Having just eight dogs has helped too. Feeding time is a breeze and everyone knows and follows the routine. Most of the dogs will be staying at home with the house sitter. Everyone has been treated for fleas and ticks since I discovered about 20 of them on my legs after a hike one day last week.
I've been hiking most days, but only about three to four miles at a time. We did four miles this evening but that was really about two miles too far for the husky. He really likes to go, but I think he's going to be taking it easy until sometime in September. July and August are just too hot for a husky in Virginia, especially one who is 12 years old.
|TJ's new coat has grown in nicely. He's much darker now.|
It would have been nice if he had kept the short hair until fall.
|We saw this guy on the trail on today's hike. We surprised|
a deer too, but didn't get a picture of that.
|The big oak tree at Pleasant Grove, in all its summer glory.|