Saturday was a beautiful sunny day. We got up in the morning and went to Quantico Marine base to pick up Mr.C’s Dad’s W.W.II uniform that he requested he be buried in. He’s not on his death bed, but that Mr.C… he’s organized and likes to have everything ready when it needs to be ready. The Marine Shop on the base did a wonderful job cleaning it up and repairing it. Mr. C. is making sure that when W.C. goes to heaven he’ll be lookin like one hellava Marine officer! Ooorah!
Anyway, when we got home we packed Paddy up and took her down to the stream in the woods behind our house. Oh my gosh did she ever have fun! She dug in the mud and she plowed through leaves. She chewed on tree roots and dove under water whenever she found a deep spot.
I started to put a few sticks across the stream and she immediately began helping build the dam by bringing me twigs, rocks, and leaves. She may have a little touch of A.D.D. though as she was easily distracted from the job at hand. It was amazing to see how instinct just kicks right in. I sure hated to pack her up and make her stop playing but the wind started kicking up again and the temperature dropped like a rock. We’ll definitely take her out for some more outings though. We all had a blast!