Monday, January 26, 2009

Bella's first hike

Boomer and I had the pleasure of taking Bella for her very first hike today!! We took her and my daughter Sara out to Sunol Regional Wilderness Park. Sara kept Bella on a leash though because she's only four months old and she hasn't been on more than a couple of walks. She had such a great time trying to keep up with Boomer.

He showed her how to get Charlie Bears out of the creek; how to sniff out rabbits from their hiding places; how to climb up steep hills; and of course, how to run on single track trails.

Boomer showing Bella how to hunt for wabbits

We went on a 3.5 mile hike - up the main fire road, past Little Yosemite and then back down the Canyon View Trail. It was a beautiful day.

When we were coming back down to the car, we saw a couple of trucks pulling out of the parking lot that had obviously just dropped off a whole new herd of cows. Lots of babies too. We saw them come up and over the hill toward us and then we just stood and watched them all run by. It was awesome! Sara couldn't believe they were walking so close to us. After watching all the mommas and babies today, it just confirms my decision I made years ago not to eat these beautiful animals. There was one little baby that was on the other side of a fence and the mommy talked and talked to her until she finally made it up the hill and through an opening in the fence. It was the sweetest thing.

I was planning on a run today but I will say, after spending the time with my daughter and her puppy and seeing those cows, it's nice to know I can always run tomorrow. ;)

Until then.............


Marcy said...

Awwwwhhh what a great day :-)

aron said...

ohhh sounds like such a great day!!! love the pics and i love baby cows :) they are too cute.