Tuesday, March 1, 2011

An Idita Walk in the Mud

As you all know we signed up to walk the Idita Walk(see here to find out more  http://www.idita-walk.com/idw/Index.asp) This isn't hard for us at all as we walk a lot,most of the days, unless it is snowing, or raining a lot, or plows happen to go by.......... But today was a gorgeous spring day(Aggie darling,PL2 here....Uhmmm it is 34 degrees out today..just saying)  As I, AGATHA was saying my brother and I decided to take a walk on this lovely spring day. Here is a short video of us doing the Idita Walk together

What I had been doing prior to our walk was thinking of what we should do today.....

My brother had had OTHER ideas(this is a box of peanut butter cookies that was ON THE TABLE.PL2 heard a bit of a crash and found this box a little chewed.He was having some trouble getting into the box.... WHAT IS IT WITH HIM AND PEANUT BUTTER??
That is when I thought we should go on a walk..... to see this...THE PART OF WINTER WE HATE THE MOST>>THE DIRTY SNOW

Archie wanted to park here(that sign  was there because the snow was so high and it had been halfway into the street!)

Then there is always this......MUD
AND there is always ONE dog who always goes right for it...right Arch/

and of course one who does not

Why don't you?

Well if you insist...

Idita walking

ARE YOU KIDDING ME?? We haven't been here ALL WINTER one of our favorite local parks!!! HOLY COW LOOK AT THE MUD!

Well if you insist...

He CLAIMS he wanted to check it was really me............

Checking in with PL2

Back to work

Notice anything?Yep that's right..IT IS SUNNY SUNNY SUNNY and you can see our shadows!!

Oh how lovely..what is lovely you ask???

These wind chimes!!!

This is a very top secret alley that we go down but haven't been able because it was a sheet of ice..It still must be bad because we didn't go down


hee hee even we look white next to this(we are just FLUFFY not fat cuz we have all our winter hair still)

LOOK WHO WE SAW!! MR MOCKINGBIRD!! we love this kid because he really has quite a repertoire of songs...

And this is how I know it is spring Because we have more flowers next to the one that was there.......... IT HAS TO BE HERE!!!!!


Bocci said...

Loved going with you on your walk, A+A and PL2. Same deal here: muddy and sunny (but not as much snow piled up!

Love that peanut buter cookie box!

Asta said...

Aggia dn Awchie
I looove youw synchwonised Idi ta walking, and glowious mud!!! I nevew get to go neaw any(some pls awe so phobic, sheeesh..can't even geet my mud packs on my face..how is a giwl supposed to have a pawfect complection?
and you won't believe what Mommi did today...Shudddew....she took me to get STWIPPED..claiming I was too faw gone fow hew to do my haiw and besides hew hand huwts too much...excooses excoosess..
Agatha, you may have my dwess fow the woyal wedding..you might want to have it dyead a diffewent colow to go wif youw colowing(what IS youw favowite colow? anywa, I'm still waiting fow my invitation and I have NOTHING to weaw
smoochie kisses

Jake of Florida said...

But I did break the plastic -- I chewed on it at the bottom to extract the yummies. Mom was just saying that she was happy I was smart enough not to swallow more than a tiny bit 'cause she remembers when Jakey swallowed some colored saran wrap and after a few days his poop was purple and Mom panicked 'cause she thought his innards were fallling out....

Love the video of you two walking. That's kind of what we look like when Dogdad walks us. (Mom doesn't seem able to handle the two of us. Wimpsville.)

Wirey springime is around the corner woofs!!!

Just Harry

We read that Josh got bonked on the head. Hope he's OK. One of our boys -- Wainwright will be out for the season -- and that's not too auspicious a beginning.

Bouncing Bertie said...

Hey there Agatha and Archie, I can't help but noticing that your shaggy coats provide almost perfect camouflage in those patches of dirty snow mixed with mud. In some of the photos I had to look twice to spot you! I am sure that there must be some evolutionary advantage to being invisible in such conditions, but I have not yet quite figured it out!
Toodle pip!
PS Thank you so much for all your support and advice for dealing with Gordon...

Oskar said...

Thanks for taking us on your walk with you! We call that dirty snow, snirt.

Nubbin wiggles,

Niamh said...

Wow, there is still a lot of snow but we are glad that you got out for a nice walk in the sun. Looks like a great place for a mud bath.

Your friends,
Niamh & Ambrose

Gus said...

