Glorious Day for an Outing

I was out of town the early part of this week, and apparently it snowed at home again. Yesterday, however, felt like an early glimpse of summer, as you can surmise from these pictures. We took the dogs out to the river via Council Grove State Park for some running around, and they loved it.

I know shots of other people’s pets don’t interest a lot of people, but they interest me, so sue me for showing pictures of mine.


You’ll note only three of the dogs are pictured. Orly, The King, is well into his golden years; he’s pushing 19 now, I guess. He can’t hear, is mostly blind, and doesn’t get around so well and is mostly addled. We fear his final days are upon is. It makes me a little sad to not have him out with us, but that’s how it goes with pets. Hell, Bernard, the big dog, doesn’t get around so well either. All of our pets are old. It will be some painful moments over the next couple years, for sure.

Author: Chris

Chris La Tray is a writer, a walker, and a photographer. He is an enrolled member of the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians and lives in Missoula, MT.

6 thoughts on “Glorious Day for an Outing”

    1. Mine are pretty shy around the house; I have to get lucky to capture them. But out and about they are so beside themselves with freakout that they forget to be camera shy.

    1. You’ll get an eyeful of that around here, that’s for sure. Missoulians are nuts about their dogs. Too nuts, in my opinion. But this spot is a great place to go; a little out of town, and we are able to catch it off hours. It’s good for all of us.

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