It’s not often that we take the time out to be tourists in our own country. More often than not, the truth is that we’d either stay home over the vacation and just recuperate or spend some extra cash to go on a more exotic adventure (if you have the cash). Sadly though, this often means that a majority of the amazing places that exist within your own country get overlooked as decent, fun, and affordable places to spend a vacation with your family.
The Mariposa Grove is one of the oldest nature reserves in America and is famed for some pretty amazing nature – granted that you’re close to California.
The grove has only just reopened this year after being closed for renovations since 2015. The park has so many wonderful hiking trails and natural beauty that you could easily spend more than a weekend wandering around this beautiful area and almost forget that you’re in America! It’s an unreal place with some magnificent flora that feels as though it’s from another time.
One of the first things you’re likely to come across earlier on during your time in the reserve is the Giant Grizzly. This giant beast of a tree is over 1,800 years old and will transport you back to an ancient time long before America looked anything like the country it is today. Walking this trail is almost like going time jumping and you’ll feel like you’re literally in another time!
The entire park area is roughly just under 7,000 feet in diameter which means you can spend a great deal of time walking trails or simply exploring the woods for a while. There’s nothing like an affordable getaway and Mariposa Grove proves that you don’t have to book a flight to a remote destination to feel as though you’ve completely unplugged from the world. So if being in nature is something that appeals to you, then we highly recommend that you visit Mariposa Grove on your vacation!
While we may think of hide and seek as a game for children, these 30 puppers show that it’s not just for humans! Check out these sweet pics of precious pooches trying – and sometimes failing – to go under the radar.
Clutter provides a perfect cover for this doggo’s hiding – nobody looks at a crowded book shelf when looking for a hiding pupper, so this doggie’s strategy is super effective. This Shiba is very ergonomic, like a piece of IKEA furniture, in what appears to be a home office environment. He’s contorting his body to perfectly fit the small space leftover in this small cubby. However, it’s not clear how he managed to cram himself into this tiny space in the first place!
File Cabinet Pomeranian Hating Life
This darling puff ball is all eyes and fluff. She looks a little confused, like she herself isn’t even sure how she found herself in this precarious situation. The tiny Pomeranian can definitely fit in a variety of small places, but appears to have ended up in a file cabinet drawer and isn’t too pleased about it. The worst part is that there isn’t enough space for the miniature puppy’s exquisite fluffy hairstyle, which seems to be cramped by the cabinet.
We’ve all done it – tip-toed down the hallway, hoping nobody hears us or catches us, in an attempt to get away with something. But what is this black-and-white dog doing sneaking around? Was this cute Husky sneaking to the refrigerator for a midnight snack? Coming home past curfew after a wild night out? Trying not to wake a sleeping baby? Or perhaps this adorable Husky is a former ballerina and prefers to move about the house en-pointe? It’s anyone’s guess.
Thanks to this doggo’s owner, we have an explanation for this Golden Retriever’s funny pose. Apparently, he overheard his owner saying they were going to the vet, and the quick thinking doggo decided to hide in order to avoid the ordeal. However, the doggo’s hiding spot wasn’t ideal, as his hind legs and long yellow tail are clearly visible, poking out from beneath his small doggie bed. Maybe next time this grown-up pupper will find a better place to hide!
Potted plants are standard in our apartments and offices – we see ferns, cacti, and sometimes even fake plastic succulents. However, this picture shows a rarer species – the Potted Boxer. Found only under the most unique conditions – when playing hide and seek – the Potted Boxer is a perfect specimen and living embodiment of grace and balance. Check out that poise as the Boxer elegantly aligns itself with the greenery in the flowerpot. Ecologists would have a field day with this guy!
What’s that sticking out from under the sofa cushion? Is it the remote control finally showing up after being lost for months? Is it spare change and lint? Nope, it’s a hiding doggo who has poked her snout out from the depths of the couch. How she managed to wedge herself in such a small space isn’t clear – but what’s for sure is that she’s definitely hiding something naughty! Her remorseful face and long nose give her guilty conscience away.
This shy guy seems to have a bit of social anxiety – he has chosen to use this birch tree for comfort, hiding half his face and coyly revealing just one of his big black eyes. Not everyone enjoys the spotlight, and it’s harder than ever to avoid ending up tagged in someone’s unflattering photo. In today’s over-exposed, social media-centric world, privacy can be hard to find. A big thumbs up to this pupper for keeping his anonymity intact – it’s refreshing.
“Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer,” says the old proverb. One dog has taken this to heart, hiding among three cats and thinking none will be the wiser. This darling puppy’s wagging tongue is what blows her cover, but most of the others don’t seem to notice. However, the red tabby cat appears to be savvy, and the jig is up for the undercover doggie. What mission this brave spy was trying to carry out in enemy territory remains unknown.
So, this doggo has gotten almost all the steps right – he’s successfully hidden his tail, paws, and ear deep in the recesses of the sofa. Unfortunately, the major contrast between his black fur and the white sofa is instantly noticeable! While a white or cream colored doggo probably could have gotten away with this camouflage, the doggo in this pic is pretty obvious. Hopefully he’s hiding just for fun, because he’ll be found out quickly. Better luck next time, pupper.
After the Storm
Perhaps this sweet pupper was simply trying to help organize and decorate the house, in the style of his own personal aesthetic. Perhaps he was hungry and wanted to eat a can of tuna – but because he doesn’t have thumbs, he got frustrated and decided to try to open the food up by using brute force and rampaging through the house. After seeing the destruction he caused, this pupper tried to hide. Whatever the case, this doggo knows he’s in big trouble!
Bed and Hiding Spot, All in One
Everyone loves a multi-purpose item! Whether it’s a reversible sweater, a Swiss army knife, a scarf that turns into a dress, or a pen which can be used as a weapon, we feel we get our money’s worth when we are able to do many different tasks with one thing. This doggie is demonstrating how her bed is worth every penny. Not only is it a soft, warm place for slumber, it’s also a very effective hiding spot when needed!
Loving the Leaf
Nature can be a great cover when we need to be undetected, for whatever reason. However, this particular pupper doesn’t seem to be actively trying to hide. Rather, he appears to be enjoying life, as we can see by the wide smile on his adorable face. Perhaps the leaf cover is part of some festive ritual celebrating spring and the pupper is marking the occasion. Whatever the case, we can all agree that this precious doggo is stunning in green.
We all remember Groucho Marx’s famous low-effort disguise – costume stores still sell his trademark glasses-thick eyebrows-fake nose combo, which he successfully used to transform himself into a different person, without much work. This pupper is on the right track – a new snout, which is actually a shoe, is definitely enough to make him appear majorly different. However, his fluffy fur still makes him instantly recognizable. Nobody is likely to be fooled into thinking this is a new breed of shoe-nosed doggo.
Leaf Me Alone!
Sometimes you’ve had a rough day. Maybe your boss yelled at you. Maybe your car didn’t start. Maybe you’re late on rent – again – and the landlord has called and threatened to kick you out. We all need a break from this cruel world, and hiding in a pile of leaves is the best way to be left alone. This pitbull has the right idea – with a leaf on his forehead to help him camouflage, nobody will be bothering him for a while.
Jumping into bed and wrapping yourself up in the covers is the best feeling after a long, hard day. Who knows what this dog went through, but it’s clear she’s done with the world and plans on staying in bed to Netflix and chill for the foreseeable future. From her cozy spot, this innovative doggie is using her snout like a snorkel – wisely sticking it out just enough to get air, but still keeping the rest of her body warm and hidden.
After a long day at work, the last thing we want to do is hang up our clothes and put them away nicely – it’s much easier to just peel off our sweatshirt and toss it on to the sofa. The pupper in this pic has taken advantage of his owner’s laziness and has made a great hiding spot in the casual clothing, nestling deep in the fabric. The sweatshirt’s sleeve, which is perfectly shaped to accommodate this puppy’s lengthy snout, serves its purpose well.
All of us have a trademark feature. Maybe we have a loud laugh, booming voice, or unforgettable smile. This pupper has a long, yellow tail that loves to wag. The most expressive part of any pupper’s body can’t be tamed. Despite his excellent choice of hiding spot, his tail makes his location obvious to everyone. He may have gone totally undetected due to his under-the-couch position, but the sight of his happy tail makes us want to pull him out and pet him.
Will the Real Pupper Stand Up?
This Pomeranian named Boo has the honor of the title “World’s Cutest Dog.” He may be the most sweet and adorable pupper on the planet, but what’s clear is that he’s not great at playing hide and seek. An Internet sensation, he gained popularity because of his doll like appearance. But in this pic we can clearly see who the imposter is amongst these cute stuffed animals. He’s obviously front and center, loving his time in the spotlight.
