This weekend I was lucky enough to have mom and dad home and extra day for a holiday! Woohoo! This meant plenty of time at the park, the beach (post to come later) and even a hike at Mt. Woodson in Ramona. It's about 2.2 miles each way, with plenty of bushes and trees to mark. The view from the top was worth the steep incline:
Check out my snazzy hiking backpack too! I am a big dog now, I even carry my own water!
Treats and water to refuel
While I posed nicely for a picture...
Maddie had a little bit harder time! This was the best shot we could get, with Aunt Ashley's arm to hold her in place...haha!
As dogs, we are naturally pretty friendly. Well, most of us anyway. The big grey pit bull in our neighborhood is not friendly though mom says it's not ok to stereotype so we're chalking it up to the way he was raised, not as a statement of his innate nature. At least that's what she says and I nodd along.
However, I am a VERY sociable dog. I like to meet every person, dog, cat, etc. that crosses my path. I like friends. Most of the time licking someone's face or smelling their butt is not accepted so mom taught me a trick that seems to be more acceptable:
The lesson here: Don't judge or stereotype and always remember that a wave is nicer than a butt sniff!