We have been dog-sitting a “nephew” dog for a couple of weeks, raising our home dog population to 4. If you’ve ever had 4 dogs in your home you know the kind of chaos they can create. 8 eyes ever vigilant to the passing pedestrian and 4 voices ready to warn at top volume of such neighborhood normalcy. Oddly, they all completely missed the prowler I found hiding under my pickup one evening. (Yes, a real human laying under my truck. That will be a blog entry unto itself! They are much more well behaved when you get them out for a run or walk every day or two to let them work off some energy
So we all went to the Illinois-Michigan Canal down in Utica for a 5 mile hike in the snow and ice. The dogs had a great time and although the trail was covered in snow-mobile tracks, we saw nary a one. I’m still not smart enough to put captions on my pictures, so L to R: Kipper, Boo Radley, Izzy, Riker!