Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Sunday Brunch & Hike

Last Sunday, Mom and I hosted a brunch at our house for some of our friends.  They all came over at 9am, and unfortunately we dogs got sent outside while they got to stay inside and eat something called a Sleepin' In Omelette (one of Pioneer Woman's recipes), some toast, fruit, and they got to have coffee, juice, and homemade apple cider.  How rude of them not to even share with us.  Oh well, we hardly noticed as we were busy playing outside.  After they enjoyed their meal, they loaded us all up and we went for an incredible hike!  I guessI can forgive them on the breakfast thing since they did take us out for a nice long adventure.  It was a gorgeous day in the canyon but the best part was NO wind!  We have had over 50 m.p.h winds here for a week straight...YUCK! I didn't even want to go outside in it, but in the canyon where we hiked we were protected from the evil wind.

Julie & Ozzie
We came across the remnants of an old house. The foundation was still there, and there were apple trees and a beautiful quince bush near it.  We imagined how hard it must have been to build a home in this canyon back in the day, and that they probably had to plant all those trees and a garden to grow their own food.

Christina & Hank
Doesn't Hank look dashing!  Mom loved this tree and made us pose in front of it.  We obliged her, but I assure you it had nothing to do with the fact that treats were involved. ;)

Colleen & Sierra
I like to call Colleen's pose "The Running Woman".  And Sierra is in her normal "Scout Out The Area" pose.

We even saw some scary Bassett Hounds.  I know what you are thinking..."scary, they aren't scary, they are SO cute!"  Well, TRUST me, they ARE should have heard their deep, menacing bark!  It was like a roar, really.  I steered clear and made sure to make a WIDE circle around them.  Better safe than sorry. ;)

Julie likes to take pictures as much as my Mom, so they both enjoyed capturing us doggies in the field of lupine.

Here I am springing into action.

Taking a break from frolicking in the lupine.

And here Sierra and I are on our way home.  As you can see, I pretty much was out like a light as soon as Colleen put the car into drive.  Not the case with Sierra, but she did lay down which is HIGHLY unusual for her in the car, so she must have been a wee bit tired after our grand adventure.  I love hiking with friends...can't wait for our next adventure.


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

What a great time - save fur being kept away from the yummy breakfast!

Thanks fur sharing the pawesome day with the inkhredible pikhs!

I'm sure Martha and Bailey will appreciate your Basset khomments!

As fur the last pikh, I know that feeling well!


brooke said...

fun! thanks for the bday wishes! 30 has been great so far! :)
I LOVE THE PIONEER WOMAN. if you check my blog I actually got to meet her at her seattle book signing!
Have you tried her pot roast or penne ala betsy?! mmm

Great hike! I want to take Darwin on a fun hike soon!

Honey the Great Dane said...

Oh, I wish I could have come too!!!!!!

I loved all those montages of doggies with their humans...except where was the one of you & your Mom, Nala?!

Gorgeous pictures as always - LOVE the action shots!

Honey the Great Dane

Martha and Bailey said...

Hi, lovely to meet you - Khyra told us about your pawesome pic of the bassets!
We loved all your pics but we did of course love the bassets.
Now as for being scary - well perhaps you need to get to know bassets a bit better!
We are not so scary and those bassets you met are just the cutest - your camerawoman takes great pics!
Martha and Bailey xxx

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Lots of fun for all - we love how you showed the humans with their pups - great photos as always.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

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

What a great great time you ahd all together dear friends!!!!!
we're soo jealous of you!!!!!!!
We would love were ther with you...we love hicking with our humans!!!!!
And you live in such a beautiful place!!!!!!
your mommy done a great work with the photos!!!!!!
And we love the action shots!!!!
Take care of you and can't wait to see your new adventure!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh, how very much fun you had! I felt like I was right there with you, hiking along in all that beautifulness!

Whew! We know about the wind. We've had lots and lots of it this spring and wind kinda skeers me so I'm ready for it to go backs where it came from.

Wiggles & Wags,

Remi said...

What a beautiful hike. Is Hank a RR? Your mom takes the BEST photos!! Love the lupine!

kissa-bull said...

we always live vicariously through your adventures. we wish we had places like that here in the city.*sigh*

pibble wiggles
the pittie pack

Life With Dogs said...

What a great place to visit to add to your pic collection - gorgeous landscape!!

The Army of Four said...

Oh, wow! What an incredibly cool adventure! I sure wish I had been there - it looks like just the most BEAUTIFUL place in the world! Scary Bassets and all!
Play bows,

Sagira said...

Sounds like a great time!

Maggie and Mitch said...

Your mom takes the most beautiful photos, Nala! What a great hike with so many pretty flowers and new friends to meet!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

BRUTUS said...

Lovely photos, as always! Where did those crazy hounds come from? They weren't out there all by themselves I hope! It could have been worse, you could have wandered across a pack of rogue Frenchies...

Brutus the Frenchie

Dennis the Vizsla said...

I always used to enjoy hiking and finding the remnants of old buildings and wondering what the story was. Way out in the woods behind our house in New York there was the remains of a farmhouse, surrounded by ancient apple trees. Those were some yummy apples.