Sunday, June 2, 2013

Always Checking

Hello Friends.

MOM and I had a glorious hike on Saturday.  Oh dog was it amazingly beautiful, and during the week I will show you more of this incredible hike and tell you more about it.  

For over 13 years I have been hiking with my MOM.  While I love our walks in my neighborhood, at the Fort, the Pond and our desert adventures.  But by far my favorite is when we hike in our mountains.  One thing I have always done, even as a young pup, is check on my MOM.  Let's face it, I am faster and can cover more ground in the same amount of time as her.  I have been blessed in that on our hikes and backpacking trips I am allowed off lead (I am on lead when it is necessary, like at the beginning of a trail head where we could encounter other peeps and pups.)  Butt MOM and I are not ones to stay to the "trail".  We prefer to make our own way, and to follow deer, elk, and moose trails.  But even though I am off lead I am always checking on my MOM, turning back and running to her.  Below you will find a series of photos of Saturday's hike (MOM took over 260 photos!  But I will just show you a handful for now).

Even at the beginning of a hike I always turn and run back to check on MOM.  And well, I am just so darn happy to be with her out here I just have to run up to her so she can see my smilin' face.

"Come on MOM the adventure is just beginning."

"Just leap over this little creek."

"MOM you won't believe what's up ahead!  I'm so excited to show you."

This is one of the animal trails that we followed.

For every hill and steep embankment MOM goes up or down I do it at least twice.  Gotta make sure the way is safe for her.

"Hey there MOM.  Are ya still with me?  Hows the knee?  Do you need a break?  Love you, love you, LOVE YOU."

Sometimes I just turn and wait for MOM to catch up to me.  This would go a lot faster if she didn't take so many pictures.  Butt going fast is not what we are here for.  It's not a race, it is time spent together to reflect, renew, and take it all in.

"MOM there is some deer poop up ahead, watch your step."

"Are ya still with me MOM?"

OK, sometimes I come back for a little snack in the shade of the Aspens.

And we do spend time sitting on a stick and just soak up the sun.

Even in an open meadow where I can see my MOM a long ways off I frequently come back to check on her.  It's my job to make sure she is OK.

"Follow me MOM I think I see a good fishing hole."

"Come on down MOM the water is cool and refreshing."

MOM just loves this photo.  
She sees in this photo her relationship with her Lord.
(If you know my MOM you will know and see why)
This Friday is "This Moment See Beautiful.  And it is the one year anniversary of this blog hop.  Please join us by putting together a post how you saw, shared, and experienced beautiful.


  1. What a great hike you had. You sure keep your eye on your mom.

    Millie & Walter

  2. Oh wow Goose! You and your MOM went on a beautiful hike through your gorgeous mountains!! What an awesome time you had! We can see how happy you are and how very much you love your MOM! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

  3. Your hikes are so cool Goose. The scenery is fabulous. We can't do hikes or even little trips as Pip is too old now. Big sigh but we don't mind really. Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

  4. Just amazing photo's Goose we would love to come for a hile in your neck of the woods. Loved all yesterday photo's too. Wez had intruders so we are all behind. Have a beautiful day xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  5. I love your hike, especially how you look out fo
    r your Mom. I feel like I was right there with you. Did you find any good sticks?

    Loveys Sasha

  6. Hari Om
    Wow that is a super large 'stick' you got to sit on Goose-ji!! Seeing how you and Mom take outing like this, I find myself missing Jade - we used to do similar things in the Aussie bush. Thank you sooo much for sharing this. Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xx

  7. This is so wonderful I love how you check on your mom, Norbert does the same thing. We also love how you hike at age 13 you our are inspiration as Norbert will be 11

    urban hounds

  8. Morning handsome Goose
    what a beautiful area you call home!! The 8th picture from the bottom is our favorite...
    our favorite line was
    "MOM there is some deer poop up ahead, watch your step." That made mom snort her coffee.
    Lots of hugs
    Madi your BFFF

  9. What a beautiful area to run and explore. You're so special Goose! Love that you keep checking on your Mom. We would just stand there and eat the poop!

    Lily Belle & Muffin

  10. my favorite of all these fantastic fotos, is the one of you in the field of yellow flowers... this whole post says joy joy joy... makes me happy to see you romping around like a puppy and checking on Mom... you are a good boy for not eating that poop, Jake would. yuck.

  11. Oh Goose, you are so lucky to live in such a lovely place. I laughed about how for every hill, you go up twice and your mom goes up once.

