Fresh air…

It’s a great morning here as the weather is a more mild 25 degrees with little wind today. So Maggie and I bundled up and took off for a nice long walk after tucking little Fergus into his crate for some nap time. The  weather prediction for  the weekend is a return to the frigid teens but today it is going up to 31…a virtual “heat wave” here in the foothills of the Pocono Mountains!

Anyway, our morning walk was invigorating and peaceful. I let Maggie take her time to check out each scent and paw print that she discovered along the way. Usually that would involve, squirrels, rabbits, deer, an occasional neighboring dog or cat but today her hunting instincts kicked in when she came upon a spot where some wild turkey prints stamped out a pattern in the snow. Scottish Terriers were bred to be hunters of vermin but any scent grabs Miss Maggie’s attention. She is a born hunter! This was a new one for her…too bad the turkeys were nowhere to be seen as she would have loved to chase them! Some neighbors at the far end of our road have a small flock of chickens. In the warmer months they were wandering in the garden by the road and they really fascinated Maggie. Good thing she was on her leash!

So before we hunker down for a cold weekend and another 3 to 4 inches of snow, we will enjoy this respite while we can!!  Hope your day is kind to you.



  1. Amy Said:

    What a great post! Sounds like a perfect day…

    • theartfulcodger Said:

      I do really enjoy the morning walks with Maggie. Even when the weather is cold!

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