Since we share our property with all sorts of animals (some who live here and some who pass through), there are wonderful scents to be smelled every morning. After a long walk, our dogs are allowed to roam freely in the woods behind the house. Every single morning is the same. The girls catch the scent of something and follow it as if they were hunters. Sometimes they work as a pair, but most often they investigate things alone. I don't think they can differentiate the smells...deer, opossum, racoon, or bear, but they do know that something has passed this way and they are really interested.
Lucy is always the first in line.
She waits patiently until we arrive.
I'm all ready to go. I can smell something already.
Ellie is onto something. She concentrates on following the mysterious scent.
Wonder who was here last night?
Ellie stops briefly to check out her surroundings.
It's always good to take a breath and reset your nose.
Lucy checks out the trees, always a good place to find new scents.
I'm sure this was really something big and important!
Lucy looks as if she just woke up.
Maybe I'm just not a morning person.
Finally, after thoroughly checking the back and pronouncing the area safe, the girls climb up to the house for breakfast.
What a strange Friday this is. Such turmoil in the market and Congress. Very strange Presidential race. Still very little gas in the mountains.
-----We are pretty much confined to areas within walking distance of our house. But there is still plenty to do.
-----As we approach the last weekend in September, I hope you will have a safe and fun-filled one. Try to do something that makes you happy.