The Benefits of Walking
Walking with people other than mum, that is.
Mum is pretty much my whole world. We’ve become quite an impressive team – me doing whatever the hell I want, and she figuring out how to make us ever-so-slightly socially acceptable. We walk every day, twice a day, in the neighborhood and in the parks to get me as much experience as possible. Mum keeps mentioning something about gaining confidence – and yeah, I could probably use more of that when out in the big, bad world. My fears do keep me from enjoying some things – buildings, strangers, some dogs, oh hell lots of things – but according to mum I’ve gotten much better. When I first arrived I was terrified of the park and didn’t realize that I could actually poop outdoors. So yeah – progress.
Walking with another human, though, is still a new thing for me. This time we went to Frick Park and did the Riverview Trail. Lovely indeed, and I think I was pretty good considering there were lots of (mostly friendly) dogs and a ridiculous amount of those shorter humans running and screaming (are they called children or something?).
Mum must also have thought our venture a success as after we were done it was time to hit the drive-thru. On tonight’s menu was a Jr. bacon cheeseburger from Wendy’s for me. A big treat as I don’t get to eat this kind of stuff very often. And the best way to eat it? By stealing the bag and doing a victory tour through your yard, of course!