Monday, March 21, 2011

Hello Spring!!!

It's official - Winter is finally over!  At least according to the calendar...  Thankfully we had weather to match this weekend, and the Frenchies & I put in many miles on the trials nearby.  50-60 degress & partly sunny is just perfect weather for them to get some fresh air & exercise, and we took full advantage of it!

Sometimes they walk in stride,



Other times in single file (Carmen always in front in this formation).



But it's all business for Brute.  He takes his walks seriously!

A physique like this doesn't just happen, you know!

As for Carmen, that's a whole different story.  She covers twice as much ground as the rest of us, trying to check out everything there is to see out there!


Not to mention all the fabulous smells to check out!

Mmmmm, goose poo!
Brutus just stands there looking annoyed while Carmen flits around.

She's crazy, I tell ya...

We did stop a few times along the way to rest in the wonderful sunshine,



With Carmen really stretching out to soak up as many rays as she could.



Brutus meanwhile showed me what he thought of himself on a scale of 1 to 100.



Which then of course prompted Carmen to one-up him (sibling rivalry, you know).

Oh yeah, Brutus?  Maybe your scale ends at 100, but mine keeps going!

We did take time to stop & smell the flowers (these are the first buds we've seen this spring!)


And even did a little rock-climbing!

See anything good from up there, sis?

In the end, there were two very relaxed French fries, basking in the sun!


Hope you all had time to relax this weekend & enjoy the beginning of Spring.  Our posting will continue to be intermittent at best, due to my work schedule & Brute's agility conquests.  In fact, we are off on another adventure later this week, with Team Frenchie hitting the road.  

We'll continue to check everyone's blogs as time & internet access permits, even if we can't always comment! Thanks for sticking with us, we always so enjoy the comments left here!

18 comments:

Sam said...

So happy Spring is finally here! Looks like Brutus and Carmen were on a mission to soak up those rays as best they could!

Jazzi said...

HAppy Spring!!
I agree with your numbers Carmen 150 WHOA!!! yah these guys just want to get right to it and dont take the time to check everything out on walks, I do just what you do, check out ALL the grounds and sniffs!! Hey, A girls gotta do what a girls gotta do!! BOL

Wags
Jazzi and Addy
P.S. Did you know that I have a new bulldog fur a sister?

Amber-Mae said...

I bet that goose poo smelled great! Did you get to roll in it? Carmen can really stretch those back legs! Sure looks like you all are loving Spring very much!

Cocorue said...

hello guys.....so so nice to see you
we know we are the ones that's MIA mostly but we do read even if we do not get to comment.....

Spring is soo beautiful (according to mumster)......what do we know as it's Summer the whole year round!

chikisses
coco and gitty

Barbara said...

We haven't had spring yet! It poured over the weekend - upending trees and such. I see the sun peeking a bit today, but it's supposed to rain until the end of the month!

My pups are dying to do what Brutus and Carmen are doing!!

Casper Bear said...

Happy Spring guys!
Lotsa Licks
Casper Bear

Benny and Lily said...

Happee spring! You guys are exactly like us on our walks, hysterical. We sure do like your harnesses what kind are they? It's all muscle Brutus....
Benny & Lily

Dozer and Coop said...

Your blog entry must have done something because the sun has come out in Oregon for the first time in ages! It is spring!

We love the "stretch" pictures - very cool.

Love, Dozer and Cooper

Kitty+Coco said...

What is is with sisters being all loosey-goosey walking on the leash? We had to go to the Y attachment to keep her in line. Now she must go where I , Kitty lead. Just a thought Brut..

Hope you didn't eat those flowers. Tends to make Mom mad.

Kitty and Coco

Maggie and Mitch said...

We had a beautiful 4 days and then this morning we got snow showers!
We're just now seeing crocus too, guys!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Oskar said...

I love a good springtime walk. It looks like Carmen is very comfortable taking the lead!

Nubbin wiggles,
Oskar

houndstooth said...

I love how you welcomed in Spring! The pictures and comments gave me a huge grin! Brutus and Carmen remind me of another pair of walking dogs that I know...

Mango said...

You both sure know how to stay in shape. But that Carmen has a mighty good stack if you know what I mean.

Slobbers,
Mango

Sam said...

We understand about the intermittent blogging - it's been that way for us since January. Can't wait to have some free time..

Hope you and Brutus and Carmen have been doing well - been thinking of you guys, was going to send you an e-mail but have just been soooo busy!

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Glad you guys are having Spring weather ... winter is back in our area for couple days. ENJOY! Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Carla said...

I love the pictures you always post!! It is awesome to be outside....continue to enjoy it. Carla

WonderPupsMom said...

Please fill us in on where these photos were taken (FB message). We thought we knew most of the trails in the area and are always looking for new places to roam. Good luck at trials! We'll be rooting for you. Woof

Stella, Gunther and Macaroni said...

We had a nice day lounging in the Spring sunshine ourselves... BOL! We're so glad Spring has arrived.

Love,
The Smushies