An Adventure That Wasn’t What We Expected

by Bunny Hound on
Bunny here at the keyboard to share my weekend outing with you.

I was a bit worried that we weren’t going to get much of an adventure this weekend.  Aunt J had a big presentation on Saturday morning and that meant that there wasn’t time for us to go out and do something Saturday.  Sunday morning dawned very pretty, but my humans went off with Küster for some training and left the rest of us behind.  I began trying to think of things I could write about that didn’t involve an adventure.  However, after lunch they came home, dropped Küs off and Flattery and I were escorted into the Princessmobile.

You might remember that last weekend we started off the Idita Walk with a giant snowfall.  This weekend, it warmed up into the forties, which meant that all of that snow was starting to melt.  It also meant that our options for interesting places to walk were a bit limited.  I enjoy telling a story about one of my humans falling and looking foolish as much as the next hound, but I don’t enjoy the idea of being dragged down with them.  When Dad suggested The River Trail of Illinois, I was a little disappointed because when we’ve been there before, it hasn’t been particularly interesting of scenic, but it was still a different place to stretch our legs and spend time together, so I decided to make the best of it.

Enjoying A Good Walk -- Tales and Tails

Enjoying A Good Walk

Soon we were at the trail.

The trail is paved because people use it for all sorts of things like walking, riding bicycles and running.  We made our way from the parking lot up to the trail and headed off in the direction that we always go.  To our surprise and disappointment, once we got to the other side of the road, the trail was a slushy ice pit.  It looked like a lot more trouble than it was worth, so we decided to see what the other end of the trail held.

A Soggy Stroll -- Tales and Tails

A Soggy Stroll

As we walked up the trail, we started running into other people, which was a nice surprise since the weather had turned out to be a little inclement.  For a morning that dawned so sunny and pretty, the afternoon had become grey and foggy.  We were glad to see that we weren’t the only ones out.  I was also impressed to see other intrepid dogs out on the trail, and as a matter of fact, most of the people we encountered had canine companions.  I can only surmise that dog owners have more adventurous spirits than those who don’t share their lives with a canine.  I particularly enjoyed meeting a young Goldendoodle who appeared to be as happy to meet us as we were to meet her.  Flattery was so excited that she momentarily turned into a kangaroo.

Nice to Make Your Acquaintance -- Tales and Tails

Nice to Make Your Acquaintance

We were really having a good stroll as we walked along.  I noticed that there was a lot of goose poop on the trail.  Apparently they don’t have people to pick up after them.  They must be horribly uncivilized creatures.  I count myself quite fortunate that I am not a goose.  Here’s hoping that the melting snow takes some of their mess away with it.  They’re almost on the same level with alpacas in my opinion at this point.

Watching the World Go By -- Tales and Tails

Watching the World Go By

Of course, all too soon, it was over.

I wouldn’t have minded trying to walk all the way to the river, but that might be a goal best saved until Spring.  It was getting a bit brisk out, and I have to keep my human healthy so we can get our minutes in for the Idita Walk.  So far, I’ve kept her in good health this winter and before we know it, the six weeks of winter will be over.  So far, we’ve made a good dent in our walking time, which makes me a happy hound.

I’m a little sorry now that I ever thought it wouldn’t be a fun outing.  It was an adventure that wasn’t what we expected because it was much better than we thought it would be.  I love it when life surprises you like that.  I’m also glad that I can nap on the bed all day while the humans are at work, because all that fresh air has made me one tired hound.

Surveying the Lay of the Land -- Tales and Tails

Surveying the Lay of the Land

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  • Sue Dyer

    Bunny, Glad you and Flattery got out and met new friends.

    Hope you have a good start to the week. Sue, Polly & Honey

  • irishiroamed

    Nice that you’re working on your Iditwalk miles Bunny (ahem ~ mom). Would have like a picture of Flattery being a kangaroo. Silly girl.

  • SGilbert

    OMD I loved the part about the goose poop…you are so right Bunny they are uncivilized creatures!

  • Maryruth Ginn

    Turning into a kangaroo is one of the behaviors that Safera does best. We went to get nails trimmed at the pet store. After Safera wove the leashes into a knot and a couple offered their help, we did get the royal treatment on the nails.

  • That looks like a beautiful trail! Great to get out in all sorts of weather, even when you do have to dodge goose poo.

  • Cathy C Bennett

    Sounds like a great day! How nice to meet a Goldendoodle along the way!

  • Two French Bulldogs

    Are you talking secrets?
    Lily & Edward

  • getting out and about and meeting some new friends along the way is the best

  • Jodi

    We ventured into our field yesterday which had two feet of snow in it, boy was that challenging! But it was fun and as you say, life surprises you sometimes, so it’s best to make the best of it.

  • Casey the Boxer

    That sounds like a grreat time, Bunny! I’m glad you had fun.

  • I’m hoping that you didn’t get any of that goose poop under your dainty pink fingernails!

  • Dory and the Mama

    We always enjoy your sunny outlook on life Bunny!!

    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  • Sounds like a fun surprise, especially meeting the Goldendoodle!

  • BZ Dogs

    Love geese, but we have a lot of them around here and they can make quite the mess!

  • LOL! I’m with you on the goose poop! Dirty pests! 😀 I’m glad you had a good walk and made a new friend! 😀

  • misskodee

    It has been so cold this year we have hardly been out. This year with Kodee 8 it will be hard to get her back in shape come spring. Becky has already hurt herself on the ice and is recooperating. Geese poop…. yeah we got that and Kodee will tell you she loves to pick up after them…. ewwwww