The temperatures have been bitterly cold. When this happens the river level drops as the snow melt in the mountains decrease. Large pools of water on the river are cut off from the flow and freeze beautifully. Slick, smooth and solid. Perfect for skating and hockey (once you get away from the rocks on the edge).
When we first found this frozen section - the dogs ran out then started slipping and sliding around. They did not avoid it and seemed to enjoy playing on it. Safety First: We checked the entire 'pool' determining it was a safe enough thickness for a adult to walk on.
Then Grace threw the first ball....thus, the creation of
Ice, Ice ball baby
Whoops...where did it go?
Yo camera lady...watch out....INCOMING!
Lets try this again...
BACK OFF, IT'S MINE!
(click picture for larger view of Ranger Rage)
Bonnie asks herself "Is that what I look like when I am angry?"
Dumb girls are cramping my style.
A dog needs to fetch his ball in peace.
ITS MINE - I SAID BACK OFF!
What do we have here?
Is that Bonnie....FETCHING A BALL?
GO Bonnie, GO Bonnie
Did you see me Mom, I GOT THE BALL!
We love ICE BALL!
WATCH OUT! LAND SHARK!
(click on image for larger view)
Lets get a closer look at Bonnie Jaws. Doesn't it look like the blast of air from Bonnie's mouth is flattening the side of Brynn's face.
*SIGH* Bonnie...KNOCK IT OFF!
Beth is such a good girl - see her in the back ground - staying out of it?
I am a good girl, but my feets don't stay where I puts them
I got my legs wrapped in stuff, because I keep skidding in the rocks and ripping the backs of my legs up.
We are all doing much better playing nice (except for Ranger Rage and Bonnie Jaws)
The girls are starting to relax around each other again.
It helps that mom keeps us too tired to care about fighting
Mom is the most impressed with me. She says that I have made the biggest change of all.
She is proud of me.
Mom is even proud of Mr. Spit Head
Enjoy more pictures of the dogs playing Ice Ball. View the slide show on Flickr