Monday, March 16, 2009

Things to play with in Mommy's backpack

Hello again. Miley here. I have gotten Mommy back on the blog again. Oh, I wish I could type - isn't there any bark recognition software out there? Our pleasant field excursions were rudely interupted by a very cold, winter storm. Less than an inch of snow, not enough to do nose plows through or bounce around in but temperatures dropped to 3 below zero (wind chill factor of -25 one morning). Mommy grumbled a great deal and kept the wood pellet, burning stove running constantly for several days. Needless to say, much of last week was spent indoors. We finally got back to fieldwork this past weekend.

I have several little games I like to play in the field while Mommy is occupied with taking notes or pictures. She has an assortment of objects in her backpack. The tape measure and compass are boring, but I do like the gloves and fuzzy hat so I pull them out. Mommy usually places her backpack (unzipped) on the ground while she is focusing the camera to take pictures for reports. I love to reach in and grab her gloves out one by one. Then flip them into the air and catch them. Of course sometimes I do miss - Mommy usually finds the glove nearby caught in the sagebrush. The hat is fun to toss about or roll through the dirt - then she has to wash it or get dirt and sticks in her hair (which is funny for me).
Have a good week, Miley the Airedale


  1. Oh wow! You still have very cold temps in your area, Miley!
    That sounds like a fun game that you play with your mom's gloves! hehehehe

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  2. He he Miley, you know just what to do with gloves! We like to do that too, then play a good game of tug of war to finish those puppies off! We don't feel our job is done until there are at least a few holes in the offending garment.
    Smooches from pooches,BabyRD & Hootie

  3. Miley, you are definitely a true Airedale! There's nothing better to play with than gloves and hats. Okay, socks too! Our favorite it the gloves. We hope your weather warms up soon. It is going to be 73 degrees, here today. Woohoo!

    Poppy, Penny & Patches


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