Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Exploring in a Weird Landscape

Remember when I mentioned earlier in an older post that one of my favorite places to go to is Rattlesnake Lake? Yes, and this time, one of my good friends Beastly came with me on a playdate. His mum Jane and my mum get along very well, and Beastly and I are actually classmates at Agility class in our dog school.

Rattlesnake lake is a very beautiful but odd looking place. You'll see why later. Here I am, chewing on a stick which I found along the shores of the lake.

Beastly is a Flat Coated Retriever. His coat is black, shiny and luxurious. We took turns finding sticks and branches, then we brought it to each other and shared the chewing. It was really fun, because we also tried to get our Mums to throw the sticks into the lake for us to fetch.

Running with Beastly

The odd landscape at Rattlesnake lake looks almost other-worldly. At the other end of the lake, there are many tree stumps sticking out of the water. They were probably old trees that were cut down. Why? I do not know, but it does create a very strange looking landscape. Almost eerie. Mum being an avid LOTR fan, said it resembled something that would come out of Middle Earth, in the dark lands of Mordor.

Beastly and I, exploring along the lakeshore that looks eerie.
All the white dots in the picture above are snow drops, as it started to snow while we were out exploring along the lakeshore.

Suddenly, we saw 3 other dogs that came from the opposite side of the lake. There was a brown lab, a golden retriever and a noisy cocker spaniel. We said all our hellos, and proceeded to play chase. We ran around and took turns chasing each other. It was fun.

Hey Mum, I'm having fun.
Me running on water? No, the lake is very shallow at some parts, so I could actually pounce and run along, making it look like I could run on water. Mum said I look very funny when I do my zoomies. I tuck my tail low and hop around like a bunny.

Exploring old roots in the shallow lake

I can't swim, so I relied on Beastly to swim out into the lake to fetch the thrown sticks, while I wait close to the shore to grab the sticks from him.

Exploring together

Beastly and I playing with a stick along the shore. Look at the beautiful evergreen trees in the forests, and the distant snow capped mountains in the background. I love Washington because it is so beautiful, and there's always something for me to do, somewhere to go explore.

Hey Beastly, thanks for bringing back the stick, let's play!

A game of tug on the shore with Beastly.

Following Beastly as we walk along the lake together. Beastly has patches of blue on his tongue, can you spot it?


Mum and me

I love my Mummy, for taking me out on regular explorations. Here are some kisses and licks for you Mum. Ok, now when we will start hiking again? Spring is almost upon us...



At 2:05 AM, Blogger Maggie & Mitch said...

What a spot for an adventure! How beautiful!
awwwwwwwwwww, you and your mom look so happy together, Kimi!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

At 12:39 PM, Blogger Harry said...

Beastly has such a great name, is there a story behind it?

Love the photo of you "walking on water"!

Toodle pip
Harry x

At 8:24 PM, Blogger Amber-Mae said...

What a soooper fun time you had with your new friends! You're right, Beastly has got a very nice shiny coat. Me jealous...Hee!

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

At 12:07 AM, Blogger Stanley said...

Kimi Boy!

Sorry I haven't been around lately. I've been on thesis duty with my girl, and will be helping her until the end of May.

Gotta tell ya, man, that looks like one righteous hiking and playing spot! Beastly has the best name, and looks like a good bud. Those funky trees DO look like something from Middle Earth.

You and your mama look so happy together! I remember that you and Bogart & Sunshade were the first blogs my girl ever read, and she told me she loved reading about all the hikes and things you did with your parents! You sure have lots of bootiful places to do that!

Goob love,

At 4:14 PM, Blogger erin said...

Kimi, you always have the best pictures on your blog!

At 4:58 PM, Blogger Miss Ellie and Baz said...

Wow what a great place to explore.
It does look a little LOTR. Lucky there were no evil beasts trying to get you.
Miss Ellie and Baz


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