Guilty as Charged
This dog reminds us of going to a scary movie as a child, covering our eyes in the really creepy parts, but then getting curious and peaking through our fingers at the screen. This dog looks pretty guilty – we’re guessing he destroyed some shoes or ate something off the kitchen counter that he wasn’t supposed to, and now is hiding to avoid taking responsibility. Too bad he’s curious and has his guilty mug peeking out from behind the corner of the bed.
So Close, Yet So Far
This doggo has gone for one of the most trusted hiding spots in the book – behind the door. A favorite of children everywhere, it’s super effective if you manage to squeeze your entire body between the wall and the door. This doggo got pretty far in his plan and got his snout hidden behind the door. Unfortunately, his follow through wasn’t great and his fluffalicious fur and rear end are clearly visible to whoever happens to be passing by.
As the famous Beatles song goes, “I get by with a little help from my friends.” Group efforts often pay off more than when we try to accomplish things on our own – but sometimes, it’s better to fly solo. Take for instance this team playing hide and seek. The most effective strategy would be splitting up and having every man – or in this case, dog – out for himself. While we can see good intentions, these puppers are too playful to be discrete when they’re around each other.
“If I can’t see you, then you can’t see me,” thought this pooch. It makes sense but unfortunately, in reality, even if you drape a loose sheet of toilet paper across your face, that unmistakable German Shepherd snout gives you away.
The worst part about hide and seek is maintaining your hidden position for a long time – who knows how long it will take until someone finds you (if at all!) This Husky has the right idea – perched on a shelf in the refrigerator, he has plenty of refreshments for the long wait ahead. Sure, it’s chilly in there – but this breed is originally from Siberia and thrives in cold environments. Comfortable and well-prepared, this doggo is clearly in his element.
The number one tip from career criminals: you should always flee the scene of the crime. Lurking around in the vicinity guarantees you’ll get busted. This doggo has taken the mafia approach and tried to escape the long arm of the law – unfortunately, he hasn’t gone far enough. It’s still pretty easy to connect him to the crime, since he’s less than a foot away. In the case of the broken potted plant, I find this pupper guilty as charged.
Doggie Door Disaster
This British bulldog has been busted red-handed – or, rather, red snouted! Perhaps he was trying to sneak away after snatching a treat off the kitchen counter. Maybe he did his “outside business” inside the house. Whatever the case is, it’s clear that his escape attempt has gone off the rails and he’s stuck at the scene of the crime. Hopefully his owner won’t be too mad and will set him free quickly. This bulldog has a face that’s hard to hate.
We’ve all done it – dropped something in between our couch pillows, and realized that our keys/wallet/cell phone have been forever lost to the abyss. But from that gaping void has emerged something unexpected – the fluffy face of a stealth sofa pupper. Though his soft cheeks appear to be smushed from each side by the sofa cushions, this pupper is holding strong and is defending his living room stronghold. What this couch creeper is doing here is anyone’s guess.
We all know the expression “Don’t bury your head in the sand!” It’s meant to remind us that instead of ignoring unpleasant realities, we have to face the music and deal with our troubles instead of pretending they don’t exist. However, this doggie decided to take the phrase to heart and do it literally – she’s wedged her face between the corners of two couches, leaving the rest of her body exposed. What she was trying to avoid will remain a mystery.
Ready or Not…
One of the best parts of hide and the seek is the seeker’s countdown. Everyone who had a childhood remembers “Ready or not, here I come!” This pupper seems to be savoring the moment as he covers his eyes, waiting for others to hide so that the game can start. He seems to be taking the rules of hide and seek pretty seriously. Instead of using his paws, he’s using a steel bar for extra coverage – nobody can accuse him of cheating!
If you’re a small pupper in the big city, a red fire hydrant may seem like the ideal hiding spot. But perhaps your curiosity got the better of you, and you couldn’t resist peeking out at the rest of the world. This little guy is almost completely hidden, but his inquisitive wet nose and black-and-white bushy tail are still visible. It appears that this pupper wanted to make sure his owner, the photographer, was still safely in the vicinity.
“If I can’t see you, then you can’t see me” goes the thinking most popular with children playing hide and seek. But in this doggo’s case, a towel draped over the eyes isn’t enough to hide. We’d recognize that wet snout and pink tongue anywhere! We’re not sure exactly how this golden pupper managed to get the towel on himself, but we appreciate his strategy. From the expression on his face, it looks like he’s super proud of his hiding spot.
