Monday, June 29, 2009

Just Another Manic Monday

So mama had today off from work - what to do? It's about 8 zillion degrees outside again, but it just didn't seem right to sit in the apartment all day. And getting into the boiling-hot-black Bogcedes (and go where?) didn't work either. Time to do a Tour de Portland!

First lets hit the Burnside Bridge, and head on over to the East Side. Don't dally mama, the concrete does get hot you know...

Then it's off to the Eastbank Esplanade. At this point we still did not have a clear vision on exactly how far we would be walking or where we would be going.

Walking by the river is nice because you get a cooling breeze ruffling through the fuzz.

And lets not forget the all-you-can-eat salad bar!

I could be happy just walking along both sides of the river with a little break to run into the dirty water. But mama thought that since we had nothing else that we had to do today, we might as well just keep walking.

So it's off to the Hawthorne District in SE Portland.

Mama told me that people used to use these things to make phone calls. I wanted to touch it, she dissuaded me from doing that. Alas, during the day the Potato Champion cart (just across the street, in the back of this photo) is not open during the day so no fried potato goodness for us today.

Or is there... walking down Hawthorne and passing the Potato Champion got mama and I hungry. We couldn't really stop for a big meal, but we had fries on the brain. Lets head up to the Hawthorne Fish House (one of dad's favorite places) for some fries and iced tea, shall we?

Mmm... fries.

I'm feeling satisfied (I got more than half of that order of fries). Where to next?

Laurelhurst Park!

Here I am eagerly scouting for a nice, shady tree for us to sit under. It is important that it's just right. But just a short rest, I get a little cranky if I have to sit for too long.

Back on the trail...

Ooo... ducks. My favorite food these days is made of duck. Shall I just eliminate the middleman and pick up a few myself mama?


Mama's favorite flower is the tiger lily. These aren't exactly right, but they're close...

I offered to pick some for her with my mighty scissor bite, but she declined. I chomped on some while she wasn't looking anyway.

I was inspired to burst out into song for mama - she acted like she wanted me to stop, but I know that she was loving it. See dad - I'm bringing her flowers and singing funny songs. Making her laugh. I know you'd be proud.

Guess what this is? The Velveteria - a museum of velvet paintings. You humans are so funny. It was closed today, or we would have tried to go inside.

It looks like the current show would be very interesting...

Ok, so now we've done the entirety of East Burnside, and I'm exhausted. This has been quite the tour and I'm sure it won't be our last. Just maybe lets do the next one on a slightly cooler day, shall we?

Lets head for home...




Inky and Molly said...

Gosh, you both did well walking around so much in the heat. hope you'll find a nice shady spot at home to cool off. Keep the fluids up!

TwoSpecialWires said...

We love following your bootie. Betcha rested well when you got home!

Till next time,
Jake and Fergi

GoldenSamantha said...

In that last picture, you look so hot, Bogart! Thanks for showing us East Burnside - what a wonderful walk you took!
Hope you got some good zzzzzzzs after that!
Hugs xo

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Thanks for the tour! We always think of Portland as being cool, like Seattle. Another myth dashed.
Smooches,BRD & Hootie

ps-come over to look at mommy's blog---she posted us with a moose!!

Chloe and Libby said...

Wow, Bogart your mommy takes you on some amazing outtings! My outtings consist of the backyard or the backyard. You are sooo lucky, I must try to pursuade my mommy to do that, but she says with 6 of us, it would be a bit much!
Looks like you got lots of exercise in though. You sure are handsome.
Sniff ya more tomorrow. Hey, hope you check me and my gang out on our blog. My mommy started reading your blog awhile ago, and she has read the entire thing I think, she even cried when she read that your dad had to go away. I'm glad you are still around to sing to your mom and bring her flowers. You're my hero.

Moco said...

That was quite a walk. You are probably going to sleep well tonight.

Molly and Taffy said...

How many miles did you and your Mama walk Bogart? It certainly looked a long way.

Molly and Taffy

Joe Stains said...

dude, its 88 bazillion degrees here, we totally feel you. Its even too hot for our feet to even walk on the sidewalk, YOUCH.

Stanley said...


LOVEd the tour, and my girl says she HAS to get to the Velveteria someday. She thinks some of her old paintings might be in there.

Thanks for sharing and for all the juicy schnoz shots!

Goober love & smooches,

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Hello Bogart & Mom, What a wonderful walk you had!!! Thank-you so much for showing us!! You came to ny blog about 2 weeks ago, thanks so much. I took some pictures with my film camrea, mostly just my favorite people, the animals.. I have one of the coons there for you to see.

Dawn said...

Hey Bogart! Such a great walk you had! We love looking at all the sites with you. It's in the high 60's here in Michigan...kind of nice! Wouldn't want to walk so far when it's hot out, but you did GREAT! Good job cheering Mom up with flowers and song! :)

Weekly Wag said...

Bogart, you ARE a handsome little devil! Great blog. There's nothing like a talking dog. Your's is so well-mannered and polite... a great foil to my sharp-tongued boys!

Tenkiller Airedales said...

Bogart..... Man, what a neat day out..... but I would be complain' to my hooman..... just too hot for us!!! Okay, okay I know.... everybody always tells our mom that we are spoiled shade dawgs.... Hope you rested well after that tour....heheheehe

Blu Loo Loo and the tribe