After Rich was gone, Nancy walked me every day and Susie would take me, too. When I was sick last year and we had to stay close to the vet, Nancy took me here no matter what the weather so that I could get out. Since I felt well, I was able to go, and I never got tired of going.
Nancy hasn't been able to go because of her back, so Susie has taken over.
Today, though, Nancy took me out for my "short" walk and said she was going to try to make it to the nature center. I was so excited. I know it hurt her, but she said when we got there, "I'm so grateful we have this place, Jack."
I am, too.
Susan got off work early and as usual, even though I'd already been there, I conned her into another walk. Nancy said she was going to drive up to get some pictures. They didn't turn out as well as she wanted, but they give you an idea about how important the nature center is to us. Nancy only got pictures of a small portion of it. She waited until Susan and I came around the bend, and there she was! They've made the paths so that it feels like you're moving deep into woods, but the fact is that they are winding up and down and around. You'll see the creek that I get into once in a while when I can (it's dry, today)...and the mud! Yes!
|This is Susie with me, but Nancy usually rests on this rock. In fact, Nancy rests everywhere when we are here.|
|They made a place that simulates a swamp.|
|This is one of the trails|
|Me and Susie on the trail|
|Wouldn't you think we were in the country? When we leave, we're on the busiest street in our town. Can't hear the cars from here, though.|
|Susie and me on a bridge|
|This is when I first saw Nancy|
|This is where I usually escape down into the creek|
|This is where Nancy stands and tells me to get up out of the creek or she'll brain me.|