3 days ago
This is Hamlet. At 10 months old, he’s relatively big and appropriately floppy. Hamlet came with me yesterday to check the situation in Highwood Pass. It was snowy, flowers were in bloom, and there were very many humans. Perfect for a fluffy, social pup who appreciates the journey (more than the destination). Hamlet seemed less into the physical act of hiking than the innumerable other domestic animals out in the wild today. He trudged doggedly along the path to my seemingly arbitrary destination (the car/where we started), stopping eagerly to greet anyone who wanted to say hi. He made a few friends and had a few missed connections.
When we paused for snacks, he seemed shocked (betrayed, even) that he had licorice and dry liver in his pack the whole time. He didn’t realize until both were in my possession and I was rationing them out (like I was the one who carried them up there). I suppose this is a good introduction to the injustices in life (especially dog life).. As a wise man once said: this world is rough and if a man’s gonna make it he’s gotta be tough.
If you know someone who would love a gentle, social, agreeable pup, let them know that Hamlet is available from @aarcs. #adoptable
Special Hamlet salutations to Peter Sistrom in Brooklyn for supporting this project of adventures for adoptable dogs.