Cabana's Wonderful Weekend

cabana laying on the ground in front of a canopy tent that has people sitting in it and Born to Lead shirts hanging all aroundOn Saturday, our puppy raising group had a booth at the Bodega Bay Fish Fest. Cabana got to hang out for a couple hours, getting admired and petted by lots of people. It's a tough job, but someone's gotta do it.

close up shot of cabana and black lab dagan with their necks interlocked in playWhile there, Cabana got to play a bit with big boy Dagan, a 6-month old puppy-in-training.

top of yellow lab trent's big and blocky head as he lays flat with chin on the groundShe also hung out with retired breeder Trent. Here's the top of his big ol' bison-y head.

cabana standing in open meadow with closely cut grass, hills in the background, she's surrounded by a golden retriever, burnese mountain dog, and 11-week old spaniel puppy but I can't remember the name of the breed, it's white with brown spots and floppy eared, and adorable!On Sunday morning, the weather was gorgeous, and we took a 2.5 hour walk.

cabana is standing in the same field, with the 11-week puppy in front of her, puppy is craning her head up to cabana's chin, the huge burnese mountain dog is behind themI didn't mean to walk that long...but we met such fun dogs along the way that we kept stopping to play.

head shot of big fluffy german shepherd with sweet open mouthed expression on his faceToward the end of our walk, we crossed paths with the GDB trainer that lives in our neighborhood, along with his wife and career changed German shepherd Dillon. The trainer commented on how settled and well-behaved Cabana seemed now. In the past, we ALWAYS seemed to cross paths when Cabana was lunging and carrying on like a wild lunatic--QUITE embarrassing. I told him that she might seem much better today due to the fact that we'd been walking for 2.5 hours! Still, Cabana was well-behaved enough that we let Cabana and Dillon romp around off-leash for a while. It made me realize that Cabana HAS come a long way. Even a few months ago, I wouldn't have been able to do that, fearing that she wouldn't come back to me--and might embarrass me further. But she had a great time with Dillon, who is huge but as gentle as a kitten.

JackDaddy  – (April 19, 2010 at 1:30 PM)  

What great pictures! It gives me hope that Jack will soon learn how to behave! :)

Kari in WeHo  – (April 19, 2010 at 3:17 PM)  

sure looks to me like it was an awesome weekend. 2.5 hours is quite the walk!

Samantha  – (April 19, 2010 at 5:52 PM)  

Oh my goodness - it's been waaaay too long since we visited! What a fun weekend! Years and years ago, we went to that cool Bodega Bay festival - must have been so much fun! Thanks for reminding us! On our longer hikes, Sam ALways calms down a lot (not that she's too hyper, but she can pull...)after an hour or so. Also, Cabana is getting mo' mature, as they say, and ready to settle - that is so cool! You must be thrilled! Yay! Let's go hiking!
Hugs xoxoxoxoxo
Sammie and mom

Raising Reyna  – (April 19, 2010 at 8:06 PM)  

Looks like Cabana had another fun filled weekend. What a beautiful Bernise Mountain Dog in one of your phots. I just love those dogs:)

Becky  – (April 19, 2010 at 9:29 PM)  

Sounds like a very nice weekend, Cabana! We sure love our GDB sweatshirts and tees.

Lacey  – (April 19, 2010 at 11:27 PM)  

Awww, Trent's little forehead is so cute. I raised a Trent puppy. She was a sweet, sweet girl. I really enjoy reading about what you and Cabana are up to.

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