Exploring the Possibilities

Explorer 1 thek9harperlee

A few weeks ago, my beautiful friend Misaki who writes The Misadventures of Misaki presented me with the Explorer Dog Award. This fun, new award was created just last month by Cat (a dog) from Camping & Exploring with Dogs.

Here are the rules:

1. Link to the person (or dog) who gave the award to you and display it on your bloggy. Check!

2. Nominate up to five friends. Here they are!

  • Bacon from Pig Love–Bacon is slowing but surely exploring the great outdoors, but his explorations within the Hotel Thompson are pretty exciting, too! Bacon isn’t a dog but, for the purposes of this award, I proclaim him an honorary dog.
  • Matilda from Matilda’s Journey–This sweet girl has explored cancer treatment, which isn’t a fun exploration at all. But the good news is that she is doing very well and getting out to explore the sidewalks of Brooklyn.
  • Roy from Following Roy–In the last few weeks, this little Aussie has gone from sandy beaches to snowy mountains. Now that’s some exploring! And he never left his home continent. Who knew Australia had snowy mountains?
  • Ruby from Ruby the Airedale–Ruby is the funniest girl (or, as she would say, gurl) in all of blogdom, and she leaves the very best comments on everyone’s blogs. I would like to explore her mind, because I’ll bet that’s one fun place!
  • Sage from The (mis)Adventures of Sage–This award should probably be called The Sage Award, because every day is a great exploration for this girl, and she never met a mud puddle she didn’t like.

3. Answer the following questions:

What is your favorite place to explore? Link to it.

Explorer 3 thek9harperlee

This one is just a little bit tough because I actually have two favorite places. Sometimes I like to explore in the city, and my favorite city to visit is New Orleans, Louisiana. I have written several blog posts about my Crescent City trips, but you can click here to read about my most recent adventures this past April. Other times I like to explore in the country, and my favorite country getaway is Butler Greenwood Plantation and Bed and Breakfast in St. Francisville, Louisiana. My last trip to Butler Greenwood was this past May and I had so much fun (you can click here to read more about it). I saw chipmunks and a peacock and baby birds and ducks and frogs and fireflies. And those were just the animals that I saw. You can only imagine all the things I heard and smelled early in the  morning and late in the evening. Wow! I’m getting excited just thinking about all the exploring I did. As you can see, my explorations came to a screeching halt after May. That’s because it’s just too hot where I live for puppy dogs to do much in the summer; but my humans promise me that when the cooler temperatures return in October, I’ll be hitting the road again. I’m holding them to that promise.

Have you ever found anything exciting/interesting whilst exploring?

The District thek9harperlee

One time while I was exploring in New Orleans, I found a bar. Does that sound bad? Let me explain. My hotel was just around the corner from a place called The District, and every time we walked past it I tugged on my leash to go through the door. Finally, my mommy went inside and asked the bartender if I could just step inside to get it out of my system. Well, turns out The District is a pet-friendly place (I was trying to tell my humans that) and I had a blast. It’s now a must-visit spot when I travel to New Orleans.

What do you like to explore more, beach or park?

Well, now you’ve hit a nerve. You see, I’ve never been to the beach. A beach trip is one of my goals, and it will happen, but it hasn’t happened yet. So, reluctantly, I must answer park on this one, because I have been to several parks and I have had fun. But I still want to go to the beach.

What is your favorite post you have written? Link to it.

“Visiting Hours at Squeaky Toy Hospital”–and, by the way, Hedgehog is still hanging in there!


48 Comments on “Exploring the Possibilities”

  1. Congratulations on this wonderful award! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  2. Congratulations on a fab friday award! ^_^

    Nacho, Buddy & Basil

  3. Sage says:

    I love your answers, Miss Harper Lee. And a huge thanks for nominating me! We just had our first huge rain for over 2 months (almost 2 inches), so mud should be aplenty. And I heard word that we are possibly going to 1000 Acres–the mud park of the world!!

    • Oh, it’s going to be Sage Heaven! We’ve actually had rain lately (Sage, I think my mommy gets as excited as you do when it rains!), and yesterday I got to chase a squirrel through my muddy yard. I was a filthy mess. I can see why you love mud. 🙂

  4. Very cool award, great job! Love the places you’ve been too.

  5. You are lucky to do so much exploring MHL. If I had to pick I would love to go to New Orleans. The Sundogs have no idea what I am talking about.

