|Hiking along the west side of the mountain|
We had several encounters with people--some with dogs, some without--and they were, for the most part, successful meetings. Frio managed to get in a bark or two, but nothing excessive. For the lone woman hiker we met when she was coming down the mountain road I had both dogs sit while I kneeled between them. I explained to the woman that they were Heelers in training, and she said, "Beautiful dogs." Willow whined at her while Frio greeted her with a few barks. Dr. K and I will continue a practice of avoidance of other people with or without dogs until our mutts develop better manners. I do see a bit of progress with them.
We didn't go as far as we'd have liked to go this morning, but neither of us relished the idea of getting drenched on a Sunday morning in March.
|Dr. K training the Heelers|
|Still fixated on the runner and his dog|
|This and the next: on Geothermal Road|
|This and the next: Velvety Nerisyrenia|
|Tortugas (left) and the Organ Mountains|
|How Heelers should behave|