Oliver, Snow and Fiona Enjoy a Sunset Walk

September 30, 2012

Oliver, Snow and Fiona enjoyed lots of walks, including a nice walk at sunset.

Enjoying the sunset:




Oliver, Snow and Fiona Enjoy the Cloudy Skies

September 29, 2012

Oliver, Snow and Fiona took lots of walks an enjoyed seeing the cloud formations.

Cloud-watching:




Oliver, Snow and Fiona Enjoy Walks and Naps

September 28, 2012

Oliver, Snow and Fiona enjoyed a nice walk followed by nap time…where Snow used Fiona as a pillow!

Napping:



Oliver, Snow and Fiona Enjoy Yet Another Walk at the Marina

September 27, 2012

Oliver, Snow and Fiona enjoyed a nice walk with sunny skies!

Enjoying marina life:



Oliver, Snow and Fiona Kick Back and Relax

September 26, 2012

Oliver, Snow and Fiona enjoyed a nice walk followed by nap time on the sofa.

Relaxing:




Oliver, Snow and Fiona Enjoy an Afternoon Walk and Organic Chicken

September 25, 2012

Oliver, Snow and Fiona enjoyed an afternoon walk at the marina, followed by a lunch of … organic chicken!

Afternoon walk:




Fiona Attends PetSmart Training

September 24, 2012

Now that Oliver has graduated from Beginner Education, it's time for Fiona to demonstrate what she knows. She did a superb job with sit/stay and her favorite…roll over! She learned in tonight's class how to dance - adorable!!! I can see Snow doing this trick (Oliver is too dignified, I think ;-)

Oliver was not very thrilled that Fiona was going to class, and he barked his head off as I leashed up Fiona, picked up the backpack and walked along the dock. Upon our return home he enjoyed a belly-full of freshly boiled organic free-range chicken and…life was good again.

Fiona in the training ring:

Snow and Oliver check out the school backpack after class:



Oliver and Snow Enjoy a Day Off, While Fiona Works at CV Harbor Days

September 23, 2012

Everyone enjoyed a morning walk, and then Fiona went to work representing the Library at Chula Vista Harbor Days. After a long workday, everyone enjoyed organic chicken for dinner!

Fiona gets ready to work:



Oliver, Snow and Fiona Work at CV Harbor Days

September 22, 2012

Oliver, Snow and Fiona enjoyed spending the afternoon working at the Library booth at CV Harbor Days.

Pups at work:




Oliver, Snow and Fiona Check Out the Californian and Medea!

September 21, 2012

Oliver, Snow and Fiona visit the Tall Ship Californian and the historic luxury motor yacht Medea!

Checking out the ships:




Oliver, Snow and Fiona Enjoy an Afternoon Walk

September 20, 2012

Everyone looked a bit sleepy during a relaxing walk at the marina.

Sleepy pups:




Oliver, Snow and Fiona Learn to Use a Ham Radio

September 19, 2012

I'm studying for the Ham Radio Technician exam, and Oliver, Snow and Fiona thought it would be fun to check out the new handheld ham radio.

Checking out the ham radio:




Oliver, Snow and Fiona Enjoy a Relaxing Afternoon

September 18, 2012

Everyone enjoyed a relaxing afternoon and gorgeous weather!

Enjoying fresh air and sunshine:




Oliver Graduates from PetSmart Beginner Education!

September 17, 2012

Today was Oliver's graduation day! Oliver passed his final exams (walking properly, sit, stay, come, leave it) and received his diploma!

Oliver wears his graduation attire and receives his diploma (PetSmart Beginner Education):


Before class, Oliver, Snow and Fiona play with their toys (Fiona preferred the plastic iced tea bottle):




Oliver, Snow and Fiona Enjoy Cool Weather…Relaxing on Deck!

September 16, 2012

We had much cooler weather today, so the pups enjoyed relaxing on deck.

Relaxing on deck:




Oliver, Snow and Fiona Go Off-Road!

