Good morning everybody! Katie here. My Mama took me to the park again yesterday, but I can only give you the short version because she says she has to go to work and doesn’t have time for all this dictation.
So anyway, we went to my favorite park, but there was so much snow melting that we ran into this:
I said we could go right through it but my Mama is a wuss and said it was too deep. So she bundled me up and we went to another park.
This one was a lot dryer and there were lots and lots of people there, riding their bikes and running and walking with their dogs and other peoples. I was very very good. We practiced some distracted heeling…cause I was distracted until I remembered the treats!
We walked a long way. See that first picture up there? What? You don’t believe I walked over 7 miles? Huh. So you know me pretty good don’t you. Yep we walked one mile and then we turned around…and since it’s four miles to the end of the trail and 4 miles back on our way back to the car we could pretend we walked the whole way!
Oh hey! I almost forgot to tell you! We were almost back at the parking lot and this family was just starting out with a big standard size black poodle. The dog was all over the place. The Dad was busy texting someone and the Mom was trying to get the dog under control. My Mama told me to “HEEL!” and “watch her” and I did, I walked right by the spinning black dog without looking at it!
And you know what the Dad said after they got by me? He said, “Did you see that dog? That was a good dog, did you hear her say watch me and the dog watched her! Why can’t you do that?” And my Mama laughed out loud. Yes she did. Cause she and I know that doesn’t just happen without a lot of work.
But I am a very good girl. Yes I am. Now I need a nap. All this talking so early in the morning wears me out. Too bad Mama has to go do that work thing.
Yep. Too bad.