Wanna meet mah new friend?
(c) Jean Ballard 2013
She lives wiv Mary and Doug, who mah Mama knows from the Cowichan SPCA, where they worked on the garage sale together. But Heidi was adopted from another of mah Mama's favorite animal places - Turtle Gardens Animal Rescue.
Heidi is a very nice dog. She's got a floofy tail just like me!
|Floof-tailed Heidi walks the shores of Crofton Lake|
When Mary and Heidi got to our place yesterday, we all went for a little walk around the block - Mary, Heidi, Mama, me an' Mitzi. Just a 'get to know you' walk, before setting off on a longer walk.
Mitzi waz still tired from our hike on Thursday, an' since this was the first time we'd walked together, Mama decided Mitzi could lounge around at home while Heidi an' me led the humans
We went to Crofton Lake. The lake was really shallow this time, even though we had some really heavy rain the other day. My Mama doesn't remember ever seeing it that shallow. You can see how low it is by the water marks around the tree trunks.
|Crofton Lake, August 30, 2013|
(c) Jean Ballard 2013
Mama and Mary wanted Heidi an' me to pose for pictures together. We didn't do so good.
|Whaddaya mean, sit closer and look at the camera?|
But we were very good at sitting near each other when it came to mooching treats!
|Please, please, please, please, please?|
|We're both sitting!|
|Heidi: I must not move, I must not move, I must not move....|
After some lake-gazing, we headed back - but little old me decided to go where no dog went before.
Okay that's not quite true - but instead of returning the way we usually do, I insisted we take the trail through the old campsite, through the bush, and along the old logging road. You know, the route where Mama and me and Margaret almost got losted once before.
|Heidi relaxing by the lake|
This time we didn't get losted - in spite of Heidi's help:
|I think it's this way!|
|Huh? Really? You want to take the path MORE travelled?|
|Oh, that one.|
|Views looking east toward Salt Spring Island|
|The Salish Seas, through the trees.|
And although it was a long walk for little old me, we found our way back to the car just fine and I think we just might go that way again.
I waz so tired I slept the whole rest of the day - Mama even had to wake me fer dinner! Whoa!
Anyway, It was nice getting to meet Heidi and I hopes we hike with her again soon.
|Will there be treats?|