The sun has been coming out the last couple of days in the afternoon and finally today, Annie and I were able to take a little walk around the property.
Our little valley in the mountains tends to get socked in with fog and low lying clouds because there is so much dampness and of course the river and lakes help out too. It really affects some people’s attitudes and when the sun comes out we like to take advantage of the warmth!
Hank always enjoys our walks and as we’re learning about acorns and small items we find on the trail, he’ll lay down and wait until we’re ready to go again. Of course, once I snap a photo of him, Annie wants her picture taken too… Here she is running to pose with Hank. Cropped, this would be a nice one of Hank but I wanted to leave her in the picture to show you just how fast my trigger finger has to be!
Then Annie mauls him and puts her stuffed black puppy in for a photo too.
It’s always fun to see all the little items we find, Annie found these herself, growing on the side of an oak tree which quickly became her castle.
It sits on the side of a hill over looking our meadow behind the house. I told her she can peek out and watch for bad guys but she wanted to be the lady at the “milk store” (Starbucks) and I was supposed to get in line for a coffee. She really does like to serve… But if that were me as a kid, there’d be bad guys.
Good ol’ Harry likes to come along too, he follows everywhere we go. Here he is showing off in our castle.
So Annie had to show off too.
On our way back around toward the end of our loop I found the Dudes sun bathing… See everyone enjoys it when the clouds depart.
So we all spent some time soaking up the sun and watching Annie “build a castle” with dirt piled up on her pony. I’m not so sure she gets the concept of castles yet, but that’s okay.
She made sure that I was going to post these photos on the blog so she could hear how everyone liked her castle – So do you like it? Didn’t she do a good job? 😉
Raider and I had some bonding time on either side of the fence too and he even let me scratch his chin. He’s much too friendly for my taste, I’m very cautious with him and even have dubbed him “Hubby’s Sheep.” But out of breeding season, he doesn’t try to pull anything too scary… He’s just too friendly.
But he has some pretty fleece!