Here I am on my way up Mount Bar, a 6000 foot dome-shaped peak in the Lugano area and a premier destination for snowshoeing, ski-mountaineering, and winter doggy hiking.
Mount Bar offers lofty alpine views and lots of snow to scratch your snout with.
Here I am at the top. Yes, Dachshund Daddy hauled my pet carrier all the way up the mountain so I could engage in my favorite summit burrowing activities.
Here's Ambra, staring at my pet carrier slung over DD's shoulder. She's probably wondering why the bag is barking at her. Hint: I'm in it.
You can see Lake Lugano in the distance.
Here's Ambra playing with Nando on the flat top of Mount Bar…
triggering a major dachshund bark-o-fest.
I didn't just bark: I also made several blanket statements.
I always give DD a hard time when it's time to go and he kindly asks me to come out of my burrow. Eventually, he flushes me out by offering me a serving of carrots.
Fur disclosure. I walked 95% of the way up, but I had trouble on the way down. It was warmer and the snow could no longer hold my weight, so I kept postholing and DD had to carry me. He was wearing snowshoes but, unfortunately, they don't make snowshoes for dachshunds yet.