Monday, April 4, 2011

Spring in Asheville

Logan, Ranger and I went to the gardens at the Biltmore house on Sunday.  There were lots of people out enjoying the beautiful day.  We enjoyed the tulips and daffadils in bloom, as well as many other flowers.  Here are some pictures from our outing. 

We had a difficult time getting Ranger to look for the picture.  We figured out if we said "Jasper" (his best dog friend that has since moved away from Asheville) or "cookies" he perked up and looked at the camera!

Ranger found the only stick anywhere in site among the perfectly manicured grass.  He went crazy trying to take it from Logan.

 This area is a courtyard off to the side of the house.  There will be a big flower carpet in the next few weeks in the space, but for now it is just gravel.  You can see the wall at the back of the picture that separates the house/gardens from the rest of the yard.  So now that you have a general sense for the is what happened while we where here.

Ranger knows a few commands such as sit, down, stay, "get it" (which could mean get the car, person, bird, bug etc).  He also knows jump.  We will say "jump" when we want him to jump on the sofa or bed, or to jump on rocks and stuff while we are out hiking.  So Logan, not knowing how well I have trained Ranger on this command, says "Jump Ranger" when they get close to the wall.....just testing and teasing him to see what Ranger will do.  Ranger jumps, almost goes over the edge, and Logan pulls him back on the leash.  It was a good thing that he was wearing his halti leash and did not get chocked!

This is a view of the other side of the wall, with a very steep drop off, that my precious dog could have fallen over the edge because my husband was teasing him!!!!!!!

 Everybody is good one is hurt. 

This is a view of the French Broad River.  Logan and I had a picnic here before we went home.  We were sitting there for about 10 minutes watching the goose in the water, when Ranger spotted the goose on the bank.  (See previous picture).  Logan instructed him to "get it", and he decided that he was scared, and ran back to us for protection.  

 All in all, it was a good day. 


  1. Love the update...beautiful pictures, Amos said he would like for Ranger to come play with me soon to catch up!!

  2. GREAT pics! So glad to see a Tucker post in my blog read! poor Ranger...could have been bad! Glad he had a good time and everyone made it home safe.

  3. Ranger looks like he had a ball! Love the pics. We need to get together soon! Moose is in Charlotte now and I will be there for good next week.