Fetching a Frisby in the Great Smoky Mountains!

Asheville, NC

Had a nice walk near in the mountains of Asheville, NC this past weekend!

Talk about beautiful views!!

It was nice relaxing walk…Then, I had a chance to play fetch with a frisby!

Yea I played fetch with Blossom and Miles. Talk about fun. Here’s the toy we played with from FetchRx.com.

ORKA FlyerWell, that was alot of fun. The rest of the weekend I basically just relaxed with at home, because it rained alot. But it was a GOOD weekend!

Love to all my Fans – Fetch


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Fetch goes to the beach!

Not just any beach: Atlantic Beach.

Toad leaps into the ocean at Atlantic Beach.

Fetch leaps into the ocean at Atlantic Beach.

The North Carolina “Crystal Coast” is a dog’s paradise! I was in heaven.

Just in case you’re not familiar with the NC Coast, here’s a little geography lesson.

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“A” is where Atlantic Beach, NC is located

Blossom’s cousin, PJ joined us and she brought Ally! O.M.G. I had so much fun running with Ally and Miles in the sand, chasing birds and retrieving the frisbee from the water.

Ally

Ally!

The ocean water was warmer than I thought it would be this time of year.

As soon as I saw the ocean, I just lost my mind. I LOVE the ocean. I mean. REALLY. The last time I was at the ocean, was in September and we were at the San Diego Dog Beach. Funny how beaches are similar and different all at the same time.

Fetch jumps for joy into the Atlantic Ocean

Fetch jumps for joy into the Atlantic Ocean.

Anyway. I digress.

Atlantic Beach is absolutely perfect in May. There weren’t too many people on the beach, but, there were just enough for Miles to have a grand time socializing.

Fetch and his football at the ocean.

Fetch and his football at the ocean.

You know, he’s a peculiar dog. While I couldn’t contain myself from chasing birds and jumping into the water, Miles just ran from person to person to give them random hugs. (Blossom doesn’t particularly like it when he does that, but, after a few days and she saw how he made everyone smile, she decided not to worry about it anymore.)

He and I are very different, but, I love that guy.

Miles and Fetch holding hands.

Miles and Fetch busted holding hands — again.

Map of NC Coast - Where the Wild horses are.

Map of NC Coast – Where the Wild horses are.

One afternoon, we drove over to Beaufort, NC and walked around. Now, that is a cute little town. There’s a great cemetery, lots of good restaurants, beautiful waterways and an island called Carrot Island where you can see wild horses.

Yes. I said WILD horses. It’s so cool to see them.

©bjbowen photography 2013 Wild horse on Carrot Island near Beaufort, NC

©bjbowen photography 2013                                Wild horse on Carrot Island near Beaufort, NC

 

Our week came to a seemingly abrupt end and we’re back in Asheville. I’m already counting the days until I can get to the ocean again!

Love to all my fans – Fetch

Fetch


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Our (almost) Daily Walks

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Almost every day, Blossom rushes in the door from work, runs us out to “do our business,” changes super-human fast out of her fancy clothes into sneakers and some workout clothes, rushes me back into the car and we drive 15 minutes to this amazing place, Bent Creek.

I love muuuuuuuuud!

I love muuuuuuuuud!

Miles can’t come right now because a few weeks ago, he got his crazy-eye on and started full throttle running blindly through the woods in hot pursuit of some furry creature. That night he could barely walk. So, Blossom took him to Dr. Bolt at the Sweeten Creek Animal Hospital the next day.

Everyone suspects he may have torn his ACL. I don’t know what that is, but, he can’t run for 4 to 8 weeks. He was kenneled for one week and he couldn’t understand why he was being punished. His sad eyes eventually got to Blossom and she decided that instead of kenneling him, she would give him his very own bedroom when she’s at work.

I think he likes this arrangement better than the kennel, but, I can’t make him understand why he has to be separated. But, we miss playing with each other. Bent Creek

I also want to add that every day he gets a fresh butcher bone.

I do not.

But, all of that to explain why Miles isn’t in any of these pictures.

