Last weekend, my sister and I took her and Genghis for a wonderful walk around Greenbelt National Park, a lovely park full of trails and right around the corner from where we live.
Since they hit it off so well on the trail, we let Genghis and Star have another play session the following morning on my porch!
Those two are perfectly matched.
All Star wants is someone who can just go and go and go, and who won't take offense at her obnoxious chewing and rearing.
Genghis is oblivious to rudeness, and apparently loves having a little girl dog chewing on his face, standing on top of him, and climbing on his head.
Funny to think that all of my recent foster dogs have been of a similar type--petite short haired young leggy things--and almost all have loved to play with Genghis.
After her fun morning with Genghis, I convinced Florian that it had been way too long since we'd been to the Potomac.
The weather was cloudy and misty but warm, a perfect day for a spooky meander.
We saw some kayakers in an area of narrow, deep rapids
that was just below a dam and a sign that said to get out of the water immediately and avoid the deadly undertow. I could imagine kayaking in that nice calm stretch above the dam,
not knowing that you were headed for a major change in hydrodynamics. Gives me a chill to think about.
The dogs didn't seem too worried, though of course we are careful to only let them play on the safe edges of the Potomac.
After a long hike along the river and then the C & O Canal,
we found a bridge that took us across the road and next to the neighborhood that looks over the Potomac and some very enviable houses.
Since Florian, the intrepid explorer, can't stand going back the same way he came on any trail,
we hiked for awhile along a heavily trafficked road, during which stretch I was of course tasked with holding Star and Lamar.
Though I doubted we ever would, finally we found our way back down to the river and our van and Florian had the satisfying moment of saying I told you so, Zuzi.
And Star for once gave us a very quiet evening. Well worth the exertion!