The sun is shining and the dog is walking. The most appealing quality of dog ownership has always been the exercise, the activity. It took a few walks to get Pearl to lead, but now she stays near, ignores other people and animals on the trail, and follows me while I jog ahead.
Because of our proximity to a huge dog walking neighborhood loop as well as one of the main trails in town, Pearl is getting socialized with other animals of all ages and breeds. She is unaggressive towards the dogs and their owners and I love it.
Bryan and I are walking in the Seaport River Run this coming weekend, and then Bloomsday the following weekend. Pearl is now our trainer for these events and she is whipping us into shape. Bryan even got new trainers for the occasion. Exciting!