Titles Achieved to date...

Monumental A to Z High On Liberty
NW1, RATI, RATN, RATO, NW2, L1I, RATS, L1E, L1C, L1V, L2C, L2I, L2E, RATM, R-FE/N, PKD-TL, PKD-N, ADPL1, ADPL2, TD, UWP, ADPL3, NTD, TKN, L2V, ADPL4, SDS-N, ADPL5, ADPCH, ADP1(2), ADPL1(GC), ADPL2(2), ADPL2(GC), VPN, AP, UWPCH, ADPL3(2), ADPL3(GC), NC, NI, NE, SCN, SIN, SEN, CZ8B, NV, NN, ADPL4(2), ADPL4(GC), ADPGCH, ADPL5(2), RATCH, CZ8S, AI, TKI, AV, AE, AC, AN, R-FE/X NW3-V, NW3-E and SI, 63 and counting...



Friday, July 26, 2013

Hiking


Today was our big hiking trip with Frank & Tor and his friend Clydia & Freya (another Alaskan Malamute).

We did the Buckabush River trail, also known as The Two Brothers trail.  It was beautiful and enjoyable.  One drawback was the 1:45 minute drive one way.

I have the book called, "The Creaky Knees Guide to Washington: The 100 Best Easy Hikes in the State".  I am clearly way out of shape as my big question right now is what hurts worse, my right knee or my left foot.  I’m going to see if the book shows some easier and closer hikes we could do.

Gimme thoroughly enjoyed the scenery and drinking from all the wild, water sources – far better than water in a dish, doncha know.  She did say that if she is going to have to drag this big anchor around, she could get one of those cute navy hats to wear.

She may have flirted with Tor the other day, but she had second thoughts today.  I hope to set up some opportunities to do parallel walking with Frank and Tor; it would be good for her.

Frank walks Tor almost every day and I’ve
seen him walking around town - so I’m
hoping we can get together for walks on
the rails-to-trails paths, where we can
parallel walk with about 8 feet between
us.   Since I walk Gimme on my left and
he walks Tor on his right, that'll add
another 3-4 feet of separation.

I continue to be amazed at how little people understand about dogs in general and dog interactions specifically.  Put another way – there’s a reason I decided a long time ago to never believe ANYONE who tells me how perfect their dog is with other dogs.

After the walk, this nice lady says we should arrange a play date between the her dog and Gimme, because her girl plays really gentle. Then as I ask her questions she tells me (as if it couldn't possibly be a problem) that she sees that Gimme would "push", but that her dog will "push back, but it'll be over with real quick". I'm thinking NOT!

Hmmmmmm... what part of Gimme needs to be around dogs that "will not engage" didn't you understand?

And now friends, my couch and ice are calling me…





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