I escaped from home on Saturday morning to help cousin take four dogs on a long walk. One of them is hers, one is mine and the other two are her parents.
Cousin has been looking after our golden retriever this month while motherinlaw is staying with us so I run away from home on weekends to visit my fourth child. With the addition of aunt&uncle's two pooches, it was an absolutely hysterical walk. They all get along and the wrestling matches wear them out. A tired dog is a good dog.
Left to right, my dog Penny, aunt&uncle's dog Mickey, aunt&uncle's dog Reggie and cousin's dog Oscar. I cannot believe we got them all in the back of cousin's car - it's a good thing they are all friends!
Penny racing in the stream where we walk. Reggie the Scottish Terrier is behind her but because his legs are microscopic, he has a hard time keeping up.
I thought the ferns growing out of this log were beautiful. This walk is simply gorgeous.
Mickey is so cute I can't stand it. Aunt&uncle rescued her from the pound and guess that she had been abused and/or neglected. She's very skittish but this time she seemed to warm up to me and even let me pet her.
Getting outside, playing with the dogs, taking a nice long walk and catching up with cousin who is one of my best friends was a great way to clear my head and regroup for another week.