Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Snowpatch Spire, Bugaboo Mountains, British Columbia

High in the Canadian Rockies in the Bugaboo Range are some of the most famous rock spires in the world.  We have, with one exception, named our dogs after places in the Canadian Rockies.  So Jasper, Takawa, Yoho, and now Bugaboo have all been fine hunting dogs and part of the family.  Well, Takawa was a fine yellow lab family dog.   The one exception was Wyatt, a little black lab, that was to be our daughters dog and named by her.  She was too cool, for a Canadian Rockies name.

Susie has decided she has had enough of bird hunting dogs.  They are large, rambunctious, and during hunting season absolutely pay her no mind.  She has evidently also decided that since she has just turned sixty that a little, lap dog is in order.  Born on April 30th and moved into our household on July 5th was a very little white dog.  All 4.25 lbs of him.

What to name him??  My preference was for either Sicamous and we could call him moose for short or Assissibone and we could call him, well never mind.  However, doing some google searches I found a link to Bugaboo Spire.   Looking at Bugaboo and the new dog together there is a definitely similarity so I focused my search in the Bugaboo Mountains for a name that would fit him.

This is a photo of Snowpatch Spire.  Click on the link and you will see why it is the perfect name for him.  No, not the spire, but that little patch of snow that hangs on to the spire throughout the summer season!

Snowpatch is doing his best to fit in.  On our front lawn, he immediately started chasing a robin.  The robin gave him a look of disdain and hopped slowly away.  Bugaboo was soon rolling on the grass because he was laughing so hard.

So here is a picture of Snowpatch working hard on the job.  This is a working dog??


1 comment:

Gloria said...

Snowpatch is darling!! And I love your blog. Thanks for sending it to me. Hope you see you all soon! Hugs to Snowpatch.