Hiking in the Belgian Ardennes
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  • (lots of pics.. sorry..)

    We spent last week in the Belgian Ardennes. We hiked 6 days to 6 different B&B's. It was a lot of fun, but also quite hard from time to time.. We took 'some' pics and here are the ones with Tillo on it and a couple of the enviroment.

    The evening before our first hike.. Tillo is already waiting for a car to pick him up ;)

    Cute donkey

    The place where we started our walk, Beffe

    Dinner!

    Beautiful view..

    Cows.. we saw lots of them!

    At our first B&B.. a nice chair and a bone :)

    Hike 1.. BF and Tillo looking at the cows

    Tillo hunting in the forrest..

    BF + Tillo + view :)

    Tillo wonders if we really have to go through the water…..

    Now I'm all MUDDY!! :eek:

    We have to go this way!

    BF

    Tillo posing after his leash got stuck in the bushes..

    We arrived at B&B #2, a castle farm

    Hurry up with that pic, it's cold!

    Hike 2.. Tillo demands a pic

    Fake goose :D

    Time for Tillo's breakfast

    ..Beef.. ;)

    Power nap!

    Are you sure this is the right direction?

    B&B 3. Tillo could keep an eye on the road from his window.

    Hike 3.. Tillo, Bag and I ;)

    Lunch break.. it was sooo cold..

    B&B 4. Dogs were allowed to walk loose in the house and in the fenced garden. The owners had three dogs as well.
    Tillo found a nice chair to sleep on.

    Hike 4..

    Tillo found water

    birds… squirrels..

    'Miss' Tillo isn't planning to get his butt dirty…..

    We were in a very Catholic region with lots of churches, chappels and crosses.

    B&B 5, looking good!

    Hike 5.. Tillo paying attention to the water under him

    At times I was sooo happy Tillo was leashed… little hunter..

    Time and space (and energy?!) for a B500

    With BF

    We lost the road.. Tillo waiting for us to make a decision..

    Lunch break.. Tillo found a 'sunny' spot

    With BF

    Of course we brought his blanket..

    B&B 6

    Hike 6, La Roche

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    Crossing water…

    Tillo waiting for us..

    Tillo got stung by something.. He felt really bad for a while..

    We stayed an extra night at the B&B where dogs were allowed to walk loose. The owner made a nice pic of the three of us..

    And one of Tillo

    And we visited Hotton on our last day in Belgium. There was a dog shop with a lot of chihuahua clothes, special princess beds etc.. including Paris Hilton look a like owners ;) Really fun to see :)

    And almost home!

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  • Beautiful pics and beautiful landscape! I just love Europe :D.
    After that 6 days Tillo must be a very tired. How long he was sleeping? :D.

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    I hope that steer was not his breakfast!!! Lovely photgraphs. It seems you all enjoyed your holiday!

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  • Great pics!!! :D

    Is it just me or are the chickens bigger than Tillo? :p

    The photo of the three of you is wonderful!!! :D

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  • What an amazing holiday. Beautiful photos, looks like you all had fun. Mine, even when younger, would have had to have a rest day every other day!

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  • thank you for the virtual hike. i have a belgian malinois, that's the closest i've come to belgium. (well that and new belgium beers, but they are made here in colorado)

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  • First Basenji's

    The "not getting his butt dirty" picture made me LOL. I enjoyed the whole adventure, too. Thanks for sharing.

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  • great pictures - it looks like it was a fantastic holiday. The scenery looks very like here in Scotland - only not quite so wet.:)

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  • Lovely pictures, Tillo had quite an adventure!

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  • Thanks for all the kind comments :)

    @irena:

    Beautiful pics and beautiful landscape! I just love Europe :D.
    After that 6 days Tillo must be a very tired. How long he was sleeping? :D.

    Yeah, I love Europe too :) Especially the fact that it's easy to bring your dog with you on vacation.
    Tillo slept a lot. As soon as we arrived at a B&B he would sleep almost immediately untill the next morning. He would only wake up for his dinner.. and ours ;) :D

    @MacPack:

    What an amazing holiday. Beautiful photos, looks like you all had fun. Mine, even when younger, would have had to have a rest day every other day!

