Thursday, April 24, 2008

A Room with a View

Here is the view I have from my window while I type this! So beautiful! Spring has to be our favorite time of the year! Below is a photo of the same crabapple tree taken from the street. It is an amazing old tree. Last year it barely bloomed due to the late freeze we had here in April. This year it seems to be making up for it.

Mom and I went to a different park yesterday morning - a park that has a great pet trail! The trail is 3.5 miles and goes through woods, across streams, and around big meadows. It is usually very muddy and even though we actually need rain and haven't had any for quite awhile, there were still a couple extremely muddy areas. Since I am so small, mom picked me up and carried me around the mud (better than having to get a bath later!). We walked and walked. Mom surprised me by doing some recalls when I was least expecting it (I was either way ahead or way behind on my flexi lead), but I came running whenever she called. (Got rewarded with salmon treats too!). But mom was also impressed that I did a lot of checking in with her on my own too. The neatest thing we saw was a BIG snake! It was lying in the tallish grass on the side of the mowed trail - quite big and black. We're not super squeamish about snakes (like some grandpas we know), but we were a little more cautious after that!
Gotta zoom!


Lacy said...

woofies and burfs Ricky,,,dat tree iz pawsome...dat wuz a grate walkie u had today..heehee not nos bout dat snake, but bear wooda played wiff it...

b safe,
bear and
angel lacylulu ;)

Johann The Dog said...

What a fun day! I want to go hiking too, but Mum has been too busy - drat it all. Our redbud and phlox are blooming too, just about a day behind yours - that's cool!

Mum signed up for a trial in Dayton for I think June, so maybe we can meet again! We'd love that!

Have a great weekend if I don't talk to ya - we have another USDAA trial, thank goodness the cool front is coming through just in time.

Woofs, Johann

Cynthia Blue said...

Ahh gorgeous! I am so craving the colors of spring!