Since I was feeling mucho better, and the weather was just pawsome on Monday, Mum worked super hard to finish up lots of work so we could go on a little hike in the early afternoon.
This time, we decided to explore around the big, big church. They have acres and acres of grounds and lots of paths and wooded areas to explore, and it's just a stones throw from our house. If you remember, that was the place where I took off after a bird off leash last year and scared the begeebees out of Mum.
So we ventured out, passing the pond along the way. Yep, they they are the ducks and geese, and of course, our friend the heron.
I don't know why, but every time I see a drain, I want to inspect it. On one paw, I'm super apprehensive about them, but on the other hand I just can't stay away. Remind you of anything?
After crossing the busy street, we were finally on our way. The beginning of our hike, we crossed a big open field, on our way to the good stuff. In the open areas of their land, the church has mowed a bunch of cross country running paths for the school kids. And some of them were out practicing today, so we stayed off the mowed paths, and kept to the open areas.
Then we finally made it to the wooded areas. Oh the smells were pawsome! And we know there were lots of racoons, bunnies and more around. This is the place where last year we saw the Red Fox, but he was no where to be found today.
We saw some Golden Rod, which some folks are super allergic to. Not us though.
Came upon some MilkWeed, super cool how they just explode at a certain time of year.
We kept on the path, this part is the widest part.
Found some Bull Thistle in bloom. I think that's what it is. If Mum remembers from her younger years, it comes in a variety of colors. Here's the purple.
And the white...
Then we came upon an area where they had planted a slew of wild flowers. Reminds Mum of those canisters you can buy and sprinkle an instant flower garden. But it was beautiful!
Mum laughed when she took this pic, because that's about all the parts of me she saw for the two hours we were gone :)
We took a break in the shade, surveying where we had been. We walked all over their land. This view is from near the church which is up a big, big hill. Mum, Gracie and I raced to the top and down and up and down again, running as fast as we could :)
When we had walked the entire property, we headed back to our neighborhood and took one lap around the neighborhood, to check all the pee mails. Then when we got home, we found that the Hawk had feasted in our yard again. Poor bird :(
What a great day - well fur us, not the bird! Feels pretty darn good to feel good again. Mum feels the same, she worries too much about me, when I hurt. Thanks everyone for all your super great wishes...means a lot!