Saturday was a beautiful day here in Indiana, and I had what I thought was a rather good idea: I would take Choppy and Izzy up to Turkey Run State Park, where we could enjoy the weather and a hike.
It turns out, this was not a good idea. While I was fine with the heat – it was 94 degrees – it turns out that hiking with two dogs is not as easy as I thought it was going to be. Choppy is a rather lazy walker, who wants to stop and smell pretty much everything. Izzy is exactly the opposite – she is only interested in getting wherever we are going as quickly as possible.
Needless to say, this did not make for an enjoyable hike for me, as I spent most of it with one dog pulling me along, and the other dragging behind me (on the plus side, I think I have longer arms now). I did, however, manage to get a few pictures, despite being more or less constantly dragged into two different directions the whole time.
If you’re looking for some advice on hiking with dogs, obviously, I am not the person to talk to (there is so much evidence of that). Here’s a great infographic with advice, and a longer article here.
Well, the dogs are all smiles – even if you didn’t think the hike was a big success, Choppy and Izzy sure seem to have enjoyed themselves! Thanks so much for sharing our hiking tips – I’m glad they’re helpful.
The dogs really are easy to please! And happy to share the tips!
Looks like a fun hike!
I am new to blogging so please feel free to check my blog out for my dog Chase! It chronicles all of his adventures 🙂
Loved your blog! I am glad to hear you enjoy Travels with Choppy!