We decided to take this little scalawag...
...Out for a nice long hike today. We settled upon Devil's Hopyard State Park in nearby East Haddam and don't let the name fool you: we saw absolutely no sign of the devil.
And walked over a nice covered bridge.
There were also plenty of fallen logs like the one my mom is sitting on comfortably here.
Some were right on the trail, too, and Strider was quite a little champion as he scrambled over each one. He'd get his two front paws over the hump and then scratch and heave and push with his back paws until his little rump would disappear over the tree.
As you can see, not every impulse should be followed. Especially when it involves scissors and a five minute call till show time.
Yeah, good luck if you run out of gas on your way out of Devil's Hopyard State Park.
Gorgeous. Blue. Tranquil.