Saturday was my birthday and one of my favorite things to do is go hiking.  I can’t do nearly as much or as serious hiking as I used to but we managed a pretty good walk along “Goatman’s Bridge” (there is a pretty good ghost story that goes with it).  It was a nice day out, I think we all had a good time.  I know Grimm enjoyed himself though he was a little disappointed I didn’t let him go swimming.  Not going to lie, it was a lot more hiking than I probably should have done and I’m really feeling it now (and probably will be for quite a while) but it was definitely worth it.

After our hike we head to Starbucks for some coffee.  Grimm switched to his vest and changed right to “working mode” (not that he was at all ill behaved on the hike I just didn’t make him walk perfectly next to me the whole time).  He kept his nose to himself, waited politely while we ordered and tucked under the table while we played a couple rounds of rummy and drank our coffee.  Then we decided to check out a thrift store (didn’t find anything, we did have to educate some of the staff on SD etiquette), and finished off the day at Half Price Books.  Grimm was wonderful at HPB, stayed at my feet while I shopped for dog books, and stayed still against me when I sat on the flood (I guess I kind of ran out of energy.  He didn’t even move when people joined us in the aisle.  We may make a full fledged SD out of him yet.