Petey is striking quite the pose here. Is he handsome or what? His color blends in very well with the grasses in the back country, like where we went today- Hat Point.
It's hard to find him sometimes, but I've learned whether I know where he is or not, he ALWAYS knows where I am. Those big ears are like radar; he can pick up my calling from far away and comes running.
It was a great day to snatch some outdoor time. Cool but not freezing. Roads still passable- no snow- so we headed east to catch some wild country.
Only saw 4 other vehicles. Took a long hike when we arrived. I enjoy Petey being off-leash when it's appropriate, because he runs and runs and runs... tires him out, which means that terrier energy has been diffused, at least for a little while.
We saw mule deer, a cow elk, and I was able to creep up on some mountain goats to get a closer look. They were so beautiful. I counted about 25 scattered on the rims.
Petey saw some about at least a mile away and growled as though he was going after them. Cracked me up- he would have had to fly like a bird to reach them. He's such a toughy!
Also watched two airplanes flying below me along the Snake River. They were headed north, and. it looked like so much fun- two friends flying, one trailing the other, between the rim walls. Made me smile.
It's been a great day to be alive, to enjoy the natural wonder of this special place we live... Wallowa County!