A Walk at Town Lake

This Saturday Mama took me on a walkie at one of our favorite places, Town Lake!!!

Guess what the almost first thing I saw was????


Mama look...a SQUIRREL!!!

Mama took me for a closer look and, of course, once it saw it was ME it took off running up a tree

Where it held on so it would not fall into my clutches....smart squirrel!

Here is a far away shot of our State Capitol building. Austin is the Texas State Capitol in case any puppy didn't know.

Here I am showing my stair climbing abilities.

Here I am showing why I can't go "string free" in the "String free" part of the park. I have this ummmm thing about squirrels (just in case you may not have noticed) and I chase them no matter WHAT Mama says. Usually I am very well behaved, EXCEPT when there are squirrels about. Mama is afraid I will chase one across the busy road...so until I learn to stay and come EVEN when there is a squirrel, I will have to stay on my string....SIGH

There are even turtles at Town Lake.

He is swimming to Turtle Rock. Mama says this is like Fraggle Rock...but different!

Before I knew it we were back at the Bye Bye Mobile and had to go back home to see Daddy and Bilbo. Mama made a movie of our walkie if you want to watch.

Walkie at Town Lake Movie:

Note from the Mama:
A lot of you asked about Bilbo and walkies...Bilbo would much rather stay home than go a) bye bye and/or b) for a walk. Bilbo is a home body. I do force talk him into going for walks in the neighborhood and he is a very good walker when I get him out, but he stresses out VERY easily and really worries more about getting back home more than anything else.

Also, thank you to everyone for your support on the no job thing. I really appreciate it and am enjoying my time at home to catch up on household and crafty things...OH and of course keeping Dory and Bilbo up on what all their friends are up to!


Samantha said...

What a great walk!! I think it is wonderful that you try to hard to eradicate those nasty tree rats. Rugby thinks they are ok, and he won't chase them, even if I try really hard to convince him to!

Silly Bilbo, he just doesn't know what he is missing out on! More fun for you then, Dory!

Stella said...

Very nice walk, Dory, for you and your Mom! I am surprised you have to have your string on because you would chase those squirrels. What would you do if you caught one?


Twinkietinydog said...

Oh, you naughty girl! I wanted to reach into the video and teach those squirrels a lesson. Yup, I get it why yu can't be off leash. I wouldn't trust myself under such circumstances either.

Martine said...

Hi guys,

Fun walk!! We went on a walk too... but neglected to bring our camera. It's gloomy and raining again today so it's unlikely that we will be able to get out and take some walking photos!

xo martine & the kiddlets

Jazzi said...

WHat a great walk, you sure do it good. WTG checkin...for those dar pesty squirrels. Someday we will rid the of our areas right??

Glad that you had time out with Mama!! It is still too cold here for my mom to get out with me, so is kinda ticular with walking on the cold.


Miley said...

Wow, that was some walkie!!! Don't you just wanna break free and go chase those squirrels!!!! BOL!!

lotsa licks,

BRUTUS said...

You lucky girl! How we'd love some nice walkies like that, if everything would just thaw out/dry up! Maybe next month... I like how you refer to "the string" BOL. Don't think I'll ever be string-free in public, except fot in the show ring! Mom says I can't be trusted ANYTIME! At least you just have the thing with squirrels!!

On-String Snorts-
Brutus the Frenchie


Mommy likes this post. She used to work in the Archive's Bldg,years ago when she lived in Austin. And misses it a lot!

Also, we are glad that your mommy is home so we can visit with you more often. It's fun!

Riley and Star.

Bijou said...

Thanks for sharing your walk with us. I was hoping to go on a walkie this weekend but it was still too cold. It was nice to see some green grass and every buddy out enjoying the nice day. We still have lots of snow on the ground. But mom says Spring is only 18 days away. Yay!

It's too bad your dog park doesn't have a fence to keep the doggies safely inside.


Madi and Mom said...

Hi Dory my word you had one fine walk...are you sure you weren't in a Zoo? Lots of animals and reptiles about. We are glad your ground is no longer WHITE!!! Go job keep the squirrel treed best for both of you that he stays high.
We are sorry Bilbo doesn't like walks too far from home but we believe all should do what makes them happy...and he is happy.
Madi and Mom

Schwang said...

Thanks for the walking tour. I like seeing what everyone else's city is like.

ScrapsofMe said...

Dory, we have the same bye bye mobile....only I think mine is the older version. SHE likes it for hauling dogs as its easy to keep clean. We need to go squirrel hunting...er...walking together, we could probably circle up on one side while one of us distracted them on the other....er...took their picture, I mean.



Martha and Bailey said...

Hi Dory, that looked like a great walk. We love having squirrels to chase and sniff.
We couldn't get the video but will come back and try again as we would love to see you in 'real life'.
We are not sure if it is just our internet conncection but we have had quite a few problems tonight with sites loading and getting videos to play!
love andkisses
Martha & Bailey xxx

Honeygo Beasley said...

Hi, Dory!

What nice pictures! Bilbo must have liked the pictures, too, even though he didn't go.

