Saturday, October 18, 2014

Fall day

Today was a lovely Fall day. We started with our morning walk in the crisp, clear air.
Bonnie circled, Annora pulled and Finn walked slowly, often lagging behind. It's hard to tell if he is more sedate because of his experience and calm, age issues (arthritis), or if his surgery last December took more out of him than we realize.

Bonnie has an appt. at the vet for shots, so we drive there, with her nose out the window most of the trip. 82 pounds at 6 months and one week. As we are sitting in the exam room, Bonnie is whining, and I realize she is now sounds exactly like Finn when she whines! After her shots, we walk out to the car, and I finally start to see a hint of the lovely movement Finn has in her gait. She is growing up so fast!

We stopped for pumpkin ice cream on the way home.

 Since Bonnie had received several shots, I decided not to walk her that evening, so I took Finn and Annora into the park. Just as we got to the park, a herd of deer walked into view. Both hounds were on high alert! I unclipped them and sent the after the deer. I was then treated to a fine exhibition of the term 'galloping hound' as they both took off. (the deer were long gone before they got close) We had a delightful walk through the woods, looking for the deer and exuberantly bouncing around. Finn ran, and jumped, and seemed his old self. Annora was delirious, running here and there and making an incredible leap over the creek. Every time I called she came right back, so perhaps we can start walking in the park again.

All hounds are happy and tired tonight.