Monthly Archives: May 2017

Things Are Looking Up With Calypso, I Think

Things are looking up with Calypso, I think, or am I fostering false hope?  I have been swamped with appointments the last couple of days, so Calypso hasn’t had the saddle back on since the 5th.  I did separate her and George on the 6th, and George isn’t going into fits about it this time.  He keeps pulling the tarp down, just like Calypso did, but without the stepping on it, and trying to rip it, gusto that Calypso put into her work with the tarp.  I hang it back up every time he pulls it down.

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New Hogan Dam River

The mountains are full of snow waiting to ambush the New Hogan Lake that is already filled to capacity! It’s a beautiful site to see the lake filled with fresh water. It’s been several years since we’ve seen this much water here. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, who manage this lake, have opened the dam. They are releasing water as fast as it will flow without flooding the Monte Vista Day Use area. The Calavaras River is flowing mightier than ever. They better keep those flood gates open because the snow melt has begun the deluge. 

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Pardee Reservoir – Valley Springs, CA

It looks like Pardee Reservoir is in the same boat as New Hogan Dam, at capacity.

Looking to the North, at Pardee Reservoir’s outlook, in Valley Springs, CA,
Looking at the Pardee Dam from the observation point.

Pardee Reservoir Engineers have opened the spillway creating a torrential outpouring of white water rapids!  Stepping out of your vehicle in the small parking lot you can feel the earth beneath your feet tremble from the burden of such an outpouring!

I know, I know, the picture is pixelated. My camera is a cell phone camera, a cheap cell phone camera. I’m working on getting a better camera.

Sit Pretty!

The sit pretty is an extension of the sit command.  This is another word I interchange between English and my chosen foreign language for Misty.  I like her to know both, and then I eventually drop the English version. One of the commands I use the foreign version of turned out to mean lay down for her.

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