Monday, February 4, 2008

Winter Walk

I love nicer weather, because it always means "Walkie!"

Yesterday, after some serious harness adjusting (for Patches), we hit the pavement and began our very first 3-mile walk of 2008! At first, my mama tried to keep us out of all the puddles...but gave up after realizing that her efforts were futile. We knew that playing in puddles would lead to bathtime, but it was worth the trade off. Patches especially attacked them with much gusto - slamming 2 paws into each puddle for the biggest splash possible, getting me and mama every time!

Here we are checking out a cat in someone's yard.

We passed a store front, and Patches went absolutely nutty - - he thought there was another handsome Beaglier behind the glass door. Ruff, ruff! I had to tell him that it was our own reflection. Silly puppy!

Check out how incredibly dirty we are! Our bath water was black. I don't look as dirty as Patchy - but it's only because I have black fur...mama said we were both yucky to the max. But, we sure had fun.


Ferndoggle said...

Weeeee! We love walkies! We love puddles! We love baths! Oh wait, scratch that last one...


Lady Kaos said...

A bath is totally worth it if it comes after that much fun....sometimes.

ilovepearly said...

You got some cute nice moo moo pattern.

Sophie Brador said...

You guys are totally cute looking for kitties in your little harnesses.


CoCo said...

Sparky, you are absolutely too cute! Your little brother Patches is not too little anymore. I'm glad to see that you guys had a great weekend! I got to go to the doggy park this past Sunday, but Mama forgot the camera, so no pics from me! I had to take a bath afterwards too, but the tradeoff was well worth it!

CoCo Puff

Maggie & Mitch said...

We do a three-mile walkie too and we love it just as much as you do! I would never dream of getting my tootsies wet though - no way! Mitch is like you! He could care less about mud and grime!
Silly Patches for barking at his reflection! hehehehe

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Amber-Mae said...

You both don't look that dirty to me. Oo, I LOVE puddles too & everytime I see one, I will purposely walk into it. Mommy is never happee about it...Hey, Patches is as big as you now, Sparky! Do you think he's gonna outgrow you soon?

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Butchy & Snickers said...

We love to walkie too. We have 4 1/2 acres to run around on, but we've had so much snow that it's too deep so we only get to walk in a section behind the house, such a bummer. Too bad you had to get a bath. Mama is working on stripping & trimming our hair this week. Not fun! Have you had any snow yet?? Have a great week!
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers

Sparky said...

I bet you had a blast on that 3-mile walk! I wish I could've joined you both. You sure did get dirty though! Too bad you needed a bath.


Bella the Boxer said...

Oh my goodness, you two are the cutest walkers ever! And the cleanest, don't look dirty at all!

xoxo - Bella

Preston said...

a 3-mile walkie?! how fun!
Hey, Sparky, Patches is as tall as you. He is sure growing up quickly.