April 29, 2014

Stalking


I will get you, squeeky toy thing.......as soon as Momma tells me it's ok, that is....but after that...all your squeeker are belong to me!

April 27, 2014

Black and White Sunday - Jump!

...or maybe 'hop' is more fitting then 'jump'? BOL

It's Sunday, and that means it's in Black and White! Joining up with Dachshund Nola and Sugar the Golden Retriever for their weekly blog hop!

April 26, 2014

More hiking!

When Momma said this was going to be a year for hiking, she wasn't kidding around! We went hiking again today...a whole 6 miles!
And this time we weren't alone...Poppa came with us! He even got some new hiking boots for this 'hiking year'!

Brand new hikers...aren't they pretty!
We were also in NJ for this hiking trip, but not in the Delaware Water Gap like last time. Nope, this time it was somewhere else, one of the many natural reservation areas around. 

First thing conquered...this old fallen tree!

Spring is still young yet, and there really wasn't much color around...still lots of 'brown and drab' yet. Momma did find a few pretty things among all that though.


Me among some stinky plants Momma said were called skunk cabbage. Ew.

Pretty yellow flower. Momma looked it up and thinks this is called a 'trout lilly'. Funny, it doesn't look anything like Miss. Lily, or a trout either! 

Small little white flowers, maybe wild strawberry? Mom wasn't sure! 

The hike was nice, and there were some parts that we very flat and we did pass, or were passed, by some mountain bikers and joggers. On these flat portions I play chase with Poppa!


Of course he just couldn't outrun me! I may be small, but I am FAST. Maybe I was a greyhound in a previous life?

Of course, our hike wasn't always so nice and smooth. There were parts that were much more rocky and climb-y.



And there were even some really super muddy parts since we had some rain last night. Momma made fun of Poppa when we came to these...because he didn't want to get any mud on his new hiking boots! 

Avoiding even the tinyest but of mud!

Of course, there were some points where the mud was just excessive...

We did see one deer on this hike, too, but Momma wasn't fast enough with the camera for this one. We did see evidance of what Momma said were beavers, though.

...is this what a beaver smells like?
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Also...woodpeckers...



And something that Momma is very glad we didn't meet face to face! 



All in all...our hike was super fun and if this is going to be my summer...I am one lucky dog!

Oh hey, I even got a picture with Momma, taken by Poppa!



Hope everyone else's Saturday was as fun-filled as mine!




April 24, 2014

First Spring hiking!

Momma and I had us some fun today...we went for our first hike this year! Momma says it's our first of what she hopes to be many of the same....I hope so too, cause this was lots and lots of fun! For this first hike we headed over to the Delaware Water Gap National recreation area, and initially she wanted to go to a place called Millbrook village.

We didn't end up going to Millbrook. Instead, at the almost there point she got distracted by a road veering off to the left that lead to Blue Mountain and Crater lakes.

This is where we ended up walking!

One of the first things we found, or rather that found us...was this little lady!



Can you see her hiding in the trees, staring at us? We almost missed her, she blends in so well. The only way we did see her was because there were a few other deer with her, and those deer had started to run before we even saw them. Momma heard them rustling the leaves as they ran and then viola! There she was.

Further on in our hike we encountered an old, fallen tree in our path...



Not that it proved to be any problem at all for me! Woosh! Up and over I went! Soon after the log-jump Momma noticed a patch of daffodils just off the path, and we stopped for a short while for a water break and some snacks.



After that there was more walking, with plenty of interesting smells along the way!



At a certain point we were starting to see Blue Mountain Lake in front of us and to the right...but before we even hit that Momma saw this to our left.



An old rock wall...to what did it once belong!? Momma thinks it was probably part of someone's house once upon a time. Before the government came to own the land here, people had houses here. Then the Tocks Island Dam project (click the link if you're curious about the failed project, it links to the Delaware Water gap info page on it!) happened, or maybe rather didn't happen, and we now have the Delaware Water Gap area instead!

After the rock wall, we came across these stairs to nowhere...which at one point Momma is sure lead to somewhere.
 So at the top of the stairs there was nothing where there was once something now long gone...at the bottom of the stairs was Blue Mountain Lake!

AND this nifty fallen tree!





It was a very pretty spot, and Momma and I did hang around it for a little while for more snacks and some more water to enjoy it before moving back up to the path and further down the way. Before long we came to another spot where we could easily get closer to the waters of the lake...

And that's when I noticed something suspicious in the water!



...ultimately it was just an old log sticking out of the water, or so my Momma tried to convince me. I wasn't ever really convinced, but I did allow my guard down long enough to actually relax and enjoy the scenery and the spring breeze.



Soon after leaving we ended up back at our start point, the parking lot and loaded up to head home. Momma called Poppa and told him she wasn't giving him a choice, at some point in the near future he WOULD be joining us in another hike down in the Gap!

I can't wait for that day, and to see what other fun things and trails are out there!

April 23, 2014

Wordless Wednesday


...I know this is supposed to be Wordless Wednesday and all but...guess what?! Poppa has given Momma a laptop thing to use until she can get her hands on a new regular computer! This means I can blog again...Woofie

April 22, 2014

A review and an update!

Am I being missed yet?

Cause I know I'm missing Blogville a whole lot! Momma still hasn't gotten a new computer thing, and even though she has been at Poppa's since last posting she hasn't gotten the chance to allow me to do any blogging!

Thankfully we're back at Poppa's, and today she got a chance!

A chance to blog and even more, the chance to UPDATE my blog! Goodbye cold-blue winter theme...hello spring!

April 10, 2014

Still alive and enjoying spring!


Momma and I are still over here in our corner of the US of A, enjoying the warming days of Spring! Sadly our CPU seems to be officially dead and gone at home, so until Momma gets her hands on some extra money-stuff for a new one our updates will be pretty limited. The good news is that Poppa has a big 'ol computer at his house that works perfectly...so by 'pretty limited' we really mean once or twice a week as opposed to everyday depending on how often we come over to bug visit his family each week!

April 5, 2014

....again?



...Momma's computer is down again. No idea when if it can/will be fixed, poppa hasn't looked at it yet.
Unfun.

Momma's homemade treat giveaway from Tuesday is still on, and still ending this coming Tuesday. She may be a bit late in posting the winner and getting it out to whomever due to computer junk.

If poppa is unable to fix this new problem, it may be awhile again until regular posts come back, as Momma will be computerless when at home.

She has the blogger app on her phone-thing, but isn't much a fan of posting through her phone.

April 1, 2014

No tricks, just treats! - Tasty Tuesday Blog Hop!

My momma has a bit of a problem with grocery store magazines. Not the ones plastered with celebrities, or alien abductions, or soap opera news or any of that. The magazines that she has a problem with looks more like this: