Last Sunday, we took our dogs to the arboretum for a morning hike. It was perfect, and lovely, and we all left happy and agreeing that a walk in the woods was preferable to our urban sidewalks, and that we’d go again as soon as we were able.
As an added bonus, our 11 year old lab, Molly, and our lab puppy, Ruby slept the whole way home and most of the rest of the day.
Tonight, 5 days later, my husband found a tick on Molly. Through the glory of information found on the internet, we were able to quickly and deftly remove the offending insect. Now, also through the glory of information found on the internet, we will be obsessed with watching our dog for signs of Lyme disease.
And our puppy, Ruby? She’s upset because of all the attention the other dog is getting.
Maybe we’ll stick to the sidewalk from now on.