Friday, April 26, 2013



Today we are taking part in Finn and Charley and  Gizmo's Park Day.  We don't live close enough to a park to walk there, so we decided to show you the trail near our home.  We used to walk here all the time, but Mom says there are too many bikers with no manners, and joggers who run with their dogs off leash.  Oh well, she was nice enough to take us there today so we could be a part of the fun.  

We do our walks two at a time - that way we are sure Mom is getting plenty of exercise.  If we do our regular daily walk, between the four of us we get her to clock about 3.4 miles.  And sometimes we do it twice a day.

Phantom and Ciara got to walk first.

Look, Phantom.  Those sticks would be just great for Goose.

Hmmm, some other furry has been here just a few minutes ago.

I wonder if it was a bunny and he escaped over to those woods.

Checking out some more sniffs before crossing the Trippy Trap Bridge.

Trying to give Mom the obligatory posed shot.

Which way should we go now?

Oh, that darn string - I could have so much more fun if I were free!

Mom says this is the closest we can get to the creek down there.

Nope, not looking at you, Mom - you didn't bring any treats.

I will pose for you Mom, I KNOW you will reward me well when we get home.

That creek looks pretty yucky to me.

And now on to the second part of our day on the trail with Lightning and Thunder.

Careful, Thunder, you never know what lurks down there.

Oh well, if you think there is a rabbit down there, I guess I can get closer.

Wait a minute - I heard a very strange noise!  Alert!!!

Checking out the same post as Ciara did.  But WHERE is Lightning?

Way over here - you don't think I am going anywhere near that post - it is NEW to me and scary!

No way, Mom, don't make me go there.

That's silly, Lightning. You can read all the local dog news right here.

Thunder, let's go - I want to see what is on the other side of the bridge.

Well, maybe I really don't want to go there - let's turn around.

Sheesh, that Lightning really can be such a silly boy.

Alert!  Alert!  Biker approaching - gotta get way back!

See, I told you we had to stay back, bikes are scary!

OK, let's try going over the bridge again.

Nope, not looking at you, Mom - no treats, no looks:)

Two happy boys wishing they could go down that path to the creek.

We hope you enjoyed seeing some of the sights along the trail.  The four of us are all very happy to be home - WHY???? You guessed it - Mom has TREATS!!!

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning


Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! Lots of Happy SMILES! Happy PARK Day! Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Mollie said...

That was a wonderful trip round your park..I love bunnies :) Fancy your Humom not bringing any treats.. Happy park day xxooxx

Mollie and Alfie

Molly The Wally said...

Great walk pals. We can just imagine all those pawsome sniffs. Tutt tutt, forgetting the treats. Happy Park Day and have a fabulous Friday.
Best wishes Molly.

Anonymous said...

So glad to see Phantom out and about and looking young again!! :) Great walk, you all! Thanks for taking us along.

Enjoy your weekend!

Elyse and Riley

Anonymous said...

Great walk... have you seen a Rabbit? Can you send me this post? Think it smells interesting and it has all the news of the doggy-world :o)

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette said...

You look stunning all together in that last shot~ And thanks for showing us your path! Lightning, you must learn to be brave!


Priscilla Phang said...

It's always great to get a chance to walk around the neighbourhood and being OUTSIDE of the house too. You guys seem to have a perfect outing EXCEPT the fact that your mom didn't bring your treats with her. I think she should remember TREATS make things work if she wants to get better pictures of you guys next time.


Casey said...

What a grreat hike! Phantom and Thunder, I have to say you have some grreat posing skills. Bravo! It's impawtant to be able to trust your human to reward you with treats later for a pose now.

Marg said...

Oh that is just terrific. We loved going with you on your walks. Lightning, you are too silly but nothing is going to get past you. We just love those smiley faces at the end. Well done. Take care.

Cocoa and Melon said...

Oh that was lovely, thanks for sharing! And we're glad you got treats at the end too. ;)

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

Love your walk in the park, what an exciting place. You really look like you are enjoying yourselves.
Dip Bridge and Elliot x

Two French Bulldogs said...

