Look at my thirsty bunch...I don't know why they look so tired. All cute and all tired, this was after our walk...but two of them up there didn't do any walking! The other one though, the furry one, did plenty of pulling.
It was a hot sunny day (mid October and 77 degrees), and I guess I needed a challenge. So I gathered the troops and we went for a walk. Me, and that beastly and playful dog along with those two adorable little monster kiddos in their buggy, pushing them up and down our neighborhood's hills.
We were out under the beautiful sunny sky and all the while we're walking I'm holding the leash while the furry kid a.k.a. little "Ms. Pully Longstockings" was attempting to tug us in the directions of squirrels every 2 minutes. Notice the tiny little foot-long leash on Aleethea? Yep, there's a really good reason for that thing. Where is Cesar Millan on days like this? Some days I can almost see him drive up to our house in one of his shiny new rental cars, then take Aleethea for a walk while inline-skating up our block. Wouldn't that be awesome?!
So by the time I got to the corner with the babies and the beat, I was sweating. A dog, an almost 4.5yr old, an almost 2.5yr old, and a bicycle-trailer-convertible-stroller-thingy. But do you see how comfy Joey and Lily both fit in that thing? hehe. They're so adorable, and they love sitting next to each other too. It was such fun for them to be riding around like that, just hanging out and noticing nature, and telling each other the funniest little stories.
They call that orangey goodness their "buggy", and it is awesome - it handles really well - so very easy to maneuver, and I also easily schlepped it down our front porch steps. Anyway...getting back to that 6-year-old pup up there...how many times can one say "heel" without sounding ridiculous. I mean really. I need the Dog Whisperer to come whisper something to Aleethea. Something to the effect of "ack!". That should do it, yes? After we turned the corner she did start heeling and walking a bit more calmly...but wow was she all trying to be the pack-leader, trying to get me to follow her lead. Can you imagine? She is hilarious. What a smart pain in the butt that German Shepherd Dog is! She has the energy of a pup, and it's a good thing she is not only amazing and beautiufl, but also 99% trained...because that other 1% is a wild beast! And gee those hills in our neighborhood are much steeper than they look from the car window.
All in all, what a wonderful workout, and lots of fun for all of us.
I can't wait til tomorrow to hook the bike trailer up to my bicycle, and also connect Aleethea's doggy-bar to my bike too. ha! Wish me luck.