My nephew Andy finally posted pictures of his new daughter, and here's one:
See more of Miss Sophie Rae Schible at http://schible.blogspot.com/2010/09/sophie-rae-schible-baby-pics.html.
Yesterday, Scrappy and I spotted two more deer just as we entered the woods, so I decided to let him trail them. While he tracked by smell, I kept an eye out as they kept a considerable distance. Scrappy was real good at overrunning the track, so I kept him on line far longer than he otherwise would've been, until I saw them reach the main trail. From there I just let him lead us where he would, finishing off with a splash in the creek. At least at this point he was good enough to let me find a decent place to cross without pulling me in.