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FROM PIPER'S DESK:  Starting off Spring on the Paulinskill Valley Trail

Hi Everyone and Happy Spring!!!!  I think we were all surprised and more than a little perturbed to have the first days of Spring marked by yet more snow this season.  I'm super ready for Spring at this point myself, even though I absolutely love playing in the snow.  I've had so much of it to play in this year so I'm really ready for the different but also fun stuff that warmer weather brings, especially swimming.  My Mom has been eyeing prospects for a new pool for me, a good solid tough one, given that I destroyed the one I had last year with my somewhat overly exuberant (I will admit) playtime moves. 

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From Piper's Desk: Piper Celebrates his Gotcha Day!

Hi Everyone!!!!  I'm sure you're all as excited as I am that we are getting closer and closer to Spring!  There's just a few weeks now until the official start of Spring.  This has been a really exciting month for me because the anniversary of my "Gotcha Day" (the day my parents took me home from rescue) is in February.  I celebrated the actual day with my own mini ice cream cup (Mom buys me the little single-serve cups of strawberry-flavored Haagen-Dazs for very special occasions) and my parents always donate to rescue organizations in my honor on my Gotcha Days, as well as on my birthdays.  Mom put together this video to commemorate my Gotcha Day this year. 

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From Piper's Desk: What's New in August 2017

 

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What's New in November:  From Piper's Desk

Hi Everyone!!!  I hope you all have been enjoying the Fall season!!!  Winter will be upon us soon so my parents and I have been getting out as much as we can, although we certainly hope that we can still get out in the winter too!  We've been doing lots of running on the trails (I just finished my first 8-mile run today!) and we've been getting out for a lot of fun hikes as well.  One of our favorite places to hike is High Point State Park.  High Point is the highest peak of the Kittatinny Mountains and is the highest elevation in the state of NJ at 1,804 feet.  A leaf peeping trip to the top of High Point will provide spectacular views of Fall foliage in three different states (New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania).  I certainly like the view from up there because I definitely like to keep my eyes on things and there's plenty to see from that vantage point!  

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What's new in September:  From Piper's Desk-A Special Adirondack (ADK) Edition

Hi Everyone!!!!  I hope you've really been enjoying these last weeks of summer!!!  I certainly have had some very great adventures recently.  My parents took me to visit Raquette Lake in the Adirondack Mountains in New York for the very first time ever.  My Dad has made a visit to Raquette Lake almost every year of his life; he won't let me say how many years that would be exactly, but we're talking about several decades of trips, and I'll leave it at that ;)  Immediately upon arriving at Raquette Lake, I could see why my parents have returned year after year.  As you know, we all love Sussex County for its trees and other natural wonders.  Raquette Lake is just full of natural beauty and great outdoor excitement.  As an avid swimmer, I marveled at how huge the lake is; it's the largest of the lakes in the Adirondacks with 99 miles of shoreline!!!

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What's New at the Start of August: From Piper's Desk

Hi Everyone!!!!  I can't believe it's August already!!!  Where has this summer gone?!?!  They say time flies when you're having fun and I'm finding that there's really something to that expression!  The summer has been such a fun time for me as I have been running, jumping, playing and doing lots of other fun activities.  I especially love to be outside and my absolute favorite is when I can run, jump and play outside all at the same time and let me tell you, I make that perfect trifecta happen for myself as often as I can!  Here's some video Mom got of me accomplishing playtime perfection!

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