June 18 – a walk in the woods with the dogs sometimes includes the cat.  He actually walks with us, keeping up quite well.  Sometimes he bolts ahead a few feet, then stops, the starts.  Walking with cats is much different from walking with dogs.  

I had started down the hill in back of the Art Chalet, dogs bolting ahead.  Then I hear a most piteous meowing.  I called out to Hobie and he loped down the hill and stayed with us for the whole walk.  Halfway through there’s a shortcut across the regular loop, and I took that this time as poor Hobie was panting.  Yep, cats pant.

I’m inordinately fond of this picture.