Duke finally had his last round of shots and is ready to get out of the house. He is so full of energy, he needs lots of exercise beyond what the yard can offer. No matter how long the walk, he just never seems to tire. Brian took him for a run and that didn't even phase him. So, yesterday Emma and I took him out on the trail. We had been waiting for a break in the heat, and we held steady at 80 yesterday. Now, 80 at home, and 80 on the mountain do not feel the same at all. The mountain always feels hotter because of how the sun reflects right back up at you. It did the trick. Not too hot, but hot enough that it wore Duke out. We only did a 2 mile loop, and he drank water 4 times, even though he was unsure of his portable water bowl. Overall, he did well, and I can see him quickly becoming a good trail companion! We headed out of Borges Ranch so as to steer clear of Diablo property, where dogs are not allowed.
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
And below are a few current pictures of Duke. He's already sooo long.
And with that.....we wrap up Summer of 2017. Sophie starts back with a mentoring program on Monday. She's in 8th grade, and will be mentoring a group of incoming 6th graders, and has training Monday and Tuesday, then to work Thursday. Emma also has her walk thru next week to get her schedule and planner, etc. You know what that means?? Football season is around the corner!
Almost caught up. We came home from the boat on a Friday and had been tossing around a kids mud run the following day. We were kinda waiting to see how the boat trip went and how we all felt after coming home. We were actually not worn out but pretty refreshed, which is always a nice way to feel after a vacation! So Saturday we headed back over to Sacramento for a kids obstacle and mud run. While I could not do the obstacles, I did run it with Myles.
The water tanker back there was attached to hoses, so they were able to clean off before we headed home! Good times.
So all summer was really leading up to our big houseboat trip to celebrate Nancy and Larry's 50th anniversary. (Brian's folks)
Below, that looks like a suit case, but it's filled with ice and a big cake that we couldn't fit in a cooler.