Friday, November 30, 2012

Hey There Little Red Riding Hood

Our wolves are still here and finally they are letting
My Vickie get close enough for some fun
pictures.  Kaos has always been friendly
and playful with her but Kara
is still very cautious.
We laughed a lot when we saw the picture
above because we think Kaos looks like
the Wolf from Little Red Riding Hood.
Kaos is always making us laugh.
Kara, is still pretty standoffish.
But oh what a beauty she is.
So Goose, Buddy
I have a new place for
us to take our humans and you
are gonna love it.
Today My Vickie and I
decided to hike up the mountains to
see if the mountain goats were
coming down for the winter.
Our goal was the big rock cliff above.
My Vickie took me to an old trail that
she used to hike up years ago
thinking we could get all the way up.
Only the old trail is now under water.
A huge stream has covered the trail over the
last four years and so we had to
hike right up the water.
It was cold for her, but perfect for me
We had a great time and she only complained
about her wet feet a few times.
We were thinking it looked a little bit
like spring with the little bushes and
their light green leaves.
As we hiked along, My Vickie came to
a place that she and her sister Wendy used
to come to to pan for gold.
Yep, she was one of those people.
I thought I would give "looking for gold"
a try.  But then I gave up and just played in the water.
Isn't it beautiful, and check out
all the different kinds of rocks.
Can you find me in this picture.
I think I did find gold.
We didn't make it to the top
cause we got side tracked by all
the stuff around us.
Like when we looked up
we saw three bald eagles.
My Vickie was so excited.
The eagles come back every
winter and spend their time
flying in our mountains and fishing
in our big lake.
Then My Vickie took me to her old house.
And I mean Old.  It was built in the 1800's
Check out the door upstairs.
It was what they called a polygamist home
One of the wives lived upstairs
and 100 years ago there was stairs
coming out of that part and going down
so the wives didn't have to actually live together.
This was her view from the old house. 
My Vickie said it was old and drafty and didn't have heat
and that the winters were very cold.  She said that the
bathroom was an old outhouse that was connected
to the house in the 40's.  Wow.
She said she moved out about 15 years ago
 Now why would you ever leave a cool place like that.
Well, I have really rambled tonight, haven't I?
So I am off, but not without telling
everyone how much we both
appreciate all your concern and
sympathies from our last post.
No Allred hasn't come home yet.
Tomorrow My Vickie has one more
place to check out.  But we are not
holding out a lot of hope.
It is a real long shot.


Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! The only GOLD in htat water is YOU, Bert. LOVEly place to hike and LOVE your photo with the fall leaves. Will continue to Cross my Golden PAWS for ALllred to come home soon. Stay positive. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Anonymous said...

After looking at all the pictures and past post, we think you area ROCK HOUND, not a retreiver. Boy wish we could do all that in our back yard. Not so sure about that house, looks a little draftie. Hey, hope you find Allred!!!

Your Pal
Susie & Bites

Sue B said...

what a lovely day you and Miss Vickie had, Bert! thanks for letting all of us tag along!

Wyatt said...

What a pretty stream, with such pretty rocks. But, the best gold we saw was YOU, Bert!

Wyatt and Stanzie

Cotton said...

Kaos and Kara are cute for sure! Cool waters and rocks, guys

A Day In The Life Of A Goose said...

Incredible trail (or what's left of it) Bert!! Wow, I don't think I would have left easily...hehe! Except, sitting in that water? Really? Weren't you freezing? Brrr!!! Vickie's old house was pretty darn cool, but I think that I'd prefer a little heat with all the snow you get! :-D Definitely crossing my paws still for Allred! <3

Melissa said...

What a beautiful place to hike. I can't believe you didn't freeze in that stream. We will keep Allred in our thoughts.


GOOSE said...

Well I am ready to go there right now. Can't believe you did not make it to the top. Come on buddy. But the pictures were real nice. So was Vickie one of the wives and did she live up stairs or down stairs? hehhe Hope to see you tomorrow. It's raining right now, but I think it will stop or better yet maybe it will all turn to snow.

What Remains Now said...

What a fascinating post! I loved reading about everything. Still have our paws crossed about Allred.

georgia little pea said...

That wolf shot is incredible. I love the crooked nose, which I'm assuming is the shot and not actually the way it looks?

Your old house is pretty cool too, especially the second wife door. Do any still exist intact with staircase?

I'm still hoping for the best for AllRed. Please come home sweetie X

scotsmad said...

That was a fantastic walk. Thanks for showing us.

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

Mitch and Molly said...

What a beautiful mountain hike, Bert! We love all of your photos!
We are sending positive vibes for Allred.

Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly

Declan said...

I was telling Goose, I missed how you got the Wolves; they are so beautiful. Love that house - guess it was better for the wives not to meet huh?! And Alred is missing? oh my, I sure hope you find him. Deccy x

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

OMD OMD ALLRED is MISSING???? I am really SORRY to hear that. He Scares ME... butt I would NEVER EVER want anythingy to happen to him. I hope you find him... SOON.
THIS was a gorgeous post. I loved hearing about the House. That was COOL DROOL... in More ways than One. THANKS BUDDY.

Sarge said...

Hey Bert!
Wow, what a fun walkie and that creek must have been a ton of fun! It definitely looked like Spring. Creeks always make me wag and my peeps smile. Cool house too. My whole pack is hoping and praying for Allred's return.
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

Reilly / Denny Cowspotdogs said...

You are so funny Bert just can't keep those out of water can you. Love the wolves...those eyes stare right into your soul. The house was cool ...I hope when the two wives lived there....there was steps for the upstairs one!

Anonymous said...

wow, Bert that was such an interesting post, specially the house-story ;o) I like the photos of Kaos, he makes me laughing.
Have a wonderful Saturday and enjoy this wonderful place you found together with your Vickie.

rottrover said...

Bert, we still have our paws crossed for Allred's safe return, butt we understand that he may have decided it was "his time."

Your hike looks amazing! You do an excellent job of being part of a dam, butt, dude, wasn't that water FREEZING?? Have fun this weekend!

-Bart and Ruby

Val said...

What a jammed packed post...the wolves, the hike, the gold and that old house. What a fun adventure. Still hoping Allred returns.

The Furries of Whisppy said...

What a fun outing you had with Your Vickie. We're going to keep our hopes up that Allred will come home.

The Army of Four said...

Mom said she's got some song by some guys called Sam the Sham & the Pharoahs stuck in her head. I have no idea what that's all about.
The area you went hiking in is SO GORGEOUS!!! Your Vickie should go panning for GOLDen retrievers ... 'cuz I think I saw one in the stream. Ha roo roo roo!!!!
Seeing the eagles must have been wonderful! We keep looking for them here, but are settling for hawks so far.
That house looked pretty scary. I mean, the first step out of that upstairs door could be a real doozy right now.
Play bows,

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

What a great hiking location. Your Vickie is a whole lot more adventuresome than our Mim would ever be!

No need to look for gold, Bert - your Vickie has found her gold in you.

Still keeping our paws crossed for some good news on Allred.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

keli said...

I'm still holding out hope for
Allred, too. One reason is that I consider you already reached 3 with Murphy. Although Murph wasn't 'yours', he sure was a big part of your life and I know his passing so soon and unexpectedly took a real toll on you. Allred is too spunky to go out so early and I'm just going to continue to believe he will saunter in with a smirk on his face before Christmas! said...

What a beautiful place to go walking, very nice. :)

Murphy said...

It was good to see you all today! We will have to go to that trail so your mom will have to tell my mom where it is.

Your Pals Who Went Undercover Today with Santa's Reindeer (tomorrow's post),

Murphy & Stanley

chicamom85 said...

What a cool adventure, you always find the most beautiful places to go and we love seeing them. I am crossing paws for Allred.

Loveys Sasha

p.s. I am glad you are back


Pawsome house. Hope you find Allred

The Cat From Hell said...

Dear Bert
What a great day yous had! And what a cool house!!
Me is purraying for Allred.

NCmountainwoman said...

I found you in the picture, but it took a while. Harder than "Where's Waldo." I loved the story about your Vickie and her house. What an amazing place. Now I know why she knows so much about nature and the mountains. You are one lucky pup, Bert.

Two French Bulldogs said...

Beautiful pictures. We do see a little resemblance to the wolf in Little Red Riding Hood, BOL. Paws crossed for Allred
Benny & Lily

Rubie and Poots (her Mum) said...

Hiya Bert,

They were lovely pictures.... I loved the one where you are lying in the water thinking about gold! BOL! And it took we AGES to find you in the "where's Bert" picture with all the rocks and stuff. You really camouflage well!!

Your wolves are awesome too. We watched a documentary about Wolves in the States and how peeps have tried to turn them domestic and stuff... it was really interesting and we learned a lot!

Tail Wuggles, Rubie xxx

Whitney said...

I love that house! Thanks for the walk.

RYKER said...

Loved your post. That water looked really cold! But maybe because it is 5 below here today?
The old house your Vickie lived in is very interesting, but I can see why she moved out. Looks like it lacks a lot of the modern comforts you are probably enjoying right now.