The weather over the weekend was fantastic. It was one of those gorgeous days at the park that took my breath away.
One of my favorite things about Colorado is the sky. From time to time, I have people email/comment to ask if I alter the color of the sky in some of my pictures to make it so blue. I do not. The sky here really that blue. This picture shows it and I love the contrast of the green and blue in this picture.
The wind was manageable this week so we were able to explore more of the park.
We walked through fields.
We climbed the hill.
And enjoyed the view from the top.
Sadie enjoyed a rest in the sun.
We walked through the woods.
At one point, Sadie spotted something in a tree.
She encouraged Luka to take a look, too.
But, the dogs’ favorite spot was the stream.
I love how Sadie plows through the water with wild abandon.
Luka continued to enjoy drinking from waterfalls.
I’ve tried playing fetch with Luka, and he’s not really into it. He’ll fetch sometimes, but most of the time he just watches the ball fly through the air and then walks away.
However, he found a ball in the stream and really liked it. In fact, he played fetch with himself. He’d toss the ball around.
Then he’s watch it fall.
He’d paw at the ball.
Then he’d pick it up.
And start all over again.
This happened near the end of the time at the park and Sadie was tired. She climbed out of the water and took a nap.
Luka was tired, too. This is how he fell asleep on the way home. (It’s hard to see, but he’s actually sitting on Sadie.)
The way he fell asleep is further evidence that Luka is weird. I had my first evidence earlier in the week when I lost Luka. I lost him in my house. That may not sound too odd, but I live in a very small house (700 sq. feet) and losing a dog of Luka’s size in a such a small place was very strange. I found him tucked behind the couch.
I hadn’t even thought to look there because it’s such a small space. I store a lot of stuff behind my couch (my home has no storage space) and I didn’t think a cat, let alone a 100lbs. dog could fit back there. But he can fit and evidently he likes it there.
I have socks!
More details and pictures are here.
Finally, for those of us in the U.S., it’s Memorial Day. I’m enjoying my day off work, but I realize that it came at a horrible price. Thank you.