Wednesday 16 May 2012

Mum's blogging blehs and our weekend hike

Hello Everyone!

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 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.
We love the forest because there are so many different things to eat roll in and smell! I don't really know what I was sniffing in this big pile of moss but it was goooood.
 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
 Daisy Boo riding shotgun with Mum, she just  about fits in the bucket seats...fatty bum! Don't tell her I said that or she will kill me, hehe!
 Me taking up the whole of the back seats with my harness on, I can't believe we all used to fit in the boot!
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)


  1. Whew! We're exhausted just looking at all your photos (while Mommy read to us). We were a little worried as to where Dante were to sit after we saw you take up the whole back seat. He does look mighty comfy in the boot!
    Great fun you guys had this weekend. :)

  2. Well i must say, after such a long post, i forgive your human for neglecting her blog :p The pictures are of such good quality, your camera's just amazing! I am so jealous!
    The landscape is amasing too! My human Connor has an internship as a ranger in the lake district this summer, and Anais said we might join him and camp for a week if the weather is good! We also have to find a doggy friendly campsite in the middle of June... I can't wait! In preparation my humans are trying to make me like water, and I admit i am not as good as Sampson... How does he do it!? Was he never scared? did he just follow Daisy Boo and Dante?
    Lots of slobber!

  3. ahhh, what a fun day you had!!! even though picture taking gets in our way, tell your pack leader these are great, M and i really enjoy them

  4. Hiya you fun-lovin' dawgs! I'm so glad you stopped by and introduced yourselves. I sure woulda liked to be on that hike with you. Nuthin' better than a woods full of sniffables and then water to cool off in afterwards. Mebbee next time you go Daisy can drive over and pick me up. I'll sit anywhere, front...back...hood. You name it - even the roof! I see you're in the UK but I'm sure there is a long bridge somewheres you can drive over.

    Good luck on the computer take-over. I've tried several times but just when I sit down to do some DogBlogville visitations, Mom shows up and well, the partay is over.

    Woofs and introductory slobbers,
    Chester ;0=)

  5. Hi my name is Enid
    You dogs have sooo exciting adventures I am almost jealous.
    I love your blog and have only just found some really cool dogs (you are the most cool of all though)
    Enid x

  6. Woo hoo..way to go! What absolutely fun shots looks like you all had a fabulous time.
    Have a great week.
    Big Nose Pokes
    The Thugletsx

  7. It sure looks like you guys had a great time! I love the picture of Daisy Boo and Sampson looking through that gate! LOL! All great pictures though!

  8. It sure looks like you had a pawesome time on your walk. You got to go swimming i'm very jealous as swimming is one of my most favourite pass times. Also I given you the Liebster Blog Award. Bye now from Milo

  9. Well you've all done very well.. hehe! Your photographer has taken some brilliant photos.. she could teach Mum a thing or two! Deccy x

  10. Hi Y'all,

    How y'all doin'? Just stopped by for a visit. Loved your adventure and all your pretty pictures! Wish I could have joined y'all!

    Hope y'all are havin' a great week!

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  11. Hey Guys,

    So happy you got control and were able to bring us on your hike, it was a lot of fun!! I really loved the shot of you looking through the gate! :)

    Glad you're having fun :)

    Your pal Snoopy :)

  12. Your momma got some AWESOME shots!
    Dachshund Nola

  13. That looked like a fantastic fun hike!

    It's funny that Dante used to be afraid of bridges, but dogs sometimes get afraid of things we think are funny.

  14. Wow, that was one amazing adventure you all had.And your Mom always gets such great pics. We love that group shot of the three of you. And you are so right, Daisy boo has a gorgeous smile.

    Thanks for sharing all the fun - wish we could join you on your fun hikes.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  15. What an amazing hike! Why are the peeps so slow! That water looks awfully cold - I about fell over when I saw that picture of Daisy Boo jumping out of that water! I like to swim, too, but only in warm water.

