Got to do another long off leash hike. LOVE those! Had a good size group again, too. 13 people and 13 dogs on this urban wilderness trail in south Knoxville. We hiked 5.2 miles on some muddy trails. Mom said it was like having weights on her shoes at times with all the extra mud that was sticking. Frankly I can't say that I noticed and think Mom should have just taken her shoes off and walked barefooted. Hehe. It was warm and humid, especially for January. So I got in the water a little, and of course I enjoyed romping through mud puddles. Don't you love to feel the mud squish through your toes?
After our hike Mom and I went by Grandma's house for a little bit. I visited with Emma. She and I used to play a lot, but since our family has grown she has felt a little overwhelmed by all of us. With just me there though we got to play again. I was a little tired from hiking so I didn't want to play quite as much as Emma. I was glad when she finally let me get a nap, and she ended up napping right next to me.
Once we got home I had my dinner and then a B A T H! I worked hard to find all that mud and Mom just washed it away. Now I have to get out there and find some more. Why does she do that to me?!!
I got to go on the pack walk today!! Me! Me! Meeee! Hehe. On the way there Mom says I was a terrible back seat driver. I just HAVE to help by fussing at the other drivers.
Anyway, we went to Nicholas Ball Park to walk today. Small group this time. Three people and four dogs including me and my family. The dogs in the group were me, Cheeky, Ziggy and Amy. Best estimate we walked about four miles, but that is just a guess. It's not a big park so we loop multiple times. This was an on leash walk. They are fun, but the off leash ones are the best!
Today Dutchess and I got to go on a pack walk with our local group AND we got to play at the dog park. Woo-hoo! We started off with a walk in the woods beside the dog park. I like going back in there. Heck, I like going just about anywhere for that matter. Sometimes at the very back, down by the water, Mom lets us off leash a little, but not today. Seems many of the dogs on the walk were all working our noses overtime following something. So Mom said we had to stay on leash until we got into the dog park.
For our time in the dog park, we stayed on the little dog side most of the time. I sure like the big dog side, better, but there were some really rambunctious dogs over there for a while today. That's okay. Everyone needs to get rid of some energy sometimes. We did get to go over there a little later. I don't know why but that side just seems better for running!
I love it when people bring dog treats to the dog park. I have learned to sit very nicely ... most of the time ... for treats. Every now and then I'm afraid they don't see me so I stand up on my back legs just to make sure they know I am there. Love it when someone has treats in a little open pouch on their belt. Love it even more when that someone squats down with a bunch of dogs around them. Makes it easier to sneak in and help myself. Tee hee hee.
There is another walk planned for tomorrow. The car is acting up again, so I'm not sure if any of us will get to go or not. Hope we do, and I hope it's me!