Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Shawnee's Last Hike

SHAWNEE ♥ 3/1/2001 - 8/1/2017

Shawnee's mom here to let you know, with the heaviest broken heart, that I had to let Shawnee be released from her failing body.  She was 16 years and 5 months old.  She started out in the Newark, NJ shelter as a feral puppy with no hope for a future and became the most loyal and trustworthy companion anyone could hope for.  She will be missed always.  Thank you all for being her friend and following her journey.

Here is my hiking blog post of her last hike on the way to the vet's office.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Wheels Upgrade

Hey furrends!  Well all I can say is that I is to happy I gotted to Furginia when I did because now I would not be able to go any mores.  I is now 16 years and 4 months old and I has outgrowned my ATV wheelchair.  My mom do be thinking back about my old furrend Merlin (he be at the bridge now) and his snazzy no-walkin' sports coop so mom gotted me one!
We did be taking my new sports coop out fur a spin last weekend.  Mom let her backpack be the test driver.
So far so good.
I is still going in my ATV wheels but it not be so easy peasy for me any mores.
You OK in there, backpack?
OMD OMD OMD SQUEEEEEE!  A puppy bear crossed afore us.
OMD OMD OMD YIKES! Momma bear cross ofur and ahind her two more puppy bears.  That arrow be pointing at momma bear butt.
Then momma bear and a baby bear commed back out to the trail and momma bear sayed "You be gettin' those ATV wheels and sports coop away from my puppy bears!"  We is supposed to back away from bears but I cannot back up in my wheelchair and mom be driving the sports coop so we all got us turned around and the momma bear accepted that as a sign of our retreat.  Whew.
On the way back to the hikemobile, mom put me in the sports coop.
She had a couple of plans fur my ATV wheels.  This be one of them.
This be Plan B.
Because of the bear fambly, we hads to pack it up and move to anudder trail head.  My sports coop do fold up and the wheels pops off so it be fitting in the hikemobile.
At the udder trail head I went back in my ATV wheels fur a bit.
So when I got tired in the ATV wheels, we stashed them in the weeds off the trail...
... and mom put a sign so nobuddy be thinking somedog lost their ATV and we went on because we was coming back the same way to picks the ATV wheels up.
My sports coop do be furry cool fur hasing beverages on break.
Also fur skritches ...
... and chicken jerkey
See, we picks up my ATV wheels on our way back.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Road Trip - Going Home

So we packed up our stuffs from the cabin, loaded up the car and them mom say "Shawnee, you mind sharing your seat with the garbage that needs to go to the dumpster?"  Say what?!?!?!?
I guess there be no room anyplace else.  We is already looking like the Beverly Hillbillies.
Goodbye Cabin.  I hads some pawsome naps in there.
The dumpster do be just around the corner.
Bye garbage.  But I do be wondering why mom put all of our recycling IN the trash bag.  Unheard of!
Ooooo.  This do be why.
Off we go heading back to Noo Joisey.
But why is we stopping here in Merryland?
OMD OMD OMD!!!!  Mom did go inside and gets me a WHOPPER from Burger King!  Drool!
Nom Nom Nom
Nom Nom Nom
Then mom poured my beverage in the bowl so it tasted like Whopper, too.
Mom hads a veggie burger.  Blech.
So as soon as I gots home, I went right up my ramp and on MY bed.
Mom unpacked my stuff and I hads some of the chicken jerky from Yoda.
Then I got in my bed and lights out.  I had the bestest vacay but it do always be good to be back home.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Road Trip Hike #3: Twin Lakes State Park, VA

So the night before mom dragged my Aerobed out on the porch.  Sweet!
We chilled on the deck and I watched a Great Blue Heron down at the lake.
Mom served me up some of that chicken jerky Yoda the Dog sent fur me.  Thanks, Yoda!
Resting up fur my next hike...
...  and here I is the next day at Twin Lakes State Park.
They hads some nice trail that was easy on my wheels.
I gots my paws wet crossing a creek.
This be Prince Edward Lake.
Hi turtle furrend out in the lake.
Time fur a break.  No worries, I is not deaded.
He he he.  Just funning with you.
Just hanging lakeside with a nice cold beverage.
OMD!  Check out all of the turtle furrends I see in the lake now!
So we hiked 4.1 miles around the lake.  That makes almost 15 miles fur me in 3 days!  This old geezer girl can go!
I do has a sneaking suspicion that when I waked up from my nap mom had been gone hiking without me again.  Was I dreaming?