Mom and I are thankful for friends and for the great outdoors. Even though much of our daily lives has not changed, Mom and we pups miss our sports…a lot! Yesterday, we met up at a local park with a sports friend and her dog for a nice walk. Meet Crush, a Shiba Inu, with furs that look super soft. He is a very nice boy, and we stuck to our doggy social distancing. Both of us do barn hunt, so we were super excited to see these bales in the woods, but sadly, we found no rats!
I was especially happy because Mom chose me to go along, and my sisters stayed at home. Mom makes a point to give each of us one on one time and we all treasure it. Crush is an only dog, so he always gets to do things with his mom. While the moms did the usual human chit chat thing, Crush and I each spent the walk sniffing our own side of the path. I also at a lot of fresh grass. It is really tasty in the spring!
Crush and I both made the mistake of following along with our humans, not knowing that both of them are directionally challenged. I was a bit worried when Mom said to her friend that she had no idea where we were! Lucky for us, we came upon a trail map. Crush’s mom tried to figure it out, but then my mom realized that she knew the spot we were at, and could confirm because my poop bag was in the trash can from earlier in our walk. Finally a good use for a used poop bag, LOL!
Our whole walk took about an hour and was real nice. Mom felt uplifted after getting to chat with someone else who has been down about not having any dog sports right now. Crush and I got a nice walk and lots of sniffing accomplished. It was starting to get warm out so it was a good time to head back home. Mom and I are both thankful for friends. You don’t have to touch friends to have any benefits. Just hanging out within the correct distancing guidelines works just fine! Hopefully we will get to go on another walk one of these days.
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