Southern California residents can join California Canine Hikers for day and evening hikes in the greater Los Angeles area. If the girls were younger or I still had my greyhound, I'd be there in two wags of a dog's tail. We have always taken our dogs hiking, although as they age we eventually have to give it up until a new one comes along.
We did take them to Laguna Niguel Regional Park yesterday for the Darcy Fund fun match. Besides the typical fun match classes--puppy, open, veteran--we had contests for waggiest tail, fastest eater, most freckles and more. Everyone had a great time and even better, we raised more than $1,800 for research into causes and treatment for chronic valve disease in Cavaliers. The Darcinator would have loved it; there's nothing she liked better than socializing with people and other dogs. It was her kind of party, and I like to think she was there in spirit.