I had to go downtown to run a few errands today. Because the weather decided to be especially beautiful today, I took Gracie girl with me so we could walk around the lake while we were out. She's a bundle of energy, but she's gotten really out of shape since her recent surgery lockdown. So Fatty Fat Fat and I set out on the 4 mile trek, and let me tell you this: COLD. C-O-L-D. What the freezing is this all about? I knew it was cool, and I came prepared with a hoodie and scarf, but dang! Not even 20 paces and my ears were frozen. Meanwhile, Fur Coat is trotting along beside me just happy as she can be sniffing the air like it's the first time she's ever smelled it.
I had my camera with me today with the intention of taking pics of this beautiful pair of swans that lives on the lake. I sat on the first rocky area we came to which led down into the water. Gracie hopped around on a few of them, then decided rocks were the scariest thing she'd ever come across and tried to go the other direction. Uh, no go kiddo, we're sitting here and you will like it. We did sit there. She did not like it. I guess this was a known feeding spot because those two swans spotted us from waaaay over there and glided right up like they had been waiting all day (I forgot to bring the bread, darnit!) Turns out swans are a bigger threat than rocks so Gracie stepped up to protect the rocks she was afraid of. My little warrior.