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Friday, April 9, 2010

fridays with asa: the great outdoors

hello there, my furry friends!  a wonderful friday to you, and i hope this day finds you well.
as you may have ascertained, i am an introspective dog.  i enjoy pondering life's deep questions and mysteries.  some of my best thinking takes place outdoors, rightly so, as it is my favorite place to be.  oh, do not mistake me; few things can surpass snuggling under the covers with my mom or dad, but there is just something quite inspirational about being outside.
at home, you will most likely find me on my back deck.  i stand and survey my domain, which is teeming with smells and sights and sounds.  when my senses have been overwhelmed, i break for a respite and bask in the warmth of the sun.  i find this most satisfactory.

then there are those special occasions where my mom and dad take me and my little brother for a glorious hike or camping trip.  it is on these outings that i truly grasp the magnitude of the world before my eyes.  i am but one dog, a tiny pin prick on this great landscape.  assuredly, it is a humbling experience.

i hope that all of you will take the opportunity this weekend to enjoy some time outside and consider the majestic beauty before you.
by the way, i wanted to personally thank you all for your marked concern over the bath time pictures from wednesday's post.  though my little brother and i have clearly mastered the art of appearing forlorn, i assure you that we were each handsomely rewarded post-bath with a delectable greenie.
good day!


ScrapsofMe said...

What nice walkies you get! I am sooo Jelly. It's flat n boring around here. Enjoy the weekend!



JD and Max said...

Hi Asa - wow, you are a deep and thoughtful doggie, we are most impressed. Your walkies look wonderful, we love the photo of you on the log, you look beautiful! We're glad to hear you got yummies after the horror of wordless wednesday....*shudder!*!!

Schnauzer snuggles - JD and Max.

Frankie Furter said...

Hello Asa, you certainly are a deep thinker. I like that. The pic of you on that giant fallen tree was pretty scary. Sooooo I guess you should add BRAVE to your list of attributes. Super post.

Emma Rose said...

Very nice post Asa! I especially liked the waterfall picture. We found a big waterfall last summer and it was so awesome!

Emma Rose

Anonymous said...

Asa! I LUVS greenies! And I LUVS your coat, too! And gosh, what Most Beautiful walkies you gets to go on. I thinks we're gonna go for some nice walkies this weekend cuz it's s'posed to be real pretty here. I can't wait!

I hopes you have a good weekend, too!

Wiggles & Wags,

kissa-bull said...

dear asa
you are most deep thinking and full of smarticles
we just adored the waterfall pikshure of you
you must be vewy comfortable wiff the waters cause we wont even step foot in the baby pool our mommish bought ush
only our snooter to catch the weenies she throws int here to try to get ush to go in
tee hee hee
pibble sugars
the pittie pack

Mack and Mia said...

Asa, you get to have walkies in such adventurous and beawoootiful places! You look so stunning and out-doorsy!

Wags and woofs,
Mack and Mia

Stella and Pals said...

You have been some srsly cool places it looks like! Mama has promised me some fun adventures like that as well. I must so though you also have a very pretty kingdom of a backyard. Mama is coveting your fence. We need a new one and she's trying to decide what kind to put in. I think your pictures just help make the decision!
Have a good weekend!

Schwang said...

It looks like you have the best adventures outside. We're waiting for the weather to warm up again in Chicago; we don't have as much nice nature, but it's so nice to be out when everyone else is out too.

3 doxies said...

I swears you sounds just like brudder Albert with all those big fancy shmancy words. He is ubber smart you know.
I loooves da waterfall pikture. But seriously, are you crazy? Never in a gazillion years would I gets dat close. I don't even get dat close to my baff water.
Say hello to da Booker Man
Oh yea, I have an awardie for ya'll on my bloggie.

scotsmad said...

Outdoor is great and we all need that special surveillance spot.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

K9friend said...

Gorgeous pictures! I'd love to tag along some time!

Martine said...

Hi Asa,

That water fall looks amazing!!!

We are glad you two get to go out and have fun in nature!!

xo martine & the kiddlets

Lola said...

I have to agree that you are a Deep Thinker, Asa and I enjoy reading your thoughts. You do have some pawsome nature in your neck of the woods. I think I'd draw the line at crossing on that log, though. And I wouldn't let my humans do it either. They're not very coordinated. Have a great weekend and thank you for the wise words.

wags, Lola

1000 Goldens said...

Asa, it looks so beautiful on your walks! Mom promised she'll take me to the big park tomorrow and we will think of you :)

Remington said...

Great pics! Love the waterfall! I plan to be outside as much as possible this weekend!

Dory and the Mama said...



Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

My snooter would be on ovFURload on those walks!

What fun!


houndstooth said...

You take some excellent walks, Asa! I'm impressed! As a matter of fact, we went out today for a nice long hike that we'll be writing about for Monday. It was glorious! However, sadly, there were no waterfalls or tree logs to walk across.



Hi Booker,

What a grrreat hike! That waterfall is beautiful and we love the picture with it behind you.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Riley and Star.

Santa and Minnie said...

What beautiful places to go hiking. You're so lucky!

BRUTUS said...

Yep, we're hdeading out for a hike today! It snowed here a little yesterday (after being 83 degrees LAST Friday, if you can believe that), but today is a perfect spring day! Now, where's my harness....

Brutus the Frenchie

hero said...

Hi Asa,

You are quite an outdoorsy dawg, aren't you... and a wise one too I may add. Great pics btw... does booker man share the same interest?

Licks, hero

Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

Great post about your adventures!! The pictures are pawsome!

Have a pawsome weekend!

Woofs and Kisses!
The Fiesty Three

Stella, Gunther and Betty said...

We went to Target and rode around in the cart. Does that count for getting outside?

Stella, Gunther and Betty

Ina in Alaska said...

Hi Asa, our lazy Mom has returned to the laptop so we can snoop around. We enjoyed your post very much, from relaxing on the deck to hiking in the snow. You can add our vote to the picture of you at the waterfall being our favorite too. And we Alaskan dogs just LOVE your fashionable jacket. Looks very toasty.

We got out for a walk this weekend and helped our mom rake a few leaves. As the snow melts in our yard she rakes the leaves that surface. This way as the snow recedes the yard get gradually raked so it is not the big raking production when the snow is all gone. Our mom may be lazy but she is sure smart like you, Asa! We sat on our deck too, until the sun went away. Well, thanks for the fun post! We are off to supervise Mom getting ready to play tennis. xoxo

Mango said...

Wow! You are one deep thinker. Most beautiful walkie.


Piappies World said...

Hi Asa,

Such lovely outdoor photos. Thanks for taking us with you to your walkies. We hope we can share more fun adventures together.

-Frappie, Mocha, Sugar & the Piappies

Deborah said...

WOW, your walks are beautiful. We do not have any waterfalls where we live!
Hope you had a nice weekend!

Samantha said...

Whoa Asa - would love to go on hike walkies with you - one of my fave things to do - it certainly does inspire those deep thoughts!
Hugs xo