Monday, August 11, 2014

Be careful what you wish for, part one

So my mom has had some hours change with her work and as soon as she started working less she and I sat down and had a big talk that went something like "Woo hoo, Duncan, I have more time to go on adventures with you now!"

That was (ahem, Mom!) ages ago.  But I can't complain because we did finally head out on an adventure the other day.  See photo below:

At first, I was VEEEERY excited, puppers.  In my hiking naivete, I hit the ground running.
Soon enough, we got to this point (see below!) and this is where the wind started to leave my sails, if you know what I mean.  And the phrase that started running through my head like a broken record was "Be careful what you wish for, be careful what you wish for, be careful what you wish for ... "
Of course, since I am a studly super dog, I certainly could not be the one to turn around first.  So on and on we went ...
Finally, I was panting and slobbering so hard Mom was so exhausted we gave up on our quest to reach the highest peak and headed home.  Why does it always seem like it takes so much longer to travel the same path in reverse???
I suppose this could possibly have been one of those times when I was not fooling mom and she knew it was really me who needed to turn around, but in MY mind, Mom was the weenie hiker and I could have reached the top, no problem.
Pee S:  Mom says we have learned from Murphy and Stanley on their Fitness Friday how to exercise safely and we had water with us and she was watching me the whole time so not to worry I was kind of exaggerating the whole panting and slobbering thing just the tiniest bit and was never in any danger or anything.

Pee Pee S:

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  1. OMD OMD Those looked like the Stairs to the STARS... No WONDER you didn't want to go the Entire way.... OMD that Last step could have taken you off the Edge of the WORLD... This IS safety week and you HAD to think of your MOM's SAFETY... Peeps don't do well in a free fall you know...
    We loved the trail that you took. THANKS fur Sharing it with us.
    We will be here fur APP fur It... even though... we only have STUPID Phones...

  2. Looks like a wonderful adventure! We are glad you picked up a tip from our bloggy. Mom always watches to see when my tongue goes to the side cuz that means I am really hot. But she lets me walk in all the puddles to help cool down!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley
    Mayorz For All Paws

  3. We think you just didn't want your mum to get too overtired.....

    That was a long walk--UP....Sheesh! We live in a FLAT area, so it's easier to hike.

    Well done, though. Maybe when it gets cooler, you can get to the top.

  4. Yep, we bet Mom was the weenie, you look so in shape. OK this app thingie, you gonna give a class for the peeps so they know how to get it on there phone, DUMB PEEPS!

    The Mad Scots

  5. It looks like a pawsome walk even if you didn't make it to the top. We are sure you took all the appropriate precautions to exercise safely.

  6. Crikey it sure was good of you to look out for your Mom like that, Duncan. Pretendin' to be hot and bothered just to make her turn back. Shame they don't put escalators on those tracks, aye??

  7. I used to bound up stairs like nobody's bizness, I don't think I'd be up to it anymore.

  8. Ugh...that would not be fun in the heat and humidity we've been having. I bet there were lots of good sniffs for you, though!