Dash #157

After our first Dog Hash last month, it was decided that we will be attending monthly dog hashes if possible! This round, we were joined by Toby and Russell. The run site for this month was in the forest located near Chinese Cemetery Path 4.

Before we started, there was be a short “brief” and to check who the newcomers aka virgins are. Just a heads up, it’s going to be a very long post with a ton of pictures.

Gathering before the run.
Gathering before the run.

And we’re off.

Very excited crowd.
Very excited crowd.
Running around very tall grass.
Running around very tall grass.

Five minutes into the run, the pups found muddy puddles to splash in.

Splashing around.
Splashing around.

Further down the walk, around 15 minutes in, there was a mud path/puddle that the humans had to cross.

Jump!
Jump!
Dirty? Nope, not in our dictionary.
Dirty? Nope, not in our dictionary.
Find Lycan.
Find Lycan.

We had our first water break.

I'm coming for you!!
I’m coming for you!!

We walked this area where there was very little grass and I was so pleased but my happiness was short lived as there was a huge mud puddle to cross.

Safe from mud, for now..
Safe from mud, for now..
Yay, another spot to help us stay dirty.
Yay, another spot to help us stay dirty.

Bf and I decided to cross the log on the right while Toby’s parents decided to cross the muddy path on the left. For once I was glad I trusted the bf’s decision  because Toby’s parents got their shoes stuck in the mud. Unfortunately, I didn’t manage to snap a picture of that as I was too busy trying to not fall off the log.

Toby shows us the right way to cross.
Toby shows us the right way to cross.
Back into the forest.
Back into the forest.
Find Lycan 2.
Find Lycan 2.
Grass taller than the humans
Grass taller than the humans
Out in the open but still so much grass.
Out in the open but still so much grass.

If crossing the first two path was bad enough, we had to cross this stream. This time, there was no chance of trying to not get muddy and dirty.

Little stream.
Little stream.
Others climbing up
Others climbing up
Come on, slowpokes!
“Come on, slowpokes!”

We finally got to our second stop. Everyone was gathered around, taking a short break while the pups played in the mud.

Taking a break
Taking a break
“I takes break too”
Random scenery shot
Random scenery shot
“Hehe hiiii”
Favorite part of the hash for the dogs.
Pups love getting down and dirty
“Diz fun”

The last part before we left the forest to head back to our starting point was the “best” part. We had to cross the stream to reach the drain to go through to reach the exit. But on the plus size, there was wine!

Wine for all
Wine for all
So many border collies!
So many border collies!
Walking through the drain
Walking through the drain
How it looks like from the outside
How it looks like from the outside

After we got out, I thought we were at our starting point but nope, we still had another 10-15 minutes walk back.

“Are we there yet?”
Still so full of energy
Still so full of energy
Beautiful walk back.
Beautiful walk back.
“Wait for me!!”
Climbing 'pride rock'
Climbing ‘pride rock’

This hash was definitely very different from the first hash. We really got down and dirty and it was a longer walk compared to the first.

I also learnt how smart Lycan truly is. We’re always thinking he’s not that smart because he doesn’t really do what he’s told. During this hash, there was this fallen tree that everyone had to climb across. We got Lexie to jump over followed by me climbing over. I tried to get Lycan to jump over and he tried a few times but didn’t have enough momentum to get over the tree. He suddenly stopped trying, turn to his right and ran. We called him back thinking what he was up to and you know what this boy did? He ran to the end of the fallen tree and went AROUND it. It was maybe less than 2 meters away but no one saw that and to have him find a way all on his own, it was really impressive. It was that very moment that I realised that he’s not stupid, he’s just stubborn/naughty! Like how some really smart kids find more fun in using their brain to be naughty than to listen and be good.

Even though I got my armpits tickled by really tall grass, gotten cuts on my arms and legs and even “stabbed” by a tree brunch till it bruised my sides, it was totally worth it. Can’t wait for the next hash!

Clean pups AFTER the hash.
Clean pups AFTER the hash.

Love,

Lycan & Lexie

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