Thursday, April 29, 2010

Morning Stroll

We've had so much picture-perfect weather lately.  If Ohio had this kind of climate all year, everyone would want to move here (no worries - our frigid winters and humid summers scare off all but the most hardy individuals).  I've always said one has to love the extremes - bot hot and cold - to appreciate all the seasons in the Midwest!  This is one of my favorite times of year, and everything is blooming magnificently thanks to our early/warm Spring.  The migrating birds have returned and the air is full of their songs from sunrise to sunset.

We're lucky to live in a such beautiful area, with many great trails to walk.  Only problem is there tends to be very little shade (lots of ex-cowpastures), and it's already warm enough to get Brutus overheated.  Plus his deep black coat really is a heat magnet.  So we walk early, and I have already gotten out the cooling coats & supplies.  

Here's a few pictures from our walk this morning.  Just a leisurely stroll, taking in nature & trying to keep it mellow before our big AKC debut tomorrow (no zoomies, Brutus - please, PLEASE???).  We probably won't get a chance to post again until Monday, so keep all those paws & fingers crossed for us!!


Mack and Mia said...

Hey Brutus!

That sure does look like a pawsome place for walkies! Woo are so lucky to have such nice trails and horticulture around. Enjoy the nice weather!

Sheesh. I am super jelly because you have a coat for like every type of weather. All I got is a lousy collar because I ripped up a few doggie shirts here and there. I mean seriously. Can't a labradude get a second chance....okay okay fine...a fourth chance...

Wags and Woofs,
Mack and Mia

Nellie, Yuchie, Calvert and Bailey said...

Hi Brutus,

Wow, you sure look stylish no matter what time of day it is.

What a lovely place for a walk; you're very lucky to live in such a beautiful place.

Wishing you tons of luck no matter how it goes at the AKC debut, they should feel lucky you're even honoring them with your presence! hehehe

Paws crossed!


Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Oh YES!!! Beautiful Ohio says it all. BUTT, I am glad that you put in the scary stuff... we want to keep it all to ourselves. hehehe

Anonymous said...

Oh, what a very much beautiful walk! I almost felts like I was right there with you! I have my paws crossed REAL hard for your big day-butt. (hehe!) I know that no matter what happens, it's gonna be fun!

Wiggles & Wags,

Kapitein Haakje said...

so nice!!!!
you had a good walk
keep it up

El'bow & Hauwii

Brutus, Ellie, Pippa and Otto said...

Such beautiful pics. That first one is our favorite!

Good Luck at your AKC debut!!

Pugs & Kisses,

Yoda & Brutus

Lucy-Fur, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

If you find yourself overheating, you can always come visit us. It is currently snowing; it has been snowing since yesterday morning and is supposed to continue through tomorrow. I'm just saying...

*kissey face*

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Our Mom loves this time of the year here in Kansas too - so many gorgeous shades of green and lots of pretty flowers. We have a lovely day here today except for the 45 mph wind gusts. Maybe it will just scoop us up and whisk us to visit you in Ohio - good luck with the next competition.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Sam said...

I hope you guys enjoy AKC agility - I know I do!

We did see some of your CPE runs, but the internet is so slow with videos right now that we weren't able to watch them all. I did read the whole post, though! Hey - we all have off days!

Anonymous said...

all our paws are crossed!! GOOD LUCK!!!

Unknown said...

Good Luck tomorrow Brutus! That is a sweet jacket you got there!

My Sons Mum said...

I like your coat mate! When did it come from?

Two French Bulldogs said...

Thank you for taking us along on your stroll Brutus. Cool jacket dude.
Benny & Lily

Anonymous said...

Your big debut is tomorrow! Best of luck again. My pack and I will be rooting for you!!! Gooooooooooooo, Brutus!
Thank you for remembering to enquire about Frankie's CGC but she won't let me say. She wants to tell you all about it on her blog day, ugh


Hi Brutus,

We're crossing everything, even our eyes. Mommy says they are going to get stuck that way!

Good Luck and see you Monday!

Riley and Star.

houndstooth said...

That looks like a great place for walks!

Best of luck to you!


Pat Wahler said...

How exciting! I hope everything works out to be as picture perfect as those photos!


Hank said...

Brutus, buddy.....all fingers, toes, paws, legs, arms - well, you git it - crossed over here!

Good luck, bud!

Lorenza said...

My mom had a boss who is from Columbus, Ohio and he used to tell my mom about the weather there! Too cold for us!
Glad you had a pawesome walkie! All the pictures are beautiful!
I will be waiting for the details on your AKC debut! I know you are going to do it great!
Kisses and hugs

the booker man said...

uber nice walkie, brutus!! i see you even have geese! those are almost as good as duckies!
lots 'n lots of good luck for your AKC thingie tomorrow! you are gonna knock their socks off!!
the booker man

ScrapsofMe said...

Wee Brute! My BFF!!! Come over to my bloggie so I can give you a big woofie kiss! My t-shirt came today and it's PAWSOME!!! Yer the bestest!



Smushie Ranch said...

Brutus my love. I'm keeping all my paws crossed for you! But win or lose. Zoomies or no zoomies, you know I'm always proud of you.


Oreo said...

hey Brutus.
Sure is pretty where you go walkin...The midwest is neat evenw ith the cold huh?? After winter you sure like the warm winter!!

Have a nice weekend

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...


We're cheering for you in Virginia.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

The Oceanside Animals said...

Best of luck, Brutus!

Taffy said...

This has been a wonderful spring in the mid west! Mom says it usually gets hot too quick. I hope you have a great time this weekend. And, do what you is all about having fun anyway!
So, have you gotten an answer from the beautiful Stella? I checked her blog and didn't see one. Did you thing the proposal went well? I hope my documentation of the event was up to your high standards ;o)
Thanks for allowing me such an honor!

Bunta the Frenchie said...

It sure is beeaautiful place!

we have rainy season in June and after that, the hell of humid summer here in Kyoto.
It's the best season of the year, so I want to enjoy it!


Molly the Airedale said...

You do live in a beautiful area, Brutus!
Our paws are crossed for you! Knock em' dead, Brutus!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Mary at Marby Bulldogs said...

Brutus, you are gorgeous! How did the show go! Change of seasons is fine, but in Minnesota I can do without Winter. Can't wait to hear about your weekend.
Mary and the bullies

Dexter said...

Hey that is a great cool off jacket. Do they come in Mango size? Let me know, OK? Because it totally was a gazillion degrees here today and I almost expired even lying in the shade.


Amber and Nala said...

Oh, how we would love to have some of that weather right now! Good luck this weekend...well, actually you are probably finished so hope it went well. ;)


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Freya's Human said...

Your weather is a lot better than it has been in the South. We've had so much rain lately! Where did you find the cooling coat? Freya needs one cause she gets so hot in Georgia.