Today was another gorgeous day in Seattle – we are actually supposed to have a week full of gorgeous days so I’ll try not to brag too much – and I was able to take Winston on a nice long walk this morning before work. With Josh in Massachusetts and me at work, he’s having a hard time adjusting to being cooped up all day. We do have a dog walker now, but it’s not quite the same as being free to roam for most of the day like it has been for the past seven months.
Although Winston may look very relaxed here, by the time I got home he was practically bouncing off the walls. To help with the puppy craziness, I took him to the dog park tonight and let him run for a good forty-five minutes. There were three other dogs roughly his size (Ace, Amanda and Rocquefort) and they all got into a huge game of chase. At one point, it was like watching the Indy 500 – Winston was flying around corners, tearing up the grass with his little paws, legs stretched out to the max to get as much air time as possible. When he’s running that fast, he also makes himself more aerodynamic by tucking his ears back against his head (one day soon, I’ll have to post a video of him running and of him rolling/swimming in the grass.) By the time we got back to the car, Winston was ready to snuggle up in the passenger seat and nap for the fifteen minutes it takes me to get home.
Now, I’m just looking forward to reading a few chapters in my book before bed and was reminded of that quote by Groucho Marx: “Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.” Hope everyone is having a good week!