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Borrego Springs, CA

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

A parting treat for Emma

My final days here at Tamarac are winding down, and today the staff took me out for lunch at Ice Cracking Lodge.  I had to have one last Thunder Burger. 

Fall is definitely arriving in northern Minnesota with high temps today only in the 50’s and a predicted low for tonight down into the 30’s.  Brrr!  Time to move on.  I spent the chilly dreary morning restocking the kiosks one last time.  Had to run the heat in the truck rather than the AC to be comfortable.

I’ve taken down the hummingbird feeders and packed them away.  Just about all of the hummers have headed south, and if there are some that haven’t, they had better be on their way.  I do a little more packing up each day.

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As I was pulling the hummingbird feeder poles out of the ground this evening, the new intern, Morgan, asked if she could take Emma with her for a little run.  My answer, “You Betcha!”  So off they went down the hill.

I’ve felt kind of bad that I haven’t been able to give Emma the proper amount of exercise with my back problems for some time.  Emma has always been willing to go off with anyone for an adventure.  No separation anxieties in that dog! 

_MG_0756While I was waiting for their return, I saw one of this year’s fawns moving down the hill.  It’s a pretty good size, but if you look closely you can still see some spots on its coat. 

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                                              It suddenly sprung off to get back into the woods.

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                     And here’s the reason why.  Emma and Morgan were returning after a five mile run.

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      Emma picked up the scent of the deer and really would have wanted to go after it, I’m thinking.

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Morgan kept her in tow though, and Emma came back to the rig wonderfully worn out.  How nice of Morgan to give Emma this special treat.  I’ve never been a runner, and envy anyone that can just go run five miles.  Thanks Morgan.  We both appreciate it!

As you might guess, Emma is zonked out for the night.  I’m hoping to bundle up in the morning, and do my last half day of mowing here.  Arizona is calling me…

Thanks for stopping by… talk to you later,  Judy

27 comments:

  1. I am sure Emma enjoyed he excitement, the deer probably not so much:) Have a good trip.

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  2. I envy you. I still have two more weeks before rolling time.

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  3. Lucky Emma I'll bet she wishes Morgan had been around for the entire summer. Better get your heaters all working if you are headed to TRNP and RMNP. Check their temperatures. It was in the low 40's here in Black Canyon this morning. Time to head out to warmer spots.

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  4. AZ is calling me too but it's still going to be awhile before we get there. A worn out puppy is a happy puppy. How wonderful that Morgan gave her that special treat.

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  5. We've got the heater going here, see ya tomorrow.

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  6. Emma's tongue was really hanging out, but I swear I see a smile on her face. ;c)

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  7. I had hoped to have a meet-up with you before you left, Judy, but will continue followiing your blog. You and Nurse Ratched will have a fine time going west. I hope some spring you can point yourself back toward Tamarac and we can get together. In the meantime all best wishes for a fun, safe trip!

    Cheers,'
    Jo and Stella

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  8. It's definitely time to be moving on if you need the heater in the truck rather than a/c.

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  9. What a nice thing to do for Ms. Emma! We are definitely getting hitch itch after this little snow storm!!

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  10. Where are you off to now? Perhaps a bike would be good for you and Emma. There are even attachments to hook dogs to the back wheel of the bike. But I just taught my dogs a heal-right - which made them stay at my right knee. - You have to change the choke collar to point left to do this.

    We are only having weather in the low 30's but my friend in the Rocky Mts. had 24 with snow and rain and Going to the Sun Highway in Glacier closed/ But the snow storm stayed north of us so I my Mission Mountains still aren't pretty.

    Happy Trails.

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  11. The cold temperatures were kind of an awakening! I can do cold...just hate the no sunshine part. I am not ready for winter quite yet. I heard it snowed in The Black Hills...so that part of south is a tad cool too:)

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  12. Oh my goodness, 30's and 50's, we are almost excactly twice as warm here if you can believe it! Yesterday afternoon we topped at 99 and last night was a 'cool' 71! I sooo much want Fall to come down here too!

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  13. Five miles of running, after not being a running dog all along! I hope she tolerated it well!

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  14. 30 Degrees???? I must be crazy!! It's in the triple digits down here as the Monsoon has 3 more weeks to go....Anyway, sing along with me...." I'm leavin on jet plane, don't know when I'll be back again..." See you tomorrow..
    Nurse Ratchet

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  15. What a nice thing for Morgan to do. Looks like Emma loved it. Brrr... maybe we left Maine just in time, but with the temps in the 90's here, I'm almost envious.

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  16. Only 62 here today in Ohio. We get to leave on Tuesday and you can bet we will be out of here. Stay warm.

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  17. Maybe you could get some roller skates and let Emma pull you!!! It's cold here too..I love Fall, but NOT what comes after!

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  18. yaa for you, and for Emma. . .I'm looking forward to your trek west. . .and south!

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  19. Wishing you a safe and fun journey West. Wish I could walk five miles!!

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  20. Nothing quite like a zonked out, happy pup! Nice treat for Emma...
    I can hardly wait for your trek south...you and Nurse Ratchet are going to have a grand time!

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  21. You're in trouble - now Emma is going to have a new standard of exercise.

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  22. Interesting that Emma could just up and run 5 miles! Bet she had fun!

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  23. Nice post.Thanks for sharing this in your blog

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