Sunday, February 21, 2010

Sunday in the Park with Mama

When walking through NW Portland, you can see many interesting things. Today I noticed this:

It's actually pretty darned cool - made of weird metal pieces - and wasn't scared of me at all. Unlike most birds.

It was another sunny day here in Portland - cold but sunny - and since yesterday we hit the east side, today we ventured toward Forest Park.

It's still kind of wet and cold here, but we haven't been here in a long time. And walking up hills works my fine butt muscles and keeps me warm enough.

Ah, the stone house. It's nice and mossy today, just the way I like it.

Ok, just because mama sometimes forgets where we are and where we need to go, doesn't mean that I do. I remember the way, follow me mama...

Time to head up the hill, into the sun, at a full Dale clip. Notice my ears flopping in the aire...

You never know who you'll meet on the trails. That's part of the fun of hiking. Always lots of doggies too.

Hiking can take a lot out of a dog. Rather than hopping up onto this water fountain like I usually do, I just went for the dog-hole...

Perhaps a bit lazy, but it works.

Could it be... are we heading toward... OHMYDOG, on a sunny Sunday there is a spot for us outside at Kettleman's! I haven't had a fine toasty pumpernickel bagel in ages, and I am a dog who enjoys his bagels...

And of course a fine drinkie to wash it all down...

On the way home, we ran into some Airedale People! Notice the fine airedmiration...

They were awfully cool, and anyone who has an Airedale is an automatic friend of mine! Thanks ladies!!!

Love,

Bogart

8 comments:

Noah the Airedale said...

Bogart, we've got a metal bird in our pond that looks alot like the one you came across.

tailwags
Noah Willow Tess Lucy

Mango said...

The mossy house was pretty neat. Fun to go exploring, huh. Of course the ladies were stunned by your total handsomeness I have no doubt.

Slobbers,
Mango

Alasandra said...

That metal bird was cool and we thinks the hike was pawsome. Fenris would love to go hiking with you. ~AFSS

Molly,Taffy and Monty said...

A lovely walk Bogart. We are still trampling through snow and ice.

Dawn said...

Very cool bird and I especially liked the moss house! You go to the best places...including the bagel shop! Hey! I thought EVERYONE was an airedale fan?

goodnameforadog said...

What wonderful photos! Yes, we recognize the look of true Airedale aficionados upon encountering a fine example of the breed. Although, of course, even people who don't know much about dogs are often reduced to oohing and awwing and staring in admiration at an Airedale. (No doubt this happens to you all the time.)

--Rusty and dogma

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Sheesh, somehow we ended up on your other blog and not sure if our comment came through(duffus Mom). Anywhooo, nice stroll Bogart! The places that are green around here are NOT the parks. Our parks have that awful brown strawy stuff that sticks to Hootie like velcro.Speakin' of velcro: What's that white dog hanging off your fuzzbutt in pic#8?? haha. Bagels are one of our favs too...we get 'em at the Farmer'sMarket up north.Lots of Bagel shops here, but not outside eating.
Later.
Smooches,
BabyRocketDog and Hootie

TwoSpecialWires said...

Your walks are the greatest Bogart. We always feel like we're right along. We REALLY liked you leading the way through the arched doorway in the moss stone house. What a great picture.

Till next time,
jake and Fergi xxoo