|Come on mom let's go!|
|The trees here were "pruned" last year. Hold that thought.|
After a few recall passes and the dogs were getting tired from running we continued our walk and came upon this scene.
|Oh no, a lot had happened since we had been here last just a couple of weeks ago. The road we were walking on was all muddy, there were bare spots with stumps where lush trees and underbrush had been, and we were pretty sure what was to come...|
|I sure hope they come back at least and get the logs they left behind, can you count the rings to see how old this tree was? It is pretty hard to do they get closer and closer together toward the outer edge.|
|As we continued I wondered what was up around the bend, I had a feeling something would be very different.|
|Oh boy, the road was all muddy and there was MUCH more light coming through than I knew was supposed to be there.|
|Dave was now walking by a bulldozer with a grappling hook on the back, this wasn't good.|
|On a lighter note the dogs weren't phased by this at all! In fact all this mud and earth that had been turned up made an old familiar place into a whole new environment for them. They had lots of things to sniff and pee on and also to climb on.|
|Jenny doesn't mind the mud at all.|
|Skip getting a sniff from a high point.|
|Tim was not wanting to hold still for mom to take his picture of his muddy paws, poor guy.|
|As we headed back the way we came I decided I needed some more beautiful photos to finish up this blog post. I didn't want it end it on a depressing note. I just hope they aren't planning on pruning the whole area...|
|When we stopped to see what Birdie had been interested in we noticed she hardly had dirty paws at all! She must have been much more careful about where she was stepping than the other dogs and who's surprised? lol|
|And thankfully there still are some places where the chanterelles can thrive, we did find quite a few as we walked along.|
|I managed to get a picture of the crew, not a great one but it will do. L-R Skip, Jenny, Liza, Birdie, Tim|
Here's a couple of cute videos of Jenny motoring along. Remember she is at least 15 years old and yet she motors along with a spring in her step! Ratties never get old.
As you might recall we did a lot of initial work with Tim around being off leash, here are a few of blog posts about how we prepared him for this privilege.