…the poochachos and I went for a walk. With the busy-ness, issues and recent heat, Teddy and Daphne had been just a wee bit neglected by their mama in the walk department. Don’t get me wrong, we have a nice sized yard for them to romp around, but for them, nothing matches the excitement of a walk on the leashes, outside of their little backyard world.
I swear Teddy figures out what is going on from the moment I make the decision to go for the walk. This past Saturday morning, as I sat on the edge of my bed putting my sneakers on, Teddy began to whine his happy whine. I hadn’t touched the leashes or the “special orange bags” but I swear he knew what was happening.
It’d been so long since we took a walk along the powerlines into the woods, I was unprepared for the changes that had taken place in our absence. The path that we take to the fireroad along the powerline was all grown in:
We had to hike through some tall grasses and thorny vines to get where we were headed. My legs are a bit scratched up.
I even took a video with my phone because I wanted to share the sounds with you as I followed the fire-road for a bit, but my phone is unfortunately being a bit persnickity about sharing that video. I tried emailing it to myself – froze my phone in the process – and tried uploading directly to YouTube from my phone – video no where to be found on YouTube. If I get it to work anytime soon, I’ll add it to this post.
when normally the only sounds I can hear are the red-winged blackbirds and peepers and on warm days like this one was, the cicadas, the dogs and I were assaulted by deer flies! I put on my bug repellent before heading out for the walk, but these buggers didn’t care. I hurried through the normally very quiet and peaceful section of the walk swatting all the way.
but I couldn’t let her linger as long as she would’ve liked due to those nasty flies! Does anyone know, would a stronger deet percentage repellent help? I was using fairly gentle “Skintastic.”
I certainly won’t let a few obstacles prevent the dogs and I from enjoying more walks this summer, but I will definitely be looking for a way to be more bug free the next time!