Hiking In The Fall


hiking with mommyMommy took me for a hike along the Appalachian Trail today.  It was so nice to be outdoors.  TheHIKING weather was perfect.  I love the fall.  The leaves on the trees were dancing in the air and were all different shades of gray.  Mommy kept me on a leash. That was not fun.  She was worried that the big men with shooting sticks would mistake me for a deer.  Those men must really need glasses.  She had forgotten my over-sized orange shirt so she said I had to stay close to her.  I still enjoyed being out among nature.  Going downhill was lots of fun.  I could hear mommy yelling AT TRAIL“Slow down!” as I pulled her along.  I think she was having fun because she hopped around the rocks like she frog.  That is until she fell.  I ran back to see what had happened.  I think she was embarrassed in front of her friends because she looked at me sternly and let out “You have to stop pulling so hard!”  She got up, shook herself off and we continued on.  Now, uphill was a little exhausting.  It felt like I was pulling a truck.  I think mom enjoyed this even more than downhill.  The fresh air sure helps clear my system.  I pooped several times on the trail.  Mom would pick it up in a baggy and hang the baggy on a tree next to the trail.  She said she didn’t want to carry poop around and would gather them on the way back to the

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My poop bag look like a tree ornament?

car.  If you ask me, I think she was afraid of getting lost and didn’t have any bread crumbs to mark the way back.  Anyhow, I don’t understand why my poop had to hang from trees.  The deer get to poop wherever they want.  When we arrived at the shelter, everyone began collecting branches for me.  How nice!  There were some big ones too.  I enjoy chewing on them.  They make great chew toys.  But then IMG_20131026_143144CAMPFIREHIKING WITH MOMthey put them in a very hot pit and I couldn’t chew them anymore.  Sometimes, I just don’t understand humans.  They cooked sausages over the hot pit and shared pieces of bread with me while they ate.  Then I found the best sticks of all on the table.  These sticks tasted like yummy sausages.   Mommy said PICNICthe standing on the table was bad manners so I worked so hard to get it off the HIKING WITH MY DOGtable.  When I finally got the stick on the ground it was time to go so I had to leave it for the deer.  We hiked back to the car and I slept on the way back home.  What a perfect day.  Life is good.




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About Simba's Mom

I was born and raised in California, lived in Pennsylvania for several years, and have recently moved to Delaware. I have gone from being a teacher for 20 years to a blogger and now back to teaching but still blogging. I have a great dog named Simba. Simba is a German Shorthaired Pointer. Life with Simba is an adventure every day. I have had dogs my entire life but I have learned most about dogs living with Simba. German Shorthaired Pointers really do become your best friend. They become extremely attached and that is why they say they have the Velcro phenomenon. Simba now has a sister 8 years younger and her name is Gypsy.
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7 Responses to HIKING IN THE FALL

  1. Nancie Hunt says:

    My favorite saying: “When I die, I want to be reincarnated and come back as Nancie’s dog.” I forgot which friend said that. People who know me, know it is true!!

  2. Nancie Hunt says:

    This message is for Simba’s Mom. My name is Nancie and I taught with you at Camellia. I’m still there, actually. I’m trying to get a hold of you. Glad to see that you love your doggie as much as I love mine. I have a 4 year old Springer Spaniel that I adopted from English Springer Rescue. I lucked out because I got him at only 3 months old and he’s a gem. His name is Cody and he’s been on many adventures: camping up Tioga Rd. near Yosemite, staying in a condo in Mammoth, CA. (one of the top dog friendly cities in the US), and just this past summer, going on a road trip up to Big Sur CA. You’d get a kick out of Matt. as he’s a pre school TA with LAUSD. Go figure….Anyway, my address and phone number are the same. Unfortunately, I lost my mom in 2005 but my dad is going strong at almost 89.

    Is there a private message feature on this website (so we can exchange info)?

  3. Chase says:

    All different shades of gray! LOL You’re too funny, Simba!


  4. Hi Y’all!

    What a great day you had! I don’t recommend pulling though. Don’t even lean into you human. I did that once to see another dog on one of those retractable leads that was charging toward me. My Human ended up in the hospital with a concussion and fractured cheek bone.

    Y’all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

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