Thursday, March 31, 2011

Walking Adventures

I took Ronix and Vienna out for a run on Tuesday, it didn't last as long as I intended...but it was adventurous to say the least! First, about 20 feet after I let R and V off to run (in the undeveloped fields behind our house), I'm walking along, quite content, when all of a sudden I hear 3 shrieks followed by "woosh, woosh, woosh". I look over to my right and see Ronix running as fast as he can out of the field looking up in the air at a huge pheasant he about had for an early dinner. I'm pretty sure he almost caught this bird because as it was flying away, brown feathers (at least I think they were feathers...) were dropping from its tail. We never did find any feathers so who knows what it could have been...eek. It happened so fast there was no way I could have captured any pictures, but I sure wish I could have! Then as Vienna and I were searching for feathers, and Ronix was searching for his long lost dinner prize, we stumbled upon a calico cat, who startled Vienna who was sniffing the ground 2 feet away so badly she threw her tennis ball and jumped back about 10 feet. I have to admit the cat startled me as well. I had seen something there but assumed it was an old weathered pillow, until I looked up into a set of eyes!

We then proceeded on walking further to the area we normally go to where it's nice and grassy. On our way there, I opted to go on a different side of a ditch than I normally do, to stay away from a horse trailer that smelled strongly of horses, and also to keep an eye for these said horses. Ronix has often sassed my parents horses through the fence, so I don't trust him around them. We are walking along, Ronix and Vienna are playing with their tennis balls, when all of a sudden I realize Ronix is rolling. Rolling in something...dead...and bloody. Ugh.  I tell him to leave it, and try to keep walking to get him to follow me. Meanwhile Ronix is just staring at me with a gleam in his eye that hints strongly of naughtiness, starts wagging his tail at super speed, and snaps up the something dead and awfully bloody and EATS IT!!! The whole time while just looking at me with that naughty "HAHA" look in his eyes. Now, I can say this is funny today, but Tuesday I just wanted to puke...I can't say I wanted to throw his tennis ball after that, no thank you. Not with grimy pieces of who knows what he just ate. Blah.

So we went home, and Ronix had a very thorough bath to get the patches of bloodiness, not to mention the smell. Wow! He listened very well though, he stepped in the bath all by himself while the water was running, and even stayed in there while I shut him in the room and went to get a cup to pour water on him. He knows when I'm serious I guess haha!

Today the weather is glorious, so I packed up a bag with a blanket, snack and water to go to the field to do some reading, except I forgot a book, so I focused on taking some pictures of the rascals instead. Of course, the first thing Ronix does, since he's clean and all, is find a giant mud puddle and soak for a while. Oye, I tell you these guys keep me on my toes! It was so nice to sit and relax in the sunshine. Vienna even sat in my lap and soaked up some rays with me. And yes, I do mean literally sitting in my lap. :) I tried to get a good picture, but my arms just weren't long enough.

I hope everyone is doing well and soaking up the sunshine when you can! Here's to sunny spring weather!


  1. beautiful pictures! the pictures look like they were taken out by legacy highway?
    so glad the weather is getting warmer!

  2. Yep, good eye! We live out that way, and it's a great spot to run the pups, at least while it stays undeveloped. :) I'm SO glad it is warmer, at least for a couple of days!

  3. great pictures! So fun to read some of R & V's adventures :-)

  4. Yay for spring weather! Texas can't decide if it's supposed to be spring, a little bit of winter still, or full on summer time. Last week we had mid 40's and today high 90's. (I'm rolling my eyes.) Anyway, fun pictures and looks like the pups had a great time on their adventures! Ronix is such a good boy at bath time:)

  5. Utah is right there with you Amy. Sunday it was upper 50's and rainy, and today it is 30's and dropping huge snowflakes. (I'm rolling my eyes now too). I think we all just want warm sunshine now please! :)