On the 8th day of Christmas my true dog gave to me…
eight paws-a-prancing (through leaf piles),
On the 2nd Day of Christmas my true dog gave to me…
two striped gray cats,
On the 1st day of Christmas my true dog gave to me….
an amazing new cat tree!
(Although, like most kids, the cats prefer to play in the big box the cat tree came in 😉
Lately, the weather in California has been hot, hot, hot! On our daily walks with Simon and Rosee we haven’t been able to walk for very long or go very far. Yet, this morning the weather was warm, but pleasant enough that we could go on one of our favorite walking routes. So, come on our walk with us today and definitely don’t forget your sunscreen!
We started off by going out our front door and down our street. Simon and Rosee were especially excited and couldn’t wait to go…
We walked down, down, down past the local high school, a bunch of bushes that Simon particularly likes to rub against as we walk by, and even a yard sale sign that kind of freaked Rosee out (she wouldn’t walk by it)…
We ended up at a local park about a mile away from home and spans across two blocks and has tons of trees which offer lots of shade from the California sun along with numerous spots for the pups to leave their marks…We continued through the second block of the park (technically a different park), which is where Simon decided he needed a break in the grass (it was still wet from the early morning sprinkler), but it did put us a little behind Monica and Rosee who was eagerly sniffing her way down the grass–Rosee, not Monica, by the way…Then, we started to make our way back home and decided to continue down the side street (instead of back through the two parks) that runs along the west end of town since it’s still pretty shady from the many trees planted along the sidewalk and that just means so much more to sniff…As we made our way home Simon started to slow down a little, but Rosee kept her pace (she’s much better at conserving her energy and maintaining her pace unlike Simon)…
Ultimately, we had a wonderful morning walk and ended up with two tired pups who were happy to indulge in afternoon naps!
Thanks for joining us on our Saturday morning walk and you can totally tell people you went on a 3 mile walk this morning (we won’t tell anyone)!
To the mutt that stole our hearts,
(And tore them all to pieces),
May you live on forever,
(If only so our patience never cease . . .-es).
Seriously, patience isn’t always a given virtue–it’s a hard-learned skill that can only be shaped by ear-shattering whines and never-ending sessions of fetch.
Happy Birthday little man! (Don’t ever change.)
On the 12th day of Christmas my true dog gave to me…
…twelve (kitty) paws unwrapping
and a Georgie in a pear(less) tree!
We hope everyone, humans and animals alike, had a very Happy Howlidays!
–From all of us here at Play Hard, Bark Often