Missoula can get pretty hot and dry in the summertime, and our new favorite spot to take the dogs in the evening is Pattee Canyon. We usually have to duck a few frisbee golf discs (folf in the local parlance), and then head into one of the prettiest Ponderosa Pine forests I've even seen (much softer and greener than in Flagstaff, AZ). Since the MM was a forester in a past life, he knows these wonderful things like the bark of a "Pondo" smells like vanilla.
Isabel got some hot spots and we had to partially shave her hind quarters to let them heal. She's been a little self-conscious since then.