Friday, August 11, 2017

Typical walk

This is kind of place we walk with Tasha every day. We often take the dirt roads, like this one, that the growers use to get into certain parcels. Just as often, we walk in the space between the grape vines and the woods that the tractors use to turn around at the end of the rows of vines. Tasha is learning to wait while we stop for photos.

We walk in a lot of sandy places. When they're wet, well, you can imagine.

We've been lucky (in a sense) this year because it's been pretty dry over all. All too often these paths are wet, either with heavy dew or just plain rain. Wet paws pick up sand and mud. Callie got very dirty and needed a wash-down nearly every day. So far, Tasha doesn't seem to get as dirty as Callie did even though she's much closer to the ground. Our evening walk on Thursday was rainy, but all I had to do was give Tasha a quick once-over with a towel to dry her off.


  1. I like this shot a lot. Tasha adds the perfect touch to it.

  2. Does Tasha sit still and put up with the washing off?

  3. I am channeling Seine Judeet this morning here and on Ken's blog. :)

  4. I am envious of your walks in such lovely surroundings
    I just noticed - no leash. Do you have any dog walk restrictions such as picking up poop or 'no dogs here' rules?

  5. stuart, thanks!

    judy, she's getting better at it, but she really enjoys getting dried off with the towel.

    bettyann, :)

    michael, no leash and no picking up out in the country. In town the rules are different. One of the few places dogs are not allowed is inside the supermarket. They're ok at the outdoor markets, though.

    gosia, she's growing up!

  6. So wonderful to see Tasha out walking like this. She such a beauty... and so clean!


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