Saturday, May 2, 2009

Our Trip to the Giant

Dad and mom suggested taking a hike up Sleeping Giant on Thursday morning! What a gorgeous morning it was! It was just 40 degrees and perfect temps for a fun adventure!

I couldn't wait to put my nose to the ground and sniff all of those wonderful smells!Mitch is high-steppin' it! Look at the smile on his face! He loves to hike as much as I do!
Mom was in her glory checking out all of the wild flowers in bloom! She just had to get a picture of these yellow violets! She wishes she had some of these at home in her garden!
We even found fresh spring water along the way and took a break!
Not long after our water break four huge deer crossed our path! Three of them went one way and the other one went in the other direction! The aire smelled very gamey so maybe these guys were up to more than just looking for breakie??!! Mom did get a picture of both of us trying to follow them but it came out so blurry that you wouldn't have even believed that it was us! My ears were stickin' straight up and I was up on two legs and rearing to go! No way were we going to catch them thought! Besides, we were leashed! Bummer!

We're approaching the castle!
This is a photo of two very happy Dales waiting for their cookie for making it to the top! Mitch has foam all over his lower lip! What a view! Mom is holding both of our leashes while dad does peepee! OOOPS! We weren't supposed to tell you that part! hehehe
We met some friends on the way down! Is that you, Petey?
What a fun time we had! Can we do this again real soon, mom and dad?!

So until next time..................

Love ya lots,

Maggie and Mitch

38 comments:

Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

What a great day! We hope you enjoyed your cookies!

Aire-hugs,
Poppy, Penny & Patches

Niamh said...

Looks like you had a great walk together. It is always fun to take a hike when the weather is nice. Bet the smells were fabulous.

Your friend,
Niamh

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

What a fun trip - we have those yellow violets on our farm too - Mom just found them this week. There are more violet ones this year than normal too.

XOXO
Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Bree/Reilly said...

that looks like the BEST walkies.....what a beautiful place and so much pee-mail to check. Gosh I can only imagine what interesting visitors had passed by. I must say, Maggie looks simply gorgeous in her pink harness. And that is so funny that your Dad left some pee-mail too!!!!

Woofitty Woofs
Reilly

Mack said...

That must have been the PERFECT walkie!!

You guys have so much fun!

Thor said...

What a great walk you had! The weather looks gorgeous! That place is beautiful and full of fun!
I hope you´re having a great weekend!

xoxoxo
Thor

Brind'Amour said...

Wow, what a great hike you had! When are you going again? I love hiking.

Wiggles,
Brind'Amour

Paco....Milo and mom..Simona said...

Wooooooooowwwwwwwwwww guys!!!
Looks like you had a great walk together!!!!!!
we loved to take a hike with mom and dad....and if the weather is nice.......is more wonderful!!!!!
Bet the smells were fabulous......Sniff sniff sniff.....
would love to be with you and sniffing togheter!!!!!!!
have a great weekend dear friends!!!!!
sweet kisses!!!!!

Chase said...

Hi Guys,

That hike looked pawsome! I don't blame you for being happy and wanting to go again. :-)Your pawrents deserve some extra licks.

Sniffs and licks,

Chase

Girasol said...

what a awesome morning walk/hike. I bet you guys will return soon.

Checkers said...

That was a beautiful hike! Glad ou got a cookie at the top!

Teddy Bear said...

What a fun hike you guys had. Looks like you met some cutie friends too. I hope that you can go again soon.:)

Love,
Teddy Bear

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

What a wonderful trip you all had. We would love to chase those deer too or just see them.. We see tracks at our lake but we have never seen a real one..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Twinkle a.k.a Chicken Little said...

Oh I never hide before and Giant looks like a great place for walkie. I hope you & Mitch can go more often.

The Army of Four said...

What fun! I would love doing that hike with you!
My mom said she hasn't seen yellow violets since she was a little girl! She loved that picture! Me, I like the one of you meeting your friends!
Play bows,
Zim

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

What a day!

Tank woo fur sharing it with US!

Those temps are just grrrreat too!

Sorry woo khouldn't play with the deerdogs!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

bbes tribe said...

