I was going to go shoot some still life shots just for something interesting to do. At the last moment I chose to bring Dixie.
That changed all of my plans.
Dixie played and ran and was pure joy. I had to just simply observe and enjoy her antics.
In the photo below you can just barely see her as she really blends into the backround.
She got muddy as all get out by climbing logs and at one point she fell into a wash.
She popped up and shook off. Tough dog.
Dixie can't help her nose. It is fantastic without a doubt. She can track me, but she can also find interesting carcasses. This was a doe at some point.
I would love it if Dixie could find antler sheds.
She was so very good about the whole thing. She picked up some bones and chewed on them until I got there...climbing under nasty prickly stuff...
I told her to leave it. And she dropped the bones and we went on.
I collected the skull for an art project later this year. I deposited it in a place where I could come back and get it.
We found other deer parts spread out through the valley. Most likely coyote kills or careless hunters.
This land is now leased during deer hunting season and I am not an advocate of certain kinds of hunters who shoot and don't find their animal.
After our adventure, Dixie and I went to visit the upstairs...top of the ridge neighbors...she was curtious, kind, and lovable to the little kids. I know my next indoor dog will be a hound.
Dixie would have been an indoor dog, however, before the remodel, we did not have room for her AND Morris.
Big Dog. Huge Heart. Lots of Love.