We can’t always be outside playing even though we sure wish we could. While we are indoors our adventures are pretty much restricted to surfing the Internet. We want to share with you a few cool places we have been.
I don’t know if you have heard of Parkour but it is basically a supped up version of flipping over, hanging off of and jumping from buildings and other urban structures. You know how people like to do everything with their dogs? Well, the other day I ran across this video of a dog doing Parkour. It’s pretty amazing.
S and I don’t just hike. In our other life we are avid mountain bikers. We especially like downhill mountain biking where you wear big helmets and jump off of stuff. Imagine my delight when I found a small, athletic dog that chases his owner through a downhill mountain bike course in a video called Lily shreds Trailside. It is really a trail version of Parkor I guess. I wish we could train Chester and Gretel to do that. Then we wouldn’t have to lament between hiking or mountain biking.
You know how excited we get when we see small dogs defying the stereotype. Lily kept up with her biker daddy just as well as any big dog could. We shared our philosophy about small dogs and what we are doing to defy the small dog stereotype ourselves over at Will My Dog Hate Me in our guest post, Following Chester and Gretel – Weiner Dogs Can Hike Too. If you haven’t been over there to check it out it is worth a read…..if we do say so ourselves. Ha, ha. Also be sure to scan the comments for my explanation for why I spell it WEiner instead of using the proper German spelling.
Speaking of amazing things, we wanted to share some amazing scenery that is near and dear to our hearts. Mt. Baker, located in the northern-most portion of the Cascade Mountains, is a must see. I spent a lot of time up there in my college days. When our friends GoPetFriendly went through Bellingham in their RV this last October they stopped to do a little dog-friendly hiking at Mt. Baker. The weather was amazing when they were there and they got some really great photos. We are going to Bellingham for the weekend shortly and are definitely making our beloved Mt. Baker one of our side trips.
I hope you enjoyed some of these links. Let us know if you found any of them especially interesting.