Saturday, October 15, 2011

A trip to the woods with Mimi and Mathilde

Mimi and Mathilde, our two black nine year old labs, love to go for a walk in the woods behind our house. They are always eager to get out for a long run and do some dog orienteering, whatever the weather. As soon as I take their leads off they are ready for action. I love how their coats shine in the sun.

Autumn is a particularly lovely time in the woods, fallen leaves and moss make a lovely carpet, but the peace and tranquility of the moment is lost as soon as Mimi comes thundering along the path.

These dry ditches are perfect for long jump practice, but are more like steeplechase jumps when it rains. Mathilde leaps up, with incredible speed and strength.

The jump can be made even more exciting by repeatedly jumping over and back, stretching the back legs out and reaching towards the on coming bank with the front paws.

A good search around under trees satisfies their curiousity too.

Even after an hour of manic running and jumping, they dont seem at all tired. They both take off along the paths back home at a rapid pace, as soon as I give the command, leaving me trailing along behind. Every now and then Mimi looks back to make sure I am still behind. Mathilde will come back to walk along beside me for a few moments waiting for the command to run ahead and join Mimi. I put them both back on the leash until we are back home.

Big hugs



LuLu Kellogg said...

Ohhhhhhhhhh Margie...they are indeed beautiful dogs! I love their names too. It's wonderful that you have an area where they can romp about and play!

Wishing you a wonderful weekend,


My 4 Lil' Girls said...

I loooooooooooooooooooooove your dogs, black lbs are a fav of mine, such lovely temperments & so loyal, lucky you :D
Have a lovely weekend
Lol Karen x

Vee said...

Oh they're beautiful dogs and I enjoyed seeing them in action. What a lovely place they have to play and run.

(I have a Black Lab/Chesapeake Bay retriever mix for a doggy niece. ☺ Beautiful big and strong. Oh, now I get to see black labs every day in either direction as both of my neighbors have them.)

Annie said...

Happy hounds :D

Mary Jane's TEAROOM said...

Mimi and Mthilde are beautiful...and such a lovely tranquil place.....
Hope you have a great week,
Susan x

jackanne said...

aww your dogs are gorg... my niece has two and they are very bouncy and so friendly,enjoy your weekend..jackannex

BadPenny said...

Beautiful dogs and a lovely walk. Dillon would love it there too !