Stanley has made this walk with me quite a few times before and he has never gotten in the water before. I just figured he didn't like to swim. Well, today was the day. He jumped right in and swam around, leapt out and jumped in again and I swear he had the biggest smile on his face. We will have to find somewhere cleaner for him to swim around. He is a lab after-all.
So, after this picture it got kinda crazy. I had to scramble over a barbed wire fence to round up my errant dog who was on the trail of a flock of peacocks. and while I could get over the fence he refused. And I wasn't about to heave 100 pounds of wet lab over barbed wire, so I left my kids with a stern "STAY RIGHT THERE. I will be right back as soon as I can find a way." In the end I had to walk almost to the highway all the while fearing my kids would wonder off into the desert never to been seen again. Now I don't think I have told you what I was wearing....I looked a bit like a crazy woman as I was lounging around the house sewing all day. I had on some tights, one of my husbands wool sweaters, cowboy boots, and a crazy looking knit hat. Oh and a Camera. Imagine that storming down the highway. But happy news! My little brood was right where I left them. And I did indeed hear them well before I saw them. They were talking to the peacocks.
Have a wonderful New year folks and I hope you have many wonderful adventures. We are going to do "Cowboy Canyon" today.