Our first staircase hike

May 27, 2012 at 6:45 am 2 comments

Walk #32 Fern Dell and Immaculate Heart.

I had a minor panic attack when we arrived at Fern Dell…. “Where did the treat bag go?” We searched the car, under the seats, around the back, couldn’t find it. I was so sure that I had brought the treats.

Nathan (BF) asked me if I wanted to go back home to get the treats. I said “No, but this is going to be a challenge. Squirrels and possibly off-leash dogs running around, Boogie is going to be uncontrollable!!! He is going to be pulling all over the place!”

I was pleasantly surprised. Boogie proved me wrong and was a well-behaved little walking buddy. He looked like he was having the best time ever, even though he couldn’t care less about the views of Downtown LA, The Griffith Park Observatory, a house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright’s son and some castle that Nicholas Cage used to live in. Boogie was trotting along with his tongue waggin’ in the afternoon heat, sniffin’ lots of stuff, peein’ on lots of stuff, climbing stairs, climbing hills, looking at squirrels and chipmunks…and then the joy of our breezy car ride home.

The staircase…

And then when we were back in our neighborhood…

As usual, Boogie doesn’t seem to tire after long hikes. When we arrived back home, he brought me his ball….

Monday: Our next staircase hike with Sarah!

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  • 1. Pamela Webster (@S_Wagging)  |  May 29, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    Hooray for leaving your treats beyond. It gave Boogie a moment to shine.

    Amazing that you can’t tire Boogie out. We took our Golden Retriever, Honey, on a six mile round trip walk and the next morning she was so tired we had to take her up just to feed her breakfast!

    I guess there are high energy dogs (Boogie) and low energy dogs (Honey).

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    • 2. lili  |  May 30, 2012 at 3:12 am

      It’s always such a buzz when I don’t have treats on me, and Boogie shows me what he is capable of.These are the moments when I know for sure that the training has worked and he is an awesome dog :)

      Six miles is a lot of miles. Honey is a trooper! That would definitely tire Boogie out!

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