Hiking With Your Dog

hiking with your dogMy family and I recently took up hiking.  We’ve been in Washington for a year, and we finally decided to get off our collective duffs and take to the trails, and I’m certainly glad we did because, through hiking, we are treated to the most glorious of views that our state has to offer.

Many times, however, we’ve been greeted on the trails by unleashed dogs who would rather not listen to their owner, and doggie landmines left on the trail.  Nothing ruins a hike through nature like an irresponsible dog owner or hiking with a dog that can’t handle the trails, so with the help of the Washington Trails Association, here is a primer for those of you who go hiking with your dog.

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Wordless Wednesday – Busted!

About once or twice a year, I make a treat that my kids and in-laws love:  Coconut Macaroons.  I’m not one to fuss over the recipe that calls for egg whites and is super complicated and finicky.  I do the quick and easy, three ingredient coconut macaroons, and they are scrumptious!

This year, someone else decided that she might like to try one:

greyhound eating macaroon

Unfortunately for Luna (and fortunately for her tummy) she wasn’t fast enough, despite me pausing to snap this picture.  She came <thiiiiiis> close though, and I ended up eating the one that she might have licked.

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