Flood wall Walk

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Spring has officially sprung in VA.  We couldn’t be happier!  Love this time of year! 🙂 Last weekend, we took a walk with a group of greyhounds along Richmond’s Flood wall; We only took Cueball with us. Maggie at 12 1/2 doesn’t do so well on long walks and really prefers to be in her own element. She has separation anxiety, so we let Pippi stay home with her; I got to play “sub” as our group photographer for the day, as our usual photographers were either unable to attend or enthralled in the nature we saw along our walk. 🙂 It was good practice for me.

We had a good turnout for our walk and I think everyone had a good time. Below is the group photo.
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Cueball loves an adventure and was ready to walk and visit with his fellow greyhound friends.
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Walking along the flood wall gave us some interesting and pretty views of the River City.
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The Walking path was easy to manuever for our hounds and afforded us views of wildlife, like herring.
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I left my zoom lens at home, so I did not get any good pictures of the birds we saw. 😦 We plan to make another trip out some time soon.505

Below are random shots of some of the hounds who joined us for the walk. I can’t remember all of the hounds names.

Jack.
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This sweet fawn girl had something to say!
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House and Hitchie. House is a big, sweet boy!
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Sophie.
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Jackson.
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It was a lovely walk and I think we made quite the positive impression for greyhounds in our community.

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Long Winter

We have had an unusually cold and long winter in VA this year.  Can’t remember ever having snowfall in late March.  The temps continue to be cool, so we continue to hibernate inside where it is toasty.  Booyah would have loved this winter.  He loved the snow.
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I miss him every day.  It has been three months but it seems like yesterday. I am starting to be able to look at pictures of him and smile. It is progress in the grieving process, I suppose. We hope to have another hound like Booyah someday in the future. He sure was a special boy and was loved by so many.

Maggie would like to know when Old Man Winter will be done.
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Cueball agrees.

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Cueball did enjoy playing in the snow, but was quickly over it. It is pretty to watch when it is falling, but I am ready to put the boots, gloves and scarfs away and bring out my flip flops.
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We did not get a lot of snow and it only stuck around for a day or so, but it was perfect for romping around in.
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Love the expression on his face. Pure bliss!
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Maggie is so over the snow. She is more of a beach girl, just like her momma.
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Pippi doesn’t care for the snow either and prefers to be the queen of the stacked dog beds.

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Not sure if I have shared this pic or not before. I took this in September last year. It is my favorite pic of our four hounds. I am so glad I was able to get a good picture of all four. I have this pic on my mouse pad at work. 🙂
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Goodbye Old Man Winter; we are all ready for Spring!!