Well, it looks like this adorable husky found a new spot to plant himself. Our guess is that a load of laundry just came out of the dryer so the machine is still warm to the touch, and this pupper here figured that he’d keep himself toasty for a while. If we’re all being honest with ourselves, we know that this doggo has several hang-out places throughout the house depending on what kind of vibe he’s looking for at that particular moment…
According to Imgur user @DanMarshall, his dog kept hiding under the sofa. In order to stop her from doing that, Dan turned the couch on its side. It wasn’t long, though, before the dog owner found his little pup like this — crammed into a tiny crevice next to the pull-out mattress. While we have to admit that position looks quite uncomfortable, it doesn’t seem like this cutie minds it one bit. Still, if her goal was to hide, then this doggo needs to find a different spot…
Quick! Mom’s Coming!
“Quick Bruce! Mom’s coming! We have to hide,” is all that comes to mind when we look at this hilarious photo. Whatever these two doggos are up to underneath that bed, there’s no doubt that their owner had a good laugh after finding them like this. Perhaps they’re both trying to reach for a bone that slid underneath the bed frame. If they’re trying to hide, well, they might need to find a different spot. They still get an A for effort, though!
One With the Rug
Whether this cute pup was actively trying to hide or simply found a comfy spot for himself, one thing is for sure — everyone in that house should probably look twice before stepping foot onto that rug. After all, this dog blends right in, basically becoming one with the carpet. And for the record, while some of the other dogs’ hiding spots are pretty hilarious, we have to say that this one is pretty genius. This dog is basically a camouflage expert…
Hiding Spot or Cuddle Zone?
While this isn’t the worst hiding spot in the world, it seems more as though this dog is simply attempting to lure her owner in for cuddles. Just look at those puppy eyes, people! Who wouldn’t want to snuggle this little ball of fur?! In any event, if this doggo had positioned herself just slightly differently, she could have completely hidden underneath the giant stuffed animal, which is actually bigger than her! We can only hope that this pup got some cuddles after this photo was taken…
Head in the Sand
There’s something undeniably hilarious about dogs getting all hyped up and running around in circles before sticking their head in the dirt or sand. From the looks of it, this doggo was playing fetch with his owner. After some time, though, he got tired of the game and decided to bury the tennis ball, as well as himself, in the sand. This may not have been this dog’s best of hiding spots but one thing is for certain — he looks absolutely adorable…
How to Make the Most of Your Hiding Spot
It’s no secret that dogs tend to beg for food. With that being said, this dog probably only found a hiding spot behind the refrigerator door to let his owner know that he, too, is hungry. Chances are, this cutie’s owner closed the fridge only to find her most loyal pal looking up at her with the sweetest of puppy eyes. With just one little whimper, this owner had no other choice but to give her dog a treat. And that, our friends, is how you make the most out of your hiding spot…
“Ugh, mom! I know I’m cute and everything, but no more pictures,” barked Spot as he buried his head in the blanket. That’s what we’ve gathered from this photo because apparently, in our heads, dogs can talk. In any event, we’re not entirely sure what this doggo is doing. But whether he’s intentionally trying to hide, is just a bit camera shy, or is simply being playful, we can honestly say that he’s adorable — even if we can’t see his face.
Hide and seek can be challenging – first, you need to find a good hiding spot, then stay there undetected for long periods of time, sometimes while crouched in an uncomfortable position. This precious pooch skipped all the fundamental steps of hide and seek and decided to park herself on the floor and simply drape her elegant snout with some curtain. This dog has done the absolute bare minimum and it has paid off – she looks great. Low effort for the win!
Baby Got Back
Hot cross buns! That may be the first thing that comes to mind when seeing this Corgi, who’s trying his best to hide but failing. Corgis are known for being pleasantly plump and having a rump that wiggles when they walk (probably the most distinctive thing about this breed.) This fat, cute Corgi’s white paws, which make him look like he’s permanently wearing tube socks, are chubby. But the most striking thing about this unexpected snapshot? That unmistakable corgi butt!
Man in the Mirror
Here we have yet another guilty looking doggo who we assume is very ashamed of whatever naughty thing he’s done. Rather than face the music, he’s decided to run away from responsibility and try to avoid dealing with the consequences as long as possible. He’s put himself in a less visible part of the house. Hiding behind a corner is almost always a good idea, but that darn mirror gives away his exact position. It’s time to come clean.
Doggo With a Pearl Earring
All of us have an artistic side – for some of us, it’s harder to access. However, this puppy is clearly a natural, as his hiding technique shows clear inspiration from the famous Dutch oil painting Girl With A Pearl Earring. Look at that majestic pose, grace, and the serene look on the pupper’s face – if hide and seek was being played in an art galley, this puppy would definitely be the winner! Blending in is easy when you’re classically beautiful.