The focused stare of a hunting dog. ©Victoria Lise

Dog of The Mountains

Styx (our dog) is an absolute beauty to watch let alone, photograph. He looks more wild than he does like a domesticated house dog and when he’s unleashed and free to explore his primal, primitive intuitions are exposed. He becomes a part of the landscape, a native to nature and the natural world around him. He moves like a gazelle, hunts like a coyote, traverses mountain edges like an alpine goat, ¬†and protects his pack like a wolf. Did I mention he does yoga? When we adopted Styx he was so afraid of water. He would cry at the water’s…

Styx attempts to camouflage with snow. Victoria Lise 2018

Dog Days of Winter

Happy Monday friends! We ended up getting snowed on this weekend (yay) and even though it was just 8 inches it made it feel more like winter around here. It’s the good kind of snow also known as Colorado’s Champagne Powder. It’s light, fluffy, easy to shovel and glorious to play in. We chiseled out time in between being sick and shoveling clients snow to hike through pine timber, up to a freshly covered, untouched lake. The air was crisp, the sun, exceptionally warm, and the knee-high snow, so very welcomed. Styx (our dog) lives for the unleashed, wild and…