Friday, December 5, 2014

The Home Stretch

Barley and I had some special company to motivate us as we approached the end of our goal. My sister and my nephew, Maddux, came up for Thanksgiving.

According to the receipt, these things are roosters--but I bought them thinking they were turkeys, so we compromised and are calling them turduckens.

Maddux isn't sure he likes the way we do things at our house.

We got to take Maddux to several of our favorite places so he could get the real Ohio experience.

The shortest dog in the family with the shortest covered bridge in the country.

My nephew might have short legs, but he's a happy little trail dog. We got in a good 3+ mile walk at the arboretum where the dogs got to prance through the little bit of snow that was left and watch for black squirrels.

Barley was not enthusiastic about holding my headband while I zipped our pack back up.




Maddux is more interested in eating treats than posing for the camera.

We also took a nice walk at the State Park so Maddux could see Lake Erie--and put his toes on a beach for the first time ever.

Cousins walking in step.



My nephew thinks he could be a Baywatch babe.


We were sad to say goodbye to them, but we're looking forward to reuniting at Christmas. With their help, we ended the week with 18.08 miles putting us at 998.56 miles. By the time most of your read this, we will have reached our goal.


12 comments:

  1. They are so cute!! It looks like Barley had a good visit with her cousin! :D

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    1. Thank you! They did have a good visit together!

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  2. Yeah! Almost there! Go shorty! You are totally Baywatch material! :)

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    1. I think so, too! With his ears flying in the wind, he could David Hasselhoff a run for his money!

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  3. Woooo! Maddux and I had such a great time with you! Can't wait to come visit again!! (and to have adventures at Christmas!!) Congrats on meeting your goal! Celebration is in order!!

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    1. Thank you! If someone were to hint to Mom that those pedis we missed out on this summer were a perfect way to celebrate, I wouldn't complain ;)

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  4. That is awesome! Good you took him with on the nice walks. So many humans think dogs with short legs can't walk far but that is not at all true. If they are in condition they can go for miles no problem! Congratulations on hitting your goal, before I typed this! Thanks for joining the hop!

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    1. I know my nephew is a trooper! He's a little older than Barley and lower to the ground, so we usually have to go at a slower pace, but we love having his company on our walks :) Thanks for the congrats--we had a nice afternoon walk to reach our goal!

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  5. Wow, that is so awesome....congratulations on reaching your goal! And what fun to have some company to help you complete it. It looks like you all had a great time.
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

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  6. Always nice to have family over for some exercise!

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  7. Looks like you had a great visit and congrats on reaching your goal!

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  8. Congrats on finishing! Mr. N is low to the ground (granted he does have long legs for his size) and that never stops him from hiking.

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