Julian and meOn Sunday I went for a hike out on Ortega Highway on the San Juan Loop Trail with my cousin Matt, his 3 boys, and 2 dogs. Matt and I had the dogs on leashes – I took Julian, who is 3/4 Great Dane and 1/4 Lab, because she is the mellower of the two. Even so, she nearly pulled me off my feet – it didn’t help that I was cracking up the whole time. I wish I had video – in the parking lot I was practically water-skiing. Julian weighs about 130 pounds, so just trying to stay upright while holding her leash gave me a great workout of shoulders, arms and quads! Plus, I got a good ab workout from laughing so hard.

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