Friday, June 17, 2016

Mackie's First Time

Guess where we went on Wednesday?
 It was Mackie's very first time and he made it all the way to the top and all the way back down!
 Because it's Flower Friday, we were looking for flowers along the way.   The beautiful Mountain Laurel is everywhere in full bloom and it's just beautiful!  Mom so wishes that it had a fragrance.  Imagine the perfume we could have had while hiking Sleeping Giant☺
 There are hundreds of them everywhere!
 We did find a wild rose~
 We found 2 wild roses  but not much else along our path. 
 We did meet lots of dogs and many of them were puppies but not as young as Mackie is.  Mackie is 14 weeks old today.  
 Time for a water break~
 We're heading to the top of the castle☺

 We can see for MILES up here!
 It's more impressive when you see it in person. 
 On our way down~
 We couldn't leave without taking a picture of the castle~
 These steps mean we're almost to the end of the hike.   Mackie doesn't do steps yet so he's cheating.  
 He looks very alert in this picture but 5 minutes later, he was out like a light.  That was a lot of walking for a little boy!
 We had a blast!
We mentioned your name many times along the way, angel Mitch.  We sure did miss you on our hike, buddy.    Mitch has been gone 2 months and we miss him LOTS!  We put a bouquet of feathers on his final resting place.
Love ya lots♥
Molly and Mackie


  1. Oh what a wonderful hike Molly and Mackie. We love the mountain laurels!!
    Mom says she doesn't think she has ever seen them.
    God Bless Angel Mitch...I know he heard you all mention his name.
    As mom likes to remind me 'never forget those who came before you Madi. It is because of them that you are here!"
    Hugs Madi your bfff

  2. Oh Mackie, you're growing up way too fast.

  3. Great hiking, Mackie!!! All the way to the top at only 14 weeks!!! You will be on top of Mount Everest one of these days:)

    Have a good weekend.

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

  4. That looks like a fun hike. Good job, Mackie!! I'm going to try and get out and do the walk I wanted to do last weekend when our weather was so crappy.

  5. All the way to the top of the Sleeping Giant already!?!? Way to go, Mackie! We are so proud of you! Glad your mom and dad remembered the water - that's so important!
    Beautiful flowers - and we love the bouquet of feathers for Mitch.

  6. Love the bouquet! Ah, Mackie has so many 'firsts' ahead of him. They was a great one!

  7. Looks like a wonderful day, exploring and meeting new friends. Thanks for sharing.
    Have a fantastic weekend.
    Noreen and Hunter

  8. What a great way to pend an afternoon! And Mackie should be very proud to make it all the way to the top and back—go Mackie!

  9. What fun! Looks like it was a long walk/hike! Love the water bottles.
    The flowers on Mitch's grave are pretty. I'm sure you will miss him a long time! But you have wonderful memories! Hugs.

  10. That is quite a work out for a growing puppy with short legs. But the view is worth it. The feathers are wonderful.

  11. GO Mackie!! Hiking is da best! I wish I woulda gotten socialized when I was a baby puppy like you. I still don't know how to meet doggies nicely when I'm on my leash. Butt I do have friends. It's something from my checkered past as a rescue...And you have Molly to teach you the ropes, and she learned from the best!!


  12. That was quite the hike. We are sure that Angel Mitch was right there with you all the way
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  13. What a fabulous adventure. We have never seen the gravestone for angel Mitch before, and it is so beautiful!
    What an amazing sculpture !
    Best wishes, from Marina and Daryl

  14. I love the bouquet of feathers,, That is very important to keep our memories and show them! We think of Mitch all the time too.
    That was one big hike! Holy smokies!

  15. Crikey, Molly and Mackie ... I reckon Mitch was right there with you. That's why you were thinking of him all the way. It was nice of you to put such a nice bouquet of feathers on his final resting place.

  16. Hurray for new adventures! Look at how big your tongues are! It must have been hot!

  17. Wow, what a grreat hike! Way to go, Mackie!

  18. Way to go dude! Ma says she loves the Airedale 'all leg' phase! It's so cool that you gots to go on such a FABulous hike...I bets there were lots and lots of new and FABulous smells there, huh?!
    That is a wonderful Feather Bouquet for Angel Mitch....I'm sure he is barkin' from above...or that's me....☺
    Ruby ♥

  19. Well done Mackie! So fun to get out there and see the world and walk in Mitch's paw steps.
    Airedale smiles :)


  20. That is so cool that you got to go up in a castle. It sure is s a great view from up there.