On Friday Hank and I decided to go exploring the Hammond Pond Reservation. Due to to some confusion on my part regarding Hammond St and Hammond Pond Pkwy, (Hammond is not Hammond necessarily) we ended up at Houghton Garden nearby. We had a lot of fun, except for a nerve-wracking incident near the end of our playtime in the garden. Hank jumped in the stream happily, but soon discovered there was a lot of sludgy mud with quicksand-like properties. I was starting to freak out a bit, but he managed to get back to the more watery part and out of the stream. Two days after his last bath (he’d rolled in poop the last time), he was back at the BYOD.