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July, 2018


17 Moose and another bat!

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I haven’t seen any big critters on the highway for weeks but last night I heard a crack outside, looked a huge cow Moose was outside the window. It’s hard to get a camera and take a photo when you are restraining your dogs so they don’t chase after it! No photo, boo!

BUT I did have this nice gift from the cats this morning…

The organs above it are the same organs we find on the floor almost every morning, not sure which one it Is but they never eat it! Other early morning “gifts” we have found in the past week are 2 birds and an ermine (weasel). Lily decided to eat one bird and it was a huge mess! Yesh!

Stay tuned…


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We got our footing poured… on step closer!

The Mini Nightmare

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Our little Mini’s hair is thinning. She also was getting hairballs and so we thought we would take her in to have her looked at. She hadn’t had her annual shots for a while so we thought we would get updated on them as well as rabies because Jack is bringing live bats into the house now. So her and Lily went in together to get shots. Mini had a very bad reaction to the rabies shot. We thought we were  going to lose her at one point. She had the shot on Wednesday, I called twice, they assured us she would be fine, she just kept getting worse and worse until finally Barry started calling everybody on Saturday when all the offices were closed. Hilder’s daughter  is a veterinarian in Vancouver, she called Barry right back asked him 1 million questions and suggested she have some Benadryl. I am allergic to Benadryl so we don’t have it in our house and Hilder showed up about 10 minutes later with her other daughter Emily and they had Benadryl and administered it to Mini. She started to come out of the actual allergic part of it she bounced back within a day. BUT her back end was so painful she would only walk if she absolutely had to. She was so wobbly and she had little control of her back legs. She was eating and drinking water and going to the bathroom so we knew internally she was OK, but she was one messed up little puppy on the outside. Finally on Monday morning we took her back to the vet, she gave her some anti-inflammatory pain killers and gave us some to bring home with us, that was yesterday today she is resting and is almost back to normal, her little body is still  healing but she is wagging her tail again and is walking around and is able to get up on the bed with the stairs etc. This was an extremely stressful unnecessary situation. The poor little girl was in so much pain it was so sad to see. We felt so bad and guilty for doing this to our perfectly healthy little girl, it broke our hearts.

I wrote this a week ago, just getting to publishing it now. She is completely recovered, no permanent damage. We have our sweet, noisy, bossy little friend back.



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Here are the photos of the bear and moose that were in our front yard recently.

35 bears, 16 Moose and 7 Porcupine!

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Ok first of all… SEVEN porcupine!! Wow! That’s a lot of porcupines!

I saw this trio in Devils Canyon last night, such cute little gaffers! We also had a bear wander down the trail behind the miner cabin this morning and head across the highway down the trail Barry created which has turned into a game trail! Barry got photos, I will upload once I get them off his camera!

This time last year I had seen 14 bears and 14 moose… interesting! Stay tuned…

29 Bear, 15 moose.

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We had a momma moose with twin babies in the front yard! We heard her up behind the miner cabin earlier then Mini spotted her at the outhouse. She came out from behind when the dogs starting barking and headed across the driveway then one baby, then another baby… so little and fuzzy! They sure stay close to momma! Barry went after them for a photo but only got a shot of their butts as they sauntered off down the highway. So many babies this year!

Never know what I might come home to…

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Jack never passes up an opportunity to get in the photo!

It’s Happening!!

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There are a few structures going up at the ski hill so the cement truck will be coming out a few times, we are gonna get in on one of the pours and we are ready!

27 bear, 11 moose.

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Not many critters around when there is a lot of traffic. It’s been a busy weekend despite the rain. Store was super busy! Really exciting!