Thursday, June 15th
Cooper was a bit distracted by the smells as we made our way up the mountain this morning - either that, or he was just using that as an excuse to make stops because he isn't built quite as lean as his packmates Sputnik, Coco, and Griff, and he was feeling lazy in the heat. Coco dragged her heels a bit today, too; although she didn't seem distracted like Cooper. Griff shows no hesitation to go for water from the CamelBak spout now, and Cooper has been growing a little more comfortable with it as well.
We made a stop at the pond at the outset of our walk at the CU South Campus trails this afternoon. Roger Roger immediately made friends with another Doodle who was playing fetch in the pond, and out-swam him a couple times to snag the tennis ball first. Meanwhile, Thompson and Ruffers waded through shallower water. Mamacita and Isaac stuck to the shore with me. After a little while at the pond, we made our way around the big loop and everyone trotted along very nicely in rhythm together.