10 things about me, Amber-Leigh!

I thought I would intro myself a little more, by doing a ’10 facts about me’ post! Here it goes..

  • My real name is Amber-Leigh, but no one ever calls me that. Except my mother, when I’m in trouble…
  • I began dirt biking in 2012, shortly after Joel and I started dating (2011). Ever since I bought my first dirtbike (Yammy YZ 85) for my 22 birthday, it’s been a huge passion of ours that we absolutely love to do together. It will be something we bring our kids up with, as well as continue to do as the years go by.
  • The word “Boo” is of huge significance for me. When I was younger my grandfather always called me Amboo or Boo as a nick name. It’s stuck in my family for years. I call everyone I adore and love Boo (although to me it doesn’t mean significant other like other people). So, if you have ever been called boo in my life, it’s because I like you hehe.
  • I have two dogs Easy (red nose pitbull) and Eva (staffy) and a cat, Mrs. Meowingtons (calico). I’m not sure how old my cat is – I adopted her from the Meow Foundation – but she’s super chatty, talks 24/7 and love, love, loves to cuddle and be pet. The dogs are her get along really well and snuggle a lot. Easy (7) and Eva (5) are 2 years apart and from separate litters. They are like day and night (just like their fur color!) and have completely different personalities. Eva is always wanting to explore and go, go, go – bounces off the walls and always wants to play. Easy is a lot more docile and chill, he would rather stop and smell the roses along the way (meaning pee on everything in sight).
  • I enjoy being outside and try to get outside at least once on the weekend. Either camping, dirtbiking, or hiking.. In the summer times I try to get out after work. Days are longer and after work summits are always the best!
  • I only started “majorly” hiking about two years ago. When I had met some girls off of Instagram. No regrets there. I have climbed some of MY highest mountains and seen some of the most beautiful places – I made best friends with two of them that I have met!
  • I have little to no filter, especially when it comes to swearing. Fuck is my go to word. I have a dark sense of humor. I’m also incredibly sarcastic, so a lot of people don’t know if they should take me seriously or how to act when I say things. One thing – don’t ever take me seriously unless I say “I’m serious”.
  • I’m very in touch with how I feel about situations or people. I always go with my gut feeling on things. I feel people out when I first meet them on the vibe I receive from them.
  • My two favorite places in the entire world are Moab, Utah and Vancouver Island, BC. If I could live anywhere, those two places would be high on my list of pickings.
  • I have two memorial tattoos. One on my shoulder of a 96′ Ducati, that my Grandfather rebuilt for a friend and named “Little Star” which in Italian means Stella (my Nana’s name) and one on my upper thigh for my Nephew who passed away 3 years ago. It’s of a Lion (because he got a stuffed Lion for Christmas that he adored, took everywhere with him. He named it ‘puppy’). Balloons (for when we released balloons at his service – one for me, my mom, my older brother, and my younger brother). Poppies (in remembrance for him). Both are on my left side, where my heart sits.. ❤
  • Music – Anything but Country. Please don’t play that shit when I’m around…
  • Joel and I are pregnant with our first child – after trying for about a year and a half. Our dreams of starting a family are coming true. We both cant wait to start this new journey ❤

Last two are bonus facts haha – and there you go, a little more into my life. But, that’s all you get so suck it.

Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary

I’ve been dying to go to the Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary for a very long time now, so I thought ‘Eh, why not!’. Nicole and I purchased our tickets during the week. We opted for the Interactive Tour so we could get some up close and personal time with some of the Wolfdogs. The Interactive Tour takes you through two enclosures. Yamnuska – which carries High Content Wolfdogs (more wolf, then dog in them). Cascade – Low Content Wolfdogs (more dog, then wolf). We were given an abundance of rad facts and knowledge about the Wolfdogs. These beauties are so gorgeous and fluffy. It was a great experience, I would suggest this tour to anyone (who loves big dogs hehe). Once you are done the Interactive Tour, you can spend as much time as you want going through the Sanctuary to check out some of the other locals. The sanctuary runs a few ‘shows’ at certain enclosures, that are pretty neat to watch!

Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary is a non profit organization. All proceeds from tickets purchased and any merchandise sold inside the gift shop goes directly to the sanctuary. If you are scared of big dogs – THIS TOUR IS NOT FOR YOU.

Kuna (high content – Alpha female of the Yamnuska Pack) :

Nova (high content – Yamnuska pack) :

Loki and Nikki (low content – Cascade Pack) :

Rango (high content Coydog) :

Here is a baby 1 week old goat, with a tiny knit sweater on. My heart melted and I gawked over him longer then I should have haha.

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I decided to drive up highway 1A before heading back home. We drove to Ghost Lake and watched a couple dudes rip on a Yammy out on the lake, it was pretty rad!