Friday, September 16, 2011

Paw Print Adventures with Ziggy™: Petroglyph National Monument

     Ziggy's latest adventure was the Petroglyph National Monument, Albuquerque.  A petroglyph is a volcanic rock carving created by a stone chisel, and a hammerstone.  There are over 25,000 petroglyph rocks at the monument.  The petroglyphs were created by the ancestors of today's Pueblo Indians.  They were carved from about 1300 through the late 1680s. From the top of the canyon, the views of Sandia Peak are breathtaking.  Ziggy enjoyed trotting along the boardwalk, as his brothers enjoyed the view.

     Our medium for Ziggy's paw print was a pond rock we brought from home, and a non-toxic vegetable ink stamp pad.  The result?  Ziggy's version of a petroglyph!  Ok, so it isn't a carving, but it's still really cute.
      Where will Ziggy's paw print end up next?


  1. That sounds like a fun adventure!

    Nubbin wiggles,

  2. Great photos - OMG Ziggy you are just too cute!