This is my big brother, Puck, in his younger years. He's 16 years old now, and starting to slow down (finally). He eats great, but is disoriented a lot, and his back legs don't work so great anymore.
He's a pug mix (not sure what he's mixed with), and was mom's agility partner for many years.
Just thought you might like to see the creatures I share my life with, and who paved the way for my agility success. He taught mom a lot of lessons about what and what not to do, when training an agility dog.
Puck, playing in the ocean. Just about his favorite thing on earth to do
Mom and dad love animals, and one of their very places to visit is Safari West. Just north of Napa, California, it's an animal park that has overnight accommodations. A few years ago, they went for their birthday.
The rooms are luxury tents, similar to tents used in African safaris
The bathroom vanity is a carved piece of wood
The view from the front porch
These guys live in the park, just hanging out
The white version
One of the best features is Lemur Island
Mom and dad drank their morning coffee watching the Lemurs warm up
Just hanging out in the morning sun
Hey, what are you lookin' at?
Mom could have watched them all morning
But as much as watching Lemurs was fun, they had a truck transport to catch
The truck drives through the animal enclosures
They drove right up to the Giraffes
Giraffes-Eye view from the top of the truck
Necks and spots everywhere
Safari West is known for their Giraffe breeding program
Getting some refreshment at the watering hole
All sorts of animals live together
This is how close we got to the animals
Butts on display
Not your average traffic hazard
These guys were huge
All sorts of animals live at the park
Not the prettiest fellow
A little guy hanging out by the watering tank
This gal wandered freely around the park. She would scare visitors into dropping their food, and then snatch up a snack. Sadly, she died shortly after their trip, of old age. She had lived many years at Safari West.