The rains have started and you know what that means! M. U. D. mud. Glorious mud. There aren’t any mud-puddles yet, but there’s no shortage of water at 1000 Acres. And we were on the prowl looking for some. Mom didn’t like the looks of this water, so we weren’t allowed to stay in this pond. Too icky, she said. So, we forged onward and found a new trail through some ghostly looking trees. Tucker & I decided this was a pretty weird place. But it led us to a small hole filled with water. I was in it in a nano-second! What is there about water that’s so wonderful?But this isn’t the end of our adventure! We slogged on (I like that word–it’s what we do) and all of a sudden. There is was. The Columbia! Well, a small inlet of it. Come on, guys. Get a move on–I want to go swimming! We didn’t have a ball, so Caly and I started swimming for sticks. There’s always a lot around.Except she brought back both of them! That’s OK with me–I give up my ball or stick if someone else wants it. But don’t worry, I got my share.That’s what we do.