For dog-centered activities, there's just nothing better than watching those things swim around and get nice and wet.
This past Sunday, I really wanted to go to a place we went a couple years ago around this time of year, where we'd found vast numbers of incredible raspberries. I grew up picking berries in the Adirondacks so it's something I just can't pass up.
Florian didn't really want to drive that far though, so he took me to Liberty Reservoir.
Huge, beautiful, peaceful reservoir that supplies water to Baltimore, so no swimming for humans. But there's a trail going around it, and while there were a number of people boating and fishing, the trail was pretty empty.
So lots of opportunity for the dogs to be off leash
and run and swim like little lunatics
And the best part - the trail was covered with raspberries!
Apparently they just grow like mad all over Maryland in the woods in the vicinity of Baltimore. The dogs and Florian patiently waited while I indulged my childhood compulsion.
and learned that beet greens are yet another food Dahlia enjoys.