Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Duck, Duck, GOOSE!

Two goose sightings in a week, I'm one lucky bird dog! This time, my Family took me to Bear Mountain State Park, on the Hudson River about an hour north of NYC. It's kinda a family tradition to go at least once in the summer, when the kids' cousins come to stay with us for a couple weeks. There's a small lake with boats to rent (but no doggies allowed, harumph), a little zoo (ditto, double harumph), picnic grounds & a playground, hiking trails and the coolest carousel around with carved wooden local animals (raccoon, turkey, fox, skunk, otter, rabbit and even a bear, bobcat and cougar, altho' those guys haven't been sighted around there in a long while, thank Dog!).

Unfortunately, with all the cutbacks in this bad economy, the carousel only operates now on the weekend. The kiddies were not amused. So we had our picnic, checked out the geese & took a short hike up the mountain.

That's my human dad. He was tempted to let me off lead so I could chase the geese, but we didn't want to get thrown out of the park. Too bad! I was rarin' to go, as you can see.

We found raspberry & blackberry bushes along the hiking trail! I didn't care for the blackberries 'cuz they were pretty sour, but the raspberries were yuuuuu-meeee!

I even managed to scramble up the (smallish) boulder for a family shot.

All in all, a great Monday! Hope yours was, too!


  1. Doney, you are just the cutest! Be careful with the raspberries...they can give tummy aches. :-)

  2. Hi Sedona!
    What a wonderful Monday you had:)
    Great pictures!


  3. Hi, Sedona!
    sure you had a pawesome monday!
    kisses and hugs

  4. Hi Sedona,

    You sure had a fun trip! Too bad doggies weren't allowed in all the other places.

    Wags & wiggles,

  5. Why do humans keep us out of all the REALLY KHOOL places?

    Tank woo fur sharing your day!


  6. Did you bark at all those geese? It looks like you were ready to give chase. Sounds like you had a blast...probably needed an extra long nap afterwards, huh?
    Snuggles, Twix

  7. You had a lovely weekend and the smiley pictures say it all.. Love that last one sat on the boulder, lots of smiley faces there..

    Hugs GJ xx

  8. Wooos! I would have wanted to go get them goose too! Are they like ducks? we don't have any of them goose here, Mom says they can be mean.
    -Kira The BeaWootiful

  9. awwh such a fun Monday you guys had ^_^

  10. What a wonderful day - we like chasing stuff too - but hiking is our favorite

    Woodrow - Sweetie - MJ

  11. Oh, wow! What a cool adventure! I've met some gooses here - and a duck - and they were pretty cool. I loved communing with them.
    Your post brought back cool memories for our mom. She lived at West Point for a while when she was a biped-puppy, and remembers Bear Mountain St. Park!
    Play bows,

  12. Hi Sedona,

    Nice pictures of you, the ducks, your family and.... we want those raspberries!!! *wiggles

    Adele, Vincent & Bella

  13. Sedona, you are so cute!!!!

    xo martine

    ps: love all the photos!