Before venturing too far down the trail Casey became mesmerized by something or someone up ahead. Since coyote sightings are common in this area, with a pack known to call the undergrowth just northeast of us home, I was paying particular attention to the kid's slower pace. As I got closer it was apparent what caught his attention. And it was far from hostile, more romantic than anything else in fact. The mating calls of the tree frogs were in full swing.
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Sunday, March 13, 2016
With a little over a week to go until spring Casey was due for a grooming at Happy Pooch's with one of his favorite people, Melissa, from his early training days as a puppy at Hyline Hotel. We know we go out of our way - 10 miles out in the county actually - every couple of months to clean him up, but he always looks forward to this grooming and he trusts his "personal stylist." The kid actually jumps up on the grooming table every visit, always startling any new salon employee.
|Melissa applying the finishing touches|
Casey only looks nervous. He knows he's in good hands.
|Good for a couple of months|
|A glass-like Lake Padden between storms|
As El Niño and an unrelenting Pineapple Express battered and drenched the West Coast Bellingham managed to fair better than most communities in Western Washington. So today Vic and I and Casey took full advantage of a short-lived break in the action for a walk around a glassy Lake Padden, and our timing was spot on. It's been raining ever since.