Monday, March 17, 2008

Back to Routine - Walks

Yup, it's back to the morning walks and this mornings was an adventure! Took a different trail today, up river (Deschutes) toward Steelhead Falls, then up a game trail to the top. In the photo below, the falls are around the bend at the left.
This is looking back towards the way we came along the river. Pretty, even though the sky is a bit gray.
We took both dogs and they were acting kinda strange - especially Bentley. We decided that she missed having Bill on her walk. She kept running off and being a Beagle, that means nose to the ground ignoring everything else. She would run off, then Joyce would put her on the leash for a while and she would be fine again for a little bit, then run off again. After we got up on top of the ridge and headed down the other side (in the area of "Earl") Bentley took off again and next thing we knew, she was on the other side of the draw - a long long ways away. Joyce called her, but she was headed down a path with her nose down and running like crazy and letting out little yelps as she went. We kept calling and she kept on running. We went down the hill and up the other side calling for her and when we got on top of the next ridge, we split up to look for her. After probably 20 - 30 minutes, Joyce found her. She (Bentley) didn't seem to be too concerned except she knew it was time to be leashed again. Off we headed towards home - a 2 hour "walk" in for the day. Got my exercise!

In honour of St Patrick's Day,

"Those who drink to forget, please pay in advance."
- Sign at the Hibernian Bar, Cork City.
"Only Irish coffee provides in a single glass all four essential food groups:
alcohol, caffeine, sugar, and fat."
Alex Levine
"When anyone asks me about the Irish character, I say look at the trees. Maimed, stark and misshapen, but ferociously tenacious."
Edna O'Brien
And a Blessing for your day:
May God grant you always...
A sunbeam to warm you,
A moonbeam to charm you,
A sheltering angel, so nothing can harm you.
Laughter to cheer you,
Faithful friends near you.
And whenever you pray,
Heaven to hear you.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Haven't had a chance to check in lately as I'm really busy putting a new class together at the college. My sympathy concerning your aunt's passing Sue. Just found your e-mail as I don't use that account on a regular basis. I'll write very soon. It's great to see you both with Jim and Janet again. Sam