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Monday, September 28, 2009

Some weekend fun!

Mum surprised us yesterday, we got to go for a five mile walk. Don't think we've told ya, but we've been trying to get in 3-4 miles five days a week to keep me (oh yeah, and Mum and Gracie) in shape. Mum remembers after my muscle pulls when I could hardly walk two miles.

Times they have changed, I'm tellin' ya! Gracie, Mum and I have become walking machines!!

Every day we walk past the little pond (one of three in our neighborhood) that's closest to our house and check out the geese/ducks, and anything else that's hanging around. Oh, there's the blue heron we see a lot! I think we should name him/her, ideas?

Then we always make our way toward the big pond and see what's hanging out there. We like that they leave some cattails in the pond, more natural that way (even though the pond is chocked full of chemicals, sigh...).

Near the big pond is this old grain silo. Nice that they left it when they created this development. Some neighbors thinks it's an eye sore. But I like it, and there are lots of critters that like to hang out there. Good smellin'!

As we walk through the neighborhood, Gracie always has to check out the grasses that cover the utility boxes, just because she found something in there once, she thinks there's always gonna be something in there, silly girl :)

Sometimes at dusk in the summer we see all the hot air balloons out on their evening flights. They make me bark, a LOT!!! Occasionally they will take off right across the street from our house in the big field where I took off for a bird off leash that one day.

Well, yesterday since our walk was about two miles longer, we headed into other areas near were we live. The neighborhood across the street is a big one like ours, with just more expensive houses. We like to go there 'cause there are less kids, BOL!! And they have a lot more treed areas, also known as wildlife magnets :)

Interestingly, we went down a street we hadn't yet, and saw this...looks like some pup got caught when the cement was wet, how cool is that! Mum wishes she had my pawprints in our sidewalk now.

We kept walking and walking, and Gracie and I were pulling and pulling. Finally we got to our favorite place in this new neighborhood. It's a woodland area they preserved and put in a mulched walking path. It's not long, but it sure is fun and smelly. Oh and muddy. (Mum was kinda wishing we had ceramic tile all over the house when we got back, easier than carpet to clean, BOL!!)

Off we went, heading down the path, pulling Mum like she was a musher.

Found these neat woodland flowers, have no idea what their name is. But they are blooming at a very odd time of year here in Indiana. We liked their spunk.

We kept heading down the path, stopping at anything interesting of course!

The path ended and had a nice couple of benches to take a load off. So, of course, Mum had to try and get us to pose, we kind of obliged. :)

Have to say all three of us felt like we could have walked for ever. We were gone for almost two hours. Can we do it again today Mum? Palleeaasseee??????

Hope you had a great weekend too!


  1. What a khool walk woo got!

    I've been getting to walk 2.5-3.75 miles a day BUT mine is broken up into 1.25mile segments - Mom wants me to know my 'neighbourhood' just in khase!

    Tank woo fur sharing the khool scenery and khritters!

    PeeEssWoo: We like the silo!

  2. No wonner I hasn't seen that blue heron around for so long. He's been over there by you!

  3. Mom says a 5-mile walkie sounds great to her and Mitch agrees but I can't handle that distance anymore :-(
    We love the silo in your neighborhood, Johann! It's different and interesting!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  4. It's totally awesome that you all have been walking so much this summer! Looks like you have a nice neighborhood to walk in.

    Herons are neat birds but we don't like them because they come and steal fish out of our fish pond! Our poor fish are just colorful sitting ducks (or fish?) and we think the heron has plenty of other places he could go - like the big river right across the highway from us!

  5. That's a nice walk...too bad about the pond not being for swimming 'cause then it would be pawfect:) You guys are going to be in olympic shape now!

  6. I think the silo looks great and makes the neighbourhood more interesting.

    Those were interesting harnesses you were wearing. Has your mum posted about them in the past?

  7. We haven't posted about them, but we did a Squidoo lens on the harness. They are my favorite!!!


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