups love the snow more than we do. When it's white and pure - beautiful! But, when the slush sets in, not so much. Our dogs have us wrapped around their paws too.

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    1. Hi Elsie! Dogs are the best! And it is so much fun to watch them play in the snow. Have a good one!

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  2. Gracie and Rufus must have ha d a ball in the snow. And to be able to have them off the leash is great. I love walking Sadie but being a Jack Russell I can't trust her off the leash. Now that I'm back from my trip I can't wait to walk her today.

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    1. I hope tat you have fun walking Sadie. I can't let Gracie and Rufus off the leash when they visit me, but up in the mountains where my sister-in-law lives they are fine off-leash. At night thug, we put headlamps on them, especially Rufus who vanishes in the dark because he is so black. Take care!

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  3. Can't be trusted with the dog treats, eh? Hahahahahahahaha!

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    1. No I can't ~ not after they spent a long weekend with me, and I used a whole bag (100 count) of very expensive, organic doggie treats! LOL! Have a good one!

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  4. haha how can you not give them a treat after that look. Mom would never be able to trust her lab off the leash, she'd be gone at the first sight of something to chase.

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    1. That look is brutal! I may visit with my own supply of treats! In the meantime I give them lots of hugs and belly rubs. Gracie and Rufus are really well-trained dogs and never run too far away. Rufus will sit and wait, while Gracie will come back to see why I am behind. I hope you're having a good day!

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  5. How fun! And beautiful. Nothing like a walk through the snow with energetic pups.

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    1. You said it, Alex! Ten thousand feet up, clean fresh air, new snow, and those two ready to go! Have a good one!

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  6. How sweet and entertaining! Gracie is very gracious, and your photos are absolutely beautiful!

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    1. Thanks, Linda! The dogs are adorable. My sister-in-law rescued Gracie from a puppy store in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia ~ she was languishing in a cage that was too small for her. The store wanted a lot for Gracie, and after several visits, my SIL got her because she couldn't stand seeing her in that cage. Little Asian Gracie never saw snow till she finally made it to Colorado ~ and boy does she love it! Take care!

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  7. I would love to walk along Burro Trail. Great pictures! And your dogs are beautiful!

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    1. The Burro Trail is special any time of year! I love walking there. Have a good one, Chrys!

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  8. It's a great winter landscape. The snow is so pristine and white and the conifers are magnificent.

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    1. Hi David! The Colorado mountains are spectacular, especially after new snow! I hope that you are having a great day!

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  9. Those two are beautiful! What fun. Franklin and I had a long walk yesterday, but without snow.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Long walks with dogs are good for the soul! Have a good one, JJ!

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  10. I am just up the street on the cul de sac from where you went down to get on the Burro. We ski from the back of our house and get that trail to cross the Burro onto Lower Lehman ski trail. I must keep an eye out for Gracie and Rufus when I'm walking.

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    1. Hey Barb! My sister-in-law Noreen often walks Gracie and Rufus on the Burro Trail or around the area ~ She's down on New England. Happy skiing in your beautiful woods!

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  11. What a great time. And lovely photos to show for it. I especially love the 'Winter Wonderland' shot. The dogs are both so beautiful. You've been banned from giving treats? I imagine there's a good reason for that...:)

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  12. Thanks, Martha! Just call me Overboard Louise! LOL! Gracie loves treats as much as I love chocolate! Have a good one!

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  13. Louise, they are ADORABLE!! I love how Gracie waits for you and looks after you, how sweet is that! What breath-taking views there! Must take your breath away at times.
    Truly a wonderful post. Thanks for sharing.



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  14. Hi Jim! Gracie and I are simpatico! She is such a sweetie. When Rufus greets me in the morning, he puts his nose right up to mine, looks at me with his beautiful eyes, and wags his tail. He is an old soul. They both love hugs and belly rubs! Breckenridge does take your breath away The air is pure and clear and fresh, and the scenery is gorgeous. I always have fun there, and I always think about how fortunate I am that I can go there. Have a great day, my friend!

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