|From the left is Max, Maya, Summer, and Trooper|
|Summer enjoyed the walk.|
I knew I didn't have time for a long hike this afternoon, so I tried to make up for it by taking four dogs: Maya, Trooper, Max, and the new girl, Summer. We walked the field trails mostly, because they are wide enough to accommodate four dogs, and the tall growth on both sides of mowed pathway creates a well-defined walkway that keeps everyone focused and moving in the same direction. We did 3.5 miles and that was long enough for Summer and for Trooper, although Max and Maya would have liked to go farther. It was my first walk with Summer and she got with the program pretty well. More on her tomorrow, but she is really shaping up to be a very nice dog.
|Handling four leashes was tricky, but do so while taking|
pictures was nearly impossible.
|I can only imagine what people would think of me|
if they see me with Summer in this condition, but
she's getting better, really.
|Trooper likes to go and he's usually too|
tired to bark at anyone we see while walking.
|Gigi isn't the most active dog we have,|
but she does enjoy a short walk on a
nice day. Then it's right back to her
spot on the bed.
|Maya wades in far enough to get a drink and cool her feet,|
but she doesn't make a point of getting wet.
|Gigi, Theo, and Maya|
|Theo in action in the water.|