    Your pal, Pip

  16. What a brilliant hike, that walk looks beautiful!
    As always you put our &%$£* camera to shame, LOL. We especially love the photo of Ms Boo shaking the water off.
    Dip Bridge and Elliot x

  17. Oh my gosh! Super Amazing Water Shots! You're an amazing photographer mom! Now, if only I could trust my dogs to come back to me after a swim on the beach. Unfortunately, that's not the case.

    Huggies and Cheese,


  18. That was an amazing hike you all had - Wow!!!
    And, I love the water pics - they were pawsome!!!

  19. Welcome back!! What a great hike, looks like everyone had a pawsome time. Love all the water shots :)

  20. Sampson....
    High Dam looks lovely!! It is so green!! ;)
    What's wrong with Dante's leg? Isn't he a bit young to have physical problems? :-(
    Great pictures.... I enjoyed them all!! ;op
    Love, Raelyn.... And Rose, my BEAUTIFULLY UNIQUE "Mystery Dog"!!

  21. GruffHello there! Oh I do like your home here - your title is great, Two Doodles and a Dane!), really catchy! and me and Mummy2Legs so loved your pictures, we thought Daisy-Boo looked really cool sat in the car, to be honest we thought most of the pictures were stunning, you all three look to be smiling in a few of them and to be having such a great time which is great to see! Take care, catch you soon x

  22. Howdy Everybuddy, what a fabulous walk you all had. We loved all your photos. You all look like such a happy family. Thanks for sharing mates. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  23. Wow! What a great walkie! Luv ALL the photos! The ones of you all behind the gate, Daisy Boo all muddied up and the Shakin ones gave me such BIG Smileys! :D :D :D Wish I could've been there with yaz! Such a great time! :D

    Waggin at ya,

  24. That looked like such pawsome fun! I wish I could jump in the water and swim like that but I did that one time when I woz little and almost drownded myself so I likes to keep all fours on the floor now, thank you. I mite swim a stroke or two but that be it. Fun watching you all, though!

  25. woowsies, ma mummer n me was gowin thru awll yooz piktyoors on this post n takin a mental note owf awll ower favrit piktyoors so we cood say whitch wuns we liyked besht, but thenn therre was just too many heehee the wun with the water sprayin everywhere was AMAZERN! n da furst wun at da top was grayte too! Whatt a messy yoo guys mayke owf da carr heeehee, ma dadder wood be havin nonne owf eet, i has to get ma feeters wiyped everytime!shucks! heehee! looks liyke a grayte fun wallkkies, love n likkers, pdorg xoxo

  26. Hi There,

    You've won an award from me and Roxy!

    Stop by to pick it up!

    Flynn & Roxy xx

  27. That is one fun adventure!
    Belated Happy Birthday Sampson.

  28. I can FEEL the fun from those photos!

    Stop on by for a visit

  29. AWESOME post! Love the pics!

  30. I am way behind and catching up, but that sure looks like a fun outing. The water looks especially nice and made for some pretty pictures.

  31. Not cold anymore huh?!
    Hurro my fellow Cumbrians! That place looked really cool, I had not heard of it afore. One of TNP's pet hates be lots of 'tourists' at the lakes BOL!
    ~lickies, Ludo

  32. That looks like so much fun! I would love to play there. :)

  33. Hey, great blog, love your photos, i'm following you now.
    I saw you on PBU :)
    Come to visit me on my blog too?
    Have a nice weekend.
    Woof, woof,


  34. Hi Dante, Daisy Boo and Sampson! I saw you as the featured blogger on PBU and I love your post about your latest hike. It looks like so much fun! I do a lot of hiking myself (in Virginia, USA) and I especially enjoy hikes where I get to swim. Check out my blog at

    Welcome to the world of blogging! (My blog is kinda new too -- I just started blogging last November.)

  35. Hi. Loved to read about your adventure. Looked like it was heaps of fun. Great photos! It looks so beautiful there.

  36. Wiv those water shots you could be advertising shampoo *worried ears in case the humum heard and gets any ideas!* Great Blog


  37. What an amazing place!! We would love to go somewhere like that with all that water :)

    You are certainly a water Dane Sampson, did your two water loving siblings help you develop that love for it?!

    Lots of slobbbers,
    Lexi and Jasper the Danes


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