Sunday, August 23, 2015

Muddy Mischief Monday


As promised some scenes from my hike with Bert in Ice Box Canyon.

By this point in our hike we had already hiked a couple of miles and Bert just knew with a name like Ice Box great things lay ahead.

We both were all smiles at just the thought of what might lay ahead.

Along the way Bert found a small pocket of water to cool his paws off.  Of course the pocket of water surrounded by rocks was a bonus for him.

Of course we all know when you have a wet Bert and dirt trails a happy Bert is bound to get some dirty paws and tummy. 

But no need to worry because this Golden Boy knows how to find the wet stuff, even if it meant I had to crawl on my hands and knees to get to the waters edge.

That my friends is the face of true bliss.

Bert just begging me to throw a rock for him. 

Then he led the way up the trail.  Love how he stops to check to see if I am still coming.  A reminder of my sweet Goose who would always make sure he kept me in his sight.

No surprise that Bert led us to another beautiful spot along this creek.

Bet you can't guess what the Golden Boy is doing......

Yep that is a rock.

It was so much fun the first time......

he had to get another. 

I've been around Bert enough to know that look on his face and what is about to happen.

Mix one part wet Bert, one part trail dirt and what you get is.....

Is a muddy Golden Mess. 

And just for some added fun lets mix in some leaves, twigs, and possible deer poop.

You may think this post is about the mischief of a muddy Bert.  But in reality it is really a mischief post about me.  See the beauty of all this fun fun fun is I drive Bert back to his place, walk him in, give him hugs and kisses and throw his ball a few times.  Then I, well I just leave, promising him that we will do it again real soon.  I figure that Bert's Vickie would not know what a great time he had if I polished him all up before I brought him back home.

Thanks Bert for being such a great hiking buddy.  Can't wait until we do it again.


  1. What great pictures! And Bert sure looks like he had fun gettin dirty!

  2. I absolutely LOVE this post!! Michelle, I can tell how much Bert loves going hiking with you!! I have never seen a dog that loves ROCKS and water as much as Bert!! Too funny. I'm so glad you have him for your hiking trips!! Great pictures!!

  3. Bert, I like the color of your fur... it's a little bit silvermistygrey :o) and you make the same face like my momma when she sits in the bathtub :o) It's great that you had such a fabulous weekend together, I'm sure we will see you two on the next trail soon :o)

  4. Hari OM
    BOL.... oh I am giggling at the 'use him and leave him' idea... this is the joy of being an aunty and godmother; all the fun, few of the yukky stuffs!!! Bert, you look like you knew every place for private spa stops and if Goose was the Professor of Stickology, then you must be the Doctor of Rockism!!! Hugs for Michelle and wags to Bert, YAM-aunty xxx

  5. What a great time the two of you had☺

  6. I completely agree - how could Bert's Vickie know the sort of fun he had if he didn't come home covered in mud and twigs and deer poop and stuff? I mean, if she couldn't join you, at least she could, uh, revel in the aftermath. (Yeah, revel... that's it! ;-) )

    Bert, we're very glad that you are bring great joy to Michelle on the hike, and to your Vickie when she gets to groom you back to giant ball of floof!

    *kissey face*
    -Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

  7. I loved all the photos and the one diving for rocks is great, but my favorite today is Bert the mess... that is so sweet and cute.. i do hope he did not eat any of those rocks.

  8. Great photos Michelle! Gosh, Bert is such a happy dog. He sure knows how to spread a smile!

  9. Bert...your smile makes me happy and my tail wag double time
    Hugs Madi your bfff

  10. You sure can tell by those pictures that Bert had a great time. You two are lucky to get to spend your special time together.

  11. WOW, what a grreat day you and Bert had! And then Miss Vicky gets to relive it all when she gives him his bath. How sweet of you. BOL!

  12. WOW, what a grreat day you and Bert had! And then Miss Vicky gets to relive it all when she gives him his bath. How sweet of you. BOL!

  13. Hey Michelle!
    Wow, I love it when you let us see our buddy Bert! OMD that pooch certainly loves his rocks. BOL So glad he didn't swallow one this time. Poor Miss Vickie will have to do the dreaded bath routine fur sure. Love these pix of you and Bert enjoying nature together!
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, Police Commish

  14. What a wonderful post of mischief!!! The mischief at the end made us giggle!
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  15. We got worried when Bert found that rock! We are sure he enjoyed his bath!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  16. Oh, Bert and Pastor Michelle! What a GREAT time you had together! We can tell by the M-U-D bath you had. We LOVE it! We'll have to get muddy vicariously through you; our mom would totally freak. Totally. That could be REALLY entertaining!
    Yours sincerely,
    Margaret Thatcher

  17. Bert you look so happy to be with Ms M in Gooses ole stomping grounds. So pretty
    Lily & Edward

  18. What a great hike. I bet getting all dirty is really fun.

    Ziggy Out!!

  19. What a perfect day...incredible setting, sunshine, and a friend that knows just how to make every second count!

  20. What a perfect day...incredible setting, sunshine, and a friend that knows just how to make every second count!

  21. Ha ha!!! Laughing about Bert's fun and games... and the happiness it brings you... and the fact that he went home covered in "evidence" of his fun and games!!!! I'm so glad that you have Bert to share adventures with this summer.

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