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We are known as PaWingers or just The Wingers by our Geocaching friends. When we found our first cache we had to come up with a name to log the find. We came up with this name simply because of residing in Pa. and because one of our many passions is cruising this beautiful country on our Honda Goldwing. Aside from geocaching we are passionate about most anything outdoors including hiking, kayaking, snowmobiling and biking. We are blessed beyond words with a wonderful son and daughter in law. We're also blessed with some terriffic family and friends. We consider ourselves very fortunate due to the fact that after being married over 40 years we still enjoy these things together.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Fetching A Stick Bores Me Silly!

This past weekend we headed to Erie to see how the migration was progressing out on the Peninsula.  We kayaked out to Gull Point and saw lots of American Coots, a couple Tundra Swans and a few hundred seagulls.  There were other migrating ducks that wouldn't allow us to get close enough to identify.

After loading the Yak back on the truck we managed to get back on the pavement without burying the truck on the beach.  Our plan now was to check out the lagoon and a few other ponds along the way.  As we approached Sunset Point we stopped to watch the goings on and take a few pictures.  Look at the pictures and you will see why I titled this post as I did.

What you are seeing here is two very active Border Collies.  They really enoyed their day at the beach.  But what the heck has them so excited?  Could it be that someone threw a stick and they are going after it?

Next Picture will explain all of this.

This Border Collie thinks fetching a stick is boring.  He prefers chasing stunt kites on the beach.  So you might be asking, did he ever catch it?  The next picture should answer that question.  These Border Collies are highly skilled and quite trainable.  We watched one of these same types of herders work some sheep lately and they are really amazing.  When that kite was perched stationary on the beach the dog just stood there motionless and wouldn't take his eyes off the kite.  When the kite went airborn and he got the command is when the fun began.  Whoda' Thunk a day at the beach could be so much fun for a Border Collie.  Playing fetch with a stick is boring!

Yes, he caught it several times but would release it at the command of the owner.

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