Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Back to Africa


Guinness here!  Years ago I told you about a tree that reminds my human of AFRICA!  And everytime time we hike down there we pretend we are going on a big safari.
The problem is Maggi does not like to walk through the long straw.  I think it makes her feel trapped and she can't find a way out of that long grass.  So my human dad took his tractor and cut a trail--SEE?

Now we can all enjoy the walk to Africa again. And  look... Maggi loves it!

My human climbs the tree.  She thinks she is 9 and not 39.

But Maggi does not like that one bit.  She cries and whimpers.  She does not understand "UP".

So now we will all sit together UNDER the tree instead!
Besides...it's better to keep your feet planted firmly on the ground.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

She Certainly Leaves an Impression!

Maggi's front paws are enormous.  Lots of people comment on them.  Most likely they grew wide and splayed the way you would hold out your hands if you were groping in the dark.  Sweet Maggi.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Friday, September 23, 2011

Splorin!


Hi!  Guinness here. Here is a short video of a Boston Terrier taking me for a walk.  Don't worry--it is only 19 seconds!  It is my friend Willis.  He has a lot of energy, I can't be bothered moving so fast as him!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubr8QF3tIOE

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The Old Milk Run

Guinness here in the background and LOOK!  It is our GRAMPS! 
That's right.  We found an old apple tree and have some questions for Gramps.  The Annapolis Valley is famous the world over for its apples--and Gramps?  Well, he knows all about apples.

We hike down old trails and see beautiful fields and farmlands.  Gramps tells us this is the old SPUR LINE and in the old days--when the trains still operated-- this was a side rail to pick up the MILK from all the dairy farmers in the Valley.


We hike and hike and finally find that old apple tree. 

Gramps lets Maggi have a guess first.  Maggi thinks it tastes like a GREEN apple.  But Maggi is wrong!

Gramps goes for more apples.  He will go anywhere to pick any fruit.  Careful Gramps!

Now I have a go at the apples.  Crunch crunch smacksmack smack GULP.  I say it is some kind of RED apple.

Gramps says that is cheating.  He fills up his pack with MORE apples!

Now for the official word.  Gramps has a smackeral.  He says they are an ancient breed of Cortland apples and there was a farm here once.  Gramps spits out his apple.  He thinks it is too tart and we all laugh very hard.

The sun is going down.  The days are short now.  It is time to meander home.

We pass back over the fields, through the old farm land and back to the trail.



We were really happy to have our Gramps here with us on our walky.

Ever since my human was a little pup Gramps taught her about all the little wild flowers and the different types of trees and all the birds and animals.

It is important to have quality time you know.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Grass Bath

       Hi!  It is Mags!  I am about to take a grass bath.  I will show you how it is done!


                                                                     First, you roll like this!


                                                               Then you kick like this!
                                                          Then you sit up like this!


And then start all over again!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

A Whole Lotta Nuttin'

Oh hi there--it is Guinness!  While on vacation we did nothing....

...except a whole lotta this, ZZZZ...

...and a whole lotta that, CLUNK...

But that is ok!

Sometimes it is good just to, you know...BE.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

GOSH!

Oh hi it is Guinness.  We are on Staycation for a while but I was going through Facebook and found this old picture of Saige and Christa.  Sometimes it is fun to look back.  We forget how massive Saige was until we see pictures like this.  Hope you enjoy--we'll be back in no time.  Love, Guinny-Bear.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Endangered Species of Canada

 The North Atlantic Right Wale
 Population:  300

 Vancouver Island Marmot
Population: 195

 The Great Canadian Wood Bison
Population:  3,000

 The Red Crossbills of Newfoundland
Population:  500

Groucho
Population: 1

Thursday, September 1, 2011

The Old Swimming Hole

Hi!  It's Guinness.  We are close to home but on a path we have not 'splored' before, if you can believe that one!  Well, we come across this little pond way down in the gorge--see?

UH OH! Maggi HEARS the water. Maggi SMELLS the water! Maggi LOVES the water and Maggi wants IN that water!


DOUBLE UH-OH! Maggi starts heading down the bank. She is very bold. The humans always have to watch her close because she is a bit too confident.


video

Oh please watch this short video--watch Maggi find her way down.  Remember she has never been here before and is completely blind.  WOW! SMART MAGGI!

Well looks like Mags finds the water and has a little cool-off.  Hey, this place is neat!

There is a pretty old stone wall.  I wonder who built it.  I wonder how old it is? We climb back up.

  When we get home our human dad tells us it is the OLD TOWN SWIMMING POOL!  When he was a little boy it was dammed off and flooded to make a big pond.  He said there would be hundreds of kids here all summer and that is where they took swimming lessons!


I like all the old stories and the lost history.  It is fun to think about huh?  Plus it is a good way to keep my mental faculties well exercised.  Til next time....love Guinness.