Carpe Diem


Bailey playing around with the ice I extracted from the water dish.

Last week it was downright cold. It was a struggle to walk Bailey each night and we even skipped a night because the temps hit the single digits due to the wind.

This weekend we were fortunate enough to have gorgeous weather, and it would have been a shame to not take advantage of it. At first I really wanted to go hiking, but I remembered that with all of the recent rain it would be too muddy and slippery. The next best thing? Our local parks. On Saturday we took Bailey to King Caldwell Park. We started out on the trails and then walked the block back to the VFW Post.


Today, like yesterday, was pretty windy and perfect for kite flying. We walked the trail at Goose Pond Colony Resort and then had a picnic lunch near the amphitheater.

Reporting for duty!

Reporting for duty!

Want to tire your dog out faster? Make her carry her water, food, poop bags, etc.


Bailey enjoyed a modified peanut butter sandwich.


Did you say sammich?

Did you say sammich?


Windsurfer on Lake Guntersville

Windsurfer on Lake Guntersville

It was an enjoyable, relaxing day. Somewhat. Bailey is pretty anxious most of the time, and today was no exception. Here you can see her eying my husband’s kite. Kites are one of many things on her list of “ominous things that fly, must destroy by any means necessary.” Shortly after this photo was taken the kite spiraled out of control and was unfortunately within her reach. It was a sore subject and therefore there are no shots of the remnants of the kite following the heinous crime. I can only imagine that she saw it as a threat, felt proud that she protected us from the awful thing, and wonders why we were so upset.

Giving the kite the evil eye.

Giving the kite the evil eye.

We did get one of the kites in the air for a bit. It wasn’t sturdy enough to support the iOn Air Pro camera as we originally intended, but it was fun nevertheless.


I would have to say that the best part is coming home with a tired dog. As they say, a tired dog is a good dog! She’s still snoozing in the office as I type this.

If you are lucky enough to have escaped the winter chill (or you don’t live in it in the first place) I hope you had some time to enjoy the outdoors with your best friend.

Until next time,






  1. Kuri says:

    Ahhh, an entire website full of photos of your cute puppy!! I really miss having a dog to take on hikes. It looks like you guys had an enjoyable day =)

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