Wednesday, February 23, 2011
So after being on clean up crap duty, getting the kids fed, running them around for 10 minutes to wear them out they do the usual crash and burn.
Clean up the place, open all the windows and doors to air out the overnight doggy smell, had breaky and had a bit of time working before for their second ever walk.
Packed them in the car - crate works best - and headed off to the park. Way less stress than yesterday and you could tell they were excited as the leads went on - no walkies without a lead for these 2 - although I WAS starting to think I should test it to see if they would be OK....
The park is large man made one with a lake in the middle, beautiful weather and the pups were having a ball.
Got 3/4 of the way around, Katie got tangled up in bush with Feather and for a split second I dropped Katies lead by mistake.
Whooooosh! She was off and clearly attempting to break the world record for the 100 metre dash.
SO Feather and I were in pursuit - I don't run - I just don't - but regardless of this fact we were both running through park me yelling Katies name and her disappearing into the distance completely oblivious to me yelling PG-13 obscenities after her.
She stopped about 300 metres away so I stopped knelt down and started calling her - yep - nuh. Off like a flash, exited the park and ran for the street - very VERY quiet neighborhood which is gated so wasn't too concerned about cars as the speed limit is 8 mph.
Ran and walked and jogged and finally spotted her about 200 metres away - and off she goes again - quickly losing hope and thinking if she gets through the cul de sac fence at the end of the road thats it - no way I could catch her.
Finally got to the end and she was sitting under a Range Rover just watching me pant and puff my way up the street.
She was all smiles and wags and very pleased with herself. If she could have spoken I reckon it would have been along the lines of "See - its not that hard - now give me 10 push ups!".. I think I growled at her - literally!
So I think this counts as about 2 miles walk/jog - thanks to the new personal trainer.