Many of you know that Carson will blog about her walks with Smooch.
She entitles them, "Down the Road with Smooch".
Even though Carson has a very sizable ranch, she can't let Smooch run all 80 acres for various reasons--chief among them, Smooch would run all the way to Colorado or Mexico if given the chance.
So, Smooch gets to go on a walk (or two) every day.
This gave me a chance to see more of the surrounding area.
Carson was quick to warn me on the telephone from the hospital to "stay on the road".
That way I could see if a rattlesnake was out sunning itself, far in advance.
Here, you can see that Smooch definitely sees something way up ahead in the road.
Ears forward, leash pulled tight.
I walked slowly in that direction, but quickly picked up the pace when I realized what Smooch saw was crawling instead of slithering.
It was a box turtle.
It was not nearly as excited to see us, as we were to see it.
I felt pretty luck to see it at all.
Often, when Carson has guests, a box turtle will turn up as sort of an ambassador to her place.
I was officially welcomed to 7NSN.