Well thanks very much, I think I will!
I came up for air from editing today to join Fi and Cheryl on a hike in Belcarra. I don’t go too often because it tends to break Tweed, and somehow always right before an trial, but we’re not trialing right now – bank account is empty – and something new and interesting is good for my patient dogs, who have tolerated my non-stop computer work for the past couple of days with lots of grace.
I was a little worried about bringing the TWoo on a hike with 17 dogs, but he was marvelous and well behaved and didn’t fight with anyone until the very end, when the dogs were splashing around in the pond and getting all unruly. TWooie doesn’t appreciate unruly, so he thought some punishment would restore order, but even then it was mild and short lived. He behaved very well and seemed to even have a really good time hiking. I am very proud of him!
I also forgot to take any photos whilst we were hiking – duh. Why do I sling that heavy camera around my sore neck and haul it around for a couple of hours if I’m not even going to use it? I didn’t remember it until I caught this little fella on the path and thought about taking a photo of him:
By then we were just about at the end of the trail, and all the dogs went swimming. And by all the dogs, I mean EVEN DEXTER. I had *just* finished saying to Fiona that I thought Dex would probably learn to swim this summer, as he has been getting braver and braver about the water, when he threw himself into the pond and started paddling around like a pro.
Now I’ve got to get back to my editing. Tweed and the WooTWoo are all passed out cold, but the three black and white collie dogs are playing with a toy in the living room … the eternal energy of the border collie – they haz it!
I promise to be back to real length posts in a day or two!