Hiking in the Northwest
Feeling adventurous and moving around the summit on her own (looseleash)
The view is really beautiful up here. We wish there was more sun though...
Stella gazing out to the horizon and watching a stranger with her dog
The look of bliss and contentment
After that, we played frisbee by the lake, Stella and I played non stop, we weren't that tired from the 4 mile hike, and we played "Bitey face", "Catch", "Follow the Leader" and did some more exploring around the lake. It was such a wonderful day out in nature.
Running offleash by the lake
Exploring the lake and surroundings
Bitey Face Game
Then when it was time to go home, Mum put us both at the back of the jeep, and suddenly, we both felt extremely tired. Mum calls this earning credit points. The more excercise I get, the more credit points she gets... because then I am calmer and more well behaved, and she in turn gets to do whatever she likes at home (such as update my blog). If I don't get enough exercise, or I get enough rest and recover, I get very fidgety and destructive at home, mum calls this running out of credit points, and she'll have to find activities for me to keep my body and mind occupied again. Therefore, to gain more credit points for herself and Dad.
Pooped out in the jeep
Stella's mum (Stacey) reports that Stella, upon returning home has been resting and recuperating from the muscle sores and aches after our "strenuous" hike and playtime over the day she was with us. She has been so good and subdued. Mum calls this behavior being "in the zone". This was coined by Cesar Millan, whom Mum is a fan of. As for me, I rested 2 days, and behaved well during these days. On the 3rd day, Mum's credit points ran out, and I decided to dig into her handbag, chew and eat up her sunglasses and mechanical pencil . She then proceeded to take me hiking again, this time in the forest trails behind our house for 3 miles.