Sunday, August 9, 2009

Vacation: Day 2 - Painted Hills

Gees, Mom is VERY slow with the photos lately so who knows how long it will take us to get through this vacation but finally we are on day 2. Before I tell you about it though I just want to say thanks for the well wishes and I am feeling much better! Ok, so on Day 2 we drove from Bend, OR to Caldwell, ID and on the way we stopped at the Painted Hills which are in Oregon. They were gorgeous and I even walked up on some of the red rocks! They weren't even that hot....Mom and Dad checked it out first before they let my paws touch it. :)

Dad ran up with me and then we ran back down!

A little ways down the road we stopped off for a quick drink at the Loose Tooth Saloon! It was a pretty nice watering hole. ;) We also visited the Livery and the Lil' Lernin' Scool while we were there. BOL!

And then, I met this horrible, terrible, no good creature!!! That's right, all I wanted to do was say hello to the baby as I had never met one of these things called cats before but this kitty had a different idea. It let me get really close and then it struck with precision and speed! It happened so fast that I was left wondering how it happened but indeed I came away with a scratch on the nose. Although I must say it was so tiny that it was barely visible....most likely due to my lightning reflexes in getting away from this monster! ;) Ok, next it is off to the Salt Flats and Salt Lake City, UT!!


Ruby and Penny said...

Hi Nala
We're glad you're feeling better.
Sorry about your kitty fight.
We love the pictures, the Painted Hills looks like a great place to visit. Thanks for sharing your amazing photos.
Love Ruby & Penny

Raising Addie said...

Boy oh boy you guys have had a wonderful adventure!

Great pix!

This little kitty is just precious! Too bad she gave you a love tap to remember her by.

Can't wait to see more of you trip!

Chasing my tale...
Addie, Lucie, and Hailey

Sheba of West Africa said...

Oh Nala, what an amazing outing but oh my, you poor thing! Being struck by a kitten, and then expected to be lovable in return, I presume? I met a cat a few months ago. We were on the cat's home turf, and Mom didn't let me chase it. So I didn't. The cat was very provoking though, so all I could do was to practice my amazing self-control skills. Like a true RR. I'm glad you had it in your heart to be kind to the little no-good creature, who didn't even give you a chance to show your lovable intentions!

Greetings from Africa!

Ms. ~K said...

Were you trying to taste the kitty?
Great vacations pictures!
Wrooo wrooo

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello nala its dennis the vizsla dog hay yoo hav to be kayrful arownd kitties!!! sum of them wil try to scratch yoo and others like my sister trouble the kitty wil tie yoo to the raylroad tracks given haf a chanse!!! ok bye

Mango said...

Thanks for the warning about those cat things. I have never met one and always thought they looked cute, but I would not like a scratched nose.


The OP Pack said...

Beautiful photos. We have never met a cat up close and personal but we hear that some of them have deadly claws. Do be careful, Nala - we think you met one of the nasty ones. Snooter kisses to your boo boo.

Tail wags, the OP Pack

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

More inkhredible pikhs!

Tank woo fur sharing them!

Yet another example of why I warn all of us: those khritters khan be pure evil!

I'm glad woo evaded most of its wrath!


Gennasus said...

Great hills! What fab places you got to visit, glad I'm along for the trip!

Aww, that little kitten was trying so hard to look big and scary. You've got to watch them though - as you found out - they're sharp!

The Great Rock Eater said...

How dare that mean little kitty attack you!!! Hope that you still managed to have fun on your stop.

JD and Max said...

Hi Nala - we love these photos, tonight we're gonna dream we were there too! What a great time you've been having, it all looks like so much fun. Shame the kitty showed you her pointy bits, you're such a good girl to show such tremendous self-control under such severe provocation. Schnauzer snuggles - JD and Max.

The Army of Four said...

Woo. That sure wasn't too neighborly of that cat! It's lucky you're such a nice girl!
Those rocks are incredible! Who did the painting? Ha wooo! Just kidding!
I just love hearing about and seeing your adventures!

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Oh what a wonderful trip..
You do need to watch out for those cats. They have ginsu knives!! Ours don't like to play with us at all..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Ludo van Doggy said...

What a pretty place and a great adventure!
Oh, mean kitty! That what they like though.
~lickies, Ludo

Owner of Storm and Jackal said...

Evil mean kitty! You should have drooled on her.

Checkers said...

hi girls - just wanted to say hi -
love the painted dessert

Maggie and Mitch said...

How dare that black and white furball strike you, Nala!
What beautiful vacation pictures!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

C.l.o.v.e.r. said...

Hi Nala!
Glad you are feeling better. I have been the worst blogger lately and I didn't even know that you weren't feeling well! I will be a better twin from now on.
I loooove your vacation pics - I can see that you guys had such a pawesome time. I am sorry that adorable little kitty scratched you! (My mom made me say the adorable part...)
Can't wait to see more pics, thanks for sharing with us!

Woodrow, Sweetie, MJ Campanella said...

gorgeous shots - and yes you have to be very careful around kitties - for some reason they tend not to like us doggies

Woodrow - Sweetie & Sherman

Honey the Great Dane said...

Ooh, Nala - I should have warned you about kitties!! I grew up with one and have lots of scratches to prove it! :-) Sadly, us doggies are never quite fast enough for their attacks...the safest thing is just to stay out of range! And it looked like such a cute little thing too - who could believe that they can be so dangerous?!

Wow - those hills really do look painted! And what a quaint place you stopped at! My human says she can't believe there really are still places that look like that - she always thought they were only in movies! Great pictures - so colourful!

Honey the Great Dane

Paco,Milo, Maya and mommy Simona said...

NAla..sure you and your family had wonderful time together!!!!
You visited great places....
Awwwwwwwwww.....would love were with you and discovering all that places with you!!!!
These photos are the best we've ever seen...thanks for sharing!!!!
We're sorry that adorable little kitty scratched you!!!!!!
you're soooooooooooo adorable!!!
Can't wait to see more pics!!!
We love youuuuuuuuuu!!!!

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

Cats are no good, for sure. At least you don't have to live with one!

The Painted Hills looks really pretty. They sky is amazingly blue there!