Thursday, June 12, 2008

Bassets brave the river - not!

Our bassets are not the bravest of creatures. Mason has a particularly endearing quality that when he sees something he doesn't like or not sure of he'll jump back on all four paws and hide, either behind us or behind Fortnum.

It was an adventure to see how they coped with one of the walks at the Kaitoke Regional Park that has two bridges to cross and a river to explore.

Much to my amazement that walked the bridges without any hestitation. They were very interested in what was going on under where they were walking. When it came to investigating the river itself there was a bit more reluctance and not much paw wetting going on!

I wonder how they are going to cope when we go on a beach holiday next month!


lotto 649 said...

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Marrisa said...

How cute!! We are still a little confused as to where you can and can't take dogs as there doesn't seem to be any thing public about this??

But that's given us an idea of where to go today if doggies are allowed there!! xx

Domestic Executive said...

It is confusing about where to exercise dogs. Upper Hutt is pretty good you can take them really anywhere as long as you clean up!

As for cool places to walk try these:

Rimutaka Incline (a lovely flat walk)off SH2. Just off Kaitoke Loop Rd in fact.

Kaitoke Regional Park (further up SH2) take Waterworks following signs.

Tunnel Gulley (take right by dairy at Te Marua) and then on the bend take left up Plateau Road.

These are all within 20/30 minutes for you.

Marrisa said...

Cool, thanks so much! We went to Kaitoke on Saturday after seeing your post - will do a post soon. Was a great day, weather was just gorgeous. xx