In this world, there are two kinds of pugs: couch pugs and sport pugs. And I am definitely the sports model. Not that I don't like taking six hour naps on our couch, but I'm really built for speed.
OK, maybe not speed. How about... adventure?
Anyway. It's been so long since my last adventure, I'm starting to feel more couch-y than sporty. When I mentioned this to my human yesterday, she grabbed the car keys and said OK, Puglet, let's go climb a mountain.
And that's exactly what we did.
The top of Montara Mountain is about 1800 feet above sea level. That's like 1800 pugs tall! And since we parked right next to the ocean, we walked every single pug's worth. The sign said the mountain climb was 3.4 miles each way and something called "rigorous". Whatever that means.
Climbing the mountain took awhile, but wasn't hard or anything. It got sorta hot about halfway to the top because the fog went away and there isn't much shade on Montara Mtn. It was only about 60 degrees out, but I start to melt in direct sun if it's over 59, so my human thought we might have to turn back, defeated.
I really really wanted to make it to the mountain top though, so instead of calling it quits, my human soaked me with water and forced me into the bushes to cool off (thank dog I don't get that poison ivy stuff because I spent half the day standing in it). This crazy keep-pug-cool strategy worked, because I made it to the top without overheating.
I wasn't sure what would happen when we got to the top of Montara Mountain, or how I'd even know when we got there. But when I saw the ocean (lots and lots of ocean, far far away) and a bench - I knew we'd made it.
PS: If you've never climbed a mountain before, there are a few things you should know: the going up part is waaay harder than the going down (I practically ran back to the car and got there before Dutch and my human), you get to eat LOTS of cookies, and someone should remember to bring a real camera and not just a cell phone so you can take nice pictures of the view to show your friends (I won't name names, but..).