Monday, September 03, 2007

Hike n Howl 2007

I came, I saw, I hiked.
I always wanted to say that.

The Mom and I got up early, so early it was dark outside, to go bye-bye in the car. Now, this usually means that we're either going to that place that is totally obsessed with putting something up my butt, or to the store place where all the stuff is sold. This time though, we didn't go to either of these places. We were in the car for a LONG, LONG, LONG time. So long the sun came up and it got light out. We stopped at a place that was very noisy, and didn't have much grass to potty on. The Mom shared a small piece of her egg biscuit, then we got back in to the car. And were in the car for another LONG, LONG, LONG time. When we finally stopped, guess who I saw? Indy and his mom were there. And a husky I'd never met before, Max. Then I looked up, and there were HUSKIES EVERYWHERE!! We'd made it to Hike n Howl.

Our first stop was a small side trip to see Xia. Here we are at our first sniff n meet!

I must say that we were both on our best behavior, and that this meeting went quite well. Xia could not join us for the hike, her leg is still healing according to The Mom, so we went on without her to do the hike part:

This was our view on much of the hike. We were a little slower than most, but we did complete the hike! I'm happy to say that we raised $160 for the rescue groups. After the hike, there were lots of fun things to do - The Mom got a husky painted on her:

I met a very strange husky:
Then we spent more time with Xia.

Right before we got in the car again, something very, very nice happened. I'll blog about that tomorrow!


Kapp pack said...

Yes, it was lots of fun! My mom told me she got to serve you a hot dog, I can't wait until next year!

Woo woo, Kelsey Ann

The Brat Pack said...

It looks like a ton of fun, thanks for posting the pics!


IndyPindy said...

It was great seeing you again Dakota! I'm glad you finally got to meet Xia!

The Husky in the Window said...

Oh Dakota, you'all had so much fun. We enjoyed the pictures. We are glad everyone had a good time and all the pups did too.
Husky Hugs, MayaMarie

Shmoo said...

Sorry I missed you at the hike Dakota, but I had to stay here because my human woman is selfish. She tried to appease me by saying that she had met you, but I wasn't satisfied with that. One of these days I'll take the keys to the RAV and come see you.

I can't wait to hear what exciting thing happening after you got in the car!


MaPaw said...

Hey, I met that same strange Husky. I am so glad you made it to the hike.

Dakota said...

Kelsey Ann - I did get to meet your Mom, and I looked for you but I couldn't find you!! All The Mom could remember was something about a guy in a yellow shirt with a Husky.

Thrawn - It was a blast. It's a shame the you and the rest of the Brat Pack are so far away. Hey - I think we got one of your Five Happy Hounds Store cards in our bag. Maybe some shopping is in order.

Indy - Glad to see you again too. We should do it more often.

MayaMarie - Come on up next year!

Meeshka - It's true. I did meet your human woman. I wooed to her that she had no business not bringing you, but she seemed to ignore me. If it helps, I didn't see her doing much hiking or howling.

Magnum - That was the strangest thing. He (she?) smelled different the second time sniffed!!!

Amici said...

That looked like a lot of fun! I wish we had one of those events up here in Maine. We love the strange husky you met. :P