Beaches & Mountains

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Me checking out the mossy tide pools.

Beaches and mountains

Exploring tide pools and hikes

Labyrinth surprise

 

 

 

 

 

Woooohooooowoooooo Efurrybuddy! We has been having furry lots more fun, of course! WOL! As you may know, I wuvwuvwuvs both the beach and the mountains, and we lives in the most pawesome place fur both. Here is piccies from both, and a surprise we found on a hike with our best buddy Bowser:

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Nalle surveying the beach and rocky tide pools.

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There was furry bright green moss efurrywhere.

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And furry pawesome-looking rocks.

 

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Me and best buddy Bowser on our hike. Bowser is the scout and I is the pack leader. We works furry well together as pawfessional hikers. WOL!

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Nalle admiring the scenery.

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Furry beauwoowoooootiful scenery on our hike.

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The view of Santa Barbara from the top.

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And to our surprise, we discovered a secret labyrinth at the top of our hike! Mama was furry excited about that.

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Best buddy Bowser decided to do some meditation and contemplation fur a moment.

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When we gots home, we was ‘xausted!!!

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Mama made me add this piccie too – Me and big sisfur Zoe. She wuvwuvwuvs me. WOO!

Tons of Fun!

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Nalle and Me playing in the cold, wet sand. It’s almost like snow!

We have tons of fun

Playing at Fort Funs-a-ton

Wrestle, chase, and run

 

 

 

 

 

Woohooowooooooo Efurrybuddy! Sometimes on the weekends we goes to Fort Funston (we call it Fort Funs-a-ton WOL!) with our BFF Maggie next door in her big truckie to go run and play on the sand dunes above the beach. Fort Funs-a-ton is a magical place too! Mamaclickyfingerssecretary furinally took some good piccies of us playing in the cold, wet, almost snow-like sand.

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Run, Nalle, Run!

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While I was looking fur gnomes (they are best found at sunrise), a fairy orb payed me a visit!

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Mama calls us her fluffer-butters, but we do not know why.

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Me, Maggie, and Nalle playing hide and seek!

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Me and Nalle darting around the dunes and ice plant. p.s. There is sadly NO ice in ice plant! WOO!

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BFF’s Maggie and Nalle being gossiping girls.

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Nalle in the golden sunlight

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Me and two of my Collie furriends. We’ve known the Irish Collie clan fur three years now!

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Me wanting to follow Seamus to the beach but Mama said we were going the other way. WOO!

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Nalle taking a breather from all her crazy zooomies!

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A rare piccie of Mama with Nalle, Me, and Maggie in front.

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I discovered this sun portal in the forest.

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I was curious and entered the portal. I won’t tell you where I went, but it was furry furry snowy! I made sure to come back to the exact same time so Mama did not notice I was gone fur a while. Shhhhhhh!

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Reflective Lake Merced and the city beyond. We lives behind that tower on the left.

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From the trail at Fort Funs-a-ton looking towards Marin.

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Nalle running up from the dunes above the ocean with the Marin Headlands in the fog.

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The Ocean

Our Furst Camping Trip!

Me ready to lead Mama and Nalle into the redwood forest!

Hiking the trails

Sleeping in the forest deep

Camping pups we are!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I suppose I should tell efurrybuddy that I am prepping Mama and Nalle to go on a backpacking trip. Youwoowooooo heard me right! I am an outdoorsy pup. I grew up in Alaska after all, and as you can tell from some of my bloggy posts about our adventures traveling and hiking, I wuvwuvwuvwuvwuv being on the trails. So furst I tested Mama and Nalle with the tent-den by sleeping in it in the backyard fur a night. They did furry good. Then I got Mama to do research fur a camping spot in the forest with some good trails so I could see how they would do sleeping all night in the wilds and so we could simulate backpacking with lots of hiking. They did furry, furry goods tooowoowoowooooooo! Next I needs to train Mama and Nalle to do longer and longer hikes so when we are backpacking, they can keep up with me!

Here are piccies from our furst camping trip in the Redwoods in Marin County:

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The Redwoods are furry tall!

