How relaxing to be on the trail with just our buddy Lamar. Off leash, with no worries about him bolting away or getting into trouble.
We haven't been to this one before, but it is one of those trails with the big rocks we love.
We are going to have to come back when we have more time. For now, going on a trail was exactly what we needed, especially as the weather on Christmas was pleasant and bright.
What a great way to clear the head, relax, and come back to the Christmas family festivities feeling joyful and refreshed.
The day at my aunt and uncle's house brought all kinds of fun we hadn't even expected.
With some nice salty face washes,
and a new friend--my aunt's friend Amy who, it turns out, loves animals and reads this blog!
Hi Amy! I think Lamar is in love with you, and we humans loved meeting you too.
You'll be glad to know that Florian was in his usual form.
We were treated to some extraordinary dance performances and what I guess you could only call artistic expressions.
Although I'm not sure quite what was being expressed.
With two dancers in the house, neither of whom is exactly a shrinking wallflower, I suppose you have to be ready for this sort of absurdity.
Florian's reputation preceded him among my aunt's friends, so fortunately no one had a heart attack in the midst of the gyrations,
and walrus impersonations.
Guys, I think there's been some mistake. He's not really my boyfriend. Can either of you take him?
Meanwhile, Lamar was hamming it up in his own way.
With those pittie showoffs at home, Lamar could turn on the charm and finally get all the attention he deserves.
All the guests enjoyed learning about that sweet spot around Lamar's ears that makes him relax--as evidenced by a big happy smile--when you scratch it.
And I felt as happy as Lamar did just to see him so relaxed and to get a day to celebrate with him.
I love my pitties but gotta make time to show Lamar he's still my first born, and my beloved Anatolian mix and New Mexico Brown Dog.
Lamar knows that this is exactly how its supposed to be.
Hope your Christmas was as much fun as Lamar's! We are traveling and will see you again in the New Year!