Sunday, May 13, 2012

Trails, Water & Bones

In anticipation of our upcoming "magic day", (the day we are no longer sequestered and our vaccinations should be fully in force), mom and dad have been scouting out places to take us.  They are looking for little areas of still water where we might go wading.  Unfortunately, right now most waters are running fast and deep.  Here is the first place they went to.  It is the river parkway (east end).  Monday they will scout out the west end.  

A nice pathway with plenty of trees.

A bridge over a little spot that we might go wading.  There are dinosaurs at this spot!

A small quiet area for puppy wading.

This is deeper but not too deep (1 foot).  Maybe for when we try our first swim?

We had some more excitement too.  Mom and Dad stopped to see Goose on their way to the parkway (but he wasn't there) and his mom gave us the bestest present in the universe!  Goose and Michelle both know we love sticks (Goose is a huge fan of sticks) so when his mom went into the mountains with Bert's Miss Vickie, she brought us back a stick.  And this is not just an ordinary stick, it is the mother of all sticks. It comes from the mountains and . . . you will not believe this . . . has been chewed on by REAL beavers!!

You can see where the beavers were chewing on the stick so we figured that was the best end to start with.  Mmmmm, it was goooood!

Pretty soon we had to go to opposite ends.

We worked really hard, you can see the wood chips.  We were just like beavers!

We love our stick.  

Thank you  Goose and Michelle!!

Murphy & Stanley


Anonymous said...

Oh what fun! Scopin out the walkie routes! Luv the puppy wading pool :)

Goose gave you the ULTIMATE Stick! OMD! A Beaver Stick?!!! That is the coolest stick ever! Way to go Goose! :D

Waggin at ya,

Seville at Nerissa's Life said...

No wonder you like your stick. It's a really, REALLY nice stick!

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

OMD OMD.... what grrrreat places to go... BUTT the bestest Pawt is the STICK... OMD OMD OMD O M D THE stick of a lifetime. What a MAJOR Prize!!! a TRUE TREASURE.

KSO said...

Got to love sticks! Happy Mother's Day!

Oskar said...

What a great present, that was so nice.

Happy Mother's day to your mom person.

Nubbin wiggles,

Berts Blog said...

Hey you two, I am so glad you like the stick. I saw the pictures of Goose's mom tying that stick to the back of the ATV. I also noticed that she got it from my most favoirte swimming hole. My Vickie takes me up there all summer long but this is the first time we have seen the beavers there. My Vickie says that now the beavers have moved in, I won't be able to swim there anymore. I guess, beavers don't like dogs swimmin in their home lake. Dang it.

Anyway, My Vickie says she has the perfect perfect place for you two to get introduced to water. It is a nice little creek that goes from one inch deep to 4 inches deep or more and at one point there is an area that is deep enough for you guys to learn about swimmin. Me and Goose would be happier than happy to introduce you to the area.

Just let us know when you are ready.


NanaNor's said...

Hi, Isn't Goose and Michele just the best friends. How thoughtful to share a very large stick with you. I wish you guys lived near us-we'd have plenty of fun with you.
Happy Day to you.
Noreen & Hunter

Scooter said...

Wow, I can tell you that you will love going swimmie! It is the most fun ever. Please get pix of your first swimmie adventure so we can all see. That is a totally amazing stick! You will want to keep that one furever!
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

Bassetmomma said...

How great was that stick!!