My little Princess came crashing into the yard, exploding love all over the place. Then she zoomed around the back yard while I pulled a few weeds, zoomed up the steps and down half a dozen times, wrestled with Dahlia, ate Fozzie and Dahlia's food, and let Dahlia hump her for a few minutes.
Pretty soon it was time to load up Fozzie and Dahlia and leave Princess here to make out with Florian, which was a good set up for everyone involved. Uncle Johnny needed to go to Baltimore for a doctor's appointment, and I wanted to go on a hike with my dogs, so let's combine those activities for fun all around.
Not 10 minutes from where I left Johnny is Patapsco State Park. Where the dogs and I unloaded, walked right down to the water, and had the best time ever.
Left the phone in the car, so these pictures are not from Patapsco, but from Sunday's hike to the Monocacy River, which was also epic.
But if I had taken pictures, they would look a lot like this, because as you may have noticed, all my hike pictures look a lot like this.
Because in the end, what else is there?
And you are left with pure bliss.
On this hike I couldn't take pictures, couldn't check the time, wasn't distracted by technology or compulsive iphone brain.
Just me, the dogs, the cool water, the warm air, the green vegetation.
And a lot of really good sticks.
After sloshing around for a while, letting Dahlia get nice and clean then come out and roll ecstatically on her back in the dirt, then dragging her back to the water to rinse and holding her by the harness as we walked back to the car so she wouldn't do the roll thing again, back to the car.
And a short drive to pick up Johnny, with Dahlia on my lap and taking selfies, Because fuck it. It's my birthday.
Then home to eat half a pineapple, do some online planning of the revolution, and receive mindblowing kisses and cuddles from Princess and my two tired, happy dogs. And then dinner with my sweetie and rest time for the short people.
Wouldn't have done anything different.