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Monday, August 25, 2008


Hi everyone!

It's already Monday here, but Mom said that it could still be the weekend in some other parts of the world, so I hope everyone had / have (whichever is appropriate) a great weekend! *grins*

A couple of days ago, Mom took me hiking! It was so fun! She got me in my harness early in the morning, popped me in my travel crate and off we went! While we were on the way though, there was something called a 'traffic jam' which made Mom very frustrated. "Whoever heard of a traffic jam so early in the morning on a weekend??!" she muttered. So,we ended up at the hiking place a little later than usual...but who do I see? Bobo, my old classmate from my Pre-Novice class! Apparently Mom had planned on this hiking trip with Bobo's Mom, Rachel...and that day, Rachel brought another friend too! It was Coco, a Welsh Corgi and her parents, Rosie and Jason! I had a fun time sniffing everyone and getting pats from all the humans...*grins*

The hiking thing itself was fun, coz I get to climb up all sorts of things and leaving my pee mails every now and then! Mom was no fun though...she couldn't catch up with me and had to stop ever so often to catch her breath. Someone needs to work out more! *wink* But I be Haved (as Stanislaw would put it...hee!) and waited for Mom every time.

After a long, steep climb up a hill, we came across a small river with cool water. Bobo can't wait and just jumped and splashed water everywhere! She was so fun to play with, and Coco joined in the fun too. Unfortunately, I not a big fan of the water, so I just dipped my paws at the edge...heh! Bobo tried very hard to get me in the water, but...*sheepish grin*

Next, we continued on and came upon a hanging bridge. WHOA! It was very narrow and quite swingy, so it gave me a bit of a creepy feeling. I went on it a few steps and froze. Mom tried to get me to go some more, but I can't seem to move it. In the end, Mom had to carry me across....>.<" How embarassing. But then, Coco couldn't move too, so I guess I'm not the only one who is scared...heh! Bobo was a whiz and just raced past the bridge. She's an old pro at this, I guess! As you can see, there are no photos this time...=( Mom was so silly she forgot to bring her camera along! She later told me that she wouldn't have the strength to get good shots either if she had brought it along. She was so tired and out of breath after the whole thing...haha! I'll make her bring it the next time we go though, so you can see how pretty it was...I loved the trip! Even though at the end of it all I became so dirty Mom had to give me a bath, but it was well worth it...the trees, the smell of leaves and grass...*sigh* After everything was over, we sat down and enjoyed some treats and water. Coco's Mom brought apples for everyone to eat too! I got to enjoy a slice...hee. And then, Mom brought me to lunch together with Bobo, Coco and their parents! I got a nice chair next to Mom and Mom passed me some bits of her food...yumm! I so wish she had brought her camera! This post really did not do the trip any justice at all...*sigh* Next time I guess... After my bath, Mom took out her camera (see what I mean when I say she's silly? Why bring it out now AFTER the trip?!) and took a photo of me and Kenji. She made us 'smile' too...heh!

That's about it from me, I guess. Till next time when Mom is more sensible and will bring her camera wherever she goes...


18 paws to this post!:

Asta said...

That sounds like a bootiful is too badthat youw Mom didn't have hew camews..I would have been scawed of the hanging bwidge too, and Kenji suwe have bootiful smiles
smoochie kisses

Amber said...

Hi there Scottie, nice to meet you! I want to go hiking too, but my mom is hopelessly lazy!! Kenji has a beautiful smile!

~Amber :)

Georgeous said...

Hey Scottie, that sounded great fun. You need your own camera dude - I always have mine with me.
btw: not keen on water myself & I'm a big fella, so don't worry buddy.
Snuffs George

Maya and Kena said...

Hi Scottie!
How pawsome that you got to go hiking!!
We're not big fans of water too, we would have done the same as you.
Sorry you had to have a bath after!
Have a lovely day!
Wags and licks,
Maya and Kena

Isis said...

I would love to see pictures of your trip! thats great! i have to get my waterfall pictures up this week!

Lorenza said...

Hi, Scottie!
Sounds like a great day with your mom and your friends!
Next time make sure your mom takes the camera with her!
Kisses and hugs

Boo said...

too bad no pics of your hiking. i been to hike with mom and dopes few times. but bcoz i'm so fluffy, i always caught dirt, especially my tail so once mom braided my tail. grrrrr

anyway, i had fun at the hike just like you too!

wet wet licks


Bree/Reilly said...

Hi Scottie
What a great photo, those are great smiles!!!!!!!! Thanks for visiting my blog I am always happy to meet new friends. it sounds like you have some great adventures too.

Pacco de Mongrel said...

i loves hiking too... we go to bukit gasing almost every saturday... i hope u can join us here

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Hi Scottie, You sure are a cutie.
I think you and Kenji both have pawsome smiles.

~ Girl girl

Petra said...

Scottie, that is a beautiful picture of you and Kenji. Your mom takes pawsome pictures!

You need to make sure she takes her camera the next time you go hiking. I would have been scared to death of the hanging bridge!

the 4 Bs said...

hi Scottie, that sounds like a terrific hike. that swinging bridge would have scared us too and our mom! we're glad you had a lot of fun with your friends.


Molly and Taffy said...

HI Scottie

Hoomans can be so silly sometimes, fancy forgetting the camera!!!
Your walk sounded loads of fun though, we went on some lovely walks this weekend as well. It is great to go to different places isn't it.
Love your photo.

Molly and Taffy

Susan Sehi-Smith said...

Hey Scottie I went out into the wilderness this weekend, too. My dad took me fishing! I had a great time but he did not catch anything...I don't think he minded though he seemed like he enjoyed just sitting in his fishing chair and throwing sticks for me to chase better than smashing worms onto a hook! (Ick!)

from Siku

erin said...

That sounds like a super fun hike! I like taking hikes with my humans but I bet it would be even more fun with other dogs!
PS. I love that you and Kenji are smiling in that picture! How'd your mom get you guys to do that?

BWTH Dog House said...

Maybe you should bring a hiking bag to carry the camera so your mom will not forgot about it. Im so jelly that you can go for hike, my lazy mom just dont move her butt....

slurpy licks,

The Aphasia Decoder.... said...

The swinging bridge sounds scary. You are a very lucky dog to get to go on such a great hike. Hope your mom finally found her breath.

Levi's mom

A&S said...

that's a great photo, tho, great smiles!