September 15, 2012

It was a hot, hot day (102 degrees) so the pups stayed nice and cool relaxing in the galley by the fan (the galley is very cave-like and cool, cool, cool!). Then we enjoyed a trail hike in the early evening.

Evening hike:




Oliver, Snow and Fiona Enjoy a Scenic Walk at the Marina

September 14, 2012

It was a warm day, so the pups enjoyed a scenic walk at the marina, checking out all the boats.

Staying cool:




Oliver, Snow and Fiona Take an Early Morning Walk…and Practice Their Lessons!

September 13, 2012

Oliver, Snow and Fiona enjoyed an early morning walk. There were several other dogs out for their walk, and the pups were good about ignoring them when I told them "leave it." All of their schooling is paying off!!

Morning walk at the marina:




Oliver, Snow and Fiona Enjoy an Early Morning Sleepy Walk

September 12, 2012

Oliver, Snow and Fiona enjoyed an early morning walk, organic chicken for lunch, followed by nap time!

Early morning walk:



Oliver, Snow and Fiona Happily Wait for Organic Chicken

September 11, 2012

Oliver, Snow and Fiona happily and patiently wait for… organic chicken for breakfast!

Happy dogs:




Oliver, Snow and Fiona Visit a Catamaran, and Oliver Passes His Final Exam

September 10, 2012

Oliver, Snow and Fiona enjoyed a nice walk to visit a friend's catamaran. They were model citizens, sitting properly and ignoring passers-by…until a small green plastic bag came blowing down the road - they all wanted to kill it!

Snow and Fiona then took a nap while Oliver took his final exam at PetSmart. Oliver passed his puppy exam (demonstrating sit, stay, come, leave it, and walk/greet properly). Oliver's homework is to practice his play dead, touch specific toys by name ("touch ball" and "touch bear"). Next up for the final exam - Snow!

Enjoying the fresh marine air:




Oliver, Snow and Fiona Go Kayaking!

September 09, 2012

Oliver, Snow and Fiona enjoyed a full breakfast of organic chicken and organic brown rice, followed by a morning of kayaking!

Kayaking pups:




Oliver, Snow and Fiona Enjoy Organic Chicken, and Fiona Takes a Nap in the Sock Closet

September 08, 2012

Oliver, Snow and Fiona enjoyed their organic chicken, and then silly Fiona decided to take a nap in the sock closet.

Silly pups:




Oliver, Fiona and Snow Read a Research Strategies Book

September 07, 2012

Oliver, Snow and Fiona enjoy reading (on the iPod touch via the Kindle app) Research Strategies by William Badke. Well, maybe *they* don't find it interesting, but I do!

Everyone reads:




Oliver, Fiona and Snow Listen to Shortwave Radio

September 06, 2012

Oliver, Snow and Fiona listen to early morning (4:45am) shortwave radio, including Radio Australia @ 2485 KHz.

Everyone listens:



Oliver, Snow and Fiona Relax on Deck

September 05, 2012

Oliver, Snow and Fiona enjoy early morning and late afternoon walks as it was a bit warm outside. Nevertheless, they all decided to spend some time out on deck.

Relaxing on deck:





Oliver, Snow and Fiona Relax in the Salon

September 04, 2012

Oliver, Snow and Fiona in their usual spots: Fiona at the south end, Snow at the north end, as Oliver waits for dinner!

Fiona and Snow relax while Oliver waits for dinner:



Oliver, Snow and Fiona Take a Break from School

September 03, 2012

Oliver, Snow and Fiona enjoy relaxing on the boat and practicing their lessons on the boat (no classes tonight due to the holiday).

Relaxing:




Oliver, Snow and Fiona Out for a Walk

September 02, 2012

Oliver, Snow and Fiona enjoyed lots of walks at the marina, including this walk near sundown.

Sunset stroll:




Oliver Attends the San Diego Spaniel Rescue Meetup, While Snow and Fiona Relax on the Boat

September 01, 2012

After everyone enjoyed lots of walks, Snow and Fiona napped while Oliver attended the San Diego Spaniel Rescue Meetup!

Oliver and friends:







Nap time for everyone: