willow on the hunt
Instead of going into the mountains, Lisa and I choose to walk Willow on the benches above the river. Slinky used to love this spot for all the mice and gophers. The warm weather must really bring out the scent. Much of the snow has melted in the valley bottom. Willow ran lapping up the smells and enjoying the morning, choosing to dig wildly in the long grass. It was delightful to watch her. She was still mindful of us, coming when called and following along. This is a an important part of these walks. Her training is coming along nicely and we are learning about her nature. She is a clever little dog.