Ears on top of my head, tongue hanging completely out of my head, tail wagging... yep, I'm having a blast.

Ears on top of my head, tongue hanging completely out of my head, tail wagging… yep, I’m having a blast.

I love mud. REALLY love the stuff. I don’t think I ever knew this before. But, I discovered it the other day when we were walking and … holy guacamole! it’s fun stuff.

This place is just so much fun. There are so many smells and most of the time, we don’t see anyone.

Blossom lets me run off leash and let me tell you: I am building some serious muscles. She walks about 3 miles, I run about 10. There is nothing more exciting than running through the woods leaping like a deer.

So, that’s all for today. I hope you all are having a really fabulous day and that you find a patch of woods to fill your soul soon.

Love to all my fans – Fetch

I'm a very good boy.

I’m a very good boy.


Fetch is the mascot of FetchRx.com an online pet pharmacy. All medications are EPA/FDA approved and guaranteed by our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. FetchRx.com also has great prices on pet supplies: flea and tick control, bedding, grooming, training, etc. You’ll find everything you need at prices you can’t beat at FetchRx.com.

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Lover’s Leap Trail – Hot Springs, NC

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This is the view from one of the rock croppings along the Lover’s Leap Trail.

Oh wow… What a weekend!

I really needed to get out of the house. Seriously. And thankfully, the weather was an unbelievable 70 degrees.

Blossom found a new hike for us to check out and because there were a couple of warnings about the dangerous rock outcroppings, she decided to just take me. YAY!

The trail is called the Lover’s Leap Trail in Hot Springs, NC. Go to Silvermine Road and drive under the French Broad River Bridge. Follow the road until you reach a very obvious parking lot on the right. You’ll walk back down Silvermine Road and begin your hike at the footbridge that crosses a little stream just before reaching the river.

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The trail is clearly marked because this is the world-famous Appalachian Trail.

The first leg of the trail runs beside the French Broad river, (the fifth oldest river in the world and one of the few that flows north.)

We were told to walk upstream until we found the trail… It took us a minute to remember whether upstream was the direction from which the water was coming or the direction to which the water was moving. Once, that was decided, finding the trail was easy.

I will say that directions we were given to the trail could have been a tad more clear, so, I hope these directions are a bit more helpful. First, we didn’t even know there was a parking lot, so we parked beside the river. That’s why we didn’t know where to go.

Once we started, I ran and ran. There were several dogs off leash and we were all well-behaved and friendly. Blossom paused to take a few pictures cause that’s how she rolls.

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This picture shows the trail winding alongside the French Broad River.

This is one fairly early on in the trail.

After a short walk, the Appalachian Trail cuts to the left and up, up, up… is all I have to say about that.

Then switchbacks and more up, up, up.

The trail is beautiful through thick, lush rhododendron and that smell that I love… earthy-musky-woody-mossy-some-critter-just-passed-through-here-and-went-that-a-way.

I ran uphill. I ran downhill. I ran sideways.

After we made the turn to follow the Appalachian trail, I was the only dog around. Yep — just me and Blossom. I love that.

When we reached the rock outcroppings, she was visibly worried about me and told me to sit. Of course, I did. I understand that if I’m a good dog, she brings me along for more really cool adventures.

Then we started descending — and let me tell you, that is a lot more treacherous than you might imagine, especially when the trail is covered in leaves. So, after a few slip-and-slides, we were making decent time and then there was a choice to continue in a fairly straight line or switchback and descend some more. There was a sign, but it had fallen over and we just weren’t sure, so, we decided that we needed to descend.

After a few nervous moments, we were delighted to find out that we were right!! The parking lot was a precious site to see.

All in all, the trail took about 1.5 hours, mainly because Blossom takes so many photographs. She can shoot a cloud for 30 minutes if no one is there to prod her.

While not an extremely difficult hike, this is definitely not an easy hike, I’m in pretty good shape and it knocked me out. The uphill is intense.

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These roots are drift-wood like and twist up out of a rock outcropping along the trail.

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The view from a rock outcropping along the trail.

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Footbridge along the Lover’s Leap Trail.

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This is me. Exhausted!