cody bear's friends

gouda morning from the trail!

(no wildlife was harmed in the preparation of this blog post)

previously on hiking with cody bear….i nearly lost my arm when cody “flushed” out a rabbit.  but today’s post isn’t so much about wildlife as it is the drunk guy in the white pick up truck.

let me begin.

hikeuswe live in a topographically diverse part of the country.  the wildlife is abundant, and the bees…oh the bees.  so here you have your up hikes and your down hikes.  if you go up into one of the mountain ranges within an hour of town you get cooler temperatures, mountain vistas and rugged rocky paths that lead to waterfalls and remote pools.  the down hikes are canyons and river beds.   the hikes are winding and the ground is soft and sandy and it heats up quickly.

we went down this morning.  it was me and cody bear, p. and her mom and her two dogs sam and jack; my friend d. and her friend v. and her border collie.  so, since cody bear has turned into such a fan of nature (i mean this in regards to his new culinary wants) i upped the stakes and took chunks of gouda with me to entice him to better….”leave it.”

i know i know i know.  who takes 11.99 per pound cheese hiking with them?  i do, damn it!

at a trail head:


this peeves me. i'm just sayin'...

so we’re trekkin’ along and d. says “hold up.  turn around and go back.”  it’s a guy, driving his truck along the river bed with his labs running behind.

she says “i know this guy.  this is how he exercises his dogs.”  and she takes off towards him.  next thing we know, he’s turning into the flippin river.  so j. pulls out her mobile and says, “i think i have the sheriff’s number he can NOT drive in that river.”  (our rivers are VERY protected.  very very sensitive wildlife area here.)  so i freeze, right.   who has the county sheriff’s dept on their mobile?  probably someone who hikes with a gal that takes 11.99 per pound cheese to use for dog treats on a hike?  perhaps?

so d. comes back and starts telling us, that yep, he’s drunk again.  she sees him here all the time as early as 8, wasted.  one time he was running his dog at an agility trial….and…while he was running the course…his pants fell down.  and, you guessed it, he was running commando. (for mom and grandmother…that’s sans underwear. ya follow?)

we continued on.  cody bear was euphoric.  (meanwhile, in case you’re wondering, pickles was home with peanut butter stuffed mini kongs.)

we headed back and encountered the white truck.  parked.  “he’s probably sleeping it off now.”

so that was our morning.  the hike was hot, but easy. i have to take pickles on her adventure now, but first….

here is a picture of my very happy cody bear on our way home after his hike:

hikeeuphoriaplease note, if you’re visiting this site because your dog has gastroparesis:

i do not recommend you feed your dog cheese if they are currently taking the medication reglan(metaclopromide) without consulting your vet first.


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That dog of yours has got to be one of the most handsome I have ever seen, next to mine of course. I follow your stories quite often and enjoy them immensely.

Comment by spdd

I see that Dennis dumped a couch along your hiking trail …

Comment by Dennis the Vizsla

that is one happy doggie!

Comment by Stephanie of Stopbouncing

Sometimes I think dogs are MUCH smarter than humans.

Comment by S. Le

thanks for visiting the blog everyone.
glad you found us spdd.

Comment by goodbear

On the right on my blog is categories and click on true stories… scroll aways down to “Service Dogs- who and what you meet along the way” and just below that story you’ll see mah boy.

Comment by spdd

Couple things…
first – a couch? Really? There used to be a washing machine up the trail behind my house. It wasn’t mine. But I always wondered by you take your washing machine into the wilderness to abandon it. At least with the couch you could take a nap or something the next time you go by it.

Second – I took Reglan once. It was a very bad situation for me. Stupid doctor almost killed me. I didn’t have any run in with expensive cheese though. Hope it makes CB feel better!! It’s probably different with dogs vs. people.

Comment by Elizabeth

Ohhhh! Wait until you get here for your visit, I know where there is a recliner, a gas grill and a old rusting car!!! We will have fun!!

Comment by PennyCat

So did she call the cops? Yahoo boy shouldn’t get away with things like that.

Comment by lavenderbay

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