Monday, January 12, 2009

My weekend in pictures and a few words

"Ummm, you gonna share that stick or what?"

"What are you doing there little guy?"

"I'm not that kind of girl! Back off buddy!"

Here's the perpetrator: Hank ;) Don't let his cute looks fool you! BOL!

Went for a hike yesterady in the hills with my friend, Sierra, and there was a little snow left in places. :)

Mom likes the washed out look sometimes plus this picture was very dark so this was the best she could do before she got tired of tweaking it. :) The valley down below is where I live.

Do you see the Bald Eagle? We saw three or four of them yesterday! I know you can't tell what it is from the picture but take my word for it, it is a Bald Eagle.

Crossed a very small creek/field that had been flooded and there were lots of ice chunks.

These next few images may be disturbing but they were a part of my weekend so I felt the need to include them.

What you are seeing is really a deer leg and Sierra would not let that thing out of her sight. You see, there are alot of hunters in these parts and apparently they like to go to the same place we went hiking. Now that most of the snow is melted there were lots of treasures to be found. Sierra found all of the good stuff though and anytime I would get close for a sniff/nibble she would let me know that I needed to back off. She is very protective of her yummies. :)

Know what this is? You guessed it, the best and biggest and juiciest chocolate chips EVER! Also known as elk droppings, they are quite tasty! I was able to keep my energy up for the hike by popping a few of these bad boys in my mouth every now and then, Unfortunately, I didn't get as many as I wanted because Mom kept shooing me away! How Rude!

And here are the big herd of elk that so graciously left the treats behind for me! Thanks my elk friends! I owe ya one. BOL! They are hard to see as they ran away from us but if you click on the picture you can see them better. There were at least 40 of them all together.

Last, a picture of me and Mom when we were almost finished with our muddy hike. :) Hope all of you had BARKariffic weekends!


Gennasus said...

Love that moving Nala shot! And wow....what wide open spaces you have!

Abby said...

Ohhh...yucky- the deer leg. Not the cute pictures of you!!

Sam and Bodhi said...

Please oh, please tell us you didn't sample the huge chocolate chips????!!!!!!

Allison (Dog Mom) said...

That running shot is just classic, Nala! Love those floppy ears!

I would be protective of such a nummy treat, too. Looks like you guys had a blast!!!

Gus and Waldo

Dughallmor Beagles said...

Wow!! Those are awesome photos! We'd never be able to run free tempting is that herd of elk to chase, woohoo!
Love that action shot, with the ears and the eyeball shot...and the eagle..and the valley...and the elk...and the eagle....and the chocolate drops...can you send us some of those chocolate drops? We like to sample cuisine from all over the world for cultural purposes, you understand, BOL! Looks like a fantastic place you live!
Slobbers xx

Simba said...

AMAZING photos!!!! Oh, I wish I could go hiking with you...looks like so much fun! I've never had elk droppings! Only Canada goose poop for me over here! ;o)


The Army of Four said...

Ha roo! Thanks for visiting our blog!
Wow, what gorgeous pix! (I had to shield my mom's eyes for that one involving the d-e-e-r leg.)
You sure have cool adventures - can we add you to our list of friends so we can keep up with you??
Play bows,

Maggie and Mitch said...

Thank you for visiting our blog! Your photos are WONDERFUL!
We can see the ridge on your back, Nala! That is so cool!
Those elk treats look just about the right size for snitchin'!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Anonymous said...

WOW that looks like it was an AWESOME weekend!!! Thanks for sharing the fun pics. You are a great dog Nala. Looks like you give your mom a great life.

Thank you for your kind words and support on my loss of my buddy O'Reilly. I know if you had met him you would have absolutely LOVED him and you would have played like crazy.

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

Well, that looks like a fun weekend! I wish I could get my parents to give me a fun weekend.


Ruby Isabella said...

I loved the photos. What a hike!

Ruby said...

Hi Nala
What a great place to hike. I loved seeing the elk. I'm sure I would like to sample the elk droppings but mom is saying ewww!!
It looks like you had a great New Year at the beach. Are you sure you don't have some dachshund in you the way you like to snuggle under covers and stay away from the cold?
I was sorry to hear about your friend O'Reilly. He sounded like quite the character.
See you soon.
Love Ruby

Allison (Dog Mom) said...

We have something on our blog for you! Come and check it out!

Gus and Waldo

Dughallmor Beagles said...

Hey Nala, we have an award for you too!

Lina said...

Hey Nala & Amber! Looks like you guys had a fabulous weekend!!! Mr. Jay likes yummy chocolate chips too... hmmm, the young troublemaker! ;)

Honey the Great Dane said...

Wow - I LOVE your pictures, Nala!! Such beautiful places to walk - I wish I could join you! I would love to see all that wildlife (and would definitely like some of that "chocolate chip"!! Hee! Hee!)

I was really laughing at your comment on that photo of Hank "getting friendly" with you - a lot of boy dogs do that to me too! And when we've only just met!!

Sorry I haven't been able to visit much late - but my humans are coming home soon (I'm so excited!) so I will be able to come by regularly again!

Honey the Great Dane

Simona,Paco e Milo said...

What a great place to hike!!!!!We loved seeing the elk!!!!!
And your pictures are great!!!!
Looks like you and your family had a wonderful weekend!!!!!
You live in a fantastic place!!!
We love your particular where you and your mum are togheter!!!!You two are a very very very beautiful girls!!!!
We love you so much!!!!!
Lots of love and kisses!!!!

Anonymous said...

I think if you research the droppings you say are elk you will find that they are Moose.

Amber and Nala said...

I'm pretty positive they are actually elk...I have never seen a moose around here and there are herds of elk that I see in this vicinity all the time. Maybe the picture just makes them look big??? What is your reasoning? :)