Ashley is pretty good at fetch—better than any other dog I’ve ever had—but after taking a treat for dropping the ball, she is somewhat inclined to snatch the ball back up again.
My activity score of 100 due purely to walking the dog. Well, and sleeping better since getting a dog.
I am very impressed with myself: I walked far enough to get Ashley tired enough that she wanted to nap, without making myself too tired to make bread dough. #dogsofmastodon 🐕
Ashley does not understand that most dog owners are disinclined to bring their dog to the dog park in the rain, and is very disappointed to find no other dog to play with. 🐕 #dogsofmastodon
Among Ashley’s areas of special competence is finding her place in the sun.
That and chewing on sticks.
Ashley emphasizing the importance of weighted carries for optimizing overall fitness. 🐕 🏋️ #dogsofmastodon
Ashley in 3 acts
Chewing on a pant cuff is something
Sunny Groundhog’s Day morning. However: Near South Arboretum Woods, Ashley suddenly became so animated I brought the car to a stop. I looked where she was looking, and spotted a juvenile groundhog, bravely standing over his shadow.
I submit we can look forward to an early spring.
Ashley’s place in the sun is very narrow, but she’s found it.
Most of the time—unless I need to go somewhere in particular—I let Ashley pick where we go on a walk. Today, instead of wanting to check all the things, Ashley wanted to head to, and then cross, the busy street.
By then I’d figured it out: She was leading me back to where yesterday she spent the morning at puppy daycare.
Sadly, it only happens twice a month. Happily, Ashley has been signed up for the next one.