We had a fine three-day stay at Long Valley Ranch, near Ukiah. Baby Dog was taken more than anything else by the presence of a hammock strung between two trees, and she spent a good deal of each day lying in it, swinging around, and reading her books. Mama Dog took some perverse enjoyment in hiking in 90 degree weather. I took great pleasure in napping most of the days away. But the one who got the most out of the trip, paws down, was Girlie Dog. She chased a deer, caught a fish in the pond (and then rolled in it until she was absolutely disgusting), and chased small prey through the brush, bounding on her hind paws like a kangaroo. It was a much-needed rest for us all and we can't wait to make our next trip there.