Friday, August 1, 2008
Spike Tried to Out Run a Jeep Today
With the onset of summer, the times of our almost daily walks changes from afternoon to morning because of the temperature difference. Spike and I are out before the birds chirp, it seems, but not really. Spike loves his walks! When he was younger, we would go on four mile walks each day with him pulling me the entire way. Needless to say, I really got my exercise then! Now that he's 11, he forgets he's not a puppy any more, and, sometimes, the mile walk is very challenging for him. I often walk behind him now so that he thinks he's pulling me with the leash. Today, when we went out for our walk, our paper person was delivering newspapers in the neighborhood. Spike and I started our walk. I am so sorry that I didn't have my camera! I'm not sure I would have been able to take a focused picture, though. As soon as Spike saw her Jeep come around the corner and get ahead of us, he took off at a gallop, literally, a gallop! Suddenly, it was like old times. His old bones must have felt really good today. We ran quite a ways trying to catch up with and out run that Jeep. It didn't work, but Spike just kept trying. He's tired now. That's good. He'll be a much better dog today.