And so ends another busy weekend!
We started Friday with the first in a series of eight training sessions with Emmett and Lucas. The course we’re taking adds escalated distractions and distance to commands. The boys are pretty decent with distance – not so much with distractions. Especially other dogs. Or kids. Or food. Or, actually, pretty much anything that moves! So this class will be great for them and for us! Week one went swimmingly and ended with Lucas romping with a handsome German Shepherd named Checkers.
The weather was stifling most of the weekend. Hot, humid, uncomfortable. In weather like this, we can’t walk the boys because they overheat so easily, but then we’re left with a whole bunch of excess energy in the house. Any suggestions on some good indoor energy burners? You can only play “find it” so many times before you run out of places to hide their toys!
Today, though, was utterly perfect. It was a total fluke, but the whole day was clear skies, almost no humidity, and a nice breeze to counterbalance the heat. We took advantage and went for a nice stroll. I had Lucas’ leash, and for a while I let him walk ahead, while I followed behind. It was a pretty zig-zaggy walk, but also interesting to see where he chose to go when he was in the lead!
Along with the beautiful weather, we got a gorgeous sunset. I snapped a couple pics of Emmett and Lucas enjoying the view from our balcony. Incredibly, the sun was setting at 9:45 pm. The perfect ending to a lazy Sunday!