Monday, July 27, 2009

squirrels don't swim

Hi every bloggie!

Whew... I know it's not Texas but it was very humid and hot today-you could cut the air it was thick. So we headed out for an early run this morning on the ARRT. For my fellow tweetin dog bloggies, you can follow the national rails trails tweets. They tweet about local and national rail trail happenings. Here's me and mom. She has a hard time keeping up with me. I'm trying to get her into shape.
About mid way, I found a nice spot in the shade to take a cool off dip.
But I got a little distracted. Mom says squirrels don't swim but I thought I'd check out the tree anyways. What does she know. Squirrels talk to me why can't they swim.
Well maybe she was right. Okay okay.. time to swim, cool off and hit the spin cycle.
You didn't know but I have a wild ob eye (short for wildlife observing). Wild obing is my latest thing, check out my postings. My gal pal Sharon is Sharing is the master wild ober. That's quite a title. You can get the iPhone app and join the fun too!
Along the trail, I sniffed my way to this mushroom and told mom to capture it. Neat huh?
The trail has benches for break time. They're surrounded by black eye susans. I wanted to sit and enjoy but had to get back. I got an after run romp at the frog pond for coming along. Sweet deal!


  1. Norwood, you are a cutie. That looked like a really fun day, except the water part. I am not big on water.

    licks and sniffs, Sasha

  2. That is one cool mushroom! For some reason our mom things mushrooms are as pretty as flowers are!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  3. You actually went out yesterday? We turned on the AC and hid out. Momma was complaining because she got all sweaty just picking up the poops in the backyard.


  4. Norwood, I think that you & your Mom & Aunt Dee make the best hiking team ever. Too bad it's too hot for Tula cuz she would have loved the walk. Thanks for the Wildobs shout out! I didn't see much Saturday but that iguana in my backyard yesterday was WAY COOL! It's nice to see a boy being a boy...keep getting muddy cuz that's what you're suppose to do.
    love ya,

  5. You are a GREAT wildobs-er could your Mom go wrong with you leading the way with your good sniffer & doggie eyes! I love how you take your job so seriously & get right into the thick of that tree in the water trying to track down squirrels! Keep it up Norwood cuz one day you'll have your own TV show...& I'll be watching!
    your cat pal,

  6. You are especially handsome in your photo. Nice mushroom and oh yes doggy in a tree!! Sandy

  7. Looks like a fun way to spend a warm day. Did you get hit by all those nasty storms we heard about?

    Thanks for the info on the bandannas.

    Woos, the OP Pack

  8. Hi Norwood
    You had fun I can see that on your pictures :)
    Its early in the year for a mushroom but that shot is fantastic :)
    I love your shot in the TREE ^__^

    Kareltje =^.^=

  9. hello norwood its dennis the vizsla dog hay that mushroom has a door and a skylite!!! did yoo see the faerie or smurf wot evidently livs inside??? i hav herd that smurfs ar verry tasty and can be turnd into gold with the proper kemikal treetment!!! ok bye

  10. Hello Norwood,

    your life is filled with excitment and adventures!!! I bet you're on the way for next adventure!

    best regards

  11. As my hunk of MalMaleBF Summii's mummii khalls it, 'air woo khan wear'

    It was ikhky!

    Tank woo fur sharing your adventure!


  12. cool run - our mommy doesnt run fast enough wither so we make her put her wheels on (skates) maybe you should try that

    Woodrow, Sweetie & MJ

  13. What a fun start to your day. Great pictures. Good you got a chance to cool off in the water. You are very photogenic.
    Ernie & Sasha

  14. We love that last shot of you Norwood. That is a cool mushroom you found.

    Holly & Zac...XX

  15. Hi Norwood,
    What a fantastic time you must have had with Mom on the trail. What a neat place! We love all the pictures, especially the ones of you in the water in between the trees. BOL!

    Wags and woofs,
    Benson and Gibson

  16. hi Norwood, we're glad that you are getting your mom in shape. hee hee! we want to know more about sqirrels too. we sure don't see them swimming at the dog park.


  17. Great post, its not that hot here ;-)

    Wizz :-)

  18. Squirrels really can't swim? We may need to send that one into Myth Busters..
    Sure glad you are keeping mom in shape.. Our mom has a really hard time keeping up with all three of us when we walk.. Callie girl is always zooming around behind her. She still needs some learning..

    Big Sloppy Kisses
    Gus, Louie and Callie

  19. Norwood. Excellent training of your leggeded. And the wild obs. Fab. Tho I'm thinking after your photie taking of the pawsome magic mushroom you might of smoked it and climbed up that tree....

    Wiry loves and kisses, Eric xxxx

  20. Hi, Norwood!
    Sure you had a pawesome time there!
    Looks like you were looking for a squirrel in an interesting place!
    Yes, the mushroom is beautiful!
    Kisses and hugs

  21. Norwood!!! I almost caught a squirrel yesterday! I was soooo close that I could almost feel his fur on my face, but he got away. :(

    Cool twitter rec! We will have to try it out. It looks like you had a nice little stream to swim in. All of our streams near where we live have gross water.

    Chasing my tale...
    Addie, Lucie, and Hailey

  22. Another great adventure!! What a fun day you had, Norwood! Your pictures are fantastic!!


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