Monday, June 30, 2008

A Rocky Point Park Adventure

Okay guys, I know I've been really bad at keeping up with the blogging world lately, again. Please forgive me... I'll try my hardest not to disappear for so long again!

The real Summer has finally arrived, and it's been about 30 degrees (around 90 Fahrenheit) for the last few days. Let me tell ya, I love the heat, but I have come to realize that it's time for another haircut. I don't like to look to naked, but I suppose it'll be worth it if this kind of weather is gonna stick around for a while! My humans are going to give me a haircut at home today.

Last week, on the longest day of the year, (can you believe the days are getting shorter already?!) we all went to Rocky Point Park to eat lunch and to go for a long walk. I had a grrrrEAT time! Here I am, trying to feel the wind in my fur while we were driving to the park.

After we got there, the humans bought some fish 'n chips and they all sat around a picnic table. Can you see where I was hiding while they ate? I was waiting for the right moment to snatch one of the fries... Just waiting patiently... Getting ready...

Now! Yes, I got it! Mmmm, tasty.

When we finished eating, we started out on our long walk... Here I am trotting ahead of everyone else on the boardwalk.

We came to this beautiful view of the bay... The tide was way out, so there was lots of mucky sand, clay, mud, and fish guts!

I decided to have a little break and sit down on the log.

We set out again, and eventually came to the old ruins of what was once a mill... Here I am, up on top of it!

We explored around this area for a little while... Lots of cool things to check out and pee on!

Here's a few clips put together of me jumping and climbing at the park...

When it was close to the time to go back home, I decided to walk through the sand, clay, mud, and fish guts. I was happily trotting across it when, SPLOOP! Sploop, sploop, sploop, sploop, sploop, sploop. I never realized how easy it was to sink in it, and I had to lift one paw at a time before letting it plop back down into the muck. I was up to my belly in the stuff! It was really hard to walk across! When I finally made it out, all the humans said, "Ewww, yuck! Sparky, why did you do that? You're going strait to the bath tub when we get home!"

It's not that bad, is it? I found that the muck actually felt good on my paws and legs. It felt nice and cool on a hot day!

When I got my bath, the water was all black. I mean, black black. My feet had been completely coated in the muck... It was a shame to wash it all off, I thought it looked and smelled quite good!


Lola Smiles said...

Sparky baby: people will pay big bucks to get a mud wrapping like that!

and that peek-a-boo dining hole is a great idea for us puppers! love it!

Chef said...

Sparkeroo, those pictures with your head in the hole are too FUNNY! and what I wouldn't do for mucky feet like that. I'd have rolled around in all that mud til I was totally black and disgusting. You had a great day, there! Amazing pictures,as always.


BrandytheGreat said...

Ooh! Sparkyy!
YOu look like you're covered in CHOCOLATE MUCK!

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...


That looks like such fun for you!!

Hope your people didn't mind your extra khoating of mukhk and grime!!!


Peanut said...

black gunk is fun but I am just in amazement that you fit your head through that tiny little hole.

Joe Stains said...

That looks like a mighty fine park. I love the tables with the dog holes in them, now that is forward thinking! I am not a big fan of mud but I know how it is when you are so hot that anything that cools you off is appreciated!

Lacy said...

woof's sparkybarky...heehee, wow all dat mud, that wood b bad u had to haff a baff and ruin it all...and ur head in the pickinic table holes izzz so cute...

b safe,

Lorenza said...

As always great pictures but the ones of the table are priceless!
Black mud!! Pawesome!
Kisses and hugs

Eva said...

I felt i was right there with you. Great adventure.

Princess Eva

Freda said...

Quite an adventures, Sparkys. Loves your new boots. Arf Arfs!

You're soo luckys some peeps didn't think you were a gophers and bop ya on the heads. Another Arf Arfs!

We got to breathes clean airs this light. Now we have 1,2 1400 fires burnin' and stuffs and the smokes will return. Soo sorrys for the fires fighters.

Thanks for sniffin' by.



Amber-Mae said...

Yikes! Look at all that black muck all over your feet! Looks like you had a pawsome time at that park.

Butt wiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer

Asta said...

What a gweat adventoowe..and that has to be the best table evew invented..pawfect fow catching food on the looks like you got a delux mud tweatment..hoomans pay thousands fow must be especially gowgeous aftew that
smoochie kisses

Southbay Girl said...

Hi Sparky- i missed you!!! I love the pictures of you with super balck feet! Did you get to dig holes in the muck and fish guts??? What amazing smells there must have been!!


Wilma said...

Cor! Did you get mud everywhere?
I have been on the beach today and shook sand everywhere in Daddy's car!

Noah the Airedale said...

OMG they are the muddiest paws and legs we've ever seen. You're really having fun ay.

Hugs and tail wags
Noah Willow Tess Lucy

Abby said...

Hi, Sparky...

What genius invented picnic tables with dog holes in them?? That is just brilliant...

How come when we have sooo much fun there is always a bath at the end of the day???

Abby xxxooo

Amber said...

Hey Sparky! Hahas, that's such a great hiding place, be careful not to get your head stuck. Looks like you went to a great adventure. Your paws are so muddy, I heard is good for the skin :)


Ferndoggle said...

Sparky, you look like the king of the world in that picture!! And that mucky mud looks divine...


parlance said...