Wonderful pictures! It IS fun to go on hikes and sniff all the pee mail, see critters, and meet other pups and their humans. Bet you can hardly wait to go again!! We do love to go. Have a great weekend.
Love
Ernie & Sasha

Amber and Nala said...

What a cool hike....I'm so glad you had a great time! Those yellow violets were cool too! BOL about your Dad....my Dad does that on hikes too. ;)

Kisses,
Nala

Lorenza said...

Hi, Maggie and Mitch!
That is the best way to start a weekend! I can see you had lots of fun there... deers included!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Noah the Airedale said...

Well that looks like a fun day out. How long does it take to hike to the top Maggie?

tailwags
Noah x

Faya said...

Beautiful flowers ! ...what a nice walkie...
Kisses, Faya

Morgan in Pittsburgh said...

40 degrees - thats my kind of day. Thats funny your dad left a pee-mail! BOL!
your pal, Morgan

NORWOOD UNLEASHED said...

M and M
That's a great hike and cookies at the top?? I wish my trails had cookies at the top! dog and human boys are silly. They think they can pee anywhere they want.

Stop by my bloggie to pick up your award!
Norwood

Isis said...

wow looks like a PAWSOME trip! Oh guys i'd love to walk with you! :)

and 40 degrees IS pawfect!

the 4 Bs said...

that looks like a great hike. it's too bad that you didn't get to play with those deer. it would have been really fun to get into a chase with them. maybe next time...

woofs.

Teddy said...

That looks like a lot of fun, especially getting to go with both your mom and dad. My mom likes looking at wildflowers too.

Teddy

Marvin said...

oooops sorry I have been missing from the commenting scene, lots goin on at home here.........

how we loved your adventures though, and yes, it is a bummer being on the lead when there are nice things to chase and smell.

we have deer in the woods here, but they are too fast for me now!

and too big!

lots of belated licks, Marvin xxxxx

Asta said...

Maggie and Mitch
Youw hikes always look like so much fun. The giant is such a bootiful place to go. We love the wildflowews too!
Thank you so much fow coming to Myrna's wedding.
Autumn was the bestest Maid of honow evew ( I think she might have hew own womance blooming aftew this)

Guess what M&M thewe is atiny chance that when my Stanny comes to stay wif us we might be able to come visit you togethew. Wouldn't that be cool?

love and smoochie kisses
ASTA

The Bumpass Hounds said...

Our dad vaquely remembers the Sleeping giant mountain from roadtrips around New England when he was a little kid which was a long, long, long, long...etc...long time ago. So we had to do some research;
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sleeping_Giant_(Connecticut)

Thanks for the part about reward cookies at the top, that restored our faith in y'all being food reward dogs. That's a very nice hiking park.
- TBH

Mason Dixie said...

What a great hike that was. I do hope you get to go again soon. =)

Eric said...

That looks a fab walkies Maggie and Mitch. Your England looks a smidgen like my one, though I've never seeen any of those yellow violets But I have seen a lot of those dear little deers!

Wiry wags, Eric xx

Obie Trevino said...

Wow what an exciting trip! I wish we had that beautiful weather you guys had!

Love ya'll

Obie & Ebony

Persephone and Buster said...

hi M&M.....looks like a lot of fun was happening on the giant -- we like that walk too!
theBUSTER, Ms.Persephone & Ms. Blue too

Southbay Girl said...

Hi Maggie and Mitch,

Mom and I love the pictures of your walkie to the Giant! And to get cookies on your walkie! very important!

it's always nice to meet doggie friends when your out! I'm so glad you had fun!!

woof

-Velcro

Huskee and Hershey said...

What a great hile Maggie and Mitch!! Did you get to check out the castle and save the princess in it (that's what happens in castles right?) :P

Hollie and Janie said...

It looks like your hike was spectacular! What a beautiful day!! You both have such big smiles!!
Love,
janie

Ludo van Doggy said...

What a fun day!
You met some Hamish's,
Maggie you looks quite fetching in your pink harness, it suit you very well!
~lickies, Ludo

erin said...

That looks like a good hike! What's with everybody getting treats on their walks? My girl never does that! She says just going on a walk is treat enough. Whatever! I'm going to have to have a talk with her. I think I'm getting ripped off!
Woof,
Keeley