Friday, April 8, 2016

Sunrise in the Gorge!

Yesterday I got up at 5am. I couldn't sleep so I decided to go see the sunrise. We haven't been going to Thousand Acres that much because I've been working with Phoenix's reactivity. I'm trying to keep her 100% under threshold and you can't really accomplish that at a giant off leash park where any dog is welcome.

The sky definitely didn't disappoint me! It was glorious and completely peaceful with no dogs in sight.

It was really windy so Zoe was pretty nervous and unhappy. This is probably the happiest photo I was able to get of her all morning. Poor Zoe! I always feel so bad for her when she's like that.

One of the most awesome things about Phoenix is that she's generally a pretty happy little dog. As long as she doesn't have to deal with other dogs or the smoke alarm going off, she's great!

This one didn't quite turn out that great but I still think it's a fun shot. Phoenix bounding around in the tall grass having a good time!

We had a really nice morning and we only ran into one dog on the way back to the car. Luckily he was on leash and didn't care about them. It was a great morning! I hope I can drag my butt out of bed to do this again soon!


  1. Early morning is always our favorite time. We all have energy, it is quiet and beautiful outside. Great that you had a good time.

  2. Our Little Bit hated fireworks, thunder and the smoke alarm.

    Sounds like a great morning. Great shots too.

    Have a terrific day. Scritches to the girls. ☺

  3. I always have every intention of taking Barley to see the sunrise over the lake, but I can never get myself out of bed to actually make it happen! These pictures are gorgeous--and that is definitely a fun bounding through the grass photo. Maybe now that the lake is less than 1/3 of mile from my bed we can make it happen--we've seen the sunset over the lake almost every night we've been here, but sunrise is a different story :)

  4. Absolutely gorgeous!!!!! Would love if they were just a little larger so I could truly appreciate how great they are!

    1. Hi Caren, if you click on the pictures they become larger. :)

  5. Wow, those are beautiful photos BUTT mom is really impressed with the "balance beam"!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  6. I love the lighting in the last one! That sunset is beautiful. I wish I could drag myself out of bed before the sun. :p

  7. I love, love, LOVE that last one!!!!

  8. I actually adore that last one. So golden!!!! It is so hard to see our pups when they're nervous. Shyla got so nervous yesterday that she got diarrhea overnight.

    Early in the morning is the best time to have solitude!


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