I took the dogs on a proper, long, strenuous hike on the Kuskanax Trail today. It was a perfect sunny, cool fall day. They really ran their little hearts out, so much that I wished I had put on a couple of backpacks and had them carry some water and a dish with us. They were all quite hot and out of breath on our way back down the mountain, so when Topaz spotted the only water (a big mud puddle), naturally he laid down right in it to cool off like the piglet he is. He was absolutely dripping in brown water like a mud wrestler, but all I could do was laugh.