A day in the life of a pug in Portland's Pearl District. "Dogs have given us their absolute all. We are the center of their universe. We are the focus of their love and faith and trust. They serve us in return for scraps. It is without a doubt the best deal man has ever made." - Roger Caras

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Pug on a Hike!

Who says pugs can't hike!

Check out Sigmund on his latest adventure! --- 7 miles!

Patrick loaded up and took Sigmund to "The Gorge," this week. We're trying to gear him up for an overnight backpacking trip later this summer. Since I had to work, this account will have to come from Patrick.

He says he did really well - they did have to stop for a few pug rests, but Sigmund didn't get too tired - until the top of the hill. (you have to think - he's walking two times as far as us - with four legs!) But when it came time for a nap - Patrick says Sigmund laid on his chest and kept watch! He wouldn't sleep - rather - stayed alert while Patrick did. Good guard dog! He even defended him like crazy when a fellow hiker came by. The funny thing, even though he was tired, when it came time to leave - he practically pulled Patrick down the hill... running the whole way!

The pooped pug then slept all the way home and most of the evening! I think he was slightly sore the next day - he kind of hobbled when I took him out for a walk!


Blogger Patrick said...

yeah, he's a good little hiking buddy. I was surprised, I walk a pretty jamming pace and he was right up there with me mile for mile, mano e mano......

3:51 PM

Blogger EBV said...

this is encourageing to hear, we have wondered how our Tater would do. Our older dog (non Pug) went on her first hike she was 7 months old and ran everwhere till we got off the mountian 10+ miles of steep terian.

8:26 AM

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