Today is a day of firsts, but it seems like we have a lot of those kinds of days. Anyway, for the first, (and our peeps say only), time we escaped out of the back yard. It happened like this:
After we got out of bed this morning we were running around the yard and we teamed up (we do that a lot) and dug under the fence and yes, even under the chicken wire and escaped! We weren't gone long, or very far, when dad noticed us and called us to the gate. We were good and came to the gate but it was locked so dad had to run and get a key.
In the meantime, we figured that meant we should run around so we went to a neighbor's house and decided to play with the neighbor lady. Then dad came and captured us and took us back home. When we went in the house, mom had gotten up and was not happy with what we had done.
After that adventure, we had all kinds of energy and our peeps said, "We must tire these guys out." So since we were so close to our "magic day", they decided we would go on a hike. "Yippee", we barked, "our first hike!" Then Stanley and I looked at each other and asked, "Brother . . . what is a hike?"
We found out that hiking is like a walk in the mountains, on a trail. It is fun but can be hard work too.
The other thing we learned about hiking is that there are lots and lots of sticks! We saw a huge pile of them but dad didn't get a picture.
After we went down the trail awhile we heard a loud rushing noise. Mom said it was water. We walked down by the water and I took a look then decided I wanted no part of this water! "Get me out of here!" I cried.
|But mom asked me to give it another chance. So I looked at it and considered . . .|
And then pondered the possibilities . . .
Finally we decided we'd just dip our pads into the water and see what happened . . .
"Hmmmm, this might have some possibility," Stanley and I said to each other.
"Come on in brother!" I shouted to Stanley.
And he did! We got really wet. It was very cold! Then after that we got our feet and legs all muddy and dirty! And guess what, mom never said a word about us getting muddy feet! We didn't get in too deep though because the stream was moving very fast and when I was deep enough that I started to paddle (I didn't know I knew how to swim!) mom plucked me out so I wouldn't go down stream.
So our first hike was lots of fun, lots more fun than our first escape. When we finished, our peeps took pictures of us by the trail head. Then me and Stanley asked them, "What's next?"