We started this afternoon in the rain and we just wanted to have a quick walk before returning to the city. But soon the sun came out and we had some magic light in the forest. So there is something to remember in it: The most ordinary walk can unexpectedly turn into something shiny and bright with a little help from the sun. Pavlov loves running between the trees and mostly obeys very well when we call him back.
It’s already quite a while ago that we have hiked near Mönchwinkel but there has been a similar situation of light at the time. Dark skies and some sun rays from time to time.
We had a nice Sunday afternoon walk near Lichtenow with friends. Pavlov didn’t want to take the backpack option this time and we observed a big group of deer far from us.
We have some friends out there on the countryside and it’s a very cute little village with a lot of nice and creative people who fled the city and try out different styles of living. The weather was capricious and much colder than the pictures suggest.
Sometimes Pavlov gets out of his instagram mode and eats his paws.
On our way home we saw at least 30 deer next to the street.
We had a slow and grey Sunday and the sun hid behind clouds again. We all hope spring will manifest soon with great lights and warm sunrays. Pavlov saw a duck for the first time and as he is a “Duck Tolling Retriever” I imagined noticing some interest. But he is also interested in crows in the park 🙂
Pavlov takes one or two kilos weekly and he really starts to enjoy the outdoors in the last days. We have a lot of fun teaching him how to get treats (easily, with those eyes!).
We took a family tour around Dammwiesen in a marvelous and intense light. Everything was blue and yellow, we were able to hike in t-shirts for the first time of the year and in the evening our cheeks were glowing from all the sun we got. Pavlov made friends with the donkeys but even if the oxes were still babies, he showed a lot of respect. Maybe the corns?
Anyway: Even in February there a already ticks. I took four Dermacentor reticulatus (Auwaldzecke, marsh ticks) out of his fur the next day. Time to get him vaccinated.
We hiked around Schönower Heide in the North of Berlin this Sunday and everything was dusted with frost and snow. With the sun rays falling on the landscape there was really some magic in viewing this. Pavlov the dog is still a baby and just stops walking after a while. Of course we brought an extra “doggy bag” with us, to carry him around. In the evening, after all those adventures (we saw birds and deer and a lot of other dogs) he fell asleep on my wellingtons.
Two weeks ago, a tiny being entered our lives and hearts by storm. His name is Pavlov and he is a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever puppy. This was our first hike with him. Of course he is too small to do a lot of kilometers, so we have a backpack to put him in like a baby. You can imagine that we got a lot of OMGs and CUTEs on our way.
And like magic, the sun came out for the first time this year and covered the world with new and shiny colors.
You can follow Pavlov on Instagram if you want to.
Always a good walk around the lakes near Strausberg. We mainly talked about dogs and how we both wish to have one, which ones and how to teach them stuff. Who would have thought that this would have been my last hike without a dog …