|I had Maya and Sparky out for a hike on|
|Sparky enjoys his watering hole even when it's chilly.|
Keeping 12 dogs entertained and exercised is a challenge. Some days I do better than others.
|A muddy turtle in the middle of the trail|
is definitely a sign of spring.
|A view of the river, soon to be obscured by foliage.|
|Someone asked about Max lately and he's been|
keeping a low profile, but I'm still hiking with
him as we did on Monday.
|There are a few days of the year when the sky is this blue in|
Virginia and most of them are in the spring.
|Kip is growing, both in size and confidence.|
|Theo and Sam, playing ball in the pasture on Tuesday afternoon.|
|L to R: Sam, Atlas, Kip, and Theo|
|The swath of early green grass in the pasture is downhill from the manure pile.|
|Theo, Kip, and Atlas|
|Kip kept up with Theo today, which isn't easy.|
|That's Max in the lower left, then Atlas, Kip up front, and Theo on the right.|
|Kip and Theo|
|Playing ball with Atlas means laying in the grass|
and chewing on it.
|Theo, Kip, and Sam|
|Tuesday afternoon, a short 3-mile hike|
with Harper, Scarlett, and Maya.
|Harper is enjoying the walks now.|
|Scarlett at the river's edge|
|Maya has helped Harper immeasurably.|