Thursday, September 30, 2010

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Whatever Mom

I was really enjoying sniffing that hole over there.
I'm not photogenic today anyways....

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Jake the Sailor Dog

I'm Jake the Sailor Dog!
I'm strong to the finish
cause I eat me spinach
I'm Jake the Sailor Dog!
(Mom...I don't like spinach....)

I wanna statue of me!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Jake at the Balloon Race!

This is what I think :P
I wants to go sniff the bunny balloon, 
not look at.
I wanna go walk.
Stop takin my picture.  
(yes.  he howled.)

Can I have a cookie?
I wanna go sniff.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Jake at Howell Island..part 1

Capt'n Jake's favorite second mate (His mom's first mate), Mark, offered to take Jake to a new port of call on the way back from Pirate Fest.

We stopped at Howell Island Conservation Area on the Missouri River.  Unfortunately, the Missouri was over the causeway in Centaur Chute.  It was too deep and fast for Jake to cross.  I also didn't have bug spray or the right shoes.  We plan on going back when the river is much lower!

Yes I know you gave me nice fresh water in the car.
I don't want that water.
I want this water.

Is this good?
I don't want to get any closer.
My paws might get wet.

Is this side better?

I'm not crossing that.
No way.

Jake at the Pirate Fest!

Arrr Me Scurvy Dogs!  Capt'n Jake here!  I went a plunderin' booty today.

You were supposed to get me an eye patch!
Not wings!!!
Pirates don't wear wings!!!!

I believe I can fly!
(especially when you have a cheezeburger)
Red gave me wings.

Okay.  I guess the wings are cool
d na na na na na na 
d na na na na na na

I is sleepy.
I tired.
Let's have the siege tomorrow.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Jake at Bangert Island

On Monday (9/9/10) Jake and I went to Bangert Wildlife Area in St. Charles right off the KATY Trail.  The is an "island" in the Missouri River.  It's been closed since I found out about and it was finally open again.  If the Missouri River is high, you can't get to it.  Or if there is a danger of flash flooding.  Although the island is flat, the trail goes up and down a bit.  Nothing very steep.  In some places you are walking through mud and in other places, like on top the hills, you are walking through river silt.  It is a very popular area for mountain bikers; we ran into quite a few on our walk.  There are a couple of different trails:  Jake and I took the trail straight down the middle and then the loop that was closest to the island's edge.  Although the skeeters weren't bad, I bet they are terrible in the spring as the area is pretty swampy.  It was nice and shady.

Jake crossing the Missouri River.

I wants a cookie.

No really.
I want a cookie.
Those salmon crunchies don't count.

I'm going to stand right here in the worst possible spot
(for pictures)
and eat my cookie.

I'm not eating anything...
Uh...let's keep walking...

I'm stuck...
I spent quite awhile picking burrs out of Jake's fur..

my favorite thing to do on walkies
sniff sniiiiiiiiiiiff sniff

Jake at the KATY Trail..Part 1..St. Charles

of many!

Jake has decided he wants to walk the KATY Trail.  It's 225 miles long.  This presents a tiny challenge because Jake can only walk at most 3 miles (1.5 miles one way) a stretch.  But we are slowly working on it.

Today (9/10) we walked part of the KATY from the end at Frontier Park in St. Charles to Blanchette Landing.

The KATY is home to a variety of wildlife.
Here's Jake checking out the local smells.

I can't drink's muddy.
And I'm not getting any closer.  
I might get wet.
(It's the Missouri River)

I didn't like it over there
Cause you weren't there.
(Some doggie wouldn't stay where I put him...)