Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Walking the Park Blocks

Twas a lovely day here in Portland. The sun was shining, the birds were singing, and mama's neck hurt so she couldn't pull me away from all of the fascinating smells along the Park Blocks.

Awesome. No need to stick to the established pathway, it's far more interesting to walk amongst the grass. Mama generally prefers not to walk this way - something about stepping in errant poop? - but I love it. And I never, ever step in poop, unlike the, ahem, "superior" bipeds.

Yes the photography isn't up to snuff, but this was really interesting. It was in the window of one of the little art galleries in our neighborhood. It is a wooden record player (mama had to fill me in on what that means, since I have never seen such a thing and well, she's old).

I thought perhaps I would go inside to check it out personally, you know, get an up close look at it. Alas, twas not to be. I even knocked and everything.

Lets head for the river and enjoy this sunshine!

I was completely unsure about this at first. Was this a dog? A pony? Something else?

Believe it or not, this dog weighs 198 pounds. He is HUGE - tall, broad, and with gigantic paws. You cannot help but bow down to his sheer size. He was super sweet too and his butt smelled nice. Time to head home for some chow, I feel like a pipsqueak next to this guy.




pughy said...

Looks like you had another lovely walk.That record player was realy a relic, bet it still played though.

That woofie sure was huge, I would have run away. Mum says he would have been a gentle giant.

Hugs GJ xx

Noah the Airedale said...

Oh yeah he is a big boy. We saw his twinny at the million paws walk last Sunday.


Inky and Molly said...

That dude is ginormous!! He is like four of us...

Persephone and Buster said...

wowwowwoW a BeeG blue dane--now that must have stopped you in your tracks bogart.. very cool to have BeeG friends in the neighborHOOD. hey, a good place to walk too -- a little art, parks and Beeg dogs. now we know what to do with that old circle the hudad has...wonder if he will cut a record our howling...i mean singing to play for his enjoyment..hmmmm must check into that.
enjoy the day..theBUSTER, Ms.Persephone & Ms. Blue too.

Randi said...

Wow could have let your mamma ride the pony home...what a big boy!

Your day looked lovely...I never step in poop either...

Love & Licks,

Laurie, Woo's Editor said...

that record player is pawsome, I should like to set it working. and actually so are your pics, i don't know how your mama can take ones while you are walking, mine sure can't.
Stepping in poo is a biped problem. When I see some I just take a very feminine little leap a few inches away rather quickly, even if it just came out of my own behind. Just thought you might want to know that little fact. :P
Winnie Woo

Asta said...

I know just how you feel.
Stanley awwived yestewday, and he's hooooge!
I need stilts to weach him. hehehehe
He's staying till the 29th at my house and it's going to be a blast!
I loove his giwl and it's going to be a gwand adventoowe
smoochie kisses

Martha Basset said...

Hi Bogart
That was one humungous dog you met! Imagine if we had been there - he would have seemed even bigger!
What a nice walk with the sun shining.
Martha & Bailey xx

Cisco Kid Ochoa said...


What kind of big ole doogie was that thing? Can you imagine the grocery bill to fuel him?

FYI, your mama is NOT old, so you'd better start licken up so she will forgive you for that statement!

Anonymous said...

Hi Bogart! I love pulling my mom onto the grass, too. Why stick to the boring sidewalk? What a nice day it was in Portland! I hope your mama's neck feels better soon.

See ya!

Maggie and Mitch said...

That buge doggie looks just like our friend, Waldo!
What a neat wooden record player!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Lorenza said...

Hi, Bogart!
Nice walkie!
You are right on the poo. For some reason humans always step on it!
That big doggie could easyly run me over!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

TwoSpecialWires said...

We love your mommy's shadow in the one picture. She loves you.

And we like you, Bogart
Jake and Fergi

Morgan in Pittsburgh said...

What the heck was that big thing? I would be afraid to sniff his butt! You are very brave.
your pal, Morgan

Molly and Taffy said...

Glad you got on OK with the big guy, we wouldn't want to cross his path if he was feeling in a mean mood.

Molly and Taffy

Moran said...

If you and your Mama come NorthEast you should plan it for the Dane-A-Thon this October.

There is no breedism.

Beanz said...

Oops, we thought the wooden record player was an old fashioned toilet! Our bad!