So before we ran into Mr. Coyote, we were actually having a really good time. Such a good time in fact, I'm breaking it into more than one post as I took a tonne of photos. These will all be ones before we even hit the water.
Where we park there is a short steep hill with beautiful trees behind it. Do you think I could get Coulee to stand up there without a toy in her mouth for a "formal" fall photo? Of course not! I don't even bother with Lacey - she just looks beaten if I try and make her "pose. I did manage a few of her running by to get the toy at least.
After a short walk through the trees we hit the beach and the girls are off and running...
But before they hit the water they ran back to see why I was taking so long.
I wanted some dry dog pictures so I threw the toy a few times before we got to the reservoir.
Some days Coulee really does have the patience of a saint. The focus isn't quite right in the photo below, but it is good enough to show you what she puts up with some days!
After a few throws, they were hot and thirsty and it was time to head to the water. There was no stopping them this time.