Thursday, December 22, 2005

I took a walk

Because Cliff had to leave for work at 9 this morning, we couldn't take our walk together.  So, I figured I'd get the dogs and walk in the woods.  Trouble is, Mandy was nowhere to be found.  Since Buddy was stretched out in front of the barn ready to go, I had a little company... very little.  Buddy is a hunter, and once we hit the woods, he was treeing squirrels or chasing birds; about all I had of him was his stacatto "Bark, bark... bark, bark" that lets me know he has something cornered or treed.  I'd have taken some pictures of him in action, but he was on the move so much he was never close to me.

Our snow is melted on the level  and the hilltops, but down in the woods and hollers where the sun never shines, as you can see, the ground is pretty white.

I returned to find Mandy lying right inside the barn door, soaking up the sunshine.  Buddy showed up about ten minutes behind me and had a quick snack in Mandy's pen.

They really love those new treats, but I won't be buying them often.  I think it's too much to pay for fourteen treats, one of which they can polish off in about twenty minutes.

15 comments:

stormie4851 said...

I ENVY YOU AND YOUR COUNTRY LIFE, I BELIEVE MY HEART AND SOUL IS COUNTRY.  I THINK I HAVE TO ASK THE LORD'S FORGIVENESS FOR I MOST CERTAINLY COVET YOUR COUNTRY..........Merry CHRISTmas...........STORMIE

mutualaide said...

It's nice to get out for a walk...the solitude is good for the soul!  And the fresh air and exercise is good for the mind!

madcobug said...

I'm surprised that Mandy wasn't around to go with you. That was nice of you to let Buddy eat some of Mandy's food and give him one of her chews. Maybe that has a lot to be with Buddy being skinny is that he runs in the woods a lot. I used to take long walks in the snow when I lived on a farm. Helen

readmereadyou said...

Great photos. Lovely place you have there.
Merry Christmas,
Angela

ora4uk said...

You do the neatest stuff Mosie....I always feel like I am walking right with you when you go into the woods...LOL...but believe me...I am only there in spirit....cause me and the woods are a no no .... Hugs...Ora

sanforized6 said...

You gotta give them a Chrstmas present! Just don't get them spoiled. rich

csandhollow said...

Buddy belongs to Marvin doesnt he? Will they be taking himm?

marainey1 said...

It is Christmas - glad you got the treats!  What a wonderful walk you had, I should do the same, but the sidewalks around here are all icy and the street isn't safe to walk on!  I think I'll just stay in and keep warm!  'On Ya' - ma

siennastarr said...

I enjoyed that little walk with you, Mosie... :)   I love when you take pictures, but then you know that already.. lol  

Jackie

mastersblynn said...

Nice pictures pretty dogs! Barbara

bookncoffee said...

Oh I enjoyed your walk via the pictures.  Had I been there and been off, I'd have gone.  I love a good walk.  I need the excercise.
Oh those chewies.....Santa is bringing Tugie some.

tendernoggle said...

My dogs lve those ding treats too. They also love those"greenies", but they too are expensive.
I am surprised Mandy didn't want to go with yall on your walk! She must have been all warm and cozy! lol
love ya,
carlene

toonguykc said...

I love the pics and stories of you and the hounds, Mosie.  I could never trust anybody who didn't love and treasure the company of dogs.  Especially when they act like impossible brats!!  

Russ

deslily said...

I remember one year for Christmas we got our German Shepard "Panzer" a rawhide bone that was 3 feet long!!  she dragged it around for a long time before she even started chewing on it lol.. I had a pic of her holding it and searched this morning for it but of course i can't come across it.. sigh..  it's as much fun buying for animals as it is for kids lol

sassydee50 said...

Mosie~Merry Christmas! I enjoyed visiting and loved taking your walk in the woods via the photos! Wanted to tell you that I saw something on the news here about "Greenies" (bones for dogs) This one lady claimed it killed her dog cuz he couldn't digest it, but the compnay said "as long as they are chewed properly our bones are highly digestable" OK-so I'm thinking--how can I make sure my dogs are chewing properly!? I used to buy them; I won't be now. Blessings, Sassy ;-)

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