    Well.. after the third day we really needed a day rest too.. Lucky for us the fourth hike was only 5 hours. We did make sure that we had a 20-30 min break for Tillo's breakfast (he ate after a 2 hour walk) and a good hour for our lunch, so Tillo could do a power nap.

    @curlytails:

    The "not getting his butt dirty" picture made me LOL. I enjoyed the whole adventure, too. Thanks for sharing.

    Tillo is awful with wet grass etc.. So every morning when we stept out of the B&B he would do nr 1 and nr 2 and look at us like.. ok.. we can go back to bed now.. He really needed to be convinced to walk further ;) After 10 min he would be ok though.

    @Elscodobermann:

    great pictures - it looks like it was a fantastic holiday. The scenery looks very like here in Scotland - only not quite so wet.:)

    We were first planning to go to Scotland.. Now we're thinking about going next year, maybe with a camper or something like that.. or we'll have to find some nice dog friendly accomodations. (if you know anything… ;)

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  • Wonderful pictures, as always - the views are amazing. The picture of the three of you is a really nice one - both your guys are "hunks!" How great it is that you can take hiking trips like that with Tillo.

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  • Great pics Janneke!!!!

    We wanted to go to the Ardennen a few months ago, but we wanted to wait untill Ryan is a bit older!!!
    After I saw your pics I really want to go next year!

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  • @Buana:

    Great pics Janneke!!!!

    We wanted to go to the Ardennen a few months ago, but we wanted to wait untill Ryan is a bit older!!!
    After I saw your pics I really want to go next year!

    It's beautiful there. But I wouldn't recommend these hikes with a baby… :eek: ;) I already had to carry Tillo at times when he couldn't walk on the path because of all the bushes.. And that's HEAVY ;)

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  • Looks like you all had a great time, what beautiful scenery. The b+b that let Dogs roam loose sounds realy good.
    I love the pic of Tillo sitting on your bf trainer , they are such wimps when it's wet (Basenjis i mean not men ;) )

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  • @Janneke:

    It's beautiful there. But I wouldn't recommend these hikes with a baby… :eek: ;) I already had to carry Tillo at times when he couldn't walk on the path because of all the bushes.. And that's HEAVY ;)

    haha Thanks for the tip!
    We wanted to rent a little cottage and explore from that point ;)
    (And I sure don't want to carry 2 basenji's, a baby of maybe even a dogo!)

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  • @Janneke:

    We were first planning to go to Scotland.. Now we're thinking about going next year, maybe with a camper or something like that.. or we'll have to find some nice dog friendly accomodations. (if you know anything… ;)

    No problem Janneke - just let me know when your coming over and where you want to visit and i will help out - Scotland has lots of dog friendly cottages or B&Bs to stay at - probably easiest to contact me via Facebook. With all the travelling we do to shows i am the king of finding dog friendly accomodation.:D

    Scott.

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  • @curlytails:

    The "not getting his butt dirty" picture made me LOL.

    That is my favourite picture too! :) I love how you guys pick up Tillo a lot. It looks like he totally loves it! Once again, Tillo takes some great pictures. Very nice family photo as well. I'd frame that one and have it on a desk or something.

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  • @Kipawa:

    That is my favourite picture too! :) I love how you guys pick up Tillo a lot. It looks like he totally loves it! Once again, Tillo takes some great pictures. Very nice family photo as well. I'd frame that one and have it on a desk or something.

    Tillo LOVES to be carried around. When he has to go outside for his last pee before we go to bed, I always carry him out of the house. He just refuses to walk by himself :rolleyes: I also have to carry him upstairs.. I ask him "are we going to bed?" and he will run to the stairs and put his front legs as high as possible.. so cute ;)

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    Janneke, what a wonderful vacation.. the company (Lovely BF, BFF = Tillo), the scenery and all that happy peaceful, quiet solitude..nice!! Wonderful pictures, I love the one of Tillo sitting on a shoe and lots of the other ones as well.

    Thank you so much for sharing, felt like I was home in Sweden, looking at all your pictures.

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  • What an adventure! I'm a little jealous over here, but I feel inspired. :) Glad it looks like everybody had fun.

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