Sunday, July 26, 2009

Catching Some Big Aire

It has been HOT here in Portland. Yes I know that it is summer. And yes I remember my early years in Los Angeles. But with all of the lovely seasons here in the Pacific NW, I seem to have forgotten what summer FEELS like.

Today... I remembered.

An afternoon spent in the forest is ALWAYS a good thing, but especially when it's hot. There is always some cozy shade to be found. And some fantastic sticks don't hurt either.

We had a nice little picnic on the side of the volcano. Mama was enjoying sitting and relaxing. I, on the other hand, had other ideas. Sometimes I have to be more persuasive than others...

We have a special understanding. I can bite her head and she still loves me. I can bark at full strength right into her ear and I still get a big kiss.

I've got her wrapped around my fuzzy finger.

Even with a mouthful of forest - thanks to some extended pine cone action - she still loves me. I assume I will have to dodge a bath this evening, however.

Wish me luck!

Love,

Bogart

17 comments:

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

I'm betting woo didn't dodge a dunk in the tub!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

GoldenSamantha said...

Dear Bogart,
I got a buncha da forest yesterday and I still got outta da bath woohoo! Betcha you will too! Hope so!
Hugs xo
Sammie

Lorenza said...

Hi, Bogart!
Yes, I think you needed a bath after that!
I hope it was nice!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Oh Bigart, you do need a bath!!!
It will be cooling tho, and when you are done it will feel so good!!
Clean kisses, Bambi & Fern

Maggie and Mitch said...

A bath might help cool you down in the hot temps, Bogie! Maybe it won't be so bad?!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Inky and Molly said...

Love that dirty snout - good work!

Tenkiller Airedales said...

Oh Bogart.... you're such a DALE!!!! We are very hot here in the Southwest.... Our Hooman Mommy has a pool set out for us.... talk a out a muddy mess.... but we love it.

Aireslaps,

Apache and the Tribe

Molly,Taffy and Monty said...

Did you manage to avoid the bath Bogart? Dunking your beard in a water bowl would have washed the forest away.

Molly, Taffy and Monty.

PS. We have tagged you, do pop over to our blog.

Chloe and Libby said...

Bogart, I'm glad you and your mommy have such a great bond, me and my mommy do too! Did you get to see the tattoo my mommy got put on her leg of me? If not it's on my bloggie, she just got it done a week ago.
Did you have to take a dreadful bath afterall? Hope not!
Chloe

TwoSpecialWires said...

Bogart, you've got the best smile, best big pink tongue, and best smoochie techniques we've seen in a long time. Your mama is very lucky you are her big boy.

Your smaller sized buds,
Jake and Fergi

Dawn said...

And I bet even if she DOES make you take a bath, you still love her.

Moco said...

You are one lucky pup.

animal lover, quilt lover said...

In June we had those over 100 degrees days. Eight in a row!!
If you walk take lots of H2O for you both. Stay safe. We worry about you.
Hugs Bambi & Fern

Marvin said...

Good luck with not getting a bath Bogart!

Hey, my favourite walks are in the pine forests at the back of my house here, it is so cool and so darn "messy" rooting about in all the dark soil.

I lurve it!

You look very happy in your pics, eating your Mama's head. I hope she is ok?

lots of love and many licks,

your friend Marvin xxxxx

oh and Jeannie xxxxxxxx

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Bogart have you been to my blog lately? We miss you! Bambi & Fern

Hailey said...

Mr. B. These are fantastic and funny pictures! Really looks like you had a blast! Yuck - the tongue thing is yuky though...... where's the water!!

Hugs & smooches xoxo
Hailey

Kodiak Grandson Falcon said...

How come when ever your having fun. You always ended up having to take a bath?
Love Ya
Falcon