Today mom and I went to the river park for our weekly hike. The water levels were very high and mom took pictures to compare to when I was chasing geese last.
After checking out the river levels we went for our usual hike. About one-third of the way mom starting slapping herself...a lot! Then all these blood smears appeared on her arms and legs. We hoofed it hard, skipped our usual break and we high-tailed it as fast as my little legs could carry me to the trail break. As we were going up to the road a family was going down. After the polite salutations, mom said "oh, be warned, the mosquito's are Very Bad today!" Not five minutes later the whole family was screaming their way back up the trail to walk on the upper road. The one lady called out "thanks!" When we got home the first thing mom did was put a can of bug dope in the car. "Never again will I be without bug spray!!" She exclaimed adamantly. Then she took an allergy pill to stop the itching (counts about 20 bites!!)
Oh, here's a video of the Mighty Fraser current. This little video does not do it justice as it was Very Strong today. Mom wouldn't let me even touch my paws in the water after the hike like she usually does to let me cool off, said my wee little self would tear the leash right out of mom's hands if the current caught me. I don't wanna be a GonerConnor :-(