Exploring a Very Special Tree

Posted by Sharkey

There are so many amazing trees growing at the farm and it's really quite interesting studying them all.  However, after seeing these photos, I think you'll agree that I've stumbled upon one that's extra special!  But don't tell anyone - it's secret!

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Hmmm... Francesca's at the vet having a checkup and GK is taking one of his legendary naps.   This is a perfect opportunity to go and explore that very special tree that caught my eye the other day.

1 Hmmm... Francesca's at the vet having a checkup and GK is taking one of his legendary naps. This is a perfect opportunity to go and explore that very special tree that caught my eye the other day.

I don't want Francesca or GK to know!  This will be my very own secret spot.

2 I don't want Francesca or GK to know! This will be my very own secret spot.

Every dog needs her or his own special secret place to get away from it all for quiet contemplation.

3 Every dog needs her or his own special secret place to get away from it all for quiet contemplation.

Now, which way was it?

4 Now, which way was it?

Oh right - it's this way.

5 Oh right - it's this way.

Here it is!  The ancient hollowed-out sycamore tree.  This is where I'll have my hideout.

6 Here it is! The ancient hollowed-out sycamore tree. This is where I'll have my hideout.

It's quite large inside and there are some very special features.

7 It's quite large inside and there are some very special features.

For instance, if you look up you can see...

8 For instance, if you look up you can see...

that someone once hammered rungs to make a ladder.  It goes way up high to a hole where you can spy from.  Totally cool!! Now, if I could just reach the first rung.

9 that someone once hammered rungs to make a ladder. It goes way up high to a hole where you can spy from. Totally cool!! Now, if I could just reach the first rung.

There's even a peek hole in the back to see people approaching or to make a quick getaway.

10 There's even a peek hole in the back to see people approaching or to make a quick getaway.

After visiting this great place, I feel restored and at peace.  Now I just have to figure out how share it with all of the Glue Squad but keep Francesca and GK in the dark.

11 After visiting this great place, I feel restored and at peace. Now I just have to figure out how share it with all of the Glue Squad but keep Francesca and GK in the dark.

Comments (16)

  • Morning Sharkey,
    Wow, what a super hideout! I bet it's cool & has some great smells. It's a perfect fit for you. The peep hole in the back is a great feature, too. The Glue Squad can keep your secret, right everybody?
    I forgot to go back and read my Glue Squad buddies comments from yesterday, so, hope you all had a good day. It's drizzly, cool & dreary here. Great for taking naps.
    Your pal,
    Rebel

  • I'm back.. read yesterdays notes. Happy Birthday Missy Chow! Have fun at PetSmart, that's a fun place to go.
    Lynn, I get a shot a week for eight weeks. Seven more to go. This week Dr Becky takes a skin scrapping. It's an owwwie.
    Cora Belle, I know what you mean about the walking pharmacy. Do you need peanut butter to help the pills go down? Sometimes I do. I'm worried about you, Cora. Stay on your feet sweetheart.
    Hey, we watched NCIS last night, how is little Gibbs doing?
    Til tomorrow,
    Rebel

  • Ooh I love your hideaway Sharkey!

    Every girl needs a quiet spot to collect her thoughts..plan her next attack on furry critters that meander on the farm! :)

    Thank you for sharing..

    And Mums the word... your secret is safe with me...

    gail

  • Hello Sharkey & Glue Squad Buddies,
    You have the right idea girlfriend--your own Zen spot. It looks soooo cool,even a peep hole. You can get refreshed away from the gang and come back the new and improved you!! Like me and a bubble bath,huh? Rebel, you and Cora Belle are so good with all your pharmacy that you take. I know how hard it is to take it all. I bet you get up early now Rebel with your medicine regiment. It sounds like you all are easing into nice Fall crisp days. Today they are calling it Rumble in the Rockies with the Presidential Debate at Denver University. Bad day to be out driving--roads blocked everywhere for hours.I'll be home crafting and baking those Warrior Prince Biscuits for the craft show. Kitty and JD, we have caught 3 cats at night on our camera. I can hardly wait for winter to see who comes out in the snow. Do skunks and raccoons hibernate? I don't think foxes and coyotes do, do they? This will be fun to see in the winter. Have a great day to all my pals.
    Hugs & smiles,
    Lynn

  • Good Morning F & S

    Sharkey that is a cool tree and a great place to hang out. I bet a lot of critters try to hide in there as well - good place to hunt :)

    I woke up this morning and you can hardly see outside the fog is really bad and SO humid - YUK. I'm not looking forward to the cold but this heat and humidity is horrible! Can't we have cool,crisp sunny days - please mother nature!!! I love laying on the deck catching some rays in that kind of weather.

    Precious goes to the doctor today so I'll give you all an update later.

    Well mom is getting ready to leave for work I think I'll go back to bed.

    Zoe

  • Hello ladies, Kirby here.
    Sharkey if you want to keep your ‘tree’ a secret, you had better use something to cover your tracks. Remember GK has a really good nose and he will track you to the tree. I would suggest “skunk” spray; that’ll stop anyone even GK. Hehehehe Not much to report today; just the usual Wednesday around here. I think I’ll take a nap and be ready for the “debate” tonight. Maybe not; Daddy just told me what a debate was. I’ll sleep through it thank you.
    Catch you later, Kirby.

