Flat Brutus Week Part 4: Helen Hunt Falls

Okay, okay. I know what you’re thinking! What? That Helen Hunt actress has a whole waterfall named after her?

But nooooo…cuz, see, before there was this Helen Hunt…

This is not THE Helen Hunt.

There was THIS Helen Hunt

THE Helen Hunt

Now, I think this lady is pretty neat so today I’M gonna tell you all abouts her! She was a real famous author-lady who lived a jillion years ago from 1830-1885. She wrote a whole gob of stories and poems abouts the place where we live. And lots of ‘em revolved around the place where Helen Hunt Falls is – Cheyenne Canon. Cheyenne Canon is a park owned by the City of Colorado Springs and is one of the Most Prettiest places around here. Me and mom and dad and Brudder Ranger all luvs to hikes on lots of the trails there.

Usually it looks like this but it was all rainy the day we went with FB.

And we have Miss Helen Hunt (Jackson) to thank for that cuz she started this letter writing camp-pain to convince the peoples that ran Colorado Springs to make it into a public park. And they were like, “Wow! This lady is so smart that we oughta name a whole waterfall after her!”

She also holds a real special place in my heart cuz she stood up for the American Indian peoples when they were being treated real bad by the government peoples. She knew it was Most Wrong to be mean to somebuddy just cuz they’re different than you. So to makes people see how bad this was, she wrote two really important books called A Century of Dishonor and Ramona.

I thinks she was a Most Amazing human, don’t you?

Anyways, we had made plans to take Flat Brutus hiking different places when he got here. But very much unfortunately, my dad hurt his ankle and so for some reason, my mom didn’t think she could handle us and FB and the camera (I don’t know why) so all those plans kinda went out the doggie door.

But there’s this real nice trail near Helen Hunt Falls and we decided to leaves dad in the truck while we did a little bit of exploring.

Me and Brudder Ranger tested out this bridge first to make sure it was safe.

Okay, FB! Your turn!

It's Most Amazing how good FB can keep up - being two-dimensional and laminated and all.

FB posing by another little stream.

C'mon, FB! I thinks I heard a squirrel over here!

Sheesh, mom! Posing is boooo-ring!

But I haves to admit that FB looks pretty handsome in those wildflowers.

And since we're stopped, I guess I might as well gets in a little butt sniff.

We all had a very much wonderful walkie and we were all pooped by the time we gots back to the truck…

Not me. I'm not tired. Zzzzzzzzz...

Tomorrow we’ll shows you some of the peoples and other doggies FB met while he was here. And then it’s gonna be time for Flat Brutus to pack his little bags and fly off to his next host family, Baby Rocket Dog & Hootie.

Gosh, we sure are gonna miss our little pal a LOT!

Comments

  1. Hi Mayzie, what a lovely place for a hike. THANKIES for taking us there with u. …Mummy watched one of Helen Hunt movies yesterday ‘ A Good Woman’ but we think your Helen Hunt sure was a much much nicer lady to have stood up for other humans.that takes a lot of courage.
    wags,
    bud n gin

  2. Kendra, Daisy and Bella says:

    Hooray for Helen Hunt and forward thinkers like her! That is a wonderful place she saved for everyone to enjoy.

    Alpha was reminded when her sister visited from the USA. She bought some souvenirs with her Chevy Chase Bank credit card. (Chevy Chase being in Maryland). The sales girl looked at it and said, ‘you mean he has his own credit card?’.

    That Flat Brutus is quite a goer…..recovered from the drinking quickly. Too bad dad had to stay in the truck. Hope his ankle heals soon.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

  3. Nows I can sees why Miss Helen Hunt t (da original) is your hero…always thinking fur da under dog, so to speak. I bet her was a good woman in her time but, I bet her was also picked on and pooped on fur standing up fur peoples. Anyways, I enjoyed your tour, maybe you coulds take me theres when I come visit….soon as my train has been recommisioned.
    Oh and what exactly does FB’s butt smell like?

    Puddles

  4. That Helen Hunt sounds like a fantabulous person. She must have gotten a certain amount of flack for her views in her day, but now she’s got a waterfall for standing up for what she believed in. Thank you for telling us about her.

    You have shown Flat Brutus such a good time, I wonder if he’ll need to rest up a little before starting his next round of adventure. I figure he keeps up so well because maybe being flat and laminated makes him more aerodynamic. I don’t really know, though, because I’m a Shar Pei, not an engineer.

    Please tell Daddy we all hope his ouchie gets better real fast.

    wags, Lola

  5. Mayzie,

    You and Brudder Ranger has really been wonderful hosts to Flat Brutus while he has been staying with you. My mom has enjoyed learning all about the places you have taken him to see while he is there in Collie-rado too.

