Monday, September 5, 2016

The Brook Hike

When I was a young girl, I used to spend my summers at a camp in the mountains of Vermont. There was a lovely, shallow brook there, and my beagle-lab mix Happy and I would spend warm summer days hiking along the meandering path of the brook. I'd usually wear sneakers to protect my feet. In some places the water was dried up and I'd just walked on rocks. But most of the way it was a few inches deep, cool and clean.

Recently I went back to the place and spent the most beautiful afternoon, brook hiking with Ike. He took to it immediately and seemed to be having as much fun as I was that day.

 I was delighted when he plopped down and basked in the cool water--something he's never done in the little plastic kiddie pool I have for him at home.

I'll never forget reliving my childhood and spending a beautiful day in Vermont with Ike.


  1. Oh, I love this! I moved around a bunch as a kid and always thought it would be fun and interesting to go back to all the places I lived. Such lovely memories. I'm glad you were able to relive them.

  2. I think this is a golden retriever with shiny golden hairs. You people can take help from the Pet Grooming Tips to groom this dog as this breed of dogs requires extensive grooming and lots of exercise.

  3. That looks so relaxing! I'm glad you were able to revisit a favorite place with Ike!

  4. What fun. You look so cute laying in the water
    Lily & Edward


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