Saturday, January 1, 2011

Farewell 2010, Greetings 2011!

Another year comes to a close yet...a time to reflect....but I'll spare you all those details.

Sawyer's mom spent the last day of 2010 in the company of dear high school friends, savouring a delicious breakfast of mandarin mimosas, croissants & gluten-free bread with a variety of pates & preserves...yum.  TJ & MJ were enjoying one last sleep-in, building up their energy for a full-out evening of partying & toasting in the New Year, and hubby was kindly minding Sawyer while the Henkell Trocken was chilling in the fridge.

Later that afternoon, Sawyer was treated to another hike with his buddy Hurley on the Bruce Trail.  Although we were blessed with a balmy 10C weather, the previously snowy trails were transformed into a quagmire of muck & decomposing organic matter.  This did not deter the 'boys' - they had a blast tearing up and down the trails (off leash might I add) kicking up as much mud as one can imagine.  On occasion they both stopped dead in their tracks to assure themselves that SC and I hadn't gotten lost along the way, then proceeded to explore further on.   

An hour later, all four of us were covered head to toe/tail in mud. 

(one dirty dog)

The dogs seemed to have unlimited levels of energy.  Reluctantly, we parted ways and wished each other a happy new year.  Sawyer had to be bribed with a treat to hop in the car and once again to exit the car upon arrival at home. 

(Refusing to budge)

Once out, he sauntered up the steps and assumed his favorite position on the porch for a power nap.    

 ....Later that evening after a night of partying, Sawyer the Berner finally settled for a dream-filled sleep, while we rang in the New Year.  (ok you animal activists, no harm was done to Sawyer, nor was he forced to drink this wine...  but really, I couldn't resist the opportunity for this photo op!)

Happy New Year to all our family, friends and acquaintances!

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