The wevver peeples is saying this weekend is supposed to be a total washout wif FIVE inches of rains! They sayed if'n that woz snow, it would be 40 inches of snow! But it has been warm so we will just has floods. That means no hikings this weekend. But mom has some use-or-or-lose-it vakashun days she has to take so she taked today off werk so we could get a hiking in. We hiked 7.3 miles at the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed today.
As you can see by this furst pikshur, which woz akshually taken at the end of the hike, it looks like this place alreddy gotted flooded by the melting snows! See how muddy the trails is?
Mom and I woz full of muds!
But we seened some kewl things.
The Hobbit Tree
The Tree Hit By Lightning
The Stony Brook
These geeses woz not skeered of me like they usually is, even tho I not bother them. Peeples must as been feeding them coz they followed mom all around the pond mooching for noms. We did not has any noms for them but iz not good to give wildlifes noms anyways coz they should not come so close to dogs and peeples. That be very dangrus.
We heared a lowd noise and big splash just as mom had turned her camera off. It woz two swans landing in the pond! The one time mom should has had her camera on and she missed it!
But mom did capture this shot of a hawk watching us from way up in the tree. I dinnot knows her camera could reach that far. He woz pritty high up.
Then in the middle of nowheres, this white chair. Interesting.
So when we gotted back to the car, mom felt something stinging ahind her knee. She pulled hers pants leg up and OMD! You will never believe wot she founded. AN ICKY TICKY! UGH! He woz awake from hims winter hibernashuns and he wanted some noms!
Mom stucked him in her water bottle coz she did not want to throw him down and has him jump back up on one of us. When we gotted home mom flushed him down the hooman litter box. Mom had not put anything on me for ticks coz she not want to put chemicals on me when it is not necessary in the winter time. But I woz all muddy and needed a baf! You cannot put Frontline on for 48 hours after a baf coz it has to do distribushuns thru the skin oils and shampoo takes the oils away. We is not using Frontline any more coz it is not werking very well now so we changed to K9 Advantix wot is supposed to werk better for ticks.
So when we gotted home mom hosed off only my muddy legs and belleh (this is not near as bad as a baf)
Then I gotted towel dried
Then mom called the K9 Advantix peeples to see how long to wait afore putting K9 Advantix on me. The K9 Advantix laydee tolded mom even if'n I had a full baf wif shampoo, as long as I woz towel dried she could put it on me rite away. Well, thank goodness mom did not call them afore hosing me off! Dodged that baf bullet!
Then we checked our mails.
I gotted a thank you card from Buttons for the toy I sented her. (Mom snucked that piggy kostoom in the box.) Buttons card say: My five favorite words: Wanna play with a TOY! Yup, that be our Buttons BOL! Then, can you believe mom akshually won something on Twitter. Mom never wins anything. She did a contesty wot @marcalsmallstep woz hasing. They take the paper wot peeples puts out at the curb for recycling and makes udder paper stuff out of it like TP, napkins, tishoos, paper towels. The nice peeples at Marcal sented mom koopons for free stuffs. Thank you Marcal and thank you for saving so many trees so they is there for our wildlife furends and for hiking.