This morning Rick and Judy Feyler arrived after a 'tough' drive up from Owls Head. Other than the beach, the only occasion for Baxter to be off lead is when he spots Rick in site 15. He knows that Rick, who doesn't have dogs, always has treats for him. So, Durelle can feel confident in letting him loose knowing that he will go nowhere except bounding down the hill to Rick.
Here he comes! He's 12+ years old and he hasn't had an opportunity to run free, especially downhill, in quite a while. He did stumble, but he didn't fall, as he made his headlong dash to Rick. It has been a year, but it is clear that he remembers.