|The view from the top|
First we are sorry this is not a great picture, but our Lady says it is impossible to take the good camera with us on our big morning walks. She says her hands are full with us and if we see deer she won't be able to handle it all. The best we get on walks is the phone (unless our Man comes too and then maybe the better camera). She uses the phone to "map our walk" whatever that means and it fits in her pocket.
Since it is spring now (although it is still cold here and the ground has the last of the 8 feet of snow we got this winter), our Lady has been working extra hard to get us out walking for longer periods of time. She did a pretty good job at getting us out almost everyday in the winter, but due to the weather it was not always as long as she was liked. Now that it is spring she doesn't have to worry about us pulling her over on the ice or her falling. The roads now have shoulders, making them safer to walk.
Two streets over (about 1.5 km or 1640 yards) is a huge steep climb up the mountain. Our Lady has decided that we are going to walk to the top of that hill (which is about .5 km long) at least 2 times a week. The first day we did it last week, our Lady was very slow and panting and said something about wanting to die. The 3rd time she said it was much easier. So apparently she is easy to train. She says she now doesn't mind the walk up so much. We sort of help pull her up and she always is looking forward to the view up there. However, she doesn't love the walk down (with our sniffing and pulling and the lose gravel). She says we will be working on this.
For now, we are just enjoying going out walking for longer periods of time. It is not as cold (even if the temperature has been in the minuses) and there are lots and lots of great smells. When we are lucky we get to see our deer friends.
We hope everyone else is enjoying spring!