So we had a little break in the warm weather the other day, a bit of cloud cover and a drop in the temps, so I decided to jump on it and get the dogs out for a couple short, fun runs.
Here's Sage, Ivy & Ripper waiting patiently....Ripper even faces the wrong way before we even hook up!
Ripper is more than ready to go here on the left. The ol' girl, Kate is also full of energy. This was the second run. I took out the other 7 earlier, but without the camera.
Kate in front, and the elusive Loki shot in behind. The trick to getting near that shy guy is to have a doggie-distraction in between you and him. Works every time!! He is one happy dog in harness though...
Rupert gives the camera a big smile!
Lots of people ask if my dogs like the water....
I like this shot - Loki seems to be hiding in the weeds.
Pups and Octane in behind:
The dogs had a great time on this 2-mile quick, yet wet run. They even got some practice running by some little yappy dogs who chased us as we went by. The leaders all went by well, and I was particularly impressed with the new guys, Sage, Loki and Ivy, who didn't seem fazed or curious by these little loud piles of fur. Sage was interesting though. Nearing home, we drove over this GIGANTIC pile of horse crap, and he immediately tried to dive right into it, scooping up mouthfuls of shite on the fly. Then (and this is a new one for me), he grabbed at a small branch with a bunch of leaves on it and dragged it for a bit, till it flipped out of his mouth?!? What a freak!!
It was a busy day. Later, I pulled a porcupine quill out of Gabe's foot (poor Gabe... he's mr. accident-prone) after he started limping like crazy. I don't know how it got in there, but figure he must have stepped on it during the run. Yanked the whole thing out, and he let out a yelp like I'd ripped his foot off! I understood why he yelped though, after I looked down to see the end of an inch long quill. I'd scream too if someone yarded that thing outta my foot!
Then... the excitement never ends... I went for a 2 hour, 34km bike ride (against the winds from HELL!!!) later on. After I came home and got off my bike, I was barely able to walk... felt like I'd been riding a horse for 2 weeks....not that I've ever done that or want to...but damn! I know it would hurt! I kind of made the jump from short rides to this one pretty quickly. Needless to say, we all slept well last night!