Glad you could come back for part 2 of my adventure with my MOM and my gal pal Belle. Today I think I will show you my mad fishing skills and Belle's squirrel skills. Ready? Lets go! Oh warning, there a few, I mean more than a few photos.
The sun rises on a new day.
"Here fishy fishy." I am the fish whisperer.
Did you know that fish like to hang out around old fallen sticks?
I taught Belle that you must be prepared. As a beginner you should keep your mouth open just in case a fish swims by.
Me, I am a pro fisher dog, and all I have to do is scan the water and BAM I can catch them.
When you see this you know you are on to something. Those are cutthroat trout, or as I call them...dinner.
Belle on the other paw is very skilled at squirrel watch.
I think she has found one. Notice she is focused, never taking her eye off the critter.
And there it is friends, the squirrel. They are only brave when they are high up in a tree.
I give squirrel watch a try.
Belle was a great teacher. Butt then my gaze went to the water. I was thinking about fishing. At this point I MUST thank my buddy Bert for helping me over my fear of water. Without his encouragement I would not know the beauty of being a fishing dog.
Belle and I shared each others passions by taking turns doing what we love. Here she waits for me as I do a little fishing.
"Hey Belle what are ya looking at?"
Oh I see it now.
Not only are Belle's eye beautiful they are super sharp. Did I mention that Belle is just over 9 years old? Yep she is. And she has accomplished something many dogs have not, or humans for that matter. She has hiked Kings Peak here in Utah. That is no easy feet my friends. Kings Peak is generally regarded as the hardest state highpoint which can be climbed without specialist rock climbing skills/gear and/or guiding. The easiest route requires a 32 plus mile hike, much of it over boulder fields. Belle did not take the easy route, she took the hard route. The peak of Kings Peak is at 13,528 feet. I just could not help butt take a moment to brag on my friend Belle.
Belle also is skilled at the spotting of Chipmunks.
That's one of the things that makes life so beautiful: we all have our passions and different likes. While Belle is great at the whole squirrel thing and I am a pretty good fishing dog, we share our interest with each other and that is beautiful. WOW just think what would happen if more of us would do that. We could be swimming in beautifulness.
"Hey MOM there are fish over here!"
I should be a fishing guide. hehehehhe
Belle and I hope you can join us tomorrow. I think we'll show you just how many sticks there are in Bridger National Forest.
Note from my MOM: I am often asked how can I fish when I have a dog who gets into the water where I am fishing. "How do you ever catch anything?" "Isn't it frustrating?" I love to go fishing with Goose. I cannot think of one time I have ever gotten frustrated with him (well maybe when he out fishes me). Just to watch him enjoying what he loves is inspiring, amazing, and always puts a smile on my face. Truth be total I have more success catching fish with him than without him.