Saturday, April 20, 2013

Azule and Brook

It was time for deaf Azule's yearly check and her heartworm test so I decided to take blind and partly deaf Brook along for her heartworm test too. As we often do when going to the vet, we combine the trip with other things since the vet is located in the big city, about a 45 minute drive each way.

In between our errands, we had time to visit a trail which is along a river.  Years ago, I lived very close to this trial and walked it many, many times with Cairo.  It was nice to visit it again.

Due to the rain we've been having lately, all waterways are high and fast moving so being off leash was not an option.

We did find a calmer spot and Brook wandered in but got a bit scared when she stepped in a deep spot.  

No harm done and we continued to explore.

Azule wore her West Virginia bandana and Brook wore her bright pink one.

In the background, the trial continues along and there is a low wooden walkway over the river and under the six lane highway.  On this visit we didn't have enough time to walk that far but will the next time.

Azule's check up went very well and her heartworm test, as well as Brook's, was negative.


  1. If you have to go to the VETs then it's okay if you can have a fantastic outing like that. Sometimes, and only sometimes we get to run around the sports grounds after we've been to the VETs. Sort of makes up for being prodded and poked.

    Looks like a beautiful place. Love seeing the deaf/blind dogs enjoying themselves.

    XXXOOO Daisy, B ella & Roxy

  2. Anonymous4/21/2013

    Yes, I agree - a beautiful place to go once you pass at the V-E-T. What a great outing!

  3. Glad Azule and Brook had a fun walk!

  4. We do the same thing - always combining multiple things into one trip to the big city. A hike is a great thing to add!!!!

  5. Sounds like a nice hiking trail! Glad Azule and Brook's checkups and heartworm tests were fine. We're going to Eye Care for Animals tomorrow (routine checkup) and it's about a two-hour drive each way. We won't be adding any extracurricular activities. :-)

    Susan and Wrigs

  6. I'm glad you could factor in some free time for enjoying the local scenery.