Nick runs this trail often, but it was my first time on it. I'm not sure why, since it is 5 minutes from our house and has incredible views of the ocean, the mountains, and everything in between. Maybe my absence has something to do with the fact that he is running. But seriously....look at where I live! I spent the majority of my adolescence wanting out of California. My appreciation for the state has grown immensely in my adult life, and I really can't imagine living anywhere else now.
Holy crap! How did I get this kid!?!
If Brontie can get his paws on a stuffed animal, he will always, always, ALWAYS rip it to shreds. After Belle died, I wanted to have something tangible to remember her by that our new baby could also love. So, I bought this little beagle and put Belle's collar on her. I was very careful to keep our new Belle away from Brontie. One day, we were shocked to see Brontie approach the couch where she was sitting and gently pick her up in his mouth. He took her and laid down with her between his front paws and started licking her lovingly. Nick and I were blown away. He has had many opportunities since then to destroy this stuffed animal, but he never has. The worst he will do is smother her with licks. Needless to say, he loved our Belle too.
We love you forever Belle!