Sunday, July 25, 2010

Winter days

Dad’s gone away. For some strange reason he wants to be on the top of this white covered thing called Mt Ruaphu with long things attached to his feet. The photos above are from one of dad’s trips there. He goes there as often as he can in winter.

Mt Ruaphu is one of New Zeland's active volcanos, and is beside Mt Ngauruhoe which is also active . Ruaphu has two ski fields on it, and last errupted briefly (for a whole seven minutes) in September 2007, but in 1996 the erruption looked like this as ash and rocks were spread across the mountain.

I've never been in snow but dad tells me it is nice, however I'm staying home where it is warm so I can get mum's full attention.

Before dad left we all went for a bush walk. It is winter here so there were lots of musty smells and puddles for me to explore. Do you think I will find any kiwis in the bush? What other dog smells can I find?

Mum decided to make a short video of me for my blog, as she says that my readers have only ever seen me looking flat and still like a cardboard cut out dog, but when I move my fur goes everyway and my ears flap. I was too busy sniffing to notice her filming (and I warn you that there really isn’t much to see in these 13 seconds) but now that mum has learnt how to do this YouTube thing maybe you will see more of me in action when I’m actually doing something!

I hope you all had a great weekend,



Jacqueline said...

Riley, you are just a precious sweetheart=you look so happy and full of fun in your video, adorable boy!...We look forward to more Riley movies!!...Wishing your Dad a safe, enjoyable adventure on Mt. Ruaphu...Have a great Sunday, lovely friend...kitty kisses x3...Calle, Halle, Sukki

JD and Max said...

Hi Riley - we could tell in just FIVE seconds of that video what a happy chap you are! We did love seeing your ears flapping, your mom is right as we think you are 'poetry in motion' when you move! Your dad sure is adventuous, we're most impressed! But how lovely that you're getting special 'mom time' at the moment, you're a lucky boy! Schnanuzer snuggles - JD and Max.

Maggie and Mitch said...

Can we sign up to hang out with your dad, Riley? It's so HOT here and that snow looks so wonderful!
We loved your video! We can tell that you are one happy boy!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

The Thundering Herd said...

Loved the video Riley and now we expect to see lots more. Though we were confused as to why you didn't jump in the middle of the mud puddle and roll around in it. Oh, and why stay warm when you can play in snow?

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I'll be khoming along with Maggie and Mitch to go hang out with your dad!

It is toooooooooooooo freakin' hot and humid here!

Great moves in your video - I'd LOVE to zoom with woo!

I khan't wait to see more!


Scout 'n Freyja said...

You gots winter? We gots summer over here in Michigan. We think that it is so furry funny that you gots winter! But you must think it is furry funny that we gots summer! That mountain with all the dirt coming out the top looks skeery and you say your dadda wants to go there? Does he have all of his faculties?☺

Heather and Ellie said...

Those are some tall mountains! Some people like to have an adventure on them, but not me! :)

You're such a cutie, Riley. Hope your dad makes it back safely.

Sheila and Bob said...

Hi Riley, what a interesting post, thanks for all the information and beautiful photos.
Your video was great, you are just bootiful...

Hamish & Sophie

Anonymous said...

Woof! Riley! I am very jealous of you, because its summer here and I wold LOVE to have a taste of snow again. Can you mail some snow to me?! Tell your daddy that my mommy wishes she could climb that mountain!!

Licks of Love,


houndstooth said...

I would like to walk in the mountains, but not when there is snow on them! Brrrr!

I agree, seeing my blog friends in motion adds a certain something to knowing them!


sprinkles said...

I've always wanted to try skiing. I don't like the cold and snow though so I don't know that I'll ever try it.

Love your video, Riley! Even if it's not very long, it shows you happy and playing. One of these days, I hope to attempt to record and upload a video of my chi's. I don't really know how to do it yet but as I said, one of these days, I'll make an attempt. I only hope it's as good as yours!

Mrs. JP said...

Riley, you are so handsome--in pictures and video. In my opinion, I had rather be home in the warm rather than in the snow. Riley,,,we wouldn't be able to see anything buy your nose if you went in the snow!!

Homer said...

Oh my word! Thanks for posting a video of you! We think you are one good looking stud!

Tell your Dad to enjoy his trip at Mt. Ruaphu and looking forward to see more videos of you!


Mango said...

Excellent action movie. I hope to see more soon. I don't know what your dad thinks he is doing all going up that mountain. Looks kind of scary.


Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Did you say WINTER? It's Summer here. Wishing your Dad a FUN adventure trip. LOVE the video ... will friend you in YouTube. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

the booker man said...

you sure are a happy dude! i bet we'd have tons of funsies sniffin' together and going exploring. :)
i hope your daddy has a fun trip climbing that snowy mountain. how often does the volcano go BOOM?
the booker man

the booker man said...

pee s -- ooops i missed that you said 1996 and then like every 11 years it erupts?

TK and Squashies said...

You looks great with your sniffings Riley! We hopes your dad has fun going down the volcano with sticks on hims feet.
Have some quality mom-time too.

Miley said...

Riley, you are beautiful, that pic at the top of the page cracks me up! BOL!!! Your dad seems like one cool guy, beautiful pics and some great alone time with mom!!!