This afternoon, Mom leashed me up and took me out in the car to the Forest Preserves and we went for a 2-mile walk in the woods. I think it had something to do with me trying to bite her yesterday. I have to admit, I was doing a bit of testing, because I kept trying to walk in front of her like I was Lead Dog, and she kept pulling me to the side. I found the walk was much nicer when I wasn’t struggling and tugging and straining, so I settled down after a while.
I was actually glad that Mom kept me on the short leash because there are hidden dangers in the woods, like humans running up from any direction all of a sudden. Or worse, people on two wheels that come darting over the hills out of nowhere! At those times I just froze with my ears up and stayed close to Mom. Mom patted me and told me I was good. Then she’d give me a treat. She reassured me I was good on the walk. I was happy to hear that. After yesterday, I needed to hear that. Then I was so tired I crawled right into my crate and fell asleep for a long time. I don’t mind the crate so much, as long as it’s on my terms. I can sleep in there without anyone petting me or bothering me.
Grandma came back! I’m so happy to see her! She’s really a nice dog person. I think she’s staying the weekend. So I know I’ll get something good to eat at dinnertime. Yum.