Friday, March 30, 2012

Spring Break

Zephyr with his first BFF, Friday.
I was on Spring Break a couple weeks ago, March 12 -16, and Zephyr, Astro, and I had a lot of fun.  I'm finally getting around to sharing pictures of our fun.  Last year during the same week was when Zephyr got really sick and we ended up in our emergency situation.  So this year really rocked!  For the first time in a couple years I actually enjoyed my Spring Break.  I never mentioned this on the blog, because it really sucked, but the previous year (2010) I moved during Spring Break because of a divorce.  Those of you who had been following the blog then may have noticed the subtle and quiet change in the appearance of the house and backyard and were so kind not to mention it.  ;-)  So 2012 is already seeming like an excellent year, let's keep it up!

"Oh my gosh Zephyr, this is so much fun!"  "I know Friday, it's just like when we were puppies!"
Zephyr started the week of with a play and hike date with his buddy Friday.  This was their first outing together in over a year.  It was so great to see them having fun again.  First they played in the yard and rekindled their bond.  As younger pups they would go nuts together, racing around and wrestling.  Since both boys have had illness or injury in the past year, Friday had a pulled shoulder tendon that has healed nicely, we were happy that they didn't go 100% super crazy, only about 85%.  ;-)

Two peas in a pod.
Our hike was really nice, most of the snow was gone and it wasn't very muddy.  Friday and Zephyr took turns initiating play.  They did get to run in the forest a bit too, but the pictures came out blurred.  Zephyr seemed really excited to be out in a new area and was looking and exploring all around.  Can't wait to do it again.

Spring Poppy
Astro's week started with a trip to Sedona to practice Rally with friends and then a hike in Woods Canyon.  It's really starting to warm up down there and the flowers had started to bloom.

"I love mud!"
Astro had a great time on the trail with his friend Ursa.

"I also love shade."
It was pretty warm, 70s maybe, for a boy who's used to snow and has no fur to protect him from the sun.  That didn't stop Astro from exploring though.

Ursa did lots of exploring too.
Kicking up the dust.
On the way out Astro found a rabbit to chase through the trees.  After he lost it he had a big case of the zoomies and Ursa joined right in.

By the end of the hike I'm pretty sure Astro had a bit of a crush on Ursa.  We had so much fun on Spring Break that I'm going to have to share it in a few posts.  Stay tuned.


rottrover said...

WOWZERS!! Did you guys effur have a fun hike! It's so beautiful where you live...

-Bart and Ruby

houndstooth said...

That looks like fantastic fun! Astro and Zephyr are both looking great. Ursa is a really pretty girl, too! You're giving me a serious case of hiking fever!

gyeong said...

Glad your 2012 Spring Break was a fun one.

Sue said...

So glad all the dogs had a fab time.

Also glad this year is much better all round.

Declan said...

Oh that looks like a lot of fun, and Astro's luck may be in. hehe! Deccy x

Trina said...

Glad your 2012 spring break was fun! Looks like they had a great time!!

Anonymous said...

What a great way to spend the break! Luv the California poppy. So cheery :D Astro you got to chase a rabbit? Way Cool! :D

Lookin forward to more of the story :)

Waggin at ya,

Michelle said...

Glad to see you had a great 2012 Spring Break! They sure look like they had a lot of fun. :)

Sue aka Greyhound Lover said...

Wow what fun you all had! love all the photo's, hope 2012 carries on being a greyt year for you all xxx

jcp said...

That looks to me like a most excellent spring break!

Kari in Vegas said...

Now tHAT is what spring break should be!

Stop on by for a visit