Friday, January 21, 2011

My ‘VERY SPECIAL WALKIE’ Post… AT LAST!!!

 

Remember a promise I, Buddy, had made 10000 years ago?

To tell you about a TOTALLY EPIC (in Bookerman’s words) walk?

Well, finally I get to tell you about my adventure.

 

You won’t believe me if I told you what I almost caught on our morning walk the other day.

Not a lizard, not a squirrel but……….

A HARE!!!!

 

Yes, a big, fat, bouncy hare!

I ALMOST, ALMOST, ALMOST caught it, I was THIS close.

It must have been a really lazy hare because it was very, very slow and fat!

 

Oh! What a prize it would have been!!

Me, a City Dog, catching a Hare!

It would have been a dream-come-true event!

 

But as luck would have it, after chasing it for nearly 1232432 miles, I lost it because it disappeared down a rabbit hole…err…hare hole, if you would like.

 

I really don’t know what Lewis Carroll was thinking but let me tell you, in real life, hare holes aren’t even big enough for a dawg to get in, forget a fully grown human called Alice!

Try as I might, I just couldn’t follow him in. Neither could Ginger and not even our little puppy brother who tried to help me get in.

And there, my dream prize was gone!!!

 

During those days when Daddy had deserted us gone to Delhi, Mummy took us to the glorious rock- forest for our morning walks.

This rocky place is like our own private garden.

 

Well, alright. It is much a wee bit bigger for a garden but definitely private. Mummy prefers to take us there because, except for a stray human or two, we hardly encounter anyone.

We, of course, are delighted!

Not only is the landscape extremely explorable, the place is teeming with the largest collection of critters a Dog can dream of chasing!

Squirrels and lizards are routine ‘encountees’. But that hare was a very, very special find!

 

If only mummy had her camera with her that day…

But unfortunately, she finds it very difficult to carry her camera along on days she takes us walking without Daddy.

You see, she has only 2 paws and we are 3 very active pups.

(Well, she has 4 paws but 2 are of no use except for trying to catch up with us and she doesn’t do that very well, either!)

 

Anyway, the point is that she did not have her camera that day and that epic moment is lost for eternity.

You just have to take my word that this hare looked like this.

 

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Ok. Like this actually, but way fatter and slower!

 

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I am rather doubtful that I will ever encounter a big, fat, lazy hare and get SO, SO close to one ever again. Sigh!

I don’t have any pictures of that day, but recently we went there again and I do have some pictures from then.

 

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 (Slow Mummy made it to the top at last!!)

 

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( Taking a breather)

 

 

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Hope you all got to go on a nice walk too.

 

Wags,

Buddy

18 comments:

Roo said...

Don't ya just hate that when you get so close you get little hairs or hares ;) stuck in your teeth but they still get away!!! Drives me nuts I tell ya!

Cool place you found it in. Huge boulders! Pawfect for findin a hare out of place ;)

Waggin at ya,
Roo

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

We won't be getting any walks for a while now because the Momster can't take a chance on falling. But we too really enjoy our walks. Thunder is our rabbit chaser and catcher:( He has engorged himself way too many times on some itsy bunnies.

Great pics from your time out with Mom and Dad.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

the booker man said...

buddy!

dude, that was a TOTALLY EPIC walkie for sures!!! heehee! that is so so cool how you saw that big 'n fat bunny and you almost caught it!! i gotta woof, though, it's prolly better that you didn't catch it. see, me 'n asa caught a bunny last summer. mama says we made a hooge mess, so she made us take baths and get our toothies brushed! hmmmph!!

*woof*
the booker man

mayziegal said...

WOW! That was a super thrilling and exciting story! I can't believes you got THAT close to that ker-azy looking hare. We have lots of bunnies around here but we don't usually get that close to 'em. Um, but, well...Brudder Ranger has managed to kill TWO BABY bunnies. But I'm not sure that really counts.

That place you walk is Most Magical. I wish I could come with you!

Wiggles & Wags,
mayzie

Pat said...

May the memory of it bring a smile to your beautiful doggy faces for many years to come - we know now that of which you dream when your paws are paddling in your sleep :)

jabblog said...

Clever Buddy :-) Your rock forest looks a wonderful place to explore.

snoopydog said...

Looks like a great place to go for walks, with lots of interesting bits to explore. Thanks for telling us all about it! have a fun weekend. Ros and Oscar

Mariodacat said...

Dat is a really neat place for doggies to go. I bet there are lots of smells there too.

scotsmad said...

So close! Maybe you WILL see him again....at least you know where he lives.

That rocky garden is just awesome. We could get lost in there for weeks, if we were allowed!

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

houndstooth said...

Oh, wow! What a totally cool adventure! I wish I could have been there. I think I could have helped you catch that old hare!

Bunny

Lorenza said...

I felt like I was there with you all!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Trixie, Lily, and Sammy-Joe said...

Wow, that IS a special walk! We are sorry you didn't catch the hare. But we guess it is good for the bunny!

Priscilla said...

Oh, it's really annoying when you were that close but the little creature just dived into his little hideout! What a coward he was!!!
That rocky place that you had the walkies with your mom and dad looks perfect for a good hiking. Your mom is so strong and she made it to the top, I don't think my mom is able to come to the half of it.

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

A most excellent adventure! But we agree it's probably better you didn't actually catch the hare; your mum would not have liked to clean up the mess you would have made of yourselves. You do have a nice place to walk with a safe space to run free. We can see how it's easier for your dad to hold the leashes when all three of you are pulling, though.

Jed & Abby

Maggie and Mitch said...

We see bunbuns all the time on our walkies in every season except winter and we've never been fortunate to catch one either, Buddy!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Tessa the Maltese said...

Ohh think of the great nap dreams that you all can have of chasing that rabbit!

woo woos, Tessa

Sarge said...

Hey Buddy!
Wow, what an adventure! So close, and yet so far. That's okay, leave him to chase another day. The chase is the best part anyway...trust me I've caught lots of chipmunks and I really love the chase...and am left with a snout full of fur. Blech. Great job witht the chase! A+ for effort!
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

♥I am Holly♥ said...

That looks like a wonderful place to go and visit! Your mummy is very brave to climb to the top of that big rock. Mine won't climb at all anymore! That had to be an adventure to run that many miles after a hare and almost get it!! That sounds thrilling! Here's to getting the next hare that goes along! Lots of love, Holly

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