Friday, September 25, 2009

Communing with nature

Hi everyone! Mom says to tell you she's sorry that we haven't been very bloggy the last few days. She's been busy with work and football mom duties and taking care of ME and a bajillion other things we won't bore you with. I'm doing a LOT better and mom is giving me my drops as instructed, so I'll be ready for some new pics this weekend...BUT...we wanted to share some pics of the fun we had LAST Friday! Holden didn't have school (Teacher Development Day or something)so we got in the car....

...and went to MOUNDS PARK to hit the trails! YAY! I LOVE Mounds Park ESPECIALLY this time of year when the leaves are just starting to change! Check out this COOL picture that Holden took of the White River! Doesn't it look like a mirror?

Here are Holden and I on the trail!

There are a LOT of cool things to see and sniff at Mounds Park...

Here are mom and I posed with the "Knee Tree" (Holden thinks it looks like a big knee)

I chased a chipmunk up a big hill, but lost him!

Here is a picture of me with one of the actual mounds!
These mounds are just big hills that are believed to be built by the Adenma and Hopewell people somewhere around 150 BC (which we can't even wrap our heads around in DOG years!). They were used for religious ceremonies and to keep track of the seasons, stars and moon. Very cool...kind of like a Pug calendar before they were invented!

Oooohh...guess where I am NOW?

In the log canoe with Holden!!!!

Mom had to have a turn too...


On the way home, mom stopped off at this real estate office so Holden could pose for a picture! HAHAHAHAA!

Happy Friday everyone! I hope your weekends bring fun adventures too!!!!


Rosie said...

Hi S-Dog - Glad to hear that you are all better - great pics from your trip last week. I guess there is no chance you will find a Salinger sign.
Enjoy your weekend!!

Harry Pugalicious said...

Oh, I's so glad to hear you's doing better! That looked like a fun outing. My Mom should take me on adventures!

Have a good weekend!

Nevis said...

LOVE the phots. Ooo...the mounds are very coool. I've read quite a few romantic/fantasy novels that take place on or about those mounds! Well, not THOSE mounds, but the native american mounds that are in the US and abroad. Very cool!

Arlo the Pug said...

Wow! that park looks sooo cool! I wanna go!

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear you are doing better Salinger!!

That looked like a great day hope you have lots of fun this weekend.:)

Stubby said...

Salinger dude - you don't look so happy riding in the car. Is that because your mom wouldn't let you drive?

That park looks really neat. It's very cool of Holden to want to spend his day off of school with you.

Mom took today off from the zoo and she is spending it on the computer. Go figure. Maybe she will take me for a walk later.

Stubby xoxo

Sequoia & Petunia said...

These are all great pictures...we love the Holden Realator sign and you given your Mom a kiss!

Hope this weekend is jsut as fun!

dw said...

Oh what fun you had, Salinger! I love trails and hiking and trees (oh my!). Thanks for sharing such great pics.

Hank said...

Sal, buddy! Great pics!

I love tuh go hikin' an' nature an' whatnot. I'm gonna hafta check that place out some time.

PS Wuz yer mom channelin' Pocahontas?

Lilo, The Great Rock Eater said...

Glad your on the mend S!! With your momma's TLC, you'll be back to normal in no time. Looks like you guys had a great time together!!


Tweedles -- that's me... said...

Hi cuteness!
I am sorry that you were not feeling good- but your much better now. That makes me very happy. Thank you for sharing all the fun time you had on your little hikes and all. I like to do all those things that you do too. You are so cute in that picture in the car. You are adorable.
Have a swell weekend

Oakley and Swisher said...

Salinger buddy! We are so glad to hear that you are feeling better. Are you being a good boy and letting mom give you the drops? Our mom has to wait until we are half asleep so she can put our drops in our eyes. You look super handsome in your photos especially the first one. We just noticed your id tag is that a Colts tag? It's pawesome.

Lots of Licks--
Oak and Swish

Pee. S.- To answer Mom's email question, Yes Swisher only has one eye. When he was a puppy he was out on a walk with mom and a mean dog with no leash attacked him. The mean owner didn't even give mom any money for the Dr bills. But losing an eye doesn't slow him down one bit.