Adventure Pack Roger Roger joined Dylan to roll around in the snow, except Roger Roger more rubbed his head and shoulders in it instead of flopping down and rolling on his back. Sputnik had his nose to the ground for much of the way up the mountain, down the Ski Jump Trail, and along the Bluebell-Mesa trail. Dylan and Roger Roger stopped to sniff here and there, but not with the same intensity of focus as their packmate. Variety Pack Poppy, Ruffers, and Zoey sniffed a lot o
Adventure Pack Lou joined the pack again this morning. Sputnik didn't dare trying to get frisky with her. Rather than spending a long time sniffing along the Baseline Trail, the pack was instead very interested in the Bluebell-Baird Trail leading up the mountain. I'm not a skilled tracker, but I saw some marks in the snow that I would guess were rabbit prints. Griff was especially interested in checking out those spots. Racer wanted to travel alongside the trail, so she
Adventure Pack Dylan enjoyed rolling around in the snow at various points throughout our hike. Ruffers wandered off trail a bit more than usual, following her nose over the snow-covered terrain. Dylan did a good job catching snowballs that I threw to him. Ruffers made less effort to catch them, just standing with her mouth agape as they sailed through the air toward her; but I did manage to land one squarely into her open mouth. Sputnik just let the snowballs hit him in t
Adventure Pack Lou joined Racer, Griff, and Sputnik for the hike this morning. Sputnik and Lou took a long while to sniff hello with each other when they met in the packmobile. Griff hung out in the back and didn't bother to get up to say hello when Lou and Racer hopped in. There was no shortage of yellow snow along the Baseline Trail, and the pack wanted to sniff all of it. Racer couldn't get enough of snow in general. She plowed her way through it all during the hike.
Adventure Pack Sputnik and Ruffers had a fun time kicking up snow on the trails at the Chautauqua this morning. There weren't many other hikers out, so Sputnik got to spend a lot of time off leash. Even when Ruffers greeted a very exuberant Husky, Sputnik kept his cool while he was on leash at my side. It was interesting earlier on, when we were walking along the Baseline Trail, to actually see what was drawing the dogs' noses. The yellow coloring that speckled the snow a
Adventure Pack Dylan and Roger Roger caught sight of something in the distance as we traversed the rolling hills of the Ski Jump Trail toward the Chautauqua Trail. The pair of them trotted purposefully to the next crest over and stared for a minute before heeding my calls and returning to me and Sputnik. All I saw were some hikers on the trail, so I'm not sure what caught their eyes. Variety Pack Zoey, Ruffers, and Lou walked around Wonderland Lake together, this afternoon.
Adventure Pack Griff and Racer were still very interested in sniffing along the sides of the trail, while Sputnik was less interested. The trails weren't quite as busy as they have been lately, but we still passed some other hikers here and there along the way, including a little girl who was very happy to have Racer and Sputnik walk over to sniff hello. Griff was feeling less outgoing, and stuck by my side. Variety Pack Avo, Zoey, Riley, and Mamacita took their time passin
Adventure Pack Dylan, Sputnik, and Ruffers were all feeling very lovey today. The trails were fairly busy and we pulled over to the side pretty frequently to let other hikers pass by. At one of our stops, we hung out for a few minutes as the dogs all wanted to come up to me and get some snuggles. Dylan was the first to push into me, followed by Sputnik and then Ruffers. Sputnik then started grooming Ruffers by nibbling on the fur around her neck, and then the two of them
Adventure Pack The smoke was thick in the air as the pack set out at the Chautauqua this morning. We took a very leisurely pace on the trails, and kept to the flatter meadow, so as not to be sucking too much smoke in. Griff and Racer were happy to take all the time they could sniffing in the brush beside the trail. I guess Sputnik was satisfied with all the sniffing he did with Ruffers and Riley yesterday, because he often stayed on the trail with me while his packmates ch
Adventure Pack I didn't think it was possible, but Ruffers, Riley, and Sputnik were even more interested in sniffing along the Baseline Trail than the packs have generally been in recent weeks. We made our way along the trail in fits and spurts, as Riley and Sputnik would be drawn to some point just up the trail, then Ruffers would want to backtrack and follow up on a whiff she caught in passing. We continued back and forth like that for a long while, and the sniffing conti