We saw lots of pretty flowers (or weeds?) growing like crazy.
There were these tall yellow things growing everywhere. They looked really pretty along the hillside. You can see how tall they are in this pic because they are growing up over the hubs' head and he's 6'2".
And some spots were just covered with nasturtiums.
This isn't the greatest pic since I just took all these with my phone, but you can sort of see the color climbing all the way up the hillside.
Okay, so you may be wondering, where's the mischief?
Well, did you notice anything missing from these pics?? Like, oh, say... RITA!
Yes... we did the unthinkable and went hiking without Rita. And on Saturday morning we went for a long walk in the 'hood without her.
Don't worry - she doesn't have an injury that she's resting up from.
Nope. But she does have a weekend house-guest!
Reg is here for a couple of nights and there's been a lot of this:
|She LOVES to chew his neck!|
|And he LOVES to chew her legs!|
|They LOVE to chew each other!|
I'm sure they were perfectly happy to stay home and sleep. But still... I felt a bit guilty.
Do you ever walk/hike/run without your dog? Do you feel guilty when you do?
Thanks to Snoopy’s Dog Blog, Alfie’s Blog, and My Brown Newfies for hosting Monday Mischief!
I always feel guilty if I have fun without Bentley. Guilty parent complex! LOL!ReplyDelete
Yep, I suffer from GPC too! :)Delete
I am not sure brown dawgs would let us leave without them. Saturday we only took Freighter training and you would think the world came to an end for Thunder and Storm....lol. But no we don't feel guilty....haha.ReplyDelete
Good for you for not feeling guilty! I've had a life-long affair with Guilt! :) I think it comes with 12 years of Catholic school.Delete
Ugh, we don't do it often but when we do it's a total guilt trip! lolReplyDelete
Lol. Glad I'm not the only one!Delete
I think that yellow is wild mustard. There is a story that the friars (Leslie escaped with a small chicken?!) sowed mustard seed as they traveled through CA establishing the missions. Why, I'm not sure.ReplyDelete
Lol on the friars/fryers. Interesting... wonder if that's true? Would be kinda cool if it is.Delete
Oh noooo, you DID do the unthinkable ;-) I don't think we've ever hiked without the pups, but whenever I find myself walking somewhere without Missy & Buzz next to me, I feel like I'm missing something. It has honestly become a strange feeling when I walk & don't have leashes in my hands..ReplyDelete
I know! When we walked on Saturday it was so weird to be empty-handed! No leash! No water bottle! Didn't know what to do with myself!Delete
I have on occasion left the dogs home. I usually feel empty handed. LOLReplyDelete
It's a weird feeling, isn't it?!Delete
You were right when you said Harley & Jax remind you a lot of Rita & Reg - I can see it too. Love those beautiful photos - such gorgeous open space. Don't get to see that where I live unless I travel a distance to get there. Take careReplyDelete
That's one of the (many) nice things about San Diego - we have "open spaces" that are just 10 min from our house. The funny thing is the pics look like we're getting away from it all, but if you could hear the soundtrack to those pics, it's cars buzzing along the freeway that runs parallel to the trails.Delete
Those flowers look so beautiful. And yes usually lots of "bitty-face" leads to lots of nap time lol.ReplyDelete
Love the nap time! :)Delete
The hiking photos are gorgeous! We haven't left Haley behind very often, but I feel so bad when I do and it's just not as much fun without her along. I'm sure Rita and Reg were happy to have fun together though and I'm sure they didn't mind at all.ReplyDelete
Yeah, I don't think they minded. I was sort of glad Rita wasn't there - it was hot (she hates that) and there were lots of times when we had to pull over on the narrow trail for mt. bikes to whiz by.Delete
those gorgeous flowers! We certainly have the same bitty face=nap with Weasley and FryReplyDelete
I may have to join in today so I can get MY exercise. I'm so used to walking Rita for my exercise - but she doesn't need her walk with Reg around!Delete
If I really want to get good exercise, the pups stay home. All that sniffing pretty much kills the aerobic benefit! (And with Wilson approaching 12 in May, he's slowing down even more :-( ) Heat also ruins it for my guys. Cardis don't do hot very well unless there is water involved.ReplyDelete
Luckily Rita is (mostly) a really good walker. It's not as good as walking Abby was (that girl would PULL and we would just fly along for ages - pre-amp anyway. And then post amp I had to kinda jog to keep up with her). But Bailey was SUPER sniffy so walking her was slow going and frustrating and not exercise in any way! I'd always have to get my cardio workouts in some other way when we had her!Delete
Hiking is super exciting!ReplyDelete
We love it! And Rita does too - as long as it's not too hot!Delete
I get major guilt leaving Mr. N home alone as it is. Not to mention I took up hiking FOR him so no, I've never been hiking without him. He'd probably like it if I took up running too lol.ReplyDelete
I bet he would love that if you took up running! He's Mr. Energizer Bunny!Delete
Wow that is beautiful there!ReplyDelete
One Fly commented on The Song of the Red-Wing Black Birds, Monday, April, 20, 2015
It is awfully pretty - especially when you consider it's just alongside a freeway! :)Delete
Rarely....because I feel too guilty! I imagine how nice it would be to walk or hike freely though, at my own pace, and not being dragged along or having to stop when I don't want to! LOL My hubby will go running without them...men just don't have the guilt thing, do they?ReplyDelete
Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets
Hmmm. Here I've been thinking my guilt issues come from 12 years of Catholic school... but the hubs went to Catholic school too (although not 12 years!) and he doesn't have the guilt thing. Maybe you're right and it's a gender thing!Delete
What a beautiful hike, the orange flowers are beautiful. So glad Rita has her buddy back to play with.ReplyDelete
Mom doesn't leave us behind ever on walks. She did train for her last marathon all alone and felt bad about it, but Katie was too old to run so far and my legs are too short. Now she has Bailie to run with and she only runs 3-5 miles.ReplyDelete
Great flowers and foilage! We're still under many feet of snow. Guily of leaving dogs at home? Yup. Rarely but it happens. Sometimes, you just have to! Then there is the guilt of who to take this time, who would like a certain area better, etc. (sigh)ReplyDelete
hello pooch smooches its dennis the vizsla dog hay they had better not go fun playses withowt me!!! that wood be unakseptabul!!! if they do not feel gilty abowt it then they shud!!! ok byeReplyDelete
They are the only things that get my butt outside. LOLReplyDelete