Saturday, June 21, 2008

Trip to the Mountains ~

Finally, the snow is all gone on Rod's Mountain bike trails so we went to the canyon yesterday. We took Kristine and Michelle, Kymber and Cassidy (my basset hound) with us. This was the first time we have been back up since Rod flipped off the bike last August and broke his collar bone. It was good to get back. Little Kymber loved hiking, I think she will be her Daddy's girl. Of course we couldn't get through the day with a little drama. While we were stopped to take pictures of Kymber and the wild flowers (they are on Michelle's camera so I can't post them today), Cassidy went and rolled in a huge, fresh cow pie. YUCK!!! She was gross, all green and slimey. We headed her back to the trail head and got the leash on her, then we hauled her to a creek to try and clean her up. She wasn't real clean, but better than before. Then we tied her to a tree to dry off and she proceeded to dig a big dirt hole to roll around in. Really this was better than before, because we just had a really dirty dog that didn't smell quite as bad. She got to ride in the back of the trailblazer and I led her promptly to the shower when we got home. Rod had to soap her up about 4 times, but she did come clean and we can stand to be around her again. We left her smelly ruined collar behind and found her a pretty new pink one today. I think it is probably a good thing that we don't have a picture of her, because it's not something I want to remember. Rod has another route planned for next friday so we will be out again, but I think Miss Cassidy will be on a leash this time.

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