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Chirpa

Not the most handsome creature but still pretty cool. Chirpa is juvenile Eastern Screech Owl. He was no bigger than 6 inches tall and won’t get any larger. He is still growing in his adult feathers.

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Oshie At The Biltmore

I don’t believe I ever posted any of the photos of Oshie at the Biltmore House. He would have fit right in at the Estate with his little bow tie. I am sure he would have appreciated the high society living too.  This is the largest (or was) private home in the United States and has 250 rooms, 43 of which are bathrooms. One could easily get lost in there. It is still owned by descendants of George Vanderbilt and is open to the public year round. The setting is beautiful and Asheville is a fun location to explore and I would highly recommend checking it out.

 

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This our new place mom and dad?
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Of course he couldn’t leave the fish alone.
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Posing in the flower garden.
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Posing again at the bass pond waterfall.

The grounds were gorgeous and very dog friendly. If only the weather had been a bit nicer on this trip. It was hot and overcast for most of the day we spent at the Estate. There was even a little rain at one point. Hopefully we can make it back during cooler weather and do some more exploring with Oshie. There are so many excellent photo opportunities and the grounds are just pleasant to walk around.

Cheeky Little Fellow

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Sticking out its tongue at me.

Puppy Plunge Part 4

If any of the individuals who attended the puppy plunge went into it thinking that they were not going to get wet…they were crazy. The images of Oshie below display what was happening all around the pool. The best part was when it would happen right behind someone who wasn’t expecting it (which honestly everyone should have been).

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Puppy Plunge Part 3

Building Confidence

Oshie loves being in the water but it is the getting in part that he doesn’t like (at least at the pool). At first he wasn’t sure how to get in and would eventually kind of fall in with a little help from me when he just couldn’t get up the courage. By the end of the event he was much more confident and actually jumped in a few times. You can still see the look of uncertainty on his face though.

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Handsome

This photo was taken during winter and I ran across it today in my Lightroom library. I had done a little post processing but I don’t remember if I ever shared it on the blog. I really like this shot so I decided to finish the processing and here is the final (for now) result. We definitely picked out one handsome Golden Retriever. Oshie beautiful.jpg

Sandy

Oshie having a blast rolling around in the sand. He loves doing this and it looks hilarious. Unfortunately this means that there will be sand falling out of his coat for a few days, even after a long bath outside. He loves doing it though and we just can’t say no to him (even if we did he would still do it).

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Wet Dog

Another shot of Oshie enjoying sun, sand and waves over the Labor Day long weekend.

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Beach Day

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That is one happy dog!

We decided to take Oshie to the beach on Tuesday. The recent temp cool down made it much more pleasant to spend a few hours out on the hot sand. Nancy was finding Shark teeth without even trying and Oshie just didn’t want to stay out of the water. After almost 3 hours out in the sun we could tell he was getting tired (we were too) and we called it a day.

A short car ride home and a bath for Oshie and we all settled down for a quiet evening at home. Oshie was so exhausted that he slept for the rest of the day and this morning he didn’t want to get up. He may have over done it a bit because it looks like his sore hind leg from a few months back was bothering him again. Nothing a bit of rest won’t fix and he had fun so I am sure in his mind it was worth it.

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