In retrospect, I should have paid more attention to the signs that read " sprinkler systems use reclaimed water, wash hands after contact..." I have really enjoyed some long sweaty walks with my Akita girl and Cricket, without a care in the world until the last couple of days.
We walked barefoot and barepawed through lush green grass, scrambled up dirt paths unto a beautiful patch of undeveloped land overlooking the housing developments, the mountains, and awe-inspiring sunsets. I've walked through thrift shops and flea markets and the sandy beach, the neighborhood pool, and my own backyard, wearing my trusty flip flops.
To make a long story short, I have an infected spot of a couple of sorts in one of my feet, leaving it very sore and icky in ways I will not describe here, but rest assured Jose has seen much worse. So I will be swilling a couple of potions for a bit and staying off the trails. Sigh. Hopefully not for long.
But I'm going to need a little bell, to ring in case I need the boys to fetch me something.... :)