Sunday, April 19, 2009


Hey, it's HOT here in Portland - as in, 80 degrees hot. Sunny all day, and did I mention how hot it is?

We just cannot waste this golden, sunny opportunity by staying inside. When it is warm it's nice to be outside in the shade. A light breeze blowing through the fuzz. Proximity to something wet (and for extra credit, muddy). With not too much time in the Bogcedes. In some cities that might be limiting, but here in Portland that doesn't actually narrow down the choices very much. So what the hell, lets go to Mt. Tabor, I've got my stick at the ready...

Ah, the smell of pine cones, the wind blowing through my ears, and the taste of a nice, mossy stick.

No reason to stay at the bottom, as long as we're here we should head to the top.

This is where the Daddy Klaus Principle of 4-Wheel Drive comes in - 4 legs move quickly up the hill, 2 legs move more slowly (and complain more) while going up the hill. Dad always mentioned my 4-wheel drive whenever we would walk up a hill - yes, it means that I actually have to slow down so that the humans can keep up.

We also decided to stray off of the beaten path a little bit and explore some of the side trails. That was one of dad's hallmarks - he liked to walk on little paths rather than paved roads - so we did it too. Our verdict is that it is muddier.

Check out my disco pants - mama and dad have always felt that my furnishings left a bit to be desired, and that I would never have the full-blown fluffy legs of a fine Dale. Dad always called them my "disco pants". Well look at me now!!!

And yes, one of the best reasons to come here is because of the vast field of pine cones beckoning me at the very top. Thank you oh great volcano for your cornucopia of cones!

Lowering the mighty Paw of Doom - these are MINE!!!

It's not as much fun posing here by myself as it was posing with dad. I don't have the right motivation. I don't look quite as cute as I did when I was there with dad. And oh yeah, I'm thirsty.




Lorenza said...

Hi, Bogart!
You had a nice walkie! Sticks and pinecones! I know how much you like them!
I understand how much you miss your dad.
Kisses and hugs

OhMy said...

Hey Bogie, we are in the East Bay, Ca region and it was 90!!!!! My mom thinks my tounge grew an extra three of four inches just hanging out of my mouth today! Whew, it's hot!

I like your disco legs, my stupid mom makes me go to the groomer so I can look "fine", but I'd really rather have "disco" pants. You are one cool dude!

Cisco Kid, Airehead Terror Extraordiare & Humans

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

What a pawesome walk!

Tank woo fur sharing!

I sooo know how hard it to takhk down my furwheel drive so my mom khan keep up...she's lukhky I like her!

Stay khool!


Noah the Airedale said...

You always look cute to us matie.
Sounds like you've got great weather. Ours is cooling down now.
Take it easy!

Noah Willow Tess & Lucy

Eduardo said...

What a great walk! After that I would need a nap!
Hugs & Snugs
Eduardo the Snuggle Puggle

Charlie said...

Bogart, you are and will always be an AWESOMELY good-looking guy! And... good fluff, dude!!
- Charlie

Groomer Angie said...

Wow, what boo-timous weather you are having, the sky is leaking again here. Glad you got to go walkies!

Feather, Darla, Pappy & LizzaBella

Abby said...

Hi, Bogart...

What a great walk...

It was warm here all weekend...Not hot yet...Just warm...

Abby xxxooo

Scottie the 'cutie' said...

Mt. Tabor sure looks fun to have a walk! Love the photo of you with the pinecones, Bogart!


pughy said...

Looks like you and mum had a lovely walk, must have been bitter sweet with memories.

Hugs Ginger Jasper x

Martha Basset said...

Hi Bogart
What a lovely walk you had with the sun on your face.
Of course you and mom miss your Dad but nice to remember him in such a lovely place that he also enjoyed.
Martha & Bailey xx

TwoSpecialWires said...

Thanks for the tour.... we were tagging along right behind you. Loved the view :)

(We've gotta remember to look for pine cones on our walk this morning... it seems you are on to something.)

xoxoxo (snore... back to sleep)
Jake and Fergi

Kodiak Grandson Falcon said...

Mom is just going to have to fine a park that has pine cones. There is not any thing close to us. The weather was perfect on the weekend. But rain for the next two days. Love the photos.

Marvin said...

Dear Bogart, you look cute! No worries.

I am glad you are getting some warmth and sunshine, we have nice weather here too in Scotland.

On my big sleeps in the warm garden, on the sun warmed soil, I think good thoughts for you in my Marvin Way.

I hope you got some cooling water, you look real thirsty in the last photo!

lots of love, Marvin xxxxxxxxxxx

Marvin and Jeannie said...

oh and my J says, she thinks good thoughts for your Lulu Mama too.


M. xxxxx and J xxxxx

Asta said...


Glad you got that gweat walk..fouw wheel dwive, hehehe, Mommi's tongue would be hanging down to hew knees by the time we would get to the top. She's lousy in hot weathew .
It's good to know that the pine cone pile is still gwowing. I know you miss Daddi Klaus, but he taught you so much, I know that you will always wemembew. I disagwee about you not looking as cute..I think you look Gweat and I love youw discopants, hehe
smoochie kisses

Maggie and Mitch said...

We know how much you love your pinecones, Bogie! Your walkie sure looked like fun to us!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Molly and Taffy said...

Bogart, your furnishings look excellent to us.

We certainly envy you all those magnificent pine cones you find.

We are on holiday at the moment in the lovely countryside of NE England very near to some forests. We are going to see if we can find some pine cones like yours.

Molly and Taffy

Joe Stains said...

well I am so totally excited that you got a great sunny day Bogart!! I think you look just as cute, but I know its different without your Dad.

Hercules said...

Wonderful pictures! What a fun day trip! 80 degrees would have me layin by a nice cool creek or pond or mudpuddle! That is SUPER hot for me!

Love, Hercules

Morgan in Pittsburgh said...

we can see your dad - he's right there beside you

Alasandra said...

Hi Bogart, Mt Tabor Park looks really neat. We have been catching up on all your post. ~Socks, Scylla, Charybdis & Fenris