Mom and I went to a different park yesterday morning - a park that has a great pet trail! The trail is 3.5 miles and goes through woods, across streams, and around big meadows. It is usually very muddy and even though we actually need rain and haven't had any for quite awhile, there were still a couple extremely muddy areas. Since I am so small, mom picked me up and carried me around the mud (better than having to get a bath later!). We walked and walked. Mom surprised me by doing some recalls when I was least expecting it (I was either way ahead or way behind on my flexi lead), but I came running whenever she called. (Got rewarded with salmon treats too!). But mom was also impressed that I did a lot of checking in with her on my own too. The neatest thing we saw was a BIG snake! It was lying in the tallish grass on the side of the mowed trail - quite big and black. We're not super squeamish about snakes (like some grandpas we know), but we were a little more cautious after that!