During this past week, while I've been volunteering at the headquarters of the New Mexico State parks, I've been camping at the rodeo grounds. Being a rodeo arena and grounds, I decided to see if the arena area could be made safe for the dogs to run.
I walked the perimeter and closed all the gates, then turned the dogs loose to run! It was great, because there were no goat's head stickers.
I wondered if they would try to get out of the arena between the cables and pipes.
They checked every inch of the barriers!
They never tried to get through the wires and pipes.
At some point, I noticed Hera pick up something and eat it! I looked closer, and then decided it was fresh horse poop! I wondered about the "fresh" part of the equation, since I had not noticed anyone using the arena.