We ventured out last Saturday on a dreary, cloudy day to Silverado Canyon to hike a few miles on the Maple Springs Trail in the Cleveland National Forest. Mostly, we wanted to let the pup run off some energy off leash. Snoopy had a grand time hiking and we simply loved seeing him so free and happy. If we get this much joy from seeing our puppy so happy, I can’t imagine how we’ll flip when/if we see our own kids enjoying themselves someday.
It’s all fun and games, though, until someone (ahem…Snoopy!) comes home with a tick burrowed into him:-( We didn’t see the tick on top of his head until Wednesday night and at first we weren’t even sure that it was a tick. But then I saw its gross brown body and disgusting little black legs and freaked out. I’d never seen a tick on an animal or human before. We pulled the tick off of him and are hoping his tick bump heals soon.