If we're friends on Facebook, you might have caught this video I posted over the weekend on youtube. I don't usually do this VLOG sort of thing, but it stands to reason that if I'm going to really convey to you what goes down in our car with Cliff, as we approach the trail near our house, you need to witness it for yourself.
Cliff is just an all around excellent dog; he's super gentle with June, he loves lounging with us on the weekends, he's just your top of the line, man's best friend sort of dog. We love him and he's a member of our family. But Cliff, he just can't keep his emotions in check when we get anywhere near the trail for a walk. It's hard to go there as a family because he gets so beside himself he scares June, but we decided to brave it anyway on the weekend. It was too nice out not to. Plus we just LOVE the look of joy on his face when he is running through the woods.
Side note: there's also a dog park that Mike just refuses to take Cliff to any longer. He's showed up before, only to have the entire park of dog-owners with their dogs stare at him as he parks the car, because Cliff is barking like there's a bloody murder going down inside our Subaru. If there's no other dogs there, it's no big deal; likewise, he's able to meet other dogs when he's on the trail or in the park, no problems! It's the being confined in the car, not being allowed to immediately teleport himself into nature that gets him all kinds of anxious.
In summation, this is our life with Cliff. (Vol. 1.)
Happy trails and thanks for watching!
ps. should I do more of this kind of thing? I actually had a lot of fun taking/making this video!