It was "one of those days". Before all sorts of minor things started to go awry, K and I enjoyed a peaceful spin on our forest trails. She found a snowdrift to cool off her belly.
Due to that fiasco, I was running late for the rest of my day. I had to go to the city, and when I arrived home shortly before sunset, I found the entire elk herd in front of our house and milling around in our driveway. I have lots of fun photos of them but haven't had time to upload them yet.
I sneaked K and R out the back of the house without freaking out the herd for a short evening hike. I absolutely love when the elk linger around our house so *sneaking* was essential so that the dogs wouldn't scare them!
During our hike, I made my first attempt at a photo that I've wanted to capture for quite a while. It was a little too dark to do it well but you can see R's paws in action during a fast trot. My regular readers know how much I love tracking animal pawprints - and that is motivation for getting a good version of this photo in the future.