I was sound asleep, or so I thought, at 1 am this morning when I heard one sharp bark. I'm surprised it woke me up, but when it did, I noticed Hiker was not on the bed. I called her name but she didn't come, so I got up and found her sitting by the sliding door looking up at the handle which usually means she needs to go potty. I let her outside and she peed and then came right back into the house and headed right back to bed. What is strange about this is that this is the first time ever in the two years I've had her, that she has gotten me up in the middle of the night to go potty. She has always held it all night so she must really had to go bad. She still woke me again a little after 6 am to go outside again and then we went back to bed for a little while. When we got up, we had some breakfast and then headed up to Stater Brothers so I could do my grocery shopping. Hiker waited in the car for me. After lunch we drove over to the Placerita Canyon Nature Center and walked around. Weather was pretty nice and there were a lot of people there since school is still out here for Winter Break. Every time I am out on the trails, people always stop me and ask me if I am familiar with the area and they ask me all kinds of questions. I must look as if I belong there or something (LOL).