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Furry beauwoowoootiful sunlight through the Redwoods!

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Nalle and Me practicing hiking with our backpacks. We will carry all our supplies on the real backpacking trip, so I told Nalle we has to get used to them.

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We came across this snaky on one trail.

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The Redwoods through out tent-den rooftop window.

Me and Nalle made sure to keep an eye out fur polar bears and any monsters in the woods:

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Me looking furry cute fur Mama.

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Nalle looking a little worried abouts monsters in the woods.

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But all went well and we slept soundly.

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There was lots of pretty Thistle on our morning hike.

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Thanks fur joining us! Mama and Nalle did furry good, huh?

And fur those who may have noticed, Facebookie discovered I had a profile. Now I am a published author, poet, blogger, calendar pin-up, and movie star, and I think it’s not fair that I can’t have a Facebookie profile. WOOO! However, I do has my Haiku By Ku page and now my Kuruk Babybear page has replaced my profile, so please stop on by and like me! Thank youwooooowoooooooo!

Mount Lassen

Hiking Mount Lassen

Me leading the way on our hike at Mount Lassen. I am furry, furry good at following trails. Mama says maybe I could get a job as a forest ranger trail guide!

Hiking Mount Lassen

Volcanic rocks and forest

Me a trail guide

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Furstly, there are lots and lots of forest wildfires in almost all of the Northern California counties. We were not in danger, but you could see and smell the smoke in the air efurrywhere. It makes both the Moon and the Sun furry orange. Mama tried to get the super orange Sun early this morning, but the piccie does not do it justice:

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Pawlease prays fur rain, rain, rain fur our burning and drought stricken state! Now fur our hike. Furst we hiked a part of the Pacific Crest Trail. It was an area that had a big fire in 2009 but is slowly coming back:

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Black and burnt pine trees

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Mount Lassen peak behind the ashy, smoking air

Then we went to a less dry area to check out the volcanic rocks. Did you know we were hiking on a volcano!?!

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Volcanic mud spatter cones, it turns out, look a lot like giant cow pies. WOL!

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Pretty Mossy Tree

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Volcanic rock

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Giant cow pies, errr, I mean ancient mud spatter. WOL!

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Me teaching Nalle how to follow a trail

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Nalle inspecting one of the many caves made by the spatter

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The caves are made by hot, hot, hot lava flow

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Nalle resting and looking pretty

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I’m sure this one must be a bear cave!

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Nalle and Me resting after our hikes on the coowoowoooool cement at the trailhead. It was only mid-day when we finished, but it was going to be over 100° later! Glad Mama gets us up before the Sun!

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Me passed out in the car on the way back. Three days of pawesome hiking, and I’m one tired pup! Thanks fur joining us!

Mama’s Birthday Gifts at Mount Shasta

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Me at Mount Shasta

Peace, Beauty, Nature,

All gifts from us fur Mama,

Fur a happy day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bear Country

Me and Nalle felt right at home in Mount Shasta! (Our names mean “Bear”!)

Mount Shasta Peace Garden

Furst we tookst Mama to the Peace Garden in the city of Mount Shasta. It was furry peaceful!

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There were angels

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And lots of yummy smelling lavender surrounding a living labyrinth!

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The Labyrinth – Mama said we could not walk it. Something a bouts us messing up the path. WOO!

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We saw Buddha!

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And prayer flags efurrywhere! We even made our own and hung it on a tree!

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We saw Quan Yin!

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And Amma

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And our buddy Saint Francis. Remember we went to church fur Saint Francis Day? Check it out here: https://haikubyku.com/2014/10/05/the-blessing-of-the-animals/

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Mount Shasta Peace Garden

This pole had different language peace prayers

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Then we drove up, up, up over 5,000 feet to get to the Gray Butte Trailhead

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Mount Shasta peak in the distance. It’s over 14,000 feet and gots glaciers! Mama said we were not going to the top, but I knew I could do it if we did.

