My humans are finally home! They had a really nice trip to Cuba and we were well behaved for the dogsitter. Uncle Dave and Auntie Stephanie took good care of us, but they didn't take us on any adventures. My Mom and Dad took me adventuring yesterday. We went for a long drive to this place in the boonies, where we went for a really long walk. My Dad has something called a prospecting lease way out in the forest. I dont know what that is, but I know it was fun going there. Well mostly fun.
When we first got there, me and Muskwa went for a little walkabout while the humans were getting their backpacks ready. That turned out to be not such a good idea! First I got in trouble for not listening to Mom. Muskwa never listens to Mom. He only listens to Dad, but usually I come back the first time Mom calls me. It's the border collie in me, makes me listen to humans! Mom called me about 20 times before I came booting it back down the trail. I got put on a leash and told that I would not have any fun if I didn't start listening again. Muskwa came back a couple minutes after me.
Unfortunately, Muskwa had run into one of these things....a porcupine!!! Can you see it waddling down by the water.
Muskwa had a bunch of pokie things in his face, his chest and his paws. You should have heard the howling and screeching! We were a long way from the vet so Dad had to pull the quills out. It would have been worse to make Muskwa wait til we got to the vet place. Mom and me went down the road by the river so we couldn't hear Muskwa crying. It was making Mom cry too. Muskwa stayed in the truck for the rest of the day. Mom gave him some pain medicine and he just went to sleep for awhile. That Mom, she's always prepared for doggie emergencies!
Me and Mom and Dad went walking through the trees. There really isn't a trail to the spot we were going. Dad said we were bushwacking! After awhile Mom let me off my leash and I listened really good all day! I don't want those pokie things in my face!
I chased some squirrels and grouse. I dug some holes. I went swimming.
I helped Dad figure out where we were going and eat his lunch. Mom brought lots of doggy treats too, but Dad's sandwich was yummy!
I was a happy dog to be out adventuring with both my humans. Usually it's just Mom that takes us adventuring!
I was one tired Tehya on the way home! I slept for the whole drive!