Ever meet an 130-pound Rottweiler? You don’t know what you’re missing!
Brutus is a bear of a dog… the teddy bear type 🙂🐕
I got a special assignment from my local Humane Society to take Spike to his puppy training class. Spike showed a few behavioral concerns early on so he’s getting some special training to work on them.
Today was his first day hanging out with me and going to class. He did pretty good!
In fact, the lessons were too easy for him. Despite that, he (I mean, we) have some work to do on his stress reactions to unfamiliar people and sounds.
He’ll get there. Good job today, Spike! 🐕 👍🏻
See you next Saturday for more training, Spike!
There’s always this group of older guys at my coffee shop. While reading a newspaper today, one older guy across the coffee shop yelled over to the other group of guys and said “Good news! You’re not in the obits today!”
I can’t wait to be an old guy at a coffee shop 🙂
One of these years, I’m going to write my winter recap before summer nears. Once again, it’s almost summer, and I’m just getting around to putting the 2016/2017 winter to bed with a recap.
Despite the lack of snow this year, it was an incredible season for me. Each year, I start with a set of goals, like improving my switch carving or getting better at moguls. And each season, it seems like I check a few off the list and unexpectedly develop some other skills that I hadn’t even thought possible.
So what happened this season?
Disclaimer: I am no where near to this level, but I can press my tip and tail now to flip to my other edge.
Although my western trips were busts for snow, I had a great trip with my friend Jennifer and her pals, Dominic and Melanie. The highlight of the trip was actually hanging around Jennifer’s parent’s house and sitting out a bad weather day. We sat around the kitchen table, chatted, and played games. It was a fun time.
And we had one great final day riding together. I had to run to catch a plane, but we decided to wake up early and hit the hill together. It was so much fun to ride down with everyone and watch them make their turns. I love seeing other people ride and carve.
I’m still in awe and humbled by each season I get on the slopes. Each year, brings new progress and often in surprising ways. I never get bored. I never know what to expect. I just know that I’m going to get better and push myself further. And, as always, I get to spend hour upon hours, being outside in the comfy cold, sometimes at night, watching the snow fall on a slow chairlift, before popping off and carving down what always feels like a new, unexplored path.
Next Season Goals
I don’t take many photos while I’m snowboarding, but here’s some shots from the season:
See you next year! :) I can’t wait.