That sure was a nice walk - took us away from the snowscape we have here which is sort of clearing and we feel spring in the air (it's only 19 days away).

Hope you're having a lovely day!

The OP Pack said...

Squirrels and turtles - what a fun adventure for you, Dory!!! We don't ever get to be off leash outside of our fenced yard, Mom is the same way with us, but better safe than sorry. Thanks for the video, we loved watching you and Mom stroll.

Woos, Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Sunny said...

Hi Dory,
Wow, I really enjoyed that walk with you! Thanks for taking me along.
Luv, Lucy (Woof!)

Olive said...

OH my DOG! Dory-- are we connected or what?? I saw squirrels today too and walked!! You need to drag Bilbo out there!

Licks from me!


Teddy Bear said...

What a fun day for an outing. Great walk too.:) I think Sierra would rather stay at home too but Mommy and Daddy say she needs her exercise. Bilbo will have to let Sierra in on his secret for not having to go on walks.:)

Teddy Bear

Santa and Minnie said...

That's an interesting place to go for a walk. Wish we could join you.

SGR said...

Woof! Woof! You sure did had a great FUN walk. Check out my blog today n read about mom's stair climb. Squirrels - sure sign of Spring ... can't wait. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Mack said...

I hear ya! My mom wouldn't dare let me go free - I "love" squirrels a little too much too!

kissa-bull said...

oh we thanks you efurr so much for takin ush on your walkie
we furry much liked the turtles especially
guero and the coco chanel are super homebodies ash well
pibble sugars and wee wags
the houston pittie pack

Two Country Poodles said...

What a grand place to go walkie! Turtles, squirrels, and doggies...OH MY.

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo and Bobo

houndstooth said...

That looks like a great walk! I hope it starts to look like Spring here soon, too! Those squirrels are a menace!

We understand how Bilbo feels about walks! Hawk was the same way and so is Lilac!


Mango said...

Hey Bilbo! Who knew we had so much in common? I don't really like walkies either because there are just too many scary things out there in the big world and I get very stressy. Of course that doesn't keep me from howling when PeeWee goes out. Hehehe.


Kira The BeaWootiful said...

Wooos Dory! Great place for a walkie! Mum said she has been there before she got me. (they used to live in Texas too!)I do not come when I see a squirrel either, no worries be happy!
-Kira The BeaWootiful

Frankie Furter said...

What a super walkie you had. Grrrreat squirrel work Dory. My mom doesn't like for me to go string free either. I guess it is beclaws they love us.
Thank you for taking me for a much needed walkie in the SUN.

Emma Rose said...

Did your Momma have to run to keep up with you Dory? Your legs may not be very long but they sure move fast!

Emma Rose

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

What a great walk



I'm wondering how Max and Tammy snukhk in there!

Of khourse, I like the Bye Bye Mobile a lot fur some reason!


mayziegal said...

I LUVED going on your walk with you, Miss Dory. Thank you so much for taking me along. I knows what you mean about those darn squirrels. It's very, very important to keep your eyes on 'em. You just know those evil little critters would try to take over the world if it wasn't for us.

Wiggles & Wags,

Lorenza said...

Thanks for taking us with your on your walkie at Town Lake!
Squirrels, turtles, doggies, people!
Kisses and hugs

SquirrelQueen said...

Hi Dory,

Your walkie looks like lots of fun. The video was great because it was like being with you.
We can see why you have to stay on your string when squirrels are around. The squirrels are probably happy that you are too.

Sorry to hear about your Mom's job but at least she can spend more time with you.


That looks like a super fun park and so nice outside. I chase even blowing leaves.. moms just don't understand. Hey d- my mom loves turtles on a log too. Fraggle rock.. I think I know how old your mom is now.

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Dance your cares away
Worry's for another day
Let the music play
Down at Turtle Rock!

hero said...

That was a good walkie in town, Dory... and you sure did show those tree rats who's the boss... even though only by appearance. Glad you're having lots of mama time now.

Licks, hero

Dip-Dip and The Bridge said...

Wow, that is a great walk, we have never seen a turtle before.
Wags, Dip Bridge and Elliot xx

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

We'd be after that squirrel too! That's why we always have leashes when we walk.

The Rocky Creek Gang

Tobi said...

Dory, you are very lucky to get to walk around Town Lake. It's neither close or practical for me. With the number of people my girls would encounter we would never get any actual walking done. No I'm afraid we have to stick to the less interesting North Austin neighborhood park.

The Musketeers said...

Looks like you had a great walk with many cool discoveries ;)

Wild Dingo said...

that's funny: Loki's an "at home" boy too, like Bilbo. But because he's so talented, (insert tongue into cheek), i force him to go places. he stresses in the car but once we're at the destination, he's so cool and fine. the car stress drives me insane! Juno is perfect, like Dory... like all girls!
wild dingo

ocmist said...

SQUIRREL!!!! Squirrel, squirrel... String? Leash? Mom?

Squirrel, squirrel, SQUIRREL!!!! We are WITH you! The Country Corgis