Sunday, June 16, 2013

Zack - A Great Mentor

We took one of our usual "day trips" out as a foursome for the first time.   We hit the road and headed to Westcastle Ski Resort to check out that area as I had never been (even though it is not winter).   We were not sure how Molly would travel and were prepared for anything but we had Zack in his booster seat in the the back and Molly was in her open wire crate next to him.   She was just fine and relaxed next to Zacky as he travels so well.   It was just brilliant how well she travelled in the car. 

The drive was beautiful.  

 As usual we stopped along the way.   The first stop was at the Oldman River Dam to check the River for Pete's fishing.   There were gophers everywhere and Zack couldn't believe his luck that they were in the rocks too!!!    I don't think Molly has seen much of the "outside world" and she trotted right along following him.    I think he is giving her confidence that's for sure.    She is definitely not got the same terrier drive as Zacky but even though she is a  little white fluffy thing we are not going to treat her as a little frew frew dog.  

The drive got more beautiful the closer we got to Westcastle and we stopped at Westcastle Falls.   Molly's haircut here looks cute but honestly the camera lies and close up all you see is patchy skin and a skinny dog it's awful.    I can't wait til the hair grows back in some.

In the parking lot at the Falls Zack was still hunting for the gophers while he was harnessed into his booster seat while I was out taking photos.   He is so funny and so in his element.

We walked along the river trail for a bit - Zacky smelling everything he could

Molly watched him closely

and trotted right along

On the way back we stopped at Beauvais Lake to meet up with our friends who were camping there.  I wasn't sure about taking Molly as I didn't want to overwhelm her considering she is so shy so I was going to hold back, but as we got up there and the circle of people were talking at the campsite Zack just goes to greet everybody and there were another couple of little dogs there, Molly followed right along not nervous at all.   She was so curious about everything and very brave.   She even went over to people on her own to say hello and take a treat.   I warned everyone there of her history and to be ever so slow with their movements and she was just fine.  Zack's super temperment is great for her.  She has come along way in such a short time.

Molly is still very handshy if you try to get hold of her too quickly but I think that will just take alot of time and patience.  

Zack truly is her mentor.


marley said...

Ello for you Molly my pawsome to see you doin so well....good werk from you Zack old boy...she is lernin good from you my chum

Anonymous said...

Sounds like she is making great progress!!

BODIE said...

Nice work Zack, you're doing a great job there.