K9 Kamp – Fitness Fun & Games
We’ve been remiss in getting our K9 Kamp posts together and posted. The latest K9 Kamp Challenge is Fitness Fun & Games. Everything Jack does is a game to him, so this is an easy one. But neither Jack or Maggie like to play fetch, or tug, or chase, so we decided to do the one thing they both really enjoy and that’s take a long hike to a new spot. To them, going to a new spot is like a game – they get to walk a new trail, see new stuff and best of all the get to sniff all the new smells – and it’s kind of like “follow the leader” with Jack. He’s typically out front, I’m in the middle and Maggie trails behind.
I decided to take them to our normal park, but instead of doing the fairly easy hike we do, I thought we would hike up the ‘big’ hill. We normally take the yellow route – which is a nice 35 minute loop. But last weekend we walked up the farmer’s trail to the top of the mountain. It was about 35 minutes to the top and then back down again. This is an old picture – in the foreground is where the ‘pepper field’ is, this picture is from last fall I think after the harvest. (I know the red dot doesn’t look like the ‘top’, but it’s kind of a separate hilltop back behind the one in the front).
Here’s the highest point that I took a picture at. It seems that the higher we went, the more coyote poop and their dinner leavings (dead carcasses) Jack was able to find, so I couldn’t let him wander too far and couldn’t focus on doing a nice picture. If you read our Facebook post yesterday you’ll know that this excursion cost Jack several days of vomiting.