I didn’t think I had enough of it for my dogs last year. But we spent the last two weeks together, I relaxed and made new plans.
Both Brian and Lily are perfect. Lovely and loving, playful and sweet, intelligent if a bit naughty at times. I couldn’t wish for a better pair. (Can you sense a ‘but’ coming?)
But. They are all the above unless they go out together. Lily is the instigator, the trouble-maker, and most importantly: the one to be obeyed. Brian is bigger and stronger -and he bites. As for now, all the walks we do together require two people and constant attention. Which means that most of the walks are me with one dog. I do between six and eight walks a day, which is pretty exhausting. Unfortunately, I do realize there might never be a time when we can all walk together and I can just forget about the dogs, trust them with no limits and fully enjoy the walk.
Funnily enough, they seem perfectly trained. Separately. Which is not exactly what I aim for-I love walking my dogs, the plural form of the noun matters a lot. So I will carry on working with each of them -even if the relaxed walk together is a very distant future…