The season of mud has arrived. I think it’s called spring in other more modern places.
I do like this season because it means things will be green soon, but I don’t like this season because before things get green, they’re very brown and wet. It also means the bugs and bears will be out soon.
This favourite season of mine also makes running tricky. You see, I like trail running and the trails are mostly mud and/or soft impassable snow right now. Which means I have to run on the paved community trail in town. That means Kobi is “supposed” to be on a leash. She’s not very good on a leash, more like I’m not very good on a leash. I don’t heel well and I also don’t sprint, stop, sniff and repeat with the same level of enthusiasm she does.
This season of mud also brings with it random snow-storms and other extreme weather events like severe wind and hailstorms. Two more of my favourite things.
As a result of the mud and nasty weather (aka hail storm), I have not run much this week. But Kobi did have her first bath of 2015.
I’m sure things will dry up soon enough and I’ll be back on the dirt trails worrying about bear encounters.
Does your dog like baths? Which do you prefer, running in a hailstorm or severe wind or both? What’s your favourite season?