Friday, November 28, 2008

Pono goes to a river


...and other exciting adventures! Last week, Matthias and I decided to get in the VW Van with Pono and drive to Las Cruces, NM. My parents have a little condo there, and they are there for a little vacation. We took the scenic southern route, driving through Tombstone. We camped one night on the way there. The next morning, just before we reached Tombstone, AZ, we came upon the San Pedro River. We decided that Pono needed to go for a little splash in the river. He loves rivers, since he grew up in Salida, CO, where the Arkansas river runs right through town. He used to wade in that river every single day. We had to duck under a barbed wire fence, and scramble down a bank to get to the river. As soon as Pono saw the San Pedro river, he got SO EXCITED!!! He actually bounded a couple of times before tearing off towards that water as fast as his fuzzy paws would move. It was so much fun. I haven't seen him that happy in a long time. It made me think that we need to move near a river again. I wish I had a photograph or movie of Pono bounding toward that water. It was the embodiment of joy.

It has probably been a decade since we have been to Tombstone. For those of you who aren't old west buffs, Tombstone is the old mining camp where the famous shootout between Wyatt Earp, his brothers, "Doc" Holliday and the Clantons and McLaury's took place near the OK Corral. If you want to read more about Tombstone, click here. I like Tombstone, and it hasn't changed much since our last visit. It was a little too windy to enjoy much walking around, but we still had some driving to do anyway.

We celebrated an early Thanksgiving with my parents, and Matthias had to leave from El Paso to go to work. I'll tell you about the rest of our trip tomorrow!

I want to list 5 things I am grateful every day this week. So here goes:
1. People who love me
2. The rain that fell here this week
3. The sun that returned today
4. My dog Mr. Pono and his fuzzy ears
5. The Bobcat that visited us this morning, especially his enormous paws.

8 comments:

coloredsock said...

mmm! you got a Bobcat darshain! wow... that is awesome. glad you had a sweet trip with mr. pono! and thanks for the comments...

pRiyA said...

lovely post! how lucky that dogs are natural swimmers unlike me.

bindu said...

I could imagine Pono bouncing with excitement. :)

Nancy and the fatties said...

Please hug Mister Pono for me, I love hearing about how happy he was to see a river again! I drove by the sign "Tombstone" once and was so amazed it really exists. How cool to get to visit there.
happy holidays Karine to you and your furbaby.

Robyn said...

I know exactly how Pono feels! I would also bound into the river. That photograph of the San Pedro River is calling me.

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi karine!
what a great trip! i always love reading about your adventures! hug pono for me!
xo
m

Patricia said...

So glad you had a lovely Thankgiving with your family. The joy of a dog is something to behold! Blessings to you-

High Desert Diva said...

Just catching up.

Your 5 grateful things is a nice addition...