    Your pal,Pup

  12. Oops, spelled my own name wrong ...your pal, Pip

  13. Goose you do such a good job watching out for Mom! Your pics are just glorious fun
    Bailey Hazel & Greta

  14. Ah, Goose
    You always show us the beauty of nature.
    Hiking with your Mom is an inspiration for
    getting out and enjoying it all.

    xo Cinnamon

  15. Goose you are so lucky to have trained your mom so well that you can actually let her OFF the Walkin String like that. Of COURSE you do have to keep making SURE that she is still keeping up and following you. You KNOW how peeps have a habit of being EASILY Distracted and wandering off. She must just LOVE the feeling of FREEDOM.
    Nice job of warning her about the deers poops.

  16. Looks like it was a great day for a hike, Goose. And what a beautiful one you had!!! But you just have to keep checking on Mom, can't lose her, or you might have to call on Bert to find her:)

    Have a wonderful week.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  17. That was a glorious hike Goose and mom. You are so sweet for checking back in with her. I am sure some of those pics will wind up in the hop on Friday!

  18. we sure enjoyed coming along the hike with you goose and mom, you take beautiful pictures...that is so good goose that you check on your momma, cos you know what goose everytime mom takes me for a walk around the yard, i turn around all the time and wait on her to catch up to me. Thats what we do right!
    stella rose

  19. Sure can't blame your mom for taking so many much beauty, especially you, Goose.

  20. My first Golden, Daisy, would do that. Sam tends to circle around us and meet us back at the car. Monty? We would never see again.


  21. Goose, your momma is SO lucky to have you as her hiking companion! I don't know what she'd do without you.

  22. Oh Goose, you and your Mom sure have a good time together and Goose you are just the best at looking after your Mom. She is a very lucky Mom to have you to take care of her. Those are such pretty places to go hiking.Looks like such fun. Take care.

  23. that was the most wonderful walk and you are so lucky to have each other!

  24. Oh, what beautiful pictures, Goose! Mom and I could look at these all day long! And you are such a very good pup to check in with your mom so often :)

  25. OH WOWS!! That sure was a great walk Goose! Thanks for takin' us with you and your Moms. I just BOL at the fact that you run the hills twice to check on your Moms! Well, I guess that is how you stay soooo fit! Oh, and I'm sure your Moms appreciated the warnin' abouts the poopies....

  26. I wish I could go hiking with you. Your land is just beautiful and I would like to discover all this beautiful places too! They promised me a hiking trip this summer - I'm so excited...

  27. They don't call Weims "Velcro" dogs for no reason. Love you Goose! :)

  28. Hi Goose, Loved seeing your hike! So glad you had such a good time together. I love the last pic-reminds me of your mom being in the center of God's will and also being surrounded by His beauty in creation.
    Wags, Noreen & Hunter

  29. These are some great photos Goose. We were glad you were normal looking because mom said your mom got a certain something given to her as a thank you and when mom saw it she thought INSTANTLY that you would soon be wearing it on your bloggy. BEE-WARE!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley
    Ambassadors of Love

  30. Hey Goose!
    Wow, what a glorious day in the outdoors with your Mom! I love those pix with your ears flapping in the wind. And, those water pix are great too. We do love our water, don't we! BOL
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

  31. Great pictures! Goose does have a great smile, and is incredibly fit for a 13 year old!!

  32. Goose you are so kind and caring to your mom! Love the thought of your journey taking in the beautiful nature together. I wonder what the last picture is about ... visualizing - must be beautiful, peaceful, serene.

  33. Beautiful, beautiful pictures. Your Mom is sure lucky to have you Goose. :)

  34. What a beautiful hike! I wish we could share a hike with you sometime. I bet it would be the best ever!


  35. Joy. Nothing else, just pure joy.

  36. What gorgeous gorgeous photos Goose...Momz & I could hike forever there...I do the same as you...I will go ahead to scout out the trail but I check back every few minutes to make sure Momz is OK...It's part of my job

  37. Goose, you just leave us seeing so much beautiful. You "hike" a beautiful life. Your smile, jumps, frolics, sits, and romps all culminate on happiness. It's just a complete joy to see. Thank you so much for sharing!

  38. So beautiful, Goose! I love how you check up on your MOM. You and she are so lucky to have 13 years (and counting) of hiking together. Very lucky and blessed.

    Our mountains still have very deep snow so we won't be venturing up high soon!

  39. Oh, I love, love, LOVE that last photo! And the second one. And … oh, really, Goose! I love them ALL! You look SO HAPPY and I can tell how much you love your MOM and hiking with her. I especially like the pix where your ears are out like airplane wings. (My brothers mentioned some nun named Sister Bertrille and that they meant it in a good way, but something tells me they were being SILLY!!!)
    ANYWAY, once again we're way behind reading blogs, but we're trying to catch up a LITTLE!!! I started with yours because you are beautiful and make all of us smile.