So now we go on the same hike every year, and Mickey still runs like a crazy pup, but he knows to stay within view, and it's extremely entertaining to watch him chase birds. The magpies love to torture him, and he barks and runs and chases, and he can run up the side of the mountain in about ten seconds flat.
Here are a few shots of our hike this year, November 26, 2008. Wade and Isaac invited their friends, Sam and Ammon, to come along; don't mistake them for mine because I don't have that many little boys! And the pictures are in backwards order and I'm too lazy to fix it.
Ammon and Isaac
Wade and Sam (we call him Sammyantha)
You can tell this is later in the hike--Mickey is actually holding still.
For the first 30 minutes he was all over the side of the hill!
Dennis and Marianne