works out better than I feared, but yesterday's walk turned out a little shorter than planned. We met a moose... See there is this short cut road for bikers and pedestrians only that goes through the woods. It's a fairly steep hill and the road have a fence on the outside with rock/mountains on the other, but there are openings or slopes that animals use. It was late enough that I let Laika walk without a leash and she was a few meters ahead of me completely in her own sniffy world. I could hear sticks breaking and knew there was a big animal in the woods nearby, but usually they go away when people get close. This one didn't. It started stomping and as I got closer the stomping became more and more agrievated. The streetlight was out so I couldn't see anything. So what did I do? I called the dog back, turned and RAN!
I made it up to her today. We went hiking in the woods looking for hazel nuts and mushrooms. Only poisonous or uneatable mushrooms were found, but we did find a few nuts.