Camas Meadows

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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Dedicated to Ziggy: The Dog of Camas Meadows

Ziggy Platis passed to his reward on December 29th. He had lived on the meadow and greeted everyone who arrived for the past 10 years. There have been plenty of dogs that have lived at Camas Meadows and were part of the meadow and its history.  However, one dog made the meadow his special place, Ziggy.  He welcomed visitors, guests, and residents with the same wagging tail and friendly face.  The entire meadow was his home and he wandered around spending time with the "south" end residents as well as those of us on the north side.

He was friends to all our dogs.  When he heard our car pull into the driveway, and would come over to welcome us back to the meadow and play with our dogs.  There was not a mean bone in his body, and everybody was his friend.  We are not sure what sort of relationship he had with the coyotes on the meadow, but they left him alone.

Ziggy lived at the house at the end of the road.  He was a pound puppy when he was adopted.  We are not sure of his first two years of life, but as soon as he showed up at the meadow he knew he was at home.  For these reason we do not know his exact age, but suspect he was probably 12 or 13 when he left the meadow behind. 

Ziggy was not trained, but he was a gentleman that liked everyone.  No he did not listen to you (at least for the first 7 years), but neither did he bark, threaten, or act obnoxious around you.   We on the meadow, will miss him greatly. 

We have had snow and more snow.  There is three of four feet on the meadow now.  None of the grasses are showing.  It is a foot of powder on a three foot base.  Skiing is good if you find tracks to follow or you can make your own personal ski tour route on the meadow.

We are booked the weekends of January 15th and Jan 28th.  All other weekends are open.  Come enjoy the sunshine and snow of Camas Meadows this winter.  Winter is usually around only through the first or second week of March so don't miss it.


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