A sniff too far

It was a beautiful autumn afternoon when my bipeds decided to go exploring with me. We parked the car just off the road at the beginning of a track and set off on foot. We hadn’t gone far when we noticed something large and white following us, but every time we turned round he pretended that he just happened to be going the same way and had no interest in us at all.

Pyrenean Mountain Dog, Great Pyrenees

I’m not following you, I’m just sniffing

Pyrenean Mountain Dogs, Great Pyrenees, Clowie and Romeo

Maybe I’m following you

He gradually worked his way closer to us, but was a little nervous of the bipeds. He moved away if they went too close to him, but he followed closely behind me. My bipeds said we looked as though we were dancing the conga!

Pyrenean Mountain Dogs, Great Pyrenees, Clowie and Romeo

This is how we dance the conga!

We stopped to sniff at something interesting and when I moved on with my bipeds, he stayed to sniff. My bipeds wondered whether he had lost interest in us and would go home, but a moment later we turned to see him hurrying to catch up with us. By this time my bipeds had named him Romeo, they’d obviously noticed his amorous intentions!

Pyrenean Mountain Dog, Great Pyrenees

Wait for me!

The track followed a stream, but crossed it to follow the opposite bank a few times. We had to splash through the stream!

Pyrenean Mountain Dogs, Great Pyrenees, in a stream

Splashing along

We met some other bipeds going in the opposite direction. They greeted my bipeds and my bipeds asked if the dog belonged to them – my bipeds were a bit concerned about him. The other bipeds said that he wasn’t theirs, but he spent a lot of time wandering about in the area. There was a house on a hill overlooking where we had parked and they said he lived up there.

Romeo became a little too persistent and intimate in his sniffing. I sat and gave him a look, he took the hint and backed off a little. It wasn’t long before he was getting too pushy again. I repeated the sit a few times but he became even more persistent and I had to tell him he was overstepping the mark. He flopped down on the track looking very sad.

Pyrenean Mountain Dog, Great Pyrenees, in the mud

I didn’t mean any harm, honest!

I went a little closer and looked down at him. He said he was very sorry that he had got too excited and impolite, but that he hadn’t seen such a gorgeous creature as me since the last time he’d caught sight of his own reflection. I said that was a nice compliment – almost!

My bipeds decided it was time for us to return to the car. Romeo was friendly but respectful to me on the way back. He decided he wasn’t nervous of my bipeds after all.

Pyrenean Mountain Dog, Great Pyrenees, being stroked

How did you know I like my ears being rubbed?

Head of Clowie, Pyrenean Mountain Dog, Great Pyrenees

I taught my biped to do that!

As we got nearer to the car, I heard my bipeds discussing what to do about Romeo. But as soon as they unlocked the car, he moved away and crossed the road. We could see him bounding up towards the house on the hill.

See you next Wednesday!


  1. Wonderful post Clowie I hope You keep on enjoying your promenades…
    Best wishes, Aquileana 🙂

  2. Though you may not have been too happy about his attention, all girls need a boy to make them feel beautiful, tehe!
    Mop and Cupcake xx

  3. That post was so fun to read! Bless Romeo, he sounds as thought he liked you, Clowie. But glad he got home safely.

    Lots of Woofs from Earl an I at Earl’s World!

  4. Well, he may have been a little too forward with his sniffs but he was a very handsome fellow!

  5. Aw Romeo but no Juliet. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  6. There was a little bit of me that hoped he was coming home with the three of you!!

  7. Romeo was a beautiful boy indeed…I am glad he went home but naughty boy he should be with his peeps…I mean you may have fallen for him and taken him home!! and then what 🙂 so glad you remained the lady you are Clowie 🙂 xxx

  8. Well Clowie I’m not a bit surprised Romeo followed you – the girl of his dreams arrived on the scene and he wanted to just be close to you and your bipeds for a while! Can’t blame a guy…..I’m glad he had a home though – I was worried he was lost……

    Hugs, Sammy

    • He was quite charming most of the time, he just needed a little reminder about his manners. We were pleased he had a home to go to, my bipeds do worry about dogs that are roaming about on their own.

