Vermont was a tough act to follow with respect to outdoor fun with the dogs, but we've been giving it our best shot.
On these hot late summer days humans are not much different than dogs. Both species like nothing more than to find a body of water and just roll around in it.
Good time to scope out a new swimming hole.
This one is on Seneca Creek very close to where it joins the Potomac. Mostly shallow, but deep enough that the dogs had to swim
when as always, Florian insisted on going back a different way than we came.
I'm not complaining; it was actually quite magical walking through the water as the sky darkened and it started to rain, and then thunder.
Seems to me that it takes dogs years after they learn how to swim, to actually have confidence in their abilities.
Fozzie, by this time, loves it.
Dahlia enjoys getting in the water but feels safer on land, so was trying to find a path through the woods for most of our watery way back.
Poor little things.
After that exhausting day we didn't feel bad leaving them home for a dog-free date day. Right where Seneca Creek joins it, the Potomac is very wide and perfect for kayaking.
After letting them rest for a day, time to get the dogs out again. This time to the Patuxent Research Refuge, a great place close to home for walking,