I accomplished a feat I have never tried before: I walked all six dogs in one afternoon!! (Individually, of course.) Lord knows we are no where near The Thundering Herd's level. BOL!! But we keep working on it one dog at a time. We were having one of those all day rainy days that no one but this crazy dog lady would be out and about in the neighborhood. So I took on the challenge.
Chance was my ice breaker, just in case any loonies did happen to be out. We sailed through perfectly. Blaze was doing so good, I almost didn't want the walk to end. When I got to Silver, I really began to relax. Next was Fiona. Fiona was fun. At this point I was letting the dogs chose where they wanted to go. I told her she could where ever she wanted as long as we were on a path. The wooded area near our house has all kinds of deer runs and with Fiona's nose she found every single one of them.
When I took Zappa I became aware of a difference I hadn't noticed before. He barely put his nose to the ground and he either he didn't want to follow the same paths or he was after something else. I think he is more of a sight dog. Unless he just didn't want to get his pretty little nose wet. We traveled up, down and around the woods just as Zappa pleased.
I was lucid by the time I got to Brut and he took me on one of wild and crazy adventures. Brut is fun because I can just let him drag me along and since he was in the drivers seat, he did just that. I don't know what he was after but we circled the woods twice. Brut has a way of get me giggling because he is so serious and comical at the same time. I had such a great time "letting go of the leash" so to speak and letting the dogs take me on their explorations. So loose and free, it was intoxicating. Have you ever tried doing that?
Follow the lead dog, HA!
She just needs me to drag her along!!