Saturday morning with no work scheduled, I dressed warmly and took my Golden Retriever, Ellie, for a walk in the woods. She was excited and ran ahead sniffing the ground as she headed toward the pond. We always check the water level and i usually take a picture to show my husband. Ellie especially likes to get a drink of the cold water and continue exploring. Sometimes we sneak upon a heron or duck. Once I was startled by a snorting deer. Ellie is so intent with her nose to the ground looking for scat that she often misses the wildlife. I'm glad because I would not want her to give chase.
Ellie has finally learned to stay with me at a comfortable distance. Last year if she wasn't on a leash she quickly ran to visit the neighbors. Something about their trash pile drew her away from me. I would get in my car and retrieve her. I'm so glad she doesn't run away now. It is great for her to go walking without a leash.
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Oldest log library board meeting tonight.