So I am happy to report that Scooby and I were able to get our entire 2 mile walk in today.. It was an easy walk as far as he was concerned, and what I like about that is that when he is walking well, I can really concentrate on getting my speed up..and he just cooperated really well today.
So there is one part of the walk where there is a house that has a lot of bushes and trees around it, and as we walked along, I see this little rabbit hop right out in front of us and scurry to underneath one of these big bushes to the side of the driveway. Incredibly, I saw it before Scooby knew it was there, and began to walk towards the middle of the street before he saw it, so he got excited but calmed down pretty quickly, because the rabbit disappeared, but then, we turned the corner around this house, and lo and behold, there was the little guy all over again, hopping from one giant bush to another!! Luckily, I was again able to maneuver Scooby away fast, and no fur went flying..
But honestly, I thought these animals had some kind of sixth sense to them to keep them from dangerous situations. It's not like we're quiet when we walk, I am always chatting with Scooby, reminding him to stay on my left, or slow down, or commending him when he does do those things..and his toenails click, click, click along the road.. But I saw the rabbit before Scooby knew it was there, and the rabbit put itself out there right in front of me, and more, a DOG! So I have concluded that Scooby has lost all his animal instinct because he doesn't need it to feed himself, and that this little bunny had some kind of suicide wish!!
No harm, no foul.. the walk continued, and was a success.
And for anyone keeping track, we only had one "poop" stop this morning!!
Have a Sparky kind of day!!