What better cure is there for all the life's troubles than an evening hike on a warm almost-autumn day with your canine pals? Too bad it's only temporary...until the next hike!
And don't trust the misleading facial expression on the part of His Bassetness who resembles the Saddest Puppy in the World. He didn't want to go back! In fact, he spent most of the hike on serious basset business: tracking what I think was a fox or a coyote based on the...errr...evidence all over the trail.