Saturday, August 21, 2010
Our son came home for a visit and brought his two year old dog, Lola, with him. Our three cats were so thrilled to have them come. It is amazing how much more alert they are while the dog is in the house. So, I thought I would take Lola on a run with me today. The temperature was in the upper 80's with a nice breeze blowing and the sun shining bright and we had a good pace going for about 2 1/2 miles and suddenly she went to the side of the road in a shady spot and plopped down in the grass and would not move. So, there we were, she was resting and I was antsy & wanted to get on down the road. She did decide to get up, so we went on, me thinking we would be able finish. Little did I know that Lola had other ideas; we went @ another 3/4 of a mile and she spied yet another shady spot on the side of the road, went over and dropped down on the freshly mowed grass. By then I knew that she wasn't going anywhere until she was good & ready, so I took a seat and tried to explain that we were REALLY close to the house and if she would just get up we'd be there in a very few minutes. FINALLY, she got up and I reeled in the leash so that she had to stay at my side and not find another shady spot to plop down on. We made it back home, I dropped her off there and finished my run on my own.
I had taken her on a longer run when she visited at Thanksgiving and she was pulling all the way, so I was a little surprised today by her actions. Maybe it was the difference in the temperatures, regardless we had a beautiful day.