Sunday, August 2, 2015

Hiking with Bert

Friends

On Sunday I took a hike with Bert.  It was wonderful.  Lots of sights, sounds, adventure, and even a scary moment.  When you get to the part of the video you will see Bert running back to me with a worried look on his face.  Prior to that I heard Bert make a sound.  It was not a bark or a yelp, it was a sound I had not heard him make before.  When he got to me he stood behind me shaking.  I did check him to see if he was injured.  He was not.  Then I thought, "I wonder if..."  So I headed the short distance from where he came.  Bert WOULD NOT come with me, he just stood there shaking, watching me.  I proceeded with caution.  What I found was a Great Basin Rattlesnake!  I took it's picture, from a safe distance and returned to Bert.  This really is great news.  You may remember that a couple of years ago Goose and Bert took Snake Aversion Training together.  I know that it worked for Goose as three times in our hiking we came across a Rattlesnake and Goose each time alerted me to the snake and he avoided it.  Well it seems that Bert paid attention in class as well.  So come along with me on a beautiful Sunday hike.



Blessings,
Michelle

24 comments:

  1. Mr. Bert is so lucky to have a freind like you. what a beautiful day for the two of you. Thanks Michelle for being our friend

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  2. I took the rattlesnake class, too, and I react just like Bert did!! My mom is so happy!!

    -Otto

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  3. Don't eat any of the river rocks Bert! Two surgeries are two to many!

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    1. four surgeries for rocks and one for a tennis ball. and yet, there he is, holding another rock. The boy is a little "off" when it comes to rocks.

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  4. What a gorgeous slide show! Thank you for sharing this blessing with us.
    XOXO

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  5. We remember when you did the snake aversion class! How great to know it stuck works
    Beautiful hike with Bert!
    hugs
    Mr Bailey, hazel & Mabel

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  6. Hi there, so glad you and Bert had such a good hike! Our daughter's 12 yr old Newfie mix always lets them know when a snake is in their yard and stands between the snake and the children-he's amazing. Glad that Bert remembered his training.
    Hugs, Noreen

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  7. I love that you take Bert on hikes!!

    Ziggy Out!!

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  8. Oh how much things you saw, I love the big ears of the deer and that giant berds. I'm glad you avoided that rattler-guy and you were careful as you saw theat wasp-crib... was it abandoned or occupied? the old tree looked a little like a dragons head to me, maybe it was a real dragon once? I'm happy with you that you had such a wonderful sunday and hey... just between us... Bert please don't swallow that big rock you found in the water :o) After all it was like "real life", you found a lot of beautiful things, including a ginormous stick and I found an old pee-house hahahahaha
    easy rider

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  9. You are such a handsome and supersmart boy, Bert! What a beautiful hike!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

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  10. we always love seeing Bert - he is such a happy goofy boy

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  11. What a great hike!!! We just love watching Bert play in the stream!!!
    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

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  12. Hari OM
    Truly Beautiful... but I'm with the camp who were worrying about Bert and those stones!!! I too recall you doing the snake aversion - well done Bertie- Boy!!! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

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  13. Oh, Bert looks so happy to be out hiking with you! What a wonderful day you had.
    Oz

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  14. OH MY STARS...SNAKES SCARE US TO DEATH EVEN IF THEY AREN'T POISONOUS. THEY ARE SLINKY. YAY BERT AND I'M SURE ANGEL GOOSE
    WAS ON ALERT TOO
    HUGS MADI YOUR BFFF

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  15. Good boy Bert! Now you need to go get your dog so he can be in the church directory!


    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  16. I think it's truly wonderful that you, Michelle, can spend hiking time with your buddy Bert! I'm so glad the snake aversion class worked!!!!!!!!

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  17. Wow, that's so cool - except for the whole "snake" thing! We're so glad Bert knew to leave him alone!
    Yours sincerely,
    Margaret Thatcher

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  18. SO glad you could have Bert with you to warn you about the snakes and point out all the fauna. What a beautiful place! Thanks for sharing. And don't eat the rocks, Bert.

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