Jake led the way around the Bird Creek loop, and then headed on down toward Recreation Lake. Here, a trail runs right along the northern bank, and while his Dad was taking another picture (and sucking air), Jake plowed in for a quick swim.
Jake is typically a five mile dog, occasionally getting in six miles. But Tuesday, he ran a spirited four miler, and then another four miles when the Night Crawlers showed up at 6:30. Thomas brought his dog Callie, and Jake was in top form showing off, leading the pack even though he was out of his comfort zone. (Jake has a girldogfriend!)
Jake talked his way out of a bath, since the water in the lake was really not all that dirty like the ponds at Turkey Mountain are. He just laid around and grinned all night. Runner's buzz? Thinking of his new friend? Probably both.