Sparky, that picture of you with your head in the hole is hilarious. That park seems wonderful for dogs. I feel quite jealous. Looks like you can walk off-lead and also there is that wonderful boardwalk. Lucky you!

Toffee said...

I understand that you didn't want to have a bath cause I bet you smelled soooo yummy!! But think, I bet all that guck on your legs would surely slow you down in agility and we wouldn't want that!

Happy Canada day!
woof, eh?!

Simba said...

You could have got your head stuck in that table!

Simba x

George the Pup said...

Wow does that look like a great adventure!

Happy Canada Day Sparky!

River said...

I bet your feets smelled really good! nothing like a day in the muck.

love & wags,

JB's Big World said...

Looks like you had a wonderful day. You scared me a little with your head stuck through that hole.
I guess you could say you had a mud bath....funny, but humans actually pay for that sort of treatment, and you got it for free!

Frasier said...

Hi Sparky
Happy Canada Day
Those holes in the table looked like it was made for your head!!!

Sophie Brador said...

Sparksteroni Macaroni, I just love those picks of you in the picnic table. I also love the muddy pack. Looks like you are having a fantastic summer so far.


Sophie Brador said...

P.S. I think everyone should call you Sparksteroni Macaroni. It so perfectly suits you.

Chef said...

Hope you're having a great Canada Day, Sparkers!!


Chef said...

Oh yeah... did you know that Clover and I tied for the Featured Blog Award at DWB? Thanks again for your nomination! It was really an honour coming from you.


Momo & Pinot said...

Happy Canada Day, Sparky!! :)

Ohhhhh.... the picture your head sticking out from the hole on the table really makes us laugh! :D You're so cute and funny, Sparky!!

Hope you're having a good day!

Momo & Pinot

Gus and Louie said...

It looks like you had a great walk. The muck was truly the highlight of the day right?? Louie is always getting into muck and mud too.. I wonder if that Callie will do the same thing?

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

BWTH Dog House said...

Happy Canada day !! am I too late for that??

Oh Sparky, you always has your own way for getting food from your hooman and its always creative, from the sitting on bowl to the picnic table. Mayb I should make some hole on mom's dinning table too.

The place is beautiful and I like the broadway. You are lucky to get free mud spa for your leg too, those hooman have to pay so much for it.

slurpy licks,

Willow the Black Dale said...

Sparky....did they make those holes in the table just for you??? Looks like a good time was had by all. Well that is until the bath.


Amici said...

Ya! Thanks, I have no idea why I couldn't find it before. It was invisible. :P

Happy Canada Day! I hope your day has been extra special and fun.

Rocky Park was so pretty. That old mill looked really neat. That must have been fun to explore.

Snowball said...

Sparkie, you always know how to enjoy yourself to the fullest.

I have not gotten real muddy for a long time. The worst I got was being sandy all over when I was at the beach.


Petey said...

Happy Canada Day Sparky!!!

That is the greatest picnic table I've ever seen! Perfect for swiping a snack. You look adorable peeking out of that hole.

It's been hot here and Mommy has insisted on taking me for long walks. I'd rather just lie in front of the fan!

Stay cool!

Your pal,


Deefor said...

Hi Sparky
That table is pawsome. I want one with holes for my head! Nice jumping. Being muddy cools me down. Too bad you had to get a bath.


Moco said...

What is wrong with your people. Big money is paid for those mud baths. You got one for free. What a nice day you had out with the hoomans.

Huskee Boy said...

Hi Sparky,
That's a great place for you to wait for food, just make sure you don't get stuck there ok!

P/S. My mom says THANK YOU for your words of support and encouragement. At a time like this, it really means a lot to her.

Xsara ... said...

wow, this park is absolutely beautiful! great pictures of you in this stunning scenery. I also want to see a photo of you with the new haircut - how did that go?

Ruby Bleu said...

Hey ya Sparky...
Happy Canada Day - W00t!

What a fun time...I was a little worried tho' that your head might get stuck in those holes in table. That dogness it didn't!!! And all that luscious'm so jellyfish!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Sparky, you're back. I missed you. Your feeties sure look black there. I bet it must be real fun

~ Girl girl


Hi Sparky
Happy Canada Day for yesterday!
Wow what a great day out. Glad to see you scored some food from your very clever hiding spot. We might have done the same but not so sure about those muddy muddy feet! We always avoid that kinda stuff. What a great lot of pictures.

Nanette said...

Wow, what a great way to spend the day!!! And a mud bath on top of it all! Too bad about the bath, Stella thinks all of that mud would have dried in your fur quite nicely and lasted a long time. Sometimes humans just don't understand.

Maya and Kena said...

Hiya Sparky!
We understand you.. we've been missing out on blogging fur a while too.
Wow!! That place is so cool! The boardwalk is so pretty! And the muck looks great!!
Wags and licks,
Maya and Kena

Simba said...

WOW!! What a pawesome adventure!!


Lady Kaos said...

I am going to tell my mom we need a dining room table like that picnic table! Wouldn't that be the best?

Hero said...

What an exciting day! I loved the picture of you waiting for treats at the picnic table. You looked like a whack-a-mole!!! What a shame you had to wash away all that muck and mud. Every dog dreams of getting paws that dirty and stinky and it all got washed down the drain. At least you have pictures to remember it all by.

much love,

Super Boy & Baby-Licious said...

That table is cool!

When you stick your head like that, you can see all angles.

Boy n Baby

Momoko said...

Hi,Lorenza!It is socks of good material.