Saturday. we ventured through CT, MA and NY as we sometimes do when mounted shooting and horse events are sadly on hiatus. Didn’t find too many horses; but were pretty excited to see blue skies, Mergansers, a Red-Shouldered Hawk and Bald Eagle. Our first stop to let Jake out was at the Stevenson Dam servicing the Housatonic River, Monroe/Oxford area. We met a man sitting alone who asked to give Jake a donut. In the end, our wariness about any stranger giving Jake food was dispelled. The poor man had lost his dog recently and his wife of 38 years, last Friday. We seem to always meet people in distress or transition.