Friday, January 18, 2013

On Patrol

Jack and Emma don't take No for an answer when it comes to the afternoon ramble. We GO, and that's all there is to it. Mags, however, has been begging off in the intense cold we have had lately. She has no tolerance for it, and more than once I have had to carry her back to the house when she bit off more than she could chew in her "go with" enthusiasm. She's a pathetic sight hobbling along on what she claims to be frozen tootises.

If you click on the picture of Jack and Em it will enlarge and you can see the deer up on the mountain, watching our progress down below. The dogs more or less ignore them, even when they're in the yard. They do not chase them, and I'm glad I never had to break them of that bad habit.


BobF said...

Having lived in ND for 3 years, Korea for 2, and IL for about 4, I'm with Mags. 69 degrees right now here in 34746 and that's on the edge of a cool evening.

SHARON said...

Awww, poor Mags deserves to stay in the warmth. She has pulled her duty. Let the 'younguns' handle it.

Rio Arriba said...

Ha! Mags is the smart one in the family, for sure. (She's not the oldest, though— Em has that honor: 11 this week coming up, the 23d.)

Mags (AKA- Piglet) is my first small dog and as such she has gotten many breaks and dispensations that the Biggers have been denied.