Friday, May 17, 2013

FitDog Friday with Edith and Jesse

Hello again and we are still sharing our Saturday with you! Today we'll tell you about our visit to the Edith Moore Bird Sanctuary.  Max was cooled off from his trip to Discovery Green Park and we ate a quick bite together, then it was off to a bummer of a stop (tell you about that disappointment later), then here! Max loves walking on trails and being nosey, (kinda like his Ma), so I knew he'd love it!

Me and my bridges

Max was carefully guarding me to be sure to protect me from killer birds!

Anyone know what kind of bird this is?

Love all the trees!

Don't worry Ma...Super Max here will protect you from this scary frog!

Ok, I soooo suck..missed the BEST photo of all...well, should have been a video cuz I'd have one first place in a contest!! Max got brave and wandered into the brush just a little and all the sudden I hear him let out this LOUD (for Max), growl and jump STRAIGHT up like a FOOT in the air and flew past me so fast I let go of his leash...then when I saw what was soooo terrifying I was laughing hysterically, by myself, in the woods! A twig branch attached itself to Max's harness and scared the daylights out of him when it "followed him"! I am laughing now again just thinking about Max's face and reaction!

We sat on a little bench here and regained poor little Max's composure :) with lots of petting and talking to calm him down from the crazed, maniac twig branch!

I have no clue and WHAT kind of bird this is but there are LOTS of them and that seems how they all hang around but they were too fast to get a clear shot of...anyone know? We called them the bat birds!

Better make sure no demon twig branches jump out and attack me! Ma's on her own!!!

I'm wishing...I'm wishing....for the one I love.... (anyone know where that comes from?)

Interesting trivia...Edith was born in 1884, Jesse was born in 1894 (craddle robber eh?:)), they divorced in 1957 (odd for those times I thought), and Edith died only 1 year after willing the home and 17.5 acres to the Houston Audubon Society and Jesse lived until the age of 99 as passed in 1993. 

This little pond was made around 1930!

So peaceful here!

Ma....why do we have to leave?! Come on Ma!!! Fine then...I'm not gonna talk to you the whole ride home!!! What? Treats in your pocket? Ok, let's go Ma...we are outta here! :) 
Can't's also FitDog Friday...gotta stay (or GET ha!) Fit for FitDog Friday! With Peggy's Pet Place and SlimDoggy BUT WAIT...there's more!!!! Go pop over to see what else Peggy's Place is cooking about K9Kamp!!



  1. What a great time Max must have had, all the while getting valuable exercise.

    Thanks for joining FitDog Friday!

  2. I enjoyed reading this post with the funny captions on the photos. It must be an experience to witness various birds too while having this walk with Max :)

  3. AnonymousMay 17, 2013

    Hi Max, nice to meet you. Met you thur TNT! Love your harness and looks like you had a great fitness walk with beautiful surroundings.

  4. AnonymousMay 17, 2013

    That was a wonderful trip, Max. Wish I could sit there with a book (and some treats, of course). Have you chased away the monster-frog? I have no idea about the bird, but the song is from Snow White, right? ( I guessed it because I live together with Snow Whites Stepmom LOL)

  5. What a cool place! You have so many neat parks there. I can't tell on the birds. Maybe the first one is some kind of nuthatch or warbler. I just can's tell from the picture. :)

    This is a most excellent site for bird id. I have it as an app on my phone too. :)

  6. Thanks for the warning about deamon twig branches. We will keep an eye out for them next time. :)

  7. What a charming place Max except for the demonic twig. Me I am like that with balloons. I hate the very site of them. The little house is so cute and yes it looks very peaceful. Have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

  8. AnonymousMay 17, 2013

    You guys go to the best parks! I love it! Aw, max, twig caught onto ya. I understand being frightened. Have a great weekend!

  9. Now that is OUR kind of park - much better then the one in Houston....trees - Mom and us - we LOVE trees.

  10. You really do have some great places to walk and it's so nice they allow dogs!

  11. Oh poor max

    I can't believe you were working SO hard to protect your Mom and she just laughed when you got attacked by the maniac twig branch!

    I hope you're ok buddy,

    Wags to all,

    Your pal Snoopy :)

  12. How gorgeous is that place?! Love it! It is wonderful to get out and experience nature. Love. Love. Love.

    ~ Tina
    Park Avenue Chihuahua

  13. AnonymousMay 17, 2013

    Wow, what a beautiful place! And you got to see all those cool things too.

  14. Snow White!!! Hehehe!

    That is an absolutely beautiful park! :-D I'm glad that you really got out there and enjoyed the great outdoors! Nice work on protecting your Mom, Max...there's no knowing what those awful birds are capable of! ;-)

  15. Aww, Max. You're such a good boy, protecting your human from those big, scary birds. Happy Friday!

  16. what a beautiful place! i could just stay there all day.
    poor max, being attacked by a killer twig. what a hair raising experience.

  17. What a lovely park! Did I mention how much I like water?
    You must be "treat driven"!

  18. Hi Max you go on some great adventures, that looks like a lovely place to relax so peaceful, have a great weekend.


  19. AnonymousMay 17, 2013

    Another cool place, Barharhar, a twig, Oh Max your making us laugh. Yep we know them birds, they are calling "The kind you chase, but never catch"

    The Mad Scots

  20. That is so nice that they allow pups there. I hope you have recovered from your encounter with that twig. Have a wonderful weekend.

  21. I know lots about birds... mostly just parrots though. Sorry can't help ya there! They certainly are cute though!

  22. I think the shot of Max looking into the river is so cute! He does seem to take great interest in your adventures. :)

  23. you have the most amazing places to walk! we are jealous

    urban hounds

  24. AnonymousMay 20, 2013

    Those branches can be scary!! It's why I always go out of my way to make sure they are deaded!!


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