You have a wonderful park for smells. There is nothing better than you guys posing all together
Benny & Lily

GOOSE said...

Would you look at that pile of STICKS!!! Did you bring any home? I love your trail, but I would have insisted on going to the creek. What a lovely sunny day and great for a walk. Happy Park Day!

BeadedTail said...

Your park day looks like a lot of fun! Good job of holding out on looking at the camera until there's treats! Our mom is still amazed at how you all sit so nice in the last photo treats or not. How long does it take to get you all into position? :)

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Not a thing wrong with substituting your walk ... it is like a stroll in the Park after all. RIGHT?

PeeS WE echoed your words to BERT about letting us comment to him.

Ruby said...

BOL!!! Oh Woos, I just LOVED your walkies!! Butts you know who I loved the bestest?? Yups, that Lightning checkin' out the critters and though I'm not scared of bikes, skateboards P*SS ME OFF!! Oh, what a surprise to Ma that was...almost dislocated her arm!! hehehe
I'll be sure to protect you Lightning....I can be very scary ya know!! BOL
Thanks for taking us along on your adventure!!

Sue said...

I'm surprised that Lightning would walk across the bridge. He's very alert looking.

GizmoGeodog said...

Thanks for joining us in Park Day...It's lovely to meet all you Woos today :) Looks like you have a busy park with lots of really good smells...I'm with you all...No treats = no smiling photo ops...I get paid for posing!

Sarge said...

Wow, what a pretty park! Looks like your weather was very nice and I bet that bridge was fun to cross. :)
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

THANKS fur that VERY nice comment about our Park Day Post... IT made our day!!!

Prancer Pie said...

Well, treat time is the best part of a walk! Happy Friday, furriends!

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Howdy Woos, great walk you all had. Hehehe we had to laugh though when you wouldn't look at your mum without the treats. Our cousin Tyler does the same thing! Gee you four are just gorgeous. We're a bit green with jelly cause mum always squeees when you are together. Take care mates. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

scotsmad said...

That's a great place to walk..even if it isn't a Park as such. Loads to sniff. We're laughin' at Lightning. We've each had our worries going over bridges--but we got over it!

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

Rebekah said...

Great pictures! Such photogenic dogs!

Khady Lynn said...

What a fun day! And, don't worry Lightning, Lena is afraid of everything too. She actually HATES going for walks!

Khady Lynn

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Very nice hiking trails! All the beautiful photos showed you guys had lots of fun!


Misaki @ misadventuresofMisaki said...

Looks like a great place to walk! Love that you keep your mummy fit by taking her on so many walks!

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

Get that Momma trained! No treats = no poses!!!

I so wish you guys could get down to the creek!!!

Madi and Mom said...

WTG you have made Mom want a Woo of her very own to take on walks. Are one of you up for the job? What a great park and exercise for all. Please tell your Mom to check her email...MOL
Hugs Madi your BFFF

Anonymous said...

Silly mom! Doesn't she know the best part of a walk is the treat part? Well, maybe there's the new smells. And the new scenery. And the other dogs. And.... well, still, bring the treats next time!

Little Reufus said...

That whas the funnest walk ebber!!! I so whish I cood habbed gone along wif yeu!!! My imagination is running wild wif the foughts ob that bost and the bridge, the rabbits and... all ob Woos!!!

wif lubbs from Little Reufus

Lorenza said...

Sure you all enjoyed it a lot!
I am happy to see you all having fun outside!
Kisses and hugs

What Remains Now said...

That looks like a fun walk...minus the bicycles. Glad mom came through with the treats.

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

That trail look super fun. ~Fenris

Anonymous said...

Lightning, you are missing out on some great peemail I suspect! But you look just like a show dog in that photo of you giving that biker some room! handsome!!

Anonymous said...

Bol! Thanks for taking part in Park Day! You will have to forgive our secretary for not commenting on Friday. I am glad I caught you before we drew the raffles tonight! Hope you guys have a great Monday!!

Murray's Mouth said...

What a great time!