... which felt entirely miraculous considering the storm we fell asleep to last night!
I threw out my "to do" list and decided to take the puppies out the road on an adventure! It takes nearly half an hour to drive to my favorite spot where they can be off leash!
Lots of open space to run ... ponds to wade in ... and a clear view of any approaching wildlife! I walk about 2.5 miles ... they probably travel three times that distance while running in every direction!
Here they are about halfway through our hike ... soaking wet ... and happy to sit for a puppy cookie! They are a lot to handle now that they are bigger and stronger ... when together they forget all manners and training ... ;-) ... I lovingly refer to them as my furry knuckleheads! They challenge my puppy wrangling skills, but it is such a joy to see them freely do what puppies do best ... play with unbridled enthusiasm! Perfect dillydally behavior!
While driving back to town ... I counted 84 eagles along a two mile stretch of the road! Obviously there must be an excellent food source nearby! Amazing
I arrived home around noon with two very tired and happy pups! It was great to begin the week surrounded by their energy and comical antics! Our hearts are full and happy!