Last Monday, we drove out to Pickett’s Mill near Dallas. It is one of the most beautiful Civil War battlefields I have visited. Well, Gettysburg was special, but Pickett’s Mill has a wild and protected feel to it. It’s a perfect place to visit on a weekend afternoon. Chip still can’t walk too far because he is so young. Last Monday, we walked 1.5 milesâ€”a little bit of a stretch. Going on a walk with Chip is an event! Everything is new and everythingâ€”absolutely everything needs to be explored. By the time we got back to the ranger’s station, he was wet, covered with red mud, and panting like crazy!
I just love the look of new ferns. They are so bright, green, and peaceful. While this is not the sharpest photo, I bet it will help you relax.
Here is where I really messed up. While I was taking this photo, Chip was behind me diving into the water. I was so shocked by the site of a paddling puppy that I forgot to take his photo. Then we all broke out laughing as he hopped out of the water and jumped right back in! There’s no way to have a bad day when these two dogsâ€”Cocoa and Chipâ€”are around!
At the end, no one was any worse for the wear. Cocoa Joy is such a good dog, and don’t you love Chip’s little expression? He’s such a doodle. . . . And he’s doing so well in Dog School 101.
I almost forgot to post Chip’s “dog gone, it’s hot” photo. I can’t seem take a single photo of him in focus because he is always on the move. I’ll try again later