Monday, January 28, 2008

Tilden Park!

Oh boy! I was so excited because in between rainstorms... mom managed to get us out to the Tilden Regional Park in the Berkeley Hills. I love this hike! We manage to go really high up above the entire bay. I love running up and up and up...

No to mention, this place has so many places to hike! In the summer, mom takes me to the lake...and there are a ton of really steep and fun hills for me to run around on. Tilden Park is the best!!

Friday, January 25, 2008

Rainy Days

Just because the weather is not ideal, it doesn't mean that the work still doesn't get done! Mom took me to Pt. Isabel during the rain... and it was FUN! I splashed and skid in the puddles and mud. The Friz had good velocity and I was able to make some killer catches.

The downfall was the bath she made me take afterward. All of that hard work to get nice & stinky just whisked away! Now I smell like vanilla. Yuck.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Stairway Game

Tonight when my mom got home from... well...wherever she goes when she leaves me in charge of guarding the house... I was so excited because she played one of my favorite indoor sports-The Stairway Game!
This is a very challenging game, where it is my job to get the squeaky toy that mom throws to the bottom of the stairs. I have to get it back to her as soon as possible... just so she can throw it again!
Inbetween tosses... there is the alternative activity of TUG! So much fun....!!

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Looking in the Mirror

Today, on our hike, I made friends with another collie. This collie could have been my sister! I thought I was looking in the mirror. It was obvious, though... because this collie was satisfied
with herding pine cones... I could never use such mediocre equipment.

Mom and I took a new trail today... (East Ridge Trail to Prince Road, then Stream Trail to the parking lot) We got to hike down near where the redwoods grow! It's nice and cool down there, and I can cover much more ground much faster. Doggies aren't supposed to be off-leash near the creek, (this is a continuation of the other trail I talked about last month) because the salmon are doing some special business in there. Whatever. I don't care... I will go where the ball goes!

Mom also tried to make me sit still so we could take pictures together... sometimes she doesn't get that there's so much to do! But I tried to sit still as long as my collie legs would let me!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008


So mom went away and brought me back a treat! She says it's "doggie" beer. Now both my mom and my davey had beers, too... so I thought I was going to be one of the group! But when my mom poured it out for me, I discovered that I'm not a beer dog. However, I think I got ripped off... because their beers were fizzy and foamed at the top!

Mine just looked like, well... you can see the picture!

Do you blame me for not partaking?

Check it out!

Friday, January 11, 2008

Weekend in P.A.

Well, mom has gone away for the weekend and left me at the "country house" with Auntie Trina & Uncle Larry. The little ones are still here, but I think I have things under control.

And it's all worth it... because it's sweet livin' in Palo Alto!!

Friday, January 4, 2008

Before the storm....

Mom and I went out for a hike in the redwoods before the storms hit!! It was a blustery hike, but I caught the ball just the same. I also made a new friend...! A little black dog named Luna... she was a bit shy so I needed to keep a look out for her. We made friends with another black dog (who STOLE my ball!! but I managed to trick him into releasing it...) but I didn't catch his name...

Mom says due to the storms, we won't be hiking for next few days... I hope the forest can manage without me!

Tuesday, January 1, 2008