  9. Mom and I are usually afraid of dogs out alone. And sad for them. You and your bipeds conducted yourselves very graciously. I hope that dog’s family keeps a closer watch on him.

    Love and licks,

    • Thank you, cupcake. I always assume everyone wants to be friends, but my bipeds keep an eye on other dogs and keep me close until they are sure the dogs are friendly. I wish they would keep him at home, he would be much safer there.

  10. Poor Romeo. Lovely pictures though.

  11. Clowie, Sometimes chance encounters are the very best. It seems you made a great new friend, and maybe someday your paths will cross again. But until then you have the memory of the day, and the seed of a new friendship. Take care, Biped Bill

  12. Guess you never know who you might meet on a walk. I am glad the doggie made his way home. 🙂

  13. Lovely entertaining story Clowie.
    Pics were a great accompaniment.

  14. I thought I was seeing double for a bit there!

  15. Romeo is handsome. I hope he is being loved and taken care of. He knows a pretty girl when he sees one. Cute picture of you two single-file.. conga!

  16. Well Clowie at least he was a nice hiking companion and he had VERY good taste 🙂
    Hope you all have a great week.

  17. Romeo for sure I am not that kind of girl Ruff off big boy.. Good for you for being a lady

  18. haha! Wow! Sounds like you had quite the adventure!!!! I thought my eyes were deceiving me at first when I saw two of you in the photo!!! Of course he could not resist you Clowie! Your gorgeous! But I am glad you put him in his place when he got over friendly!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  19. What an adventure. Absolutely love how you said, “but that he hadn’t seen such a gorgeous creature as me since the last time he’d caught sight of his own reflection.” Wow, Clowie, you sure can bark it! wag wag.

  20. Oh Clowie. I loved the image of you and Romeo doing the conga. My husband’s mother has a dog, Barnes. He is a golden retriever. they live far back in the woods off the road and several times a day, she lets him out for a run. I don’t feel it is a good thing but she does it and feels safe because no one, except those of us who know the path and her go back that way. maybe that is the way with Romeo’s bipeds and they feel safe to let him out for a run. I still don’t think that should be done but I don’t belong to Barnes. My SamCat isn’t allowed out to wander about, even though we too live in a nonbusy wooded area. Too many wild critters that can cause harm! I’m glad you taught him some manners. Guys are like that sometimes and forget to be polite. I hope you have a good week and more good walks! It is always nice visiting with you.

    • Thank you. He followed in my paw prints a lot of the time. My bipeds found it amusing.
      It is a fairly remote place where we met him. There are only a few houses dotted about and very little traffic, so I suppose his people feel it’s safe but you never know what may happen.

  21. Oh you are a lucky girl, that you found Romeo. I hope he is careful when he crosses the roads and I hope you will meet him again and maybe his pawrents too :o)

  22. He’s adorable! Hopefully all that freedom doesn’t get him into trouble – but it looks like he was a good host to those who visit his territory.

    • Yes, he is lovely. My bipeds were a little concerned at first that he wouldn’t welcome us in his territory, but he was friendly. I’m sure he’d love to meet you – he was thrilled to get a fuss from my bipeds and be able to lean against their legs. I think a lot of people he meets are nervous of him.

  23. Romeo just could not resist your beautiful self sweet Clowie. Seems he might have been looking for a beautiful lady friend. We loved the picture of him looking sad after you set him straight about getting a bit too close with his sniffing. 🙂 We were happy to know Romeo has a home and we hope he stays safe when he ventures away from it. Now that he has seen gorgeous Clowie we figure he will be looking for you every day now. Hugs and nose kisses

    • He was very sad and apologetic when I told him off. He soon cheered up when he saw I was still prepared to be friends. I hope he’s careful when he goes on his adventures, at least there aren’t many cars where he lives.

  24. You just never know what a new day will bring!

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