We're in the thick (heat) of summer and that means one thing especially for us . . . MORNING WALKS! Since Mommy isn't in school, she has all day to devote to us. Well, maybe not all day or every day, but most days! We've settled into a routine. Ruger is walked first and Dixie and I go together afterwards.
Ruger LOVES his morning walks. As soon as his collar goes on, he runs to the back door. When the door opens for him, he runs to the gate. He was doing well at not having to stop and mark his territory until Mommy opened her mouth to brag about that. Now, he likes to stop often for potty breaks! [Insert eye roll from Mommy here]
Ruger does a pretty good job of heeling most mornings.
On Wednesdays, Mommy volunteers with the summer program at church, so she bravely walks all three of us together. THAT'S when Ruger's heeling skill is gone with the wind! We love to play Musical Leashes when the three of us walk together. We also play Follow the Leader with Dixie usually playing the part of Leader. To be honest, Mommy says we actually walk really well together. We do tend to get a little discombobulated when one of us has to stop for a break, but we're usually back in sync pretty soon once we resume walking.
We do have to be a teensy bit careful during those breaks. Ruger recently sprinkled on Dixie! He says he was just trying to help her stay cool in the heat. Dixie's not convinced . . .
Occasionally we can convince Mommy to let us play in the playa lake. She is very hesitant to let all three of us off our leashes at the same time. But we have so much FUN!!!
And we all return when called . . . eventually!
We hope you're having a great summer too!