Monday, June 29, 2009

For the record....

I did get to go on a hike yesterday. In fact, we went on a really long hike yesterday. And Mom only got us lost once (well, we backtracked three times, but it was in the same section, so that only counts as getting lost once, right?!?).

Before we got lost, I got to stop and smell the flowers!

I think we didn't get lost more often (or more lost) because Mom had a map. That was mostly accurate. The section that that was marked 'Extremely difficult - caution'? They weren't kidding. This picture doesn't do it just justice, but the 'red' section was about 300 yards long, super-steep (luckily I've got all-wheel drive when needed), and over-grown.

Trust me, this doesn't EVEN give you an idea of how over-grown this trail was. Or how steep it was.

I was not excited about having these bushes whacking me in the face, but Mom plied me with treats and encouragement, and kept calling me 'Fiona The Intrepid'. Which I liked. And which I think I'll have to be if we keep hiking, because sometimes Mom gets lost. Did I mention that already? At least she carries her phone with us (and amazingly she gets service) so that if we get REALLY lost, she can call Dad to come pick us up!

But it was fun. And we were out for almost two hours.

Which left me a little tired. (I think that that was Mom's plan.... Sneaky devil that she is!)

As for today? I dunno if we are going out today - Mom has been 'busy'. But I'm sure we'll go tomorrow if we don't go today.

*kissey face*


Dory's Backyard said...

Wow Fiona...youare SOOO very brave. I make my mommy pick me up when a trail gets too thick...I am even ascared of leaf piles, so we have to walk around them. It must be VERY cool to be a big dog!! Hope you had a nice nap!


Checkers said...

looks like fun!

The Army of Four said...

I wish we could have been there - looks like fun! Our mom would have been no help though. Bless her heart, she could get lost in a lunch-sized paper bag.
Tail wags,

Clive said...

That was some hike Fiona!

1000 Goldens said...

You and your mom sure know how to have adventures! Next time try bread crumbs, k? That sure looks like a peaceful nap you had.

bermudabluez said...

Looks like a terrific hike you guys had!! Sometimes our mom takes us on walks, but we aren't that you are!! You look like you had a nice peaceful nap when you got home though!! Hugs from Chloe and LadyBug, the NY BichonFrises

Anonymous said...

Cool hike with lots of flowers. Love those little footpaths though a field.

Lorenza said...

Hi, Fiona!
That hikking sounds like lots of fun... getting lost and all!
Kisses and hugs

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

And they were GOLDEN flowers!

Tank woo again fur your GOLDEN words of support fur Laska!


hero said...

I like the flowers, they are pretty. 2 hours hike! That must be very tiring and you are awesome to have completed the hike, Fiona.


Brind'Amour said...

Hi Fiona,

Gee, that hike through the woods really looked like fun.


Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello fiona its dennis the vizsla dog hay yes sumtimes i think mama is trying to tire me owt too with all her antiks hyoomans ar sneeky that way!!! ok bye

Heather and Pumpkin said...

Wow that trail looks really hard. Personally, I like to hike on Michigan Ave the best :)


Martha Basset said...

What a great hike Fiona - no wonder you were tired. Thank goodness for that big bed to stretch out those paws.
Martha & Bailey xxx

Mango said...

My momma took me hiking exactly ONCE. I thought it was great fun, but she got totally lost (the park was only 30 acres, what a doofus).

So she gave up and just followed me and I led her to safety. Eventually.