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A three day hike

Last time I told you I was probably up to a new Adventure and I was right! We went on a three day hike. We started at our house and went to the sea. There was a thick mist which made the surroundings a bit mysterious for M and P. Not for me, I use my nose and ears as much as I use my eyes. I knew exactly where we were going.

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We went to the beach and I ran to keep myself warm – and because I was happy, because it looked like we were going on a long hike. M and P had these packs on their backs, which usually is good news. It means we are going to walk for hours. We had lunch at a beach club and then continued our hike through the dunes. The mist cleared and it became sunny.

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Then we went to the beach again. I ran some more, rolled in smelly sea food (no good for eating anymore, but fabulous for perfuming your body) and I met other dogs, whom I greeted politely.

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It became a bit tricky when the tide came in. I had to help P cross the ocean:

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Then we sat down again at another beach club and I finally could take a nap.

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While M and P enjoyed this. I don’t know what it is, but they drink it al lot so I guess they like it:

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After my nap we walked just a little further to our hotel. It was a cosy place, where I discovered that M and P had not taken my snoozebag with them, but some flimsy blanket to lie on. I was very disappointed when I found out. So I decided to snooze on the bed. I am not allowed on the bed, but when I keep my hind legs on the floor it is not really lying on the bed, is it?

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In the end, I did sleep on the flimsy blanket. Too bad. The next day, we started out on the beach again. I found a huge stick!

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Like the day before, we walked on the beach and in the dunes. It was nice, although a bit cold with a strong wind blowing from the sea.

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We went to a new place and stayed in a different hotel. This morning we started from there. It was nice and sunny.

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We went along the beach for a short while, then walked to the dunes and into the woods. I was off leash most of the time, so I could run and sniff around. I smelled rabbits and deer and cyclists.

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Then the landscape changed. There were more houses and traffic and noise and I knew we were entering a city. A nice city though, with lots of tasty fat ducks in the little canals.

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From there we took one of those swoooish things called trains and we went back home. It was amazing how fast we were home again. It was still there and I was lucky, because the sun was shining on my favorite chair. So I stretched my long legs and dozed in the sun, for the rest of the day. This was an Adventure.

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Thrilled

M is packing. This is what I found, just now. It looks like we are up to a new Adventure.

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I always find it a bit unnerving when she starts packing, because it can mean two things:

1. She is going away and I am not. Needless to say I am not very pleased when this happens, although I usually go and stay with Nicoline when M and P are away. Staying with Nicoline is nice, but I prefer being with my own humans.

2. I am going with M and P. I must admit I do have mixed feelings when this happens. I like going with them, it is thrilling to have Adventures together. But it is also a bit stressful for a dog to explore new territories. M and P are happily walking along, while I have to do the guarding. It is a big responsibility, for a dog. Of course I am up to that, I am a trustworthy and ferocious bodyguard by nature. I will just have to be even more alert than I normally am. I do hope they’ll give me some extra food for that, because it costs a lot of energy.

What M is packing now, is hiking gear. Usually when she packs this, I go with her! I hope I will, this time, too. And that P is coming as well. I will tell you all about it when I know more!