Friday, December 23, 2016

the big 10!

Oreo turned 10 today!

To celebrate, he got to go hiking on a new to us trail in a forest.  There was a surprising amount of snow there, and no human foot prints to follow.  In fact, we had to park in a snowbank, because no cars or plows had been there either.

Perfect for my scaredy boy.  Solitude, so he could relax and sniff without worrying.

 Luckily, the trail was well marked and I brought a trail map.

I seriously thought it would be crowded, or at least we would see signs of previous hikers.  Silly me.

We definitely weren't alone though!

We are lucky to live close to these beautiful woods.  Looking forward to coming back to this preserve in the spring, summer and fall to see how it evolves.  But for now, we'll enjoy the gorgeous solitude & quiet that comes with the white stuff.

I hope you enjoyed our hike as much as the birthday boy!
"birthday treats please!"


Diana said...

Wow, that is beautiful!!! Happy Birthday Oreo!!!

Dawn said...

Wow! What a beautiful place for a hike! Katie is jealous. There are no walkies in the woods while wearing the cone of shame!

Happy 10th birthday Oreo! I'm glad you got to do something you love on your birthday!

Barbara Etlin said...

Happy Barkday, Oreo!

Barb, Mom of Echo the Sheltie

Caren Gittleman said...

Sooo GOOD to see all of you!!! Happy Happy 10th birthday Oreo!!!!!! Dakota is going to be 10 in February!!! I am so happy you had a wonderful hike on your birthday! Wishing you many, many more happy, happy birthdays! Love you!! DakotasDen

Priscilla Phang said...

Happy 10th Barkday, Oreo! So glad you all had a wonderful walk and your pictures look great!

betty said...

Oreo at 10, so beautiful as ever. It is hard to believe that that little cookie of a puppy is 10 years old. He is so very loved and to see him at your side, we can see how much he loves you, too.
I think brother Chewy idolizes him. Happy Birthday Oreo. Aloha.

Nicki said...

Happy birthday! Time really flies!