It was such a perfect day today, and the Pepper Dog seemed a bit depressed---heck we all needed some sunshine. So yeah, we opted to hit the road and take her out for a run somewhere. Hiking in Florida in the winter is just brutal but we toughed it out. And I actually got pics of Pepper smiling at the camera! Of course, the Jolly Roger had to show her how to smile.
Pepper was just crazy! We were about the only folks there at a very nice, but practically unknown state park, so off the leash she went. Deer tracks abounded, giving her plenty of sniffs to snorf. The marsh water was inviting and the ducks and egrets were hunkered down, hoping to go unnoticed. Not a chance, but we held her back. She raced through the woods, got herself lost, came running down the dirt road and plopped into the shade of it, about a quarter mile from me, unable to move...exhausted and refusing to rise. Poor pup!
A few minutes later we had her up and trotting back to the car for some water. It was a beautiful hike, if you like palmettos and pine trees. And spider webs. With big, honkin' spiders.
We probably should check each other for ticks.