Sunday, 4 April 2010

Puppysitting Weekend

The weather has been just like summer all weekend and it's only the first week of April! Last year at this time we were still bundled into winter coats and boots. But for the past few days it's been teeshirts and sandals!

YoungerSon and The Bride and Isaac spent Easter weekend with The Bride's family, so I got to puppysit Tessa for three days. It was perfect this morning for a long walk through York Regional Forest.

We took the main trail through Eldred King Woodlands, heading towards the pond.

It turned out that a lot of other people had the same idea. When we got to the pond there must have been at least 15+ dogs of every imaginable size, shape and colour, all chasing sticks and each other. Tessa willingly joined in all the fun, happily braving the cold water to retrieve as many sticks as I wanted to throw for her.
She made friends with Hamish (golden retriever) and Bruno (black lab) and they played chase for ages, diving into the pond to cool off every time they got too hot.

Then I had to take a stinky wet dog home in my nice clean car.

"What, Nana? We have to go home now? Can't I stay and chase Hamish and Bruno a bit longer? Pleeeeese?"

20 comments:

dogbait said...

Not a place for Dogbait, I guess.

Ginnie said...

Well, you do take your roles seriously, Sham, I must say!

Suldog said...

Ooohh! Stinky wet dog! Not much competes with that for nasty odor!

However, such a good-looking dog, with friendly eyes! Sometimes, you put up with some stink for the sake of good friendship, eh?

EG Wow said...

That's one of my favourite trails in the forest. It sure was a beautiful weekend.

Squirrel of Nyack said...

Lovely hike! yes, stay a bit longer!

Hilary said...

It's enviable how well dogs make friends. It's just a given for most of them. Stinky dogs are a bit difficult in small spaces but they smell beautiful again after a bath/shower. Will that be next post? ;)

Peter said...

Difficult to resist or insist, when you are looke on like this! :-)

Craver Vii said...

I find that path between the tall trees very appealing. I could enjoy a walk there.

Dumdad said...

I love that pink nose!

photowannabe said...

Tessa is so adorable. Makes me miss my "granddogger" Snicker. Since Hubby has been out of commission from his fall, we haven't had the playful dog over for a visit.

Gill - That British Woman said...

You gotta love that last photo of the doggie. Which reminds me, I must shower Molly!!

Gill

Charles Bjørnsen Ravndal said...

Beautiful locale! And cute doggies too!

madretz said...

It'd be hard to resist that adorable face, even with the stink and mud. but hope you had some towels for her in the car to sit on.

~Sheila~ said...

It was a great weekend, a lot cooler now though.
:o(
There is nothing more 'fragrant' than wet dog, but she does look cute!

lettuce said...

love the last picture! what an appealing nose

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Perfect way to spend the weekends.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

LOL, LOL....What fun for Tessa! Not so much for you with a smelly wet dog...lol!

rosemary said...

That Tessa is one cute doggie

Gledwood said...

The countryside looks wonderful ~ bit different from North Devon, eh?... Though isn't Widdecombe on the Moor in North Devon? I've been there a few times and it was amazing...

Had the poor dog not managed a good shake when you snapped that?... He reminds me of my childhood teddybear when he'd gone through the washingmachine...!!

I want a puppydog, too... a tiny cairn terrier (haven't got one though)

ps if you're wondering who on earth I am I hopped in here via a friend of a friend's blog

;->...

Ming the Merciless said...

Love his pleading look, "Can we stay for a little bit more?"