Friday, September 5, 2014

FitDog Friday- Ducks, Deer and things seen on the hike

I love the country, but I'm more of a "sit on the porch and watch the birds" kinda gal than a "get out there and hike in the wilderness" person. But what kind of a post for FitDog Friday would that make? So this Labor Day weekend, we decided the weather was just right for a lovely hike at Peebles State Park on Van Schoick Island near Troy, New York.

We took Kelly, Ike and Zeke. The dog friendly trails included one receptacle for poo bags at the head/foot of the trail.

Zeke was full of energy and very excited at all the new smells. The other dogs were happy, but containable. The weather was breezy and perfect. Still, it didn't take long before all tongues were hanging out!

 Oddly, none of the dogs seemed to notice the several deer only yards away right next to the path.

Kelly and Ike got winded quickly. Even quicker than me!

At last, we shared a nice drink and relaxed. 

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  1. After that walk, they could have had a Bowser Beer! Love that shot of the running in the air! Glad you all got off the porch and got some exercise. Thanks for joining FitDog Friday!

  2. THAT was a super outing ... Love that they had Poop Bag depositories at BOTH ends of the trail.
    DEER... DEER

  3. Welcome back to FDF! That looks like a great hike. I'm afraid Jack would have been after that deer in a flash.

  4. With all those tongues hanging out, looks like you had a great hike! Happy Friday!

  5. Welcome back Peggy! Nice hike guys.

  6. Those places have fantastic new smells
    Lily & Edward

  7. Sometimes the wind works in your favor to keep the dogs from smelling the critters (especially if they are large critters :)).

    Looks like a beautiful place to hike.

  8. Looks like a really nice place to hike. Amazing that you got that close to the deer, great photo.

  9. So good to see you!! Looks like a very nice hike. Happy weekend!

  10. When Kelly and Ike pose beside Zeke, their pretty "spectacles" show up more. Adorable.

    As for the deer, did you notice which way the wind was coming from?

    Since I've been sailing, I pay much more attention to the wind. And I find that Honey is more likely to miss critters when the wind is blowing their scent away from her.

  11. What a fun day! I sit all day every day so when we go out, I prefer hiking to sitting... especially since Maya and Pierson do to. :)


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