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Sunday, March 8, 2020

A Short, but Good Hike

Hiking along the west side of the mountain
Dr. K and I decided that, even though it was raining this morning and the forecast called for rain on and off all day, we had to get the Heelers out of the house before they destroyed all of our possessions while grab-assing.  It was sprinkling while we drove out to the Sunset Area of Tortugas Mountain and, fortunately, the rain never got more intense than that while we were out there.

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

Further west

This and the next:  on Geothermal Road

This and the next:  Velvety Nerisyrenia

Tortugas (left) and the Organ Mountains

How Heelers should behave

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

I like the photos of the flowers. Nice that spring is coming.

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