Tag: NitWit

Channeling Gandalf

"You shall not pass!" 166/365 The cracker channels his inner Gandalf every day on our walks when he leaps ahead of me, whips himself around, and sits as a soldier at attention while staring at me with resounding conviction. I have two choices. I can laugh it off, make him turn around and march forward. […]

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Risks and Priorities

 153/365 “Princess, before you leap into the weekend, I have to patrol the trail to make sure it’s safe.” “Nonsense Big Boy! Haven’t you heard? Life is all about the risks! Let’s go for it! That is, after Mom gives us that treat she promised for waiting for her.” That's my Siberian. Always prioritizing treats […]

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Norstar Lights Up Nitwit

Thank you Norwoood and Debi, for our Norstar! We use it to light up Nitwit Bridge. It reminds us to stay nutty because life really is just a bowl of funballs!.

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NitWit ByPass Bridge Now Open

In the first year of owning our property we built NitWit Bridge, a 40-foot high, 90-foot long, redwood suspension bridge over the creek that runs through our property. Last year, we built a second trail and bridge, NitWit Too, in order to make a complete loop on the property and provide more off leash fun for […]

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It Never Rains in California

And Siberian huskies always wait for their bi-peds.

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Long Live NitWit Bridge

Readers, it is with great sadness to announce the decommissioning of NitWit Bridge One (the original).

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Gone to the Goats

It's that time of year again when the pasture at the end of NitWit trail becomes overgrown. Normally we use our fantastic land clearing crew who've not only developed Lower Nitwit trail but have been instrumental in keeping the property fire-safe. We were at a point though that it was becoming more difficult to manage […]

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If Not Nitwit Then What?

Long time readers will remember Nitwit bridge and trail. We constructed that trail and bridge to make it easy to avoid walking a dangerous country road where people drive much too fast. It's a trail that leads up to another area of our property and out roads that have safe sidewalks for our local hikes […]

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Slippery When Wet

Two years away and a heavy rainy season has taken a toll on Nitwit Bridge. In the last month, I've slipped 4 times on this  the 40-foot high, 150 foot suspension bridge crossing. Obviously, none fatal, since I'm still here typing this. But enough to scare the bejesus out of me. Even the dogs tread very lightly […]

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Searching for NitWit En Suisse

We've been missing NitWit Bridge. Remember, our trippy trappy 90-foot long suspension bridge over a 40 foot drop to a river that we installed but did not engineer? (In other words, if we fell, it would be our own fault.) We would cross it every day and sometimes we even proofed our down-during-a-recall on it! Oh those were […]

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Welcome Home Big Daddy!

After three long weeks, Mr. Wild Dingo returned home. Both dogs were ecstatic. Even Juno showered him with kisses and wiggles, though she usually saves them only for me. So yesterday we went on a family walk to the tree farm so we could show Big Daddy how well behaved these two could be off-leash. […]

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NitWit Rapids

It's been raining cats and dogs here in Northern California. Loki, Juno and I barely sneak out for an hour in between storms on our walks to the tree farm or school. NitWit Bridge has class 4 rapids running below it. Well, class 4 for a squirrel I guess since the river is a bit […]

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Storm and Post-Storm Activities

The Internet Service is back! Woo hoo!  Hmm... Now what to do? What to do? Shall I start by catching up on work? Or shall I start by blogging about what we did during the two days with no power (though we have a kick-ass generator)  and no Internet?  Silly question! During an emergency, a Siberian […]

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Ranger NitWit

"Oh boy, a new tug toy. Now THATS what I'm talkin' 'bout!"

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It's a Ruff Life

Now that Wild Dingo's readers have populated to the dozens, there've been a few requests to see NitWit trail, the trail that leads right outside our home to NitWit bridge, eventually to civilization and ends with a decision of where to explore for the day. The shots below were taken from a variety of walks […]

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Training for NitWits

Happy Friday! Loki's released his first two short videos: Training for NitWits. Don't try this at home kids. Here are two videos of Loki doing a "down during a recall" exercise. One thing I learned is that it's a lot harder to handle your dog and video at the same time than it seems. Body […]

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Engineered for Nitwits

This month's masthead feature's NitWit Bridge. I've mentioned NitWit bridge a few times to friends and occasionally on this site. I even featured a few of the photos in an old gallery that no longer exists. But I never really told its story. I've neglected featuring photos or mentioning it because it was so closely tied to Maggie, […]

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