Kinzua bridge

So mom decided to take a fall trip last weekend to a local attraction, the Kinzua railroad bridge. It was an engineering wonder and for years people would come from all over just to walk across it. Sadly in July of 2003 an F1 tornado tore through the valley and hit the bridge. A small part was left standing and you can still walk out and look down at the mangled pieces of metal that used to make up the massive structure. It is also a pet friendly place so your people can bring you with them! I choose to sit this trip out because crazy mom wanted to hike to the bottom!! It was a little beyond my comfort zone! Here are some pictures though because they are too cool not to share! it really is a lovely trip especially in the fall.

Looking out from the remaining bridge walkway.
The walkway and the remains in the valley.
Looking up from below.
The mangled tresses.
The little river that runs through the valley below.
Looking through one of the mangled tresses.

So this was my response when mom asked what I was barking at today….I mean doesn’t she know that those leaves could be hiding something dangerous? The woman has no idea how security works.


I finally told her she could just go back to cleaning and I would handle security on my own. I hope Santa paws is paying attention to what a good job I’m doing! 

Basset hibernation

So it’s that time of year again when the great Basset Hound hibernation rituals begin, normally when the temperature dips anywhere below 50!!


One such ritual involves looking extra pathetic and whimpering ever so slightly until mom gives up her blanket to cover you up, normally done just after a chilly potty trip.


Ritual two occurs at bedtime and involves refusal to lay down until mom gets out your blankets, then you borrow underneath for maximum warmth during the night. 

Both rituals are equally important and when well executed cements your spoiled rotten status.

Side note from mom: both rituals also increase normal basset stubbornness when getting up is necessary. 

My little leaf…🍁

Colorful leaf that represent fall

First on my ear, then on my paw

Mom took a picture, she said it was sweet

Plus I think she likes to tickle my feet!

She gently removed it to keep in a book

My little leaf that my mom took.
Side note: this is me & mom’s first try at a little rhyme. We hope you like it!! No leaves were harmed while making this blog. 🍂