Sunday, February 19, 2017

Hiking w/the Dogs on a Spring-like February Day!

L to R: Myrtle, Tyler, Franklin and Dolly
Rob and Tom taking a break along the trail 
On Saturday when the temperature soared to 68 degrees Fahrenheit, we decided to take all 4 dogs on an appropriately long walk, that was 4 miles!  There's a trail near our house that's paved over, and has a couple of bridges on it that cross over roads. The trails are used by people who walk and ride bikes. Since Tyler (our 6 year old black and tan Dachschund) doesn't like other dogs Tom had to take hold of his leash, while Rob walked Dolly (the Weimaraner), Franklin (the 13 year old red Dachshund) and Jeff's little Myrtle (Chihuahua-beagle mix). 
Dolly trying to catch Tyler and Tom
  We could feel the pollen starting from the trees already! Apparently, they're starting to pollenate early because we've had a very mild winter, almost every day warmer than normal (we love it). 
Tyler and Tom on a bridge

  Despite the arthritis in Dolly's hips, she enjoyed the 4 mile hike although she was panting from it by the end. 
Myrtle and Franklin on the trail.
  Afterward, they all got baths at home to take off the dirt and pollen, and quickly headed for a nap. Now that's a nice February day!

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next