Saturday 29 October 2016

Back on the Trail

    Many years ago, I developed a trail that looped onto our neighbor’s property, with their permission of course.  Joan, the dog, and I walked the trail through the woods and down by the Fraser River daily, and often twice daily, but then we ran into a problem.
    The owner’s son and family moved into the house on that property, and they got two pit bull dogs.  Those dogs barked and threatened aggressively every time they heard us on the trail.  Our dog no longer would walk on the trail, and didn’t even want to go out to our yard because she could smell the neighbor’s dogs.
    Then a week ago we saw that the neighbor’s property had the gate closed and padlocked on the driveway.  The neighbors and their dogs were gone.  I still don’t know exactly what is going on, but we started walking the trail again.  It is so nice to be able to again have a trail right outside our door rather than having to drive somewhere to walk our dog.
    This morning when we were starting out on our walk down the trail, I looked back at our house and the Sun had just begun highlighting the yellow branches of our willow trees against the blue-gray foggy mountain slope, so I took this photo.

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