Nim is all blissed out after some hiking and a swimming session with Cindy at Aquadog Spa.
I so rarely get a sleep like this.
I pretty much woke up this morning finally feeling like I have really run myself into the ground this month. I tried to make this a more balanced day.
In-between storms we are getting some fantastic fall weather.
I am trying to break in a new pair of hiking boots after my old pair finally completely fell apart during the Oregon trip. This is an entirely new manufacturer for me because I won't drive to downtown Seattle and they aren't stocking the Raichle any more in Issaquah. So far so good.
My rally instructor loaned me "Compete in Joy" for my first trial. I liked it so much that I ended up buying the book for myself. I think even if you just want to keep things in perspective when working and training your dog (regardless of competition) you will still enjoy it. It is very much a gentle, feel-good book that reminds me why I train and cherish our relationship.
Thanks to Brittany talking about Trader Joe's pumpkin butter (not vegan) I was inspired to try making a vegan pumpkin butter recipe. I desperately need a "baking creation" and if I like it, it might be a good item for an upcoming auction. Stay tuned...