We've been having some unusually warm winter weather the past few days and Saturday's forecast high is 11C/51F! Of course, with warm temperatures comes snow melt and the dreaded mud. Oh well, it does make for some nice hiking weather, especially since it's been sunny too.
I took Bill, Hiker and Forest out yesterday.
(They look a bit squished but there is plenty of room for all of them to lay down and relax. They slept all the way home.)
The trail we went to is a favorite and as usual we were the only ones there. Lots to explore and sniff.
Sometimes, Hiker gets a bit rambunctious during the off trail exploring and this is what happens.
|Hiker: "Oops, I don't think this the way to wear Doggles."|
It's interesting to note that when this happened, she sat immediately and waited for me. Later on our hike, she somehow got her dew claw caught in the ring of her I.D. tag. Again, she immediately sat and waited for me to help. It's not something I have taught her but I'm sure glad that she does it.
(I often take their collars off for pictures. At home they don't wear them.)
|Bill, Hiker and Forest|
There were some tired dogs when we got home.
The others? Not to worry, they played out in the yard, chased each other, wrestled and chased some more!
I try and mix up the group that I take out for a hike and sometimes, only one goes. I know they don't keep track of who went last time nor do they think, "why can't I go?" (well, maybe Hiker does...)