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Monday, March 14, 2022

Bad Behavior Redux

Descending LDR-A arroyo
On the morning drive to the trailhead we encountered a woman walking her Border Collie at the corner of Tobosa and Noche Bella Loop.  Willow:  barking, snarling, jumping on the back window like a caged tiger.

Just as we started east on the east/west cross trail I spotted a small coyote  close by before either Heeler did.  Frio sees the canid, barks once, pulls on the lead.  Willow goes bonkers, barking, snarling, growling, straining at the lead.  She left her feet twice, even falling down once, but still popped up agitating to get at the coyote.  It was all I could do to hold her back, she being one of the strongest small Heelers I've ever seen.  Really discouraged by her actions this morning.

The rest of the trek went OK, but the outing was tainted by Ms. Willow's bad behavior

Heading up the new arroyo

Willow and Frio

Prickly Pear and yuccas

Soaptree Yucca

Torrey Yucca at left, Soaptree Yucca at right

Ocotillos on a ridge

Last 2:  hauling equipment up the mountain


 

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

Nice photo of the Heelers, including the misbehaving Ms. Willow.

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