Thursday, February 4, 2010

Straggler

The vet said two miles, so we did two miles. I figured after Dobson was maliciously forced into doing four miles a week ago that he'd fly through two miles. Not so.

Throughout much of our attempted quick jaunt around the block, Dobson lagged behind me, only occasionally bolting ahead of me as we ran. When he dropped a load after a mile, I figured that was what was slowing his pace. Again, not so.

Perhaps the pup was still tuckered out from his first visit to the local dog park yesterday morning. In an effort to fend off our neighbors' complaints, the Enthusiast and I are trying to release Dobson's energy in ways that don't involve him bounding across the hardwood floor in our apartment. The dog park is a blessing.

I was hoping we could log sub-10:00 miles. Not so.

9 comments:

Psyche said...

Something about puppies...I anxiously await all updates on Dobson:)

Julie said...

I just scrolled down and saw the picture of your cute puppy Dobson! Dobson will be running with you in no time...good thing you do have the dog park:)

Ms. V. said...

neighbors who complain about my dogs get piles of shit in their yard.

:)

Mike Antonucci said...

He's tapering.

Jess said...

Hope he's had all his vaccinations if you're taking him to the dog park. Especially his rabies vaccine.

Ironman By Thirty said...

Went back and read about your neighbor's complaints. I don't think they know how good they have it. Our neighbor's dogs will bark for hours on end. If they are outside and we unload the dishwasher, the noise is enough to set them off barking. Walk out to car, and they bark at us the whole time. It sounds like your puppy is just being a puppy and well behaved one at that. Good luck with puppy (and the neighbor). :)

Roisin said...

I feel like dog barking is kinda something your neighbors will have to live with. Same thing with noises on the hardwood floors. My sister's pup loves the dog park in the Metroparks up in Cleveland...but be prepared for a mess.

Al's CL Reviews said...

We must have awesome neighbors. SB barks for 30 minutes when we leave, I've been told. Both sides go, "oh he is just a puppy!"

Sorry you have an asshole neighbor.

M2Marathon said...

I frequently take my Springer running for 2-5-8 mile runs. I am 76% certain that she enjoys being dragged by her neck behind me, as I continue to go "fast" during the second half of the run and she really just wants to chill out in the grass every 49.33 steps. Dobson will get there too. GIve him a year or 8.