Enjoyed the Idita Walk (Teka calls it the Idiota walk) and agree with the remark about the coloring. I still have winter furs too, and we are waiting until APRIL! to get them ready for springs. But all that hair, and a bath, and an idiot with a brush....well, ya know how fat I look, right?


TwoSpecialWires said...

What is it about us chameleons in the winter? It seems we can blend right in to the neutrals of dirty snow and sticky mud. I guess that can be a good thing if we're trying to stay just a little inconspicuous. For whatever reason. Not that we ever really need to hide. Or anything. Not me, anyway. Huh uh.

Jake (who has escaped yet one more day of the knife ... she couldn't find me ... i blended into the neutral colored pillows)

Lorenza said...

Hi, Agatha and Archie!
Yes! You two walkie together pretty well!
Your snow has become pawesome mud!
I'd love to be there too!
Peanut butter cookies?? I guess he knows what is good!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

Huskee and Hershey said...

LOL.. some pup loves his peanut butter!!

What a nice walk you both had.. the weather does look rather nice although there's still some snow (and glorious mud!!) around.. looks like spring is in the air!!

tula monstah said...

A team- i SO didn't know woo were doing the iditawalking thing.. cool frank and beans! hey listen, spring is so not fur us white doggies.. always take photos next to the dirty snowbanks. then woo's mom won't think woo need a bathballs. just sayin.

we've been keeping track of minutes and miles with an iphone app called logyourrun and there's other free ones.

hey if Aggs does her earthdoggie competition, luv to watch! let me know.

wootie woot,

Sally said...

Loved the Idita Walk - there still seems to be a lot of snow - muddy or otherwise!

Peanut butter is one of my favourites too! I would have jumped onto the table too!

Sally and Paddy

Amber-Mae said...

You two walk very politely on leash. I like to pull when I'm on leash. I may be trained but I can be a pain in the butt sometimes. HEE

Molly the Airedale said...

Windchimes blowing in the breeze do make you think of spring, don't they? And your potted flowers are just beautiful! Spring is coming - some day - right, guys?!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Kimberley said...

Charlie comes back from everywalk all muddy! He gets right into the tub! We bought a stripping knife yesterday and gave him a preliminary grooming...since he too was looking VERY fluffy....he now looks very dashing indeed! Cheers to a little bit of sun...

PS-Just got back from Brussels...the land of Milou!

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...


And Mumsie's in a really bad mood cuz of it...wipe paws, wipe floor, wipe paws...etc. Wash dogs, groom dogs...wipe paws...


So PL2's off??? (Mumsie's going to be held captive tomorrow...) Are you demanding walks to the Arboretum daily?? Work it, kids!!!

Well, I hafta go and iron scrubs and such...

Oh Aggie...ya gotta hear this...so the paper said this morning that our hospital might develop software that has a nurse avatar to go over discharge teaching with patients...they said "she" could work 24/7 and besides the initial cost would never need to be paid. Or need benefits. I AM so applying to be the avatar. I will charge a fortune for my image to be used...

Kisses to all!

Miss Lacie

Unknown said...

Nice walk you guys had. Too bad you couldn't go down the alley though. Alleys have attitude we say.

Mocha Barney, Ashley Pumpernickel and Winniechurchill

the many Bs said...

you are having wonderful sunny spring weather. that was a great walk. you two were trucking along! we love all that mud. that's the best part of spring.


Asta said...

Deew Aggie and Zydeco Boy,

I guess youw doing youw I dite-walk to n'Owleans, but if you don't huwwy, we'we going to wun out of Muzzews Gumbo
(and may I say it's faboolous!!!!)

Awchie, I do love youw toe tappin' zydeco moosic
cawe fow a dance?
smoochie kisses

Bobby said...

Nice walk we have to agree ower park and the field is so muddy. The snow looks great when its new but it does all look dirty as it starts to thaw.
Licks Bobby

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

We're doing the Iditawalk too!! How are you 2 doing now?? No mud here...We thought we posted a comment on this,but it doesn't seem to be here. Oh well.
Happy St.Patrick's Day.
Smooches from pooches,
BabyRD & Hootie

Asta said...

My Dawling Agatha and Awchie,
I know that the two of you feel the same sadness that I do today.
Lenny was a wondewful boy and I'm suwe we will all meet again someday, but that doesn't stop my heawt fwom huwting wight now.
I hope the two of you and youw PLs awe all well. I'm so tiwed of losing fwiends. It huwts.
I love you and hope we'll have many mowe yeaws of shawing this life togethew.
smoochie kisses
pee ess..i love youw new backgwound