|Hiking in the mountains is a favorite activity for Izzy, Carla and I.|
Carla pulled out of the drive and Izzy was in the house. She kept running up to their bedroom and checked out all the other rooms in the house and wanted me to let her outside. I waited for about 30 minutes and then put her on the leash and took her out to see where she would go. We ran up the road and much to my surprise, she turned right instead of left and headed up the mountain toward the metal gate! We barely crossed the first ditch and she stopped to investigate a tree stump. She turned around and headed back to the cabin. I guess out of sight out of mind! I took off the leash and she happily investigated all her favorite places around the house.
|Izzy wishes she could climb up on the Thinking Rock with Carla and I.|
The next day our neighbors put their heifers in the meadow behind our house. They are very curious and love to play. Every evening they come up to our fence to see what's going on our side of the fence. Izzy was thrilled! At first she tried stalking them and tried to chase them but they just wanted to play. It was funny. Then she tried herding them but as soon as she got them in sort of a bunch, she would try to play with them and they all scattered. Some just hung out and played butt heads with her. It was so cute. Here were all these big black heifers and right in the middle of all of them was this little white dog pretending to be one of them.
Izzy was so busy checking out her special places, digging holes and going over to the pond that she was worn out by the time she came in at night. She was too tired to get into any mischief indoors. Luckily she never found the porcupine that got needles in her nose and paws at Christmastime or a skunk. Her favorite thing to do each morning, though, was to go out into the meadow and find the freshest cow pie to roll in! Phew! she was a stinky dog but perfectly happy!
|Izzy loves rolling in cow poop!|
|Carla has to give Izzy a cold hosing down after she rolled in cow poop.|