Thursday, September 5, 2013

Short Legs, Stubby Paws, 9,000 Feet

My short legs and stubby paws take me far. Over the American Labor Day weekend, we visited the Engadine valley in Switzerland. This is a photograph of Mom and me at a 9,000 foot high pass. We hiked up from the lake you see in the picture.

[By the way, the American Labor Day September holiday is not celebrated in Europe. In Europe, Labor Day is celebrated as May Day, which is on May 1st. Maybe the red overtones of May 1st are too much for the United States?]

Here is the lake, close up, where we ate lunch. Can you say, "Carrots!" Notice my Dachshund Delights's Hold-a-Dog harness. It helps take me places!

We also had an encounter with a cowborne operation. That's another story. One cow really liked Mom's bright blue shirt. We have no pictures. Guess why. Yikes.

I really like breathing the air at 9,000 feet. It makes me feel philosophical. Maybe because Nietzsche used to hike around here. But Mom would not let me hunt marmots. Why not? I think Nietzsche would have let me hunt marmots. Don't you?


  1. Wow amazing u r done mountain climber
    Urban hounds

  2. You have some strong little legs to hike up so high!

  3. I'm so impressed at how much you hike on those little legs!

  4. Oh how exciting. I would so love to chase marmots. Gail tells me that she and a friend once stayed for a few days in the Youth Hostel in Pontresina, about a million years ago.
    Toodle pip!

  5. That looks so fun! I can't wait to do all the hiking when Mom and I go to Europe year after next.

  6. Oh my gosh Tootsie! Your Mom is really in NYC right this very moment? She's a lucky, lucky girl according to my Mom. She sure wishes she was there too so she could go shopping. She really misses that. I hope at least she stops for a nice warm street pretzel bcuz we hear they are the bomb.

    We're so glad to hear that Daddy is taking great care of you while she is gone. Bet you're having the best time with him. Relax tonight and snuggle with Dad while watching a good movie. We LOVE bonding time!

    Lily Belle & Muffin

  7. We saw tons of cows when we hiked the Tour du Mont Balnc. The doggies weren't with us then though. I wish we could have brought them though!


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