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae

    PeeS Good question Puddles…what DOES FB’s butt smell like? :)

  6. The picture of Brudder Ranger not tired is just adorable!! FB is having wonderful adventures, I feel like I am travelling along with you all. Hope your Dad’s ankle feels better soon and I like BOTH Helen Hunts!

    We continue to be busy at our house. The deck has been removed and we are thinking perhaps we will just finish up the repair and put window boxes under our two front windows. We decided NOT to replace the front deck. Happy weekend! xoxo

  7. That FB has me perplexed as I have never seen a live action movie of him and yet he does seem to get around very well.

    Slobbers,
    Mango

  8. What a beautiful place you guys have to walk in! I’ll bet Flat Brutus is having the time of his life!

    Your Helen Hunt was quite the bold and trail-blazing human! I admire people and dogs who stand up for their convictions. Thanks for sharing all that cool stuff about her!

    Bunny

  9. Maizie and Brudder Ranger…having FB visit you has been most educational for us. Thank you for making his trip both interesting and informative.

    gussie n teka

  10. Mayzie what an interesting story about the first Helen Hunt…she was ahead of her times and we thank her for thinking outside the box.

    That FB most certainly gets around. Mom and I still think he might be hitting the sauce some…he seems to be a tad unsteady on his feet. I bet he sleeps well on the plane as he heads to his next destination.

    Mayzie you the siblings be sure to be extra nice to Dad this weekend…it is Father’s Day,

    Happy Weekend Madi and Mom

  11. Frankie Furter says:

    Mayzie and Ranger and F.B., I LOVE that Helen Hunt place. She sounds like MY kind of two legger. She was WAAAAY ahead of her times. And I am glad she was.
    Are you allowed to leave PeeMail at that place??? Did you get any good jokes???
    Soooooo sorry that your dad hurt his paw. Hope it is better sooooon.

  12. I love THE Helen Hunt – she would have been against BSL too, I bet!

    I love the “butt sniff photo.” BOL And I love seeing your little tail. So cute!

    I’m sure you and Brudder Ranger are going to miss FB! But at least you’ll be able to follow his travels online!

    Wags,
    Zona

  13. Helen Hunt really was quite a remarkable woman – nice place she has named for her there. FB looks quite handsome lying in those wildflowers. You and your Brudder Ranger had a lot of fun there showing FB all around. Hope your Dad’s ankle is better soon.

    Woos – Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  14. what a super adventure that flattie has :D

    Kissslobbers
    El’bow & Hauwii

  15. miss mayzie,
    THE helen hunt was really a super nice ‘n kind ‘n hard working lady. i would have loved to be her friend.
    cheyenne canon looks like a totally awesome place to go walkies! it’s so pretty with helen hunt falls and the wildflowers and the trees and the mountains! i bet FB had a way spiffy time!
    i hope your daddy’s ankle gets better really soon. make sure you and mr. ranger give him lots of cuddles so his ankle will heal fast like. :)
    *woof*
    the booker man

  16. Boy, that looks like a great place to hike – it’s stunning! We hope FB enjoyed his visit. It’s been great following his adventures with you.

  17. Well you have shown Flat Brutus a wonderful time. I know you will be sad to see him go but he has had the best time I am sure.. Hugs GJ xx

  18. Oh how Mom’s Thursday nights used to revolve around Mad About Woo!

    PLUS, one of her favourite favourite movies starred the other HH: Pay It Forward!

    Thanks fur teaching us about the original HH!

    FB is sure getting a great tour!

    Hugz&Khysses,
    Khyra

  19. FB sure is getting to see a lot of cool things. Very nice of you to test out the bridge first.

  20. Flat Brutus is having a blast with you, Mayzie! Are you sure he’s ever going to want to leave?

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  21. Gee, FB seems to have the same luck as us with weather! Just a bunch of rainmakers, we are! Good thing he got some exercise! With as much eating and drinking as FB has been doing, he’ll grow out of his envelope or incur higher shipping costs BOL!

    Snorts-
    Brutus the Frenchie

  22. Thank you for sharing the information about Helen, with all your friends.
    It was very interesting.

    Looks like Flat Brutus is having a great time with you!

    Love, Bella.

  23. Woof! Woof! Oh! Helen Hunt. You guys are such a great host of FB. Such a wonderful adventure. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  24. Hey – this is a pretty cool vacation! How do we sign up?!

  25. We’re mad about waterfalls!

  26. oh wow. that sure is a pretty walk

  27. Thanks for telling us about THIS Helen Hunt and showing us about the beautiful place named after her. Looks like another great day for Flat Brutus, too!

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