Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Wednesday's Walks with Arwen

This is the first in what will (we hope) become a weekly feature with ME! Yours truly, Arwen the wonder dog. Now, mommy says that I have to give credit where credit is due, so we need to say that this feature is inspired by BeadedTail's Saturday Strolls with Sadie, a fellow beautiful blogger dog. Thanks for the idea!
Now, back to business. Walks are serious events, that I try to have happen daily, but when it rains or is too icy or too hot, mommy says it is dangerous and we can't go. Rain makes the gravel roads like sandpaper on my paws, icy roads are slippery for paws and cars alike, and heat is not good for a black dog with a permanently thick undercoat! In those cases I play keep away while mommy tries to play fetch with me. I don't want to fetch! Stop throwing my toys around, I just want to chew them!
Back to the serious walks. I think this way smells good, let go!
Now one thing that mommy always laughs at is "The Pee Spot". There are actually 2 on this route, but mommy is only showing one today. Mommy laughs at me when I mark "The Pee Spot" because: 1. I'm a girl and have to squat, which she says looks funny (I can't help it, I'm being discreet!), and 2. I HATE it when people watch me! I have to turn and look away or I can't do it. It is even like that in my back yard. No one watch okay? Moom! You peeked! Yeesh.Okay, now that I've marked my spot, let's keep going...Here I am on our road, sniffing furiously as I walk. You can sort of see my bushy tail - it isn't as good as Sadie's, but I'm not full Husky. I'm trying though!Sometimes I get a really good sniff and have to stop my furious pulling to check it out. STOP MOMMY THIS SNIFF SPOT IS GOOD!!! I can never seem to remember what was here, even though I stop there every day. Here is mommy wiping some plant fuzz off of my head after I sniffed the spot. She also got rid of a pesky deer fly from my muzzle, thanks mommy!Here is a totally uninteresting spot that mommy made us stop at. No good sniffs here, but she said that a wild cat gave birth to some kittens and was keeping them there by that stone wall, not 6 feet from the road! Fortunately mommy told the person living across the street about it and he has been feeding them and keeping them safe - mommy tried to photograph the corner of the pie plate he put down for them but it didn't show up - he is still a nice guy though!!Now hurry up mommy, we have to make up for lost time after all the stops! Run mommy, run all the way home! Here is a photo of us running, I am pulling her to go faster, but she was laughing too hard trying to take a photo of me running :)We ran all the way home and I had a nice big drink and then, as is custom after our walks, we had a nice big cuddle. Until next week, mommy wants to remind you to sign up for our mailing list to be entered in her contest, she says:
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Take care, I send you high fives and tail wags,


  1. We think this is a great idea for a weekly feature! We always like to see Arwen - and it looks like you have a very nice place to walk.

    P.S. We're glad to hear that you and the nice guy are looking out for the wild kittens.

  2. Thank you! I do want to point out that if we'd had the money, I would have taken them in, but times are tough, the no-kill shelter is full and the other shelters are overrun. I am afraid to bring them there- they'll be put down. For now this is the best option for them :)

  3. Oh what a wonderful time Arwen had! I would try to do that with my 3 but 3 dogs, and 2 hands makes it hard to get pics.
    Love the post! Can't wait to see what Arwin says next week!

  4. I just love going on walks with Sadie...and I look forward to all of Arwen's walks as well :)
    Thanks for taking us along :)

  5. Arwen is a cutie! looks energetic too! Good for you to go for a walk early in the morning - sure Arwen appreciates it!

  6. What a cute dog!! Logan sometimes takes Rascal when he walks, but we have 10 acres for her to run on, plus the 160 acres of fields around us she likes to chase the rabbits on.

  7. So cute, thanks for sharing your story with your lovely mom. Have a great day!

  8. Hey Arwen! It sure looks pretty where you get to go walking. I'm glad you had fun.

  9. Arwen, I loved going on a walk with you today! You have a pretty place to walk! It looks like you have some husky in you because you pulled real good on that leash like we are supposed to do! And your mommy needs to understand that we always have to leave pee-mail! I like the action shot of you running, I'm going to have to try that with my mommy next time!


    PeeEss: My mommy thinks your ears are just the cutest! *hey mommy, aren't mine cute too?*

  10. Arwen is too cute and her little ears are Adorable (with a "capital A" :o) I'm delighted to have added your weekly walking adventures here!

  11. Whew! that was a fun walk - or should I say run! - that was wonderful Arwen! I look forward to your discoveries next week - and don't worry, I averted my eyes on your pee spot pic :)

    I'm going to join your mailing list, Arabella has her paws crossed even though she doesn't wear earrings :)



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