  6. Paw Snaps and Twirls for your AWARDs!! Have a great football weekend!! 🙂

    • I hope your football weekend is extra special too. I’ll be cheering for those Gamecocks as they take on the ‘Dogs, and you know it’s hard for me to cheer against my own kind, but those just aren’t my favorite dogs. 😉

  7. Reblogged this on thek9harperlee and commented:

    My apologies if you are receiving this blog post twice. Some of my friends did not get it earlier today, and I simply cannot bear the thought of them not getting to know my Explorer Dog Award nominees! Have a fantastic weekend. 🙂

  8. Terry Cramer says:

    Thank you so much Miss Harper Lee, for nominating us!

    Matilda and family,

  9. I’m still waiting to hit the beach, too, Miss HL. I hope we both get there soon. I love your squeaky Toy Hospital post. I have a few patients that need to be admitted. Mom thinks she’s a doctor, but she’s a butcher!

    Love and licks,

  10. Harper Lee, your home is beautiful! I love the porch! And the oak trees! Please tell me you have weeping willows, I always picture weeping willows when I think of LA.

    • I wish that were my home. 🙂 That is actually Butler Greenwood Plantation, the bed and breakfast that I visit for my country girl getaways in St. Francisville, Louisiana. I don’t recall seeing any weeping willows the last time I was there, but I will certainly be on the lookout on my next visit. Just for the record, my little house does have a front porch, but it’s nothing like that. 😉

  11. PigLove says:

    Congratulations my friend and thank you for nominating me as a honorary doggie 🙂 XOXo – Bacon

    • Thank you, Bacon. Some people don’t like to be called a dog, but I think of it as the highest compliment. 😉

      • PigLove says:

        It was and I took it that way my friend. I’m honored and blessed to have such friends that accept me 🙂 … even when I can be such a pig at times – snorts PLOL (Pig Laughing out Loud) XOXO – Bacon

  12. OMD!!! Thanks BUNCHES for nominatin’ MOI for this FABulous awardie!!! I am ever so humbled. I am goin’ to do a few zoomies in my tunnel, and play with some bubbles to celebrate!! Then Ma says she’s gonna make some Margaritas!!!!! Ooooh, you should come on overs! The more the merrier….oh, abouts ‘explorin’ my mind’…Ma tried that once ~ she ran away screamin’!!!! BOL
    I loved your answers! A bar that welcomes puppers??? Oh, this New Orleans sure is a magical place….is there a wizard there? I hear magical places have wizards…and beers.
    Ruby ♥

    • Oh, Ruby, you crack me up. Just think, if we lived next to each other the humans could serve us cocktails every afternoon . . . or morning for that matter; it’s not like we have jobs or anything. (You just might be a bad influence. I think that’s good!)Anyway, I feel fairly certain that New Orleans does have wizards, and I know it has beer. I’ve tried some. 😉

  13. Kuruk says:

    Congratulations Miss Lee! You look so svelte! Wooooowooooooo, xx Ku

  14. Lynn Delage says:

    You aren’t really that far from a beach. Just cross the border into Texas and go to Sabine Pass. It is a town right on the Gulf of Mexico or even just to Port Arthur. We have very nice beaches here. They are not on the ocean like the Atlantic, but the Gulf is a pretty big piece of water. Hope you can come soon. Beaumont is only a couple of hours from Galveston which is a great place to visit. Beaumont itself has the most museums in Texas.

    • Thanks for the info, Miss Lynn. My humans used to live in Galveston, and earlier this summer they were talking about spending a week there with me this fall so that I could enjoy some beach time. Then they scrapped that idea and planned a humans-only trip. The nerve!

  15. congrats on your award. nice of you to find a great dog friendly bar. Have a wonderful weekend.

  16. Jan K says:

    Congratulations on your award! You have done lots of exploring so certainly deserve it! Good job sniffing out that dog friendly bar. I hope you get to visit the beach one of these days. My dogs have been to lakes but never to the ocean either.

  17. followingroy says:

    Congratulations Miss Lee on your well deserved award. And thank you so much for nominating us. You made our day. 😀
    Roy & Shefali

  18. Congratulations! That is a lot of exploring, and the beach is awesome. Hope you go soon! 😀

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  20. Marcie says:

    Looking forward to seeing where October takes you! Perhaps the beach? 🙂

  21. 2browndawgs says:

    Congrats on your award. Well deserved. I enjoyed your answers too!

  22. Misaki says:

    I love your answers 🙂

  23. […] The lovely Miss Harper Lee from thek9harperlee nominated me for the Explorer Dog Award not so long ago. You can read about it here….https://thek9harperlee.wordpress.com/2013/09/06/exploring-the-possibilities/ […]

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