They belong to our friend Barb, who I don't see anywhere near enough (hint hint Barb). Clancy is getting on in years but still likes his hikes though he has to stay on leash; Ollie, the youngest, and Scooter (who you saw a couple of months ago in this photographic experiment), are both high energy hooligans who would rather chase sticks and swim than do almost anything else in the world.
|Throw it, throw it, throw it!|
|Boing Boing Boing!|
Scooter bounces on water!
|Wait for me, Scooter!|
I'll get it!
|Rats. Scooter reached it first.|
They were a lot of fun to watch, and even more fun to photograph.
|I'll get this one!|
|No you won't!|
The only difficulty was getting them back out of the water when it was time to go.
|I can't heaaar you!|
|What? Just a minute!|
|Just one more throw....pleeeeease?|
Eddie and Clancy were content to stay on shore and watch the action with us, occasionally stopping to chat to each other about how idiotic their water buddies were.
|Yeah, pretty dumb if you ask me -|
what's with those dogs?
|Heh heh heh|
They are so silly!
After all, the only body of water Eddie and Clancy needed was this one:
|Much more like it!|
But eventually Ollie and Scooter did agree to come home with us, knowing there would be more adventures another day:
|Ollie heading home|
|Where're we goin' tomorrow, mom?|
|Let's go somewhere different.|
Like maybe a mountain.
With a view.
This was, sadly, Eddie's last hike.Right from the start of this hike, he had been moving slowly and Barb and I had commented on how tired he seemed. The very next day, while on a short walk around town, Eddie had a massive seizure and was then also found to have a grade 5-6 heart murmur. Less than two weeks later, he passed away. I miss my little hiking buddy.
In May, Barb and her dogs took me on a hike up behind Crofton Lake, but those photos will keep for another Throwback Thursday.