Sergay and Mary-Anne came to stay.
And we decided to go take a hike together in a nearby state park.
Gromit and I examine some strange smells at the edge of the water
Happy doggies who hike together stay calm and happy.
From left, me Kimi, Gromit and Rummy
It was a calm and cold day. There was hardly a soul at the park, which was nice because that meant we could go offleash. It was fun running back and forth and investigating smells and things.
Gromit and I had a good time, investigating leaves and scents that were around. We followed the humans, but they were very nice to let us have time to do dog stuff, which is to sniff around and let our noses examine the world around us.
Doggies catching up with the humans.
Sergay follows Gromit's lead. What's there? Oh, its just a squirrel. Its a good thing it climbed quickly up the tree, Gromit really wanted to eat the squirrel, but Mum said, "Let's go" and he gave up that idea. Lucky squirrel.
Gromit dashing through the woods like a happy camper. He seems so content and happy most of all when we are hiking.
Rummy goes on the leash, because he didn't come when he was called, and had to have his offleash privilege taken away for a while. He walks loose leash with Rob to show he is well behaved, but my baby brother still needs to learn his off leash recall work.
Rob and Rummy in a moment of discipline. Gromit is never far away from his best friend Rummy.
Rummy on a Sit-Stay. After a while of showing he is being good, Rob lets him go offleash again.
And off we go.
Then we came to the water front. As we live on the peninsula, there is water all over our neighbourhood. Lots of little lakes and ponds too. We take turns dipping into the freezing water of the Puget Sound. The water was so clear and clean, we could see right into the water.
Yippeee... Rummy stays on the shore because he hasn't gotten enough confidence to come into the deep water with us.
Gromit and Rummy chase after me
Gromit tries to lure Rummy into the water, but Rummy is still a little unsure. Its too cold, or Mum or Rob would teach Rummy how to swim and go into the water. It'll take time.
After we went home, we were tired.
Rummy cuddles up next to Sergay but Gromit is still game for fun. He takes the Ruffian toy which is loud and squeaky to Sergay and asks him to throw it for him. He had a lot of fun with our guests.
Sergay and Rummy
Gromit and I sit nicely and patiently, waiting for Rob to give the release command before we dash out off for a potty break.
Chilling out nicely with friends over the New Year weekend was very nice indeed. Bliss...