Hi, it’s me, Francesca, Staff Writer for Coonhound Tales.
I have another volksmarch story for you today. The All Weather Walkers held a walk in Washougal, Washington. That’s usually where we do the walk along the Columbia River on the dike. But today they surprised us with a brand new route.
When we pulled in to the parking lot, I got all excited. I was barking and the people could hear me! As soon as I got out of the car, I ran over to the registration tent so we could sign up and GET GOING!
|So what do you think about my new harness?|
It's kind of like a tracking harness... really strong, like me!
The first interesting thing we encountered was a dog. A big dog. But this one didn’t move. I went up to sniff him and check him out. He still didn’t move. I found out that this was a statue of Seaman, the dog that accompanied Lewis and Clark on their expedition, including a stop in Washougal. So I got my picture taken with a famous, historic dog.
|Here I am checking out Seaman. I couldn't understand|
why he didn't move. Then I read the plaque
|We saw lots of homes and gardens on this walk.|
Just down the block there was a REAL REASON FOR EXCITEMENT. I saw a squirrel cross the road. I went bananas. I barked, I pulled and I wouldn’t stop. My owner had to get a friend of hers to stop and divert my attention… which worked. We walked with them for a little while and I was behaving myself. Yep!
|After I calmed down, we could stop and smell the roses.|
We had walked 8K and I was tired!