With a daytime temperature of 50 degrees and an almost cloudless sky, it was a perfect day to enjoy a long hike down to the back. So off we went, Ruffin and Bess and me. But Ruff almost spoiled the walk by scooping up Bessie's red rubber ball and taking it with him.
Bessie followed Ruff and never took her eyes off her ball that was in his mouth most of the time. And when he dropped the ball he knew she was watching him.