Well in case you haven't noticed Mum, our typist and photographer seems to have been taking her blogging duties not as seriously as we would have liked lately! We do insist that she taking her responsibilities seriously, but we have taken matters into our own hands...er paws. So considering we posses neither hands with opposable thumbs or computer skills, I think we are doing well so far!
Along with our usual escapades Mum decided to take us all, including Dante to one of our very favourite walkies, at a place called High Dam. Me and Daisy Boo went a few months ago, you can read about it here!
It's a lovely place to walk, the Lake District tends to get really busy now its getting warmer and Mum can take us here and hardly meet anyone!
After paying a crazy amount at the car park, pay and display in the middle of nowhere, can you believe it!?, we set off...
There were lots of good sniffs...if you can't tell. :) There are lots of different routes for us to take, but considering Dante still has his off days with his leg Mum decided to take the most gentle route. I decided to run everywhere but the path, the bluebells were coming through, so they deserved a good run through.
Miss Daisy Boo had a permanent smile slapped on her face the whole walk!
Dante was less impressed with Mums photo taking, STOP IT AND LET US WALK WOMAN!
We had to carry on up and up the steep-ish hill until we came to this waterfall and stream, what a lovely refreshing drink! (Mum said there was no way she was climbing down to get a good photo of us!)
After our drink we had to keep going up and up the hill, Mum was complaining at us to slow down, I swear these two leggers are so slow!! So we waited for her to catch up
Well we kind of had to wait for her anyway, especially when we came to this:
I know I am highly intelligent but gates is something I can't do....could you open this for us Mum?
Oh har har, let us through now!
Dante was getting a big tired so we cooled off in the stream for a bit, look at that happy mug!
We climbed up and up and up the hill until...we reached the first Tarn! Now Dante gets a bit stupid when he sees water, he has to go in it, even just to get his paws wet. He was a good boy and waited for Mum untill he threw himself in. 'Come on Mum!'
Commence Water shots!
The water made us all a bit giggy and we round round like loonies, Mum shouted at us to calm down, party pooper! There are lots of different walks round the Dam but today, to help Dante we took the easiest route, with lots of bridges! Did you know Dante was terrified of these when he was younger? But look at him now!
The path we took often lead right up to the edge of the Tarn, so obviously we did lots and lots and lots of swimming, although I tend to bounce unless I have to swim!
But when I do swim, I still beat my brother and sister, it must be my long legs..
The water is so cold though! If you can't tell by my face, bol!
The path then veers from the lake into a sort of marshland, where Daisy Boo got very very VERY dirty, oh Miss Boos you have just been swimming too!
We started to head back after our silly zoomies because it was getting late and it was going to be dark soon! Personally I wanted to stay but Mum said no, unfair!
Muuuum let us stay!!
But before we left we had our obligatory last swim! Now there are a few little islands dotting the lake, so when Mum threw the ball for us to go get, Daisy Boo picked it up and swam to the island, we all followed, then we were all very confused about why Mum was across the water, BOL!
Whew, made it!
On the way back to the car there were a few more of these bridges, and we were all flagging a bit because of all that swimming!
Dante however stood and said his sad goodbyes to the Lake, don't worry big lad, we will be back soon!
Daisy boo did a very thorough job at finding the car again for us, Thanks Boos!
One last group shot by the car before we are loaded up, as you can see Dante is far too tired for being photogenic on the last one, BOL! After a big drink of water from the bowl Mum loaded us up in the car
And finally, a very sad looking Dants in the boot. Now Don't feel bad for him stuck in the back, he and Daisy Boo normally sit in the back together, but because his legs gets a bit stiff after long walks Mum put Boos in the front so Dante had lots more room to stretch!
We hoped you enjoyed coming on our hike with us, the weather here has been unseasonably cold, its nearly summer but it feels like March. Also now we are in charge of the computer we plan on making for frequent visits round blogville, you hear that Mum?!
Everyone have a fantastic week and a great weekend.
Sana Man (Sampson)