Thursday, October 11, 2018

Alex discovers a fondness for rock climbing

Alex started her day at the vet clinic, getting her stitch removed and receiving
official permission to resume her normal activities...

...which now include rock climbing with her new BFF.


We went to an area called The Box, just outside of Socorro, New Mexico.
Sometimes I helped Alex up the climbs... 


...and other times, she helped me.



The views from the top were well worth the effort.



Looking up at Danni...


...while she looked down upon us.



Alex truly seemed to enjoy herself and developed a new level of confidence
blazing trails up the cliffs. As Danni says, we watched her brain growing.


More dueling camera shots: 
I take a picture of Danni...


...while she took this picture of Alex.



A dog can pose for only so many pictures before she needs a nap.



13 comments:

  1. Gosh Alex is such a bundle of love! Is Smooch really ok to see A. go along every expedition and not her? But I think it's tops training Alex to come along everything. Makes her ready for anything!

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  2. You know, she’s going to be expecting cool hikes like this daily now... :-)
    -danni

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  3. Wonderful pictures. Fun day. Alex is a lucky girl.

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  4. Alex is one lucky pup, but is Smooch okay with this? What does she do when you come home? Rebecca2

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    1. Smooch is totally okay with breaks from her pesky little sister. All she cares about when we get home is when she'll get a treat.

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  5. She's so cute & still so LITTLE! Her face just melts anybody who sees her. Doesn't Smooch get to come along too?

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    1. This hike would have been wayyy too much for senior Smooch.

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  6. Love it!
    JaneK

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  7. Poor Smooch seems to have been forgotten.

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    1. Smooch is never forgotten! She didn't come on hikes even prior to Alex's arrival to spare her aging body!

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    2. What @Brigitte said, plus … Alex is eventually going to need to "move on" without Smooch so this kind of thing is important for preparation for that eventuality. So happy to see this post!

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  8. I have Alex’s sister lyric and I will take her places without her older brother because It’s too hard for him but he doesn’t like it when we leave the house.

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  9. I take lyric , Alex’s sister, most teverywhere with me . She has a big brother but he can’t go because he’s older and he’s huge so he has to stay at home and hes pretty vocal about it when we leave.

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