4.11.2011

April 10, 2011








White Dog, The Other White Dog, Another White Dog, and Still Another White Dog slept in and woke to a windless morning ablaze with sunshine, bright blue skies, and a setting that begged for exploration. The entire White Dog Army had totally enjoyed our accommodations for the night with its cool tile floors and courtyards and clean crisp wilderness smells.

We spent a leisurely morning breakfasting and walking around the "neighborhood." Nuka scampered up and down the ridges like a little mountain goat. Quinn dragged his long velcro coat through every bramble bush in sight in his apparent quest to become a burr baby; he sniffed every blade of grass and scrub along the walk. Puff stayed right at Steve's side prancing, a part of the pack, eyes shining. White Dog, after exploring a bit and overseeing her pack with pride left them and came running across the field, like a dog food commercial to leap over the low wall and join me as I sat talking with the women who were our hosts.

Then we loaded up and headed for a meandering afternoon through the Gila Wilderness. Taking a long way home, we traveled through the mountains, stopped and hiked at several points, and checked out the lovely man-made land formation made by the horrible practice of pit mining (copper rules this part of our state).

It was a grand adventure but we were all exhausted by the time we arrived home in the early evening....happy, all of us smiling, but tired. Quinn reminded us as he settled into his favorite lounging spot in the office, "No matter where you roam, there is no place like home!" Both of the Kansas girls (White Dog and Puff) agreed.

13 comments:

Ginger Jasper said...

Sounds to me as though you had a brilliant time and came home tired but very happy, just as a family trip should make you feel. Simply lovely. Hugs GJ x

Suka said...

hey White Dog Army,

Woofs! What an adventure! Sounds like you all had such a great time! Tane is a beauty, and what great friends you are to bring her cage to her. And what great friends you are to not eat that very yummy looking bunny! ;->

It has been extremely windy at my place, too, but not 75 mph! I bet that was a bit nerve-wracking to drive through. But so furry happy you made it to your vacation house, which sounds like it was an adventure in itself to reach!

Suka

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

True, there is no place like home, but you have to get away for a while before you realize and truly appreciate that. This was just a marvelous weekend for all. We hope you get to do it again soon.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Random Felines said...

What a great adventure! It certainly sounds like everyone had a good time (except for whoever gets to brush the army).

Amber DaWeenie said...

What a wonderfur, unforgetable adventure but just way too short of a trip.

Brian said...

I am so glad everyone enjoyed the adventure, now, naps all around!

rottrover said...

What a nice break you all had!

Sagira said...

I bet you guys were tired but sure looks beautiful there. :)

Asta said...

This sounds like a wondewful adventoowe
I love the pictoowes . The white doggs look faboolous in those pwetty hawnesses
I can just pictoowe them explowing that new place
Now fow home, and safe dweams of all the fun they had
smoochie kisses
ASTA

meowmeowmans said...

What a great adventure you all had! And now, it's time for a nice long nap, right? :)

Wyatt said...

That sounds like a wonderful hike with lots of good smells!
Our wirey fur catches a lot of seeds and burrs too...Arg.

Wyatt and Stanzie

Kari in WeHo said...

what an amazing adventure, glad the winds died down

Kari
http://dogisgodinreverse.com

ForPetsSake said...

There's magic in going away for an adventure. Excitement in the air, electric and intense. But there really is no place like home. No better feeling than walking back through your door, dropping your bags and plopping onto the couch. Home, ahhh....