After getting two more notes from my creepy neighbor last week that made it very clear that he watches my comings and goings closely, I finally reported him to apartment management. The apartment manager spoke to him, so hopefully I'll never come home to another note on my door again. I feel really relieved that I won't have to spend all summer in hiding. But until the dusts settles, we're trying to avoid neighborhood walks for a few days.
Luckily for us, today was another gorgeous day for a walk at the State Park. We went a little earlier than usual, so we only saw about 3 other people on the trail. The first girl we saw was walking a German Shepherd, and she was great about keeping him away from Barley, but she threw me off when she asked, "Is she nice?" Usually, people ask if she's friendly and I can honestly say no, but it caught me off guard when she said nice--I think my dog is exceptionally nice . . . as long as you're not another dog. I swear, Barley gave me a look when I said "No." So I quickly threw in, "She's a little unsure around other dogs" over my shoulder--I'm sure the girl thinks I'm a lunatic.
Since the beach was completely empty and we wouldn't disturb sunbathers, we went down to play in the water. I could try to describe how much fun Barley had splashing in the waves, but a giving you billion pictures is probably easier.