  • Hi F,S,&GK+ Glue Squad, Sweetheart Sharkey, you are so clever finding such a great place to have as your own special place to enjoy and relax by yourself! I love it being your secret place and I won't tell a soul about it! Hope Franny does well on her visit to her vet! Rebel, you sure have to see your vet a lot, but you are doing very well getting those shots! Lynn, we had Obama's wife here in the Seattle area yesterday and the traffic gets very heavy, also! Zoe, that humidity must be awful! We are cooling down, but no rain for at least 10 more days! Kirby, you are so funny sometimes and I enjoy you so much! Will check back later to hear from the rest of you buddies! Hope all of you have a great day! Love, Dudley Do Right XOXOXO+

  • Hello Sharkey, Lynn, Delia, Kitty, Maddox, and all my glue squad buddies,
    OOOWWWWW... mom really brushed me out today, lots of baby matts by my tail so that was not fun. So glad to come downstairs and see the DW. Sharkey, what a GREAT HIDING place! I loved seeing the interior and climbing rungs to a spectacular vantage point up in the tree. kitty and I would just love to watch the birds up there. No worries, your secret is safe from me. i will not even tell Abby..
    Zoe, we had fog early morning too, now humid and clearing up. Hope New Jersey has bright sunshine next week- mom is going to be in Atlantic City.
    Maybe that is why Abby is grumpy?? Missy Chow, I think you also might be right about that rain bothering her too. Cora belle, hope you enjoyed your outdoor critter patrol cuddling with lucinda. rebel, hope you feel much better soon! Kirby, too funny that debate time is nap time. Dudley, are you in rainy season now up in Seattle?? Delia, hope you enjoy painting today! Sonya, we are with you and love warm weather. Lynn, hope to be able to connect with you soon. Mom has to get orange paint today so she can paint the clinic window- jack o' lanterns and cat and dog silouettes.
    Kitty, be safe and don't play with the fox! Maddox, we hope you had a dry zen area out on your deck today. Hugs and purrs to all.. James Dean

  • Uuuhhhh a secret hideaway! yes mums the word! it's amazing that a tree like that is hollowed out and still alive. We had an old huge oak tree that had a hollowing, it came down during a storm.

    GK how are you doing with your Lyme disease? hope you have a handle on it!

    Speaking of Lyme, this morning I checked Kitty for ticks, so far she had been clear of them for a few months, but this morning I found one attached, I snapped it off, you can hear the snap...Yuk, I hate those things! I keep on feeling like one is on me right now, just disgusting!

    Dudley, Kirby, Zoe and Rebel good to see you this morning...Lynn are those feral cats you see?

    Everyone else have a great day! It was foggy here as well...the colder weather is coming! :-(

    delia & Kitty =^. .^=

  • Oh there is JD and Abby! yes, I will be painting today!

    hugs ...~d & K

  • Hi Sharkey,Glue Squad and Buddies, What a neat hide away, we all need our space & a place to go by ourselves, collect our thoughts and maybe catch a nap but watching out for any little critters. Your secret is safe with me.

    Rain, rain go away. It stops for awhile then starts to drizzle again. Outside time has been limited for me and I would like to enjoy the foliage in the backyard with cooler temperatures. Another quiet day in the neighborhood.

    Rebel, glad you are feeling better. Abby, hope you are okay today. Hi to Cora-Belle, Zoe, Dudley Do Right, Maddox, Kirby Bear, Kitty, James Dean, special Hi to Lynn, Delia, Gail.

    Till next time,
    Missy Chow
    xoxo

  • Secret shady place for Sharkey! I promise not to say anything but both Franny and G.K. are pretty good on this here computer thingy you know! :wink:

    Happy Birthday Missy Chow, I hope you have a marvelous day. I hope everyone has a wonderful day. Stay safe and relax! :smile:

  • ..secret hideaways..every critter needs one, mine used to be under the old apple tree in the yard..I blended in with the base and could spy on everything...hope all my daily wagger buddies are having a fun day..I must do some resting...over and out, Cora-Belle

  • I promise I won't say a word about your hiding place, Sharkey! I'm sure all us GSers can keep your secret. I'm what First Mama calls a Fluffer and so I just get a blanket and fluff it up until no one can see me. My favorite one is on the sofa in the living room; it's so soft!
    My Dad works at the place where Mr. President came to talk when he was in Milwaukee which was very exciting. It's funny though, because they didn't seem to close off many roads when he came here. We were at the dog park near the airport (Mom was very surprised it was open because it is literally right past the start of the runway) and we got to see Air Force One coming in for the landing. I mean, we were right underneath it! It sure is one great big airplane and it was really neat to see it so close up!!!

  • Everyday I look forward to seeing and reading The Daily Wag.I hope it keeps going and I just wanted to say Thank You for bringing a smile to my face on a daily basis.

  • Sharkey,
    I had all kinds of things going on today. I got so darn busy I forgot to post
    My bad. I don't even have time to read all the comments right now cause Karen is getting Wu-Tang ready to go a show in the morning. She is brushing Wu-Tang and it is my job to keep her occupied. She is a 9 month old puppy, near the age of our Missy Chow and she can't stand still, a very busy little girl. But Sharkey, you want me to hide your secret from GK? You know he is my son. A family shouldn't have secrets from one another. However, because I think you are so cute and you found that wonderful tree all on your own, I will keep your secret if you promise to show me where it is some day. Yeah!!! By the way, I love love love photo # 9. It is so secret spy looking. Awesome. I wanted to tell Sharkey that I looked at some of her pictures in the blog the other day and her eye looks real good
    As for all the rest of my Glue Squad family, I am so sorry that I got so busy today. I promise I will read all these comments in the morning. Promise!
    Love to all,
    Maddox.
    PS - Wu-Tang said to say Hi to everyone and Gibbs is grabbing her toys and running all over the house with them while she is on the grooming table getting brushed. Sequoia is barking at Gibbs because he is not sharing the toys he stole. Will this day ever end?

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