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We went through Panther Meadow, but no panthers in sight

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I finally gots Nalle to dip her toes in one of the little creeks in Panther Meadow

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Most of the trail was furry narrow, rocky, and along ridges. We had to go single file most of the way and I was the pack leader, Mama was the power in the middle, and Nalle took up the rear

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I luvsed the view from the top of Gray Butte. I coulda stayed all day

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We climbsd to over 8,000 feet! Wooooowoooooooo!

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I did one of my protests cuz I didn’t want to leave the beauwoowoooootiful mountain. Mama says I can be as stubborn as a Malamute! WOL!

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Me and Nalle tookst Mama out fur Mexican food fur her birthday after the hike! She says it was yumwumwum!

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Nalle and Me sat in the shade and hydrated some more

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Nalle being goofy girl under the table

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And nows wez all tuckered out, but furry happy!

Blog the Change Fur Animals! & We Are Blogville!

blogthechange“You must be the change

You wish to see in the world”

Gandhi was so wise

 

 

Today is another Blog the Change For Animals day! Blog the Change asks:

  • What have you done to Be the Change for Animals?
  • Who do you know who acts tirelessly on the behalf of animals?
  • What favorite cause has a special need right now?

As many of you know, animal rescue is near and dear to my heart. I wrote my book, Kuruk: The Little Bear That Could, One Rescue Pup’s Journey of Healing, to raise awareness about puppy mills and raise money for animal rescue organizations. 50% of proceeds are donated!!! You can order it through Create Space or Amazon or Barnes & Noble. Also: Amazon CanadaAmazon UKAmazon India, and other international Amazon stores.

Also sisfur Zoe, the great Shri Swami Sattvapurrrrrranada, is also raising money for animal rescue with her book, Daily Yoga for a Happy and Healthy Cat. It’s also filled with eternal and divine wisdom! Please help us help others and support our cause! You will get some excellent reading toooowooowooooooo!

May we all Be the Change! Wooooowooooooooo!

Update: Mamaclickyfingerssecretary discovered this evening the most pawesome We Are Blogville blog hop over at Murphy and Stanley’s place. Thanks Marty! Here’s me: I am Kuruk Babybear, Ku for short, and I am an Alaskan Malamute! Wooooowoooooo!

Blog and Be the Change!

blogthechange“You must be the change

You wish to see in the world”

Gandhi was so wise

Today is another Blog the Change For Animals days! Blog the Change asks:

  • What have you done to Be the Change for Animals?
  • Who do you know who acts tirelessly on the behalf of animals?
  • What favorite cause has a special need right now?

As many of you know, animal rescue is near and dear to my heart. I wrote my book, Kuruk: The Little Bear That Could, One Rescue Pup’s Journey of Healing, to raise money for animal rescue organizations. You can  order it through Create Space or Amazon or Barnes & Noble. Also: Amazon CanadaAmazon UKAmazon India, and other international Amazon stores.

Now sales have still been furry slow still, but Me and Mama have decided that we will make a donation of 100% of the proceeds since our first and last donation to see if that helps get things going. We already know that this time we are going to donate to Wolf Haven International (see their bloggy here!) where I have an adopted wolf brother named Nanuk (that means “bear” toowoowoooo just like Kuruk and Nalle!). If you want to help them out directly, you can also go to their website and adopt your own wolf! Wooooowoooooooooo!

Also sisfur Zoe, the great Shri Swami Sattvapurrrrrranada, is also raising money for animal rescue with her book,  Daily Yoga for a Happy and Healthy Cat. It’s also filled with eternal and divine wisdom! Please help us help others and support our cause! You will get some excellent reading toooowooowooooooo!

May we all Be the Change! Wooooowooooooooo!

Was It a Dream?

photoSuch a happy end

The hero of my own myth

Or was it a dream?

 

 

 

 

 

Haiku Heights #293: Myth

If you’d like to read the story of my rescue and healing hero’s journey, and help raise money for animal rescue and welfare, you can check out my book, Kuruk: The Little Bear That Could here!

Feature Article!

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Me being humble

Intro article

About my rescue story

And healing journey

 

 

 

 

Check out my article, a short introduction for my book (which is coming out soon!), Kuruk: The Little Bear That Could at Untold Animal Stories!