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Wander weekend

I had a great weekend. We went camping, M and I!

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We wandered in the woods and followed all kinds of small paths. When we did not know which way to go, we chose the path that smelled the most inviting.

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We had Adventures along the way, too. We encountered a herd of enormous beasts! Some of them were pitch black and looked very impressive. We made a little detour, of course, what do you expect? It is the only sensible way to do when one encounters beasts. Especially when they come in a herd.

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After this I had to be extra alert, in case we would encounter more of them…

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Happily, we did not. From then on everything was peaceful and quiet in the woods.

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In the night, M and I slept cosily together in the bed. At home I have my own beds, but in the campervan we share. We nestle close together under the blanket, so we both stay warm.

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In the morning we had pancakes and coffee! Well, just pancakes for me, M still won’t give me coffee. I don’t know why, it would surely help with my morning temper. It does with M’s…

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After breakfast we waited for the rain to stop.

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Then we went wandering again. We went through rough grassy land…

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And along broad avenues lined with ancient trees.

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When we broke up and drove away I thought we were going home, but M had a surprise for me. We stopped at the home of my boy-friend! It was great to see him.

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You can imagine I had a grand weekend. We wandered through the woods, explored grassy lands, escaped a herd of dangerous beasts, ate pancakes and slept in one warm bed and on top of all that I played and cuddled with my friend. I am one happy dog.

 

 

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Camping

We went camping this weekend! On the campsite where we were before, the one with all the rabbits. This time there were even more rabbits, but they stayed well away from our campervan. I had mixed feelings about this: I would have liked to catch one of them to present it to M for sharing (I hear that rabbits taste delicious when humans have removed all the furry stuff). But I also like them to be Respectful and stay clear of the campervan.

Anyway, we had a nice spot:

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‘We’ in this case was me and M and a friend of M, who’s name is also M. That is a bit confusing, for humans. Not to me of course, because like all dogs I do not care much about names. It is the amount of cookies they give me that counts. And that was all right with this friend: she gave me lots. So I decided to allow her in my campervan.

We made long walks in the pretty woods surrounding the campsite:

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It was good to go camping again. I wish we will do it more!

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Forest bliss

What can I say. Woods, little paths, a myriad of smells, little woodland things that tickle between my toes. Bliss!

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I slept a little extra for a few days, recovering from my holiday with Nicoline. Holidays with her and her pack are nice, but strenuous like a bootcamp. A bootcamp for a week! So I was tired. But not anymore. I am ready for some running in the woods and on the beach!

Old lady

I had the pleasure of seeing my old friend again, movie star Hester. It has been a while since I saw her – she is very old and doesn’t go to the beach anymore. But yesterday she had a good day and we went to the woods together. She still looks gorgeous, by the way.

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It was fun. The sun was shining and Hester pottered around happily, sniffing here and there. I was actively investigating our surroundings, in case there was a squirrel passing by or a dangerous dog approaching. Nothing of the kind happened. We just had a happy walk.

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Which is a good thing, especially with old friends.

 

 

Sunny walk

Yesterday M was ill and I stayed by her side all day. I do not want to go out when she is ill, I want to stay with her in case she needs me. She is much better today, so I took my usual position near the window to guard my street, again. But that is not what I want to tell you about today – I want to show you the walk we did a couple of days ago. It was awesome! We went to a place that is not familiar to me. The sun was shining:

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There were nice smelly woods, dunes and sand and loads of rabbits and little lakes shimmering in the distance:

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And then, there was the beach! The sea is never far off where we live. I had smelled it already when we were walking in the woods and was hoping we would go there. I like the woods, but I love the beach.

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We went down to it and I did some thorough running, chasing seagulls and all that. Then we returned to the woods again. It was a really nice walk.

An adventure for every dog

There is one more picture of our hike in Germany that I’d like to share with you. To me it makes clear how wonderful it is to be with your humans and have adventures together. Walking in a wood with trees this big was truly an adventure.

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I wish all the dogs in the world can have adventures like this. Yes, also the little ones that get dressed up and are carried around in designer bags. Because no matter how tiny dogs are, they need adventures! Maybe you are reading this and you are such a dog. You want to go out on an adventure too, but you have to persuade your human. Because your human prefers shopping malls over woods, right? Well, you can tell her that for going on an adventure together you will need gear to survive in the woods. Like…. outdoor designer clothing! For her and for you! Which means more shopping, so she will definitely like that.

And then, after hours of shopping and preparation, you are finally out in those woods. You will have a happy walk and ignore the squirrels roaring with laughter about your fashionable canine outdoor gear. They are just dumb squirrels. Enjoy your adventure!

Mysterious woods

Our holiday is definitely turning out to be an active one. We are still in the Slovenian mountains and yesterday we made a wonderful walk in the woods. Not just some wood, but a rather mysterious one. Very different from the woods in Holland. This wood has little streams and big boulders and waterfalls. It is very lush and it smells great, it is a green smell with a touch of clear mountain water.

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I ran up and down the little paths and smelled the air. The game I sensed was far away, not worth chasing. So I just enjoyed the view and the wonderful smell.

Me in the woods