What a surprise, we went on a holiday after all! M and P are very busy with our new home, so I thought we would not go on a holiday this summer. But we did! We went to the mountains! My favorite destination.
We made nice long walks along little paths. The smells and views were great. We walked up the mountains and sometimes we took an awkward machine going up – a bit like a bus or train, but these ones fly:
We encountered some pretty dangerous wildlife, too. I made sure M could pass them safely:
It was a really nice holiday! It felt like I was on the top of the world.
I am very excited, because M and P are packing. Books, food and hiking gear: everything is stowed in our new campervan. We will probably leave very soon! Of course I will keep you posted about our Adventures. It will be great, I am sure of that. This will be my fourth big long summer holiday – what, do you think I can not count because I am a canine? Don’t be silly, every dog can count. Why else do you think we are annoyed when you only give us one (1) cookie?
Anyway, these big long summer holidays are always great. Last year we enjoyed the hot weather in Croatia, which was very relaxing:
We had some great Adventures too, like canoeing on an awesome lake:
The year before that we had a great time in the mountains:
And the year before that I was still a puppy, having my very first Adventures with M and P. We went biking!
I am big enough now to run next to the bike, so I will do that. I don’t fit into this basket anymore, anyway. It was already a bit cramped when I was little, as you can see.
Who knows where I will go next? I’ll let you know!
Sometimes you find friends where you least expect them. We were hiking in the mountains (we are still in Austria) and we came to a very pretty spot:
We walked to the hut and the lake and there was a dog waiting for me! She was energetic and friendly, so we started playing.
She lives at the hut near the lake, she has an awesome life. Just imagine: living in a hut high up in the mountains, roaming free all day, hunting animals and swimming when you feel like it! She showed me the best parts of the water to play in and we chased each other through the muddy juicy grass.
It was great. After a while M told me we had to go, so I stopped our play and joined M on our walk back to the campsite. My new friend saw us off. Goodbye, mountain dog! It was nice to meet you.
We are still in the mountains and that is making me very happy. I love the smells, the pure air, the views, the juicy grass, the clear water in all the little streams. We take long walks every day. This is happy healthy living to the max! Mountain bliss.
We moved again and now we are in Austria! There are still mountains here, which is great. I love mountains. We walk a lot and on one of these walks we passed the Italian border, M told me. So we went to Italy and back in one minute. This is M, standing on what is called a border stone. The Ö means that side is Austria, on the other side there was an I (this doesn’t make sense to me, but apparently humans understand).
Anyway, I don’t care about borders, but I am interested in the culinary traditions of the countries I visit. Italy is pizza country, as everyone knows. Croatia is squid territory, in Slovenia I tasted delicious ham and sausages and Austria turns out to be cheese country! M and P bought a lot of cheese in a little village we visited and they shared it with me. I think I really like this country, too!