Sunday, June 28, 2009

What I did on my Summer vacation...by Kylie Knight aka Sprites Great Adventure




I decided to do a bit of blogging since Mom has been to busy trying to get the place spiffed up for family visiting next week.

We just returned from vacation down to No. CA to go to Guerdon's family reunion in No. San Juan.

We got to stay at his Aunt Gens house in Nevada City. OH! the wonderful smells around her place!! I had such a good time, and everyone spoiled me. :)

My favorite smell at her place was DEER!! Mom kept her eye on me pretty good, but I tricked her into thinking I was just smelling the ground. I ACTUALLY had my eye on five deer that were out in the woods. Before Mom could get my name out of her mouth I was gone like a shot! WHEEEE! Through the woods we went, I could hear Mom and Guerdon yelling my name.

The deer leaped over this huge ditch filled with water, but by the time I saw it I wasn't able to gather myself to spring completely over it and I got a bit wet.

Then I heard Mom yelling "AUS!" which is from Shutzhund training and means for me to stop what I'm doing. Sigh. I stopped and turned around.

Mom and Guerdon were on the OTHER side of the ditch. She kept telling me to stay on the other side though I know I could have just sprang back over to her. She was really worried as I guess this is the NID ditch where people get their water and many a dog has fallen in and can't get out until someone pulls them out.

So I followed along on the other side of the ditch till we came to a road. Mom told me "Platz!' and I laid down and waited until Guerdon came over and got me.

Boy! was I tired. Mom thought it was funny and kept taking pics of me in the back of the Subaru when they were on their way to dinner.
They went to a place called The Willo. It's an old roadhouse and they have a limited menu of mostly beef. Like that would be a problem!!
You can grill your own meat or pay an extra 50 cents and have them grill it for you. Personally I would rather they just hand it to me raw, but people are funny that way.

This pic is of my Grandma Lucy, Guerdon's Mom. She grew up here in Grass Valley and Nevada City and met her husband Ray here. This is her showing off her leftovers, which she brought home for ME! :) She calls me her granddaughter and spoils me all the time.

The next day was the family reunion. Affectionately known as "The PIG". Was I excited when I heard that! More food!! There were lots of people there, and dogs.

They had a horse and a mini donkey. This little human really liked them.


This one male human came up and wanted to meet me. I was more than happy to make his acquaintance. Mom said he probably didn't want me licking his tonsils but I personally think he liked it.

They had a Border Collie there named Elvis that put on a show with tricks. I watched him carefully, but I didn't see anything that I personally thought was special, I'm sure I could have done any of those tricks. He got a lot of applause though. Every time his person threw a ball for him I wanted to go get it (I KNOW I could have beat him to it) so I had to stay on a leash during his show.

After we ate lots of good food we went for a walk down their road.
Lots of good smells here too. There were some pretty flowers by the side of the road, though they weren't near as interesting as the smells!



There were these orange flowers Mom said were poppies. I sniffed at them but there was this bug in there that yelled at me and said I'd be sorry if I kept smelling so I left it alone.

I guess I'll finish up my story later....Mom is going to plant some plants and I have to go show her I can dig holes better than she can....she obviously must have forgotten how well I re-landscaped the yard last year! Later!! Kylie

11 comments:

Christy said...

Kylie, sounds like a great trip! I wish you could come here and help me did some holes. Our ground is so hard.

Nancy K. said...

Oh, Kylie! What a wonderful adventure! I'm proud that you were such a good dog and obeyed your Shutzhund training. What a GOOD GIRL! You certainly earned your treat at dinner that night. I'm with you ~ I like my steak pretty raw aw well....

;-)

It was nice of you to let your family join you on your wonderful summer adventure!

Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

although I live on the east coast, my maternal grandparents lived in Grass Valley, my eyes perked up when I read Grass Valley, a lovely area.

Star said...

Hello Kylie, you look just like a dog I used to own, called Jacko except that his ears went down and yours are up. Also a different gender. The pink flowers you saw are called Vetch. Thank you for telling me about your very interesting day.
Blessings, Star

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

Kylie, I, too, am SO impressed at your obedience, especially in the face of fleeing deer! I think you could teach Jackson a lot! Do you hire out as a trainer? And it doesn't look like all those treats went to your middle at all. Tell you mom that we missed her at Black Sheep; next year it is the site of NASSA's AGM (annual general meeting), so she'd better start planning to attend now!

Patricia said...

Thank you so much for this delightful story and photos. Good looking dog!
Our son has just spent the year at the Sierra Friends Center outside of Nevada City so it was great to "see" what the area looks like!

Pricilla said...

Oooh, what a beautiful dog! Sounds like you had a great trip.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

So nice to hear from you Kylie. It's no wonder everyone spolis you. You are one pretty girl.
And your Mom too some some beautiful photos during your summe vacation. :)

~Lisa

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Oops. sorry about the missing letters and typos. I'm trying to type with one hand. lol!

~Lisa

Brenda said...

Love the BT! They have been a favorite of mine, and my families, since I first owned a 'Gandolf' daughter in the 70's. The Frostfire, and HiTimes kennels were tops back then. I also have had a BS. Now with the sheep, I just concentrate on great BWD's (big white dogs) Pyrs for LGD's.

Susan said...

Kylie, what a grand adventure! And with lots of food involved, too! That always makes for a fun summer vacation! It's always nice to see such a well-trained mom! :)