TBT: What A Scenery!

The great thing about fixing a broken phone is the retrieval of precious photos! (Thanks mom!) These beautiful pictures are from October 2013. Hunter had just turned 1 and I convinced Selton to play hooky so that we could spend the day hiking. When we hike, we usually end up in the same spot.. Kitchawan Preseve. We kind of know the trails like the back of our hands. We venture off trail most of the time because their trails do not lead us to the beautiful reservoir. It’s like a hidden gem. Rules and regulations require all dogs to be leashed at all times.. but whenever we go, we like to bend the rules a bit.. aka, Hunter is completely off-leash. It’s pretty quiet there and almost all of the other owners that we’ve encounter also tend to bend the rules. Hunter loves being off-leash on his hikes. Nothing to restrict him. The way he runs through the trees and shrubs.. you would think that he was a little human boy in Disney World for the first time. 

I remember this day clearly because it was the first day Hunter swam! Prior to this hike, the furthest Hunter ever went into the water was to his ankles at the dog park.. so yes, we were quite impressed that he made such big leap. We sat there and had lunch while we took turns throwing his tennis ball into the water. We threw it further and further, and watched him swim further and further into the deep end. Until next time!

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Puppy blog #111: Bummed Out.

woof woof! Hunter here. I hope that all my friends enjoyed their Memorial Day weekend. Hopefully in between the beaches and the BBQs, many of you took time to think about the men, women AND dogs that gave up their lives to protect our freedom. I know I did. I even wore my Uncle Brian’s US Navy bandana! Anywoofs, my parents had plans to take me to the beach for the first time yesterday. I was so excited!! They packed a NEW frisbee for me to play with. A blanket to lay on. My brand new life jacket. Snacks and water. And their GoPro to capture my experience! Unfortunately.. right as we were getting out of the car, two big rangers patrolling the area told my parents that I wasn’t allowed on the beach. They suggested another beach which was only a 5-minute drive away.. so we went there. But as we were paying for the parking pass, mommy used her intelligence (which rarely happens) to read a sign that stated that I wasn’t allowed on that beach either!  Whomp. They refunded papa his money and we went home. Guess mommy has to do her research to find a dog-friendly beach for me. I hope she does it soon because I really want to go. I’m intrigued about what a beach is.. and how the sand might feel under my paws. I want to play in the ocean and swim with the fishy! Instead, we went to Auntie Annie’s house for a BBQ. I didn’t mind. I had a ton of watermelon and beef. Noms.

 This is my bored face, aka I much rather be at the beach face.. just kidding. I had fun, really. 

Hunter out!