Monday, April 20, 2009

Espl-aire-nade

Another hot day in the city... tongues were wagging everyone you looked. How to cool off? It looks like most of the folks in downtown are heading toward the river, so we decided to follow suit...

Over the Burnside Bridge to the east side.

Keep up, will ya?

Down the steps to the east side esplanade...

Checking out the local greenery. My virtual salad bar, if you will.

This photo makes it look like we were the only ones on this side of the river but if that's what you think, you'd be sadly mistaken. There were lots of people walking, skateboarding (and falling - you humans are really hilarious sometimes), and riding bikes.

We do a nice tour that involves walking over the Burnside Bridge, and then all the way down to the Hawthorne Bridge and then back up the west side of the river. Takes about 1.5 - 2 hours depending on how many times I feel like stopping.

Yes I know that the Willamette River is a big old cesspool. But damn it was hot. I felt the need to at least soak the paws...

And frolic...

And pose...

And romp...

And run quickly in the opposite direction from where mama is...

And find some choice stick-age...

And of course, RELAX. It's still HOT!

Love,

Bogart

16 comments:

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Sorry to hear it was hot where you are today.Looks like you took a nice walk & made the best of things!It was 98 here today & we only hung out at the dog park for 45min...too hot for us.Let's eat some ice cubes now!
Smooches from pooches,
BabyRocketDog & Hootie

Scottie the 'cutie' said...

My, it does look hot from the photos! No wonder you would want to dip your paws into the pool! Hope you found a better way to cool down when you're back home!

Scottie

pughy said...

It looks very hot for a long walk, but you found a way to cool down.

You sure are lovely for a dawwg.

Hugs Ginger Jasper x

Maggie and Mitch said...

What a lovely spot for a walkie, Bogie! We're so glad you got to cool off in the river!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Mango said...

When its hot, any body of water will do for cooling your feet. A yummers stick doesn't hurt either.

I could never walk that far, you are such an athlete.

Slobbers,
Mango

Hollie and Janie said...

Bogart,
I am sorry it's so hot already! I am not looking forward to summer myself... our furrylicious butts just weren't made for the heat! You always find the best sticks!!! Love you,
Janie

Martha Basset said...

Hi Bogart
We are glad you had the river to paddle and frolic in on such a hot day. Lovely pictures of you enjoying your walk with Lulu's shadow!
We hope you got an ice cream too - that is very good for cooling you down!!!!
love
Martha & Bailey xx

The OP Pack said...

Too bad it was so warm but it looks like you and Mom had a great time strolling in the beautiful scenery.

Tail wags, the OP Pack

♥玮倩 said...

o.O The weather in singapore has been real hot too. I think maybe you could have some ice-cream to cool yourself!

best regards
Vodka

Stanley said...

BogarT!

Two fine outings in two days. YOu really ARE one spoiled puppy... and I'm a wee bit jealous. Glad you got to take the mama out to stretch her legs and get yourself some media exposure in the process. I'd take either one of those walks, but I think I'd favor Mt. Tabor. I'm a pine cone and forest kind of dale. However, a good frolic in a stinky river never fails to amuse.

We're back after my girl finally finished her stinkin' thesis. Hopefully that will be the last time she embarks on anything like that.

Tell your mama we love her tattoo. I'm sure your papa is laughing.

Goober love,
Stanley

Noah the Airedale said...

Yepper, you look hot. That's some serious tongue panting going on there. The walk looks great. It'd be nice to have a river to walk along. We just go to the village every day......blimey, a change of scenery would be good.

tailwags
Noah x

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

YIKES!

I started panting just looking at your handsome self!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Joe Stains said...

You want to talk about hot, come out here today, it is supposed to be 100 degrees! YOWZA. Looks like a great place for a walk!

Dawn said...

How fun Bogart! Aren't walks with Mom great?!

Lorenza said...

Hi, Bogart!
You had a pawesome and looooong walkie!
It looks very hot! Sure it was nice to refresh your paws there in the water!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

George the Pup said...

That looks like it was a pawesome walk Bogart! But if you're hot, it's still super cool here - we can swap (Mommy is dying for some warm weather).

Sorry to have been gone so long, we hope that you and your Mom Lulu are doing well.

Woofs and Aire-hugs,
Georgie