I poured water over her head and she started rolling in the grass and sand. Then I took her for a long walk through high thick wet grass so she could loose some of the smell. Oh did she ever ran through that grass. Like she knew that would help her.
No cuddles for a few days though! Hahaha. I'm very happy she's an outdoor dog!
Paul came for a nice visit before he would leave for a vacation with his friends to Calgary. He was amazed by how well Sammy fetching a ball now. She used to run after it and then sit, like here it is! Hahaha. But with clicker training I taught her to bring it back.
Paul arrived safe in Calgary and has a wonderful time. :)
Sammy didn't really learn from being sprayed by a skunk. She keeps going after it and she spends a lot of time running around the white shed. So I looked and heard stamping noises from beneath the shed. I looked it up online and it appears I have baby skunks. Yay. How fun. Not! Hahaha. The babies stamp with their front feet on the ground to scare off predators. Well , it only gets Sammy going. She can't get to them so she runs around the shed until she's tired. Excersize. Lol. I just hope that momma skunk won't spray her again.
Last Friday Kelly came and Flicka and Freya are trimmed again . It went all well and the job was done in no time. Kelly did a bit of clicker training with Yentl. So awesome. Yentl targeted her hand and got quite comfortable with her. I showed Kelly our progress for haltering and touching. She thought I came a long way with Yentl already.
Saturday, Sheri and I took Sammy and her two dogs out for a play date. One of her dogs, Shilo, has high energy so Sammy and Shilo would be great together. We took them to a neutral spot right on the corner of our both places.
Well , Sammy didn't feel so comfortable and growled at Shilo. Shilo laid down right away and kept distance. Sammy slowly got used to her and after 20 minutes she finally stopped hiding behind me. Hahaha.
Sheri and I found Saskatoon berries while walking around on the field so we started to pick them. Very sweet taste! And so much fun to pick the berries. If it wasn't so warm and humid we probably would have picked a bucket full.
The weather is rain and thunderstorms on and off. When it's finally dry , I hear thunder in the distance, and never sure if it will pass or comes over. So working with the horses is limited right now.
Since a few days I let the cats in the cabin during the day. Sammy keeps chasing them and the poor cats have no rest. So in the morning I let them in and feed them and then they curl up and sleep. All day. Sammy listens really good until she's in the zone. After her chase she comes right back but then it's too late of course. Her hunting instinct is very strong. It's not just cats. Anything that moves. Dragonflies, butterflies, skunks.....she even chased the horses yesterday. I think the horses spooked of her when she ran after a dragonfly and they ran and Sammy went right after them. But I called her and to my surprise she ran right to me so that was great.
Her recall is wonderful. When she's not in the zone. Lol.
The cats all edits go outside once Sammy goes in her kennel for the night. The cats are fully rested and can hunt mice and such. Which they do and put them around the cabin for me. Sammy finds them and plays with the dead mice. Yuck again. Dogs huh? Hahaha.
I dug up some grass polls and put them on the new driveway. Then I thought, hey , I can puck grass seeds and spread those around too. So I picked grass seeds. How peaceful that was! Picking seeds and enjoying the nice cooling breeze, the view at the continuously changing clouds and the wild flowers everywhere. Sammy was with me and she was digging into the ground. Her dirty muddy face made me laugh.
Once I was done I suddenly realized that the grass seeds were probably not ready for picking yet. I looked it up online and I was right.
Oh well. Once the seeds fall out , I have to do it again. Looking forward to it! :)