Sunday, June 28, 2009

The Streets of NW

On the weekends, mama and I enjoy exploring different neighborhoods. When we're not doing errands, of course (that translates to she runs in and out of a lot of stores and I guard the car - not terribly exciting). Sometimes just going down one extra street makes a "normal" walk different.

When we're walking down NW 23rd, I can never resist going into All For Paws. The people there are super nice and always try to find a treat that I will like. As always, everyone fails, but I do appreciate the effort. For some reason the photos mama took of me exploring inside came out dark and wobbly...

So lets explore parts of NW Portland that we haven't been to before... we had planned to head up toward Forest Park but for some reason we can never find the entrance. So lets just look around the neighborhood and the pretty houses and local flora...

Come on silly biped, KEEP UP!

Yep it's in the 80s again today, awfully pretty but H-O-T.

We really enjoy walking around - no agenda, nowhere to be, just walking until we get tired. And this part of Portland is really lovely.

Notice my "floppers" (dad always called my ears my floppers because of the way they flop when I walk - I guess that's what the humans see as they're pretty much always behind me...). Did I mention that it is hot today? After doing the slow walk, the wasting-time-by-sniffing-something-uninteresting shuffle, and of course the stand-still-and-do-not-move-no-matter-what move, I reminded mama that a boy has to keep hydrated on such a day as this. That's when we both saw it - and the burst of energy resulted in my ears flying in the wind.

How civilized! It's just like my Drinkwell fountain at home.

Delicious. Cold. Refreshing. CIVILIZED.

Sure mama, it's your turn now...




Inky and Molly said...

You look hot Bogelmeister! In so many different ways...You well deserved refreshment at the end.

Lorenza said...

Hi, Bogart!
You had a very nice walkie. Exploring new places looks interesting.
And a fresh drink to end it!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

Ruby said...

Portland looks very pretty and what a blessing to find such an accessible water fountain - but maybe it would have been better to let your mama go first!


Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

With that tongue of yours, you need to come over and enter our contest!!

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

It's always nice to venture into unknown places! The water at the end looks very refreshing! BTW, we looooove your new Aire-do! You look very handsome, as always!

Poppy, Penny & Patches

Stanley said...

My girl and I both are DYING over that next to the last photo of you! Your tongue features very prominently, plus you're getting your drink on. Sounds to me like this is one neighborhood you'll be going back to.

Your floppers are extra floppy in that action shot of you running to the fountain. Somewhere your dad is smiling.

Goober love,

Doctor Dre said...

hey bogart!
how are you? you'll never believe what happened last weekend. we met baby rocket dog & hootie here in idaho. baby rocket dog is a airedale just like you. they were so funny. so cool to meet fellow doggie bloggers!
much love, D

Maggie and Mitch said...

OMG, those pictures of you drinking out of the fountain are just too cute, Bogie!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

William Tell said...

That fountain looks so inviting and cool, just what you need on hot day.

Happy Tails,
William Tell

TwoSpecialWires said...

Did you hold the water on for your mama, Bogart? We know that would make her smile.

Wirey wishes,
Jake and Fergi