So when my friend Carol called and asked if I wanted to meet her and Rasko at the dog park, I almost said no. I had saddles to build and leather to stitch. I just couldn't spare the time.
Or could I?
The more I thought about it, the more I realized that I needed the break. I haven't done anything but work on these saddles for the last three days. I haven't gone anywhere. Heck, I've barely been outside... I loaded up the girls and we headed out.
We reached the park and were met by a very happy Rasko.
Maggie was so happy to see him, that she could barely stand still to get her picture taken.
Even old Abbie ran around a little bit.
This counts as "running" when you're almost sixteen years old!
Eventually though, all the dogs settled down and did a lot of sniffing. Carol and I walked the park's perimeter a few times and talked and talked. I breathed the fresh outdoor air and felt more relaxed than I had in days. It was a wonderful break!
Thanks for the invite, Carol. The girls and I really needed that!