Spend the afternoon. You can’t take it with you. ~Annie Dillard

I finally had a moment to download the pictures on my camera and my phone. I didn’t realize it while I was taking them but most of the pictures were of Sadie.

Here she is napping in the sunshine.

Napping in the sun

I snapped many photos of Sadie running and barking at thunder and this is one of my favorites.

Sadie runs

A couple of months ago I bought Sadie a swimming pool. For a few weeks she just used it as a giant water bowl. She finally figured out what it is and she loves it.

Sadie in her pool

Sadie loves all water except for water in a bathtub. She’s especially fond of mud puddles. It’s been a rainy summer here and there’s a dirt road on our walking route that has a huge mud puddle. Each time we walk by this puddle Sadie has to take a dip.

First she walks in a circle.

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Then she finds the deepest spot in the puddle…

Sadie in puddle

…settles in…

Muddy girl

…and enjoys the water.

Sadie enjoys the mud puddle

When she first started doing this I tried to distract her from the puddle because she ends up a muddy mess. I soon gave in because is makes her so darn happy.

We’ve spent some time at our park recently. The dogs enjoyed running through the stream.

Sadie and Luka

And running along the trail.

Running

We were at the park one evening and enjoyed relaxing in the setting sun.

Sadie and Luka

Sadie did a nice job of posing on one of these trips to the park.

Sadie

Luka thought she was a camera hog so he got in on the action.

Sadie and Luka

I love this picture of Luka.

Handsome boy

He’s not looking so photogenic now, though. Shortly after I took the above picture he rolled in horse poop. The only way to remove it was to cut it out. The right side of his mane is now super short so he’s a tad lopsided.

My beautiful environment has also been putting on a show lately.

The sky continues to be a brilliant blue.

Blue sky

The flowers continue to bloom.

Flower

One morning last week there was a lenticular cloud over Pikes Peak. I’d never seen one over the Peak before and it looked spectacular.

Lenticular cloud over Pikes Peak

Finally, we were walking yesterday and a storm moved south of us. The rainbow was gorgeous.

Rainbow

3 responses

  1. Linda in Waterloo | Reply

    Loved this post! Such a treat to see this sweet duo again and all their funny antics. Thanks!

  2. Lovely pictures as always. The first two of Sadie are lovely. The one where she is running just makes me smile, such energy. The last picture of Luka is a poster picture, so perfect.

    Absolutely love the storm picture! So much going on in the sky!

  3. Ah, lovely photos again. Maybe the mud baths do her some good? Your pups look both very happy.

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