February This month BARC administered 11 vaccines, adopted out 2 dogs and paid for two spays. We drove 518 miles to deliver 1268 pounds of dry dog food and 2 cases of canned dog food. We have all heard the proverb “ It takes a village…” We have money thanks to many generous donations. We … Continue reading Paw Prints, February and March
Paw Prints, December and January
December 2022 One Transport It all began with a phone call from Amber (intake coordinator for Underdog). She told me that Lorinda, who works in Monument Valley, would be bringing me a mom dog with 4 puppies tomorrow and asked if I could transport them to Moab. Later that same day I got a call … Continue reading Paw Prints, December and January
Paw Prints October 2022
A great rescue story from the Bluff Animal Rescue Committee.
Desert Notes: Eastwood’s Monkeyflower
Robin Patten Photos by Robin Patten. The alcove was shallow, though its back wall was shaded, seeping with enough moisture to support a modest hanging garden. With autumn taking hold, most of the plants had decayed into crumpled leaves and drooping stems, yet within the brown was a bit of green and a flame of … Continue reading Desert Notes: Eastwood’s Monkeyflower
Paw Prints September 2022
Photo by Paul Martini Do you remember that dog in August that we pulled out from under a trailer in Montezuma Creek after being hit by a car? Both hind legs were paralyzed. It was transported to the vet in Moab, then placed in foster care where it has now made a complete recovery, walking … Continue reading Paw Prints September 2022
Desert Notes: Mountain Lion Refugia
Morning coolness lingered in the side canyon, the heat of summer yet to reach into the depths. I walked the dry wash along the canyon bottom, watching the cliffs for the wrens chittering somewhere above, looking down only to secure my way – and so the mule deer head startled me, lying in my path, upside down below a cottonwood tree.
Desert Notes: When the Desert is Most Itself
It was hot. There’s no other way to say it. Just plain hot. Summer hot. Desert hot.
Whitewater Kayaking: Pushing the Limit
Peter Winn Modern whitewater kayaking began in the 1950s and has changed significantly since then. There were very few women kayakers at the time and now they're on the Board of Governors of the International Whitewater Hall of Fame. Kayak racing grew from local competitions into an Olympic sport in 1972 and now there is … Continue reading Whitewater Kayaking: Pushing the Limit
Paw Prints: June 2022
https://youtu.be/fqdWNvcz8cs Video taken by Dudley Beck. Four fosters have helped BARC get through another month. Steve and Janna Simpson have fostered a nursing mom dog and 6 puppies for the entire month and 4 four week old puppies that were dropped off in Monument Valley June 23rd. Heather Jemmott, from Red Mesa, has fostered 3 … Continue reading Paw Prints: June 2022
Desert Notes: Desert Dry
Somewhere north of Bluff, a small side canyon cuts into the cliffs, seeps and springs feeding a small stream that flows down from the canyon’s head. When I first arrived in this region, that shady narrow ravine...