Thursday, January 31, 2008

A Night Walk- I DID it!!!!! :D

Tonight, we are supposed to get some serious snow and ice, and I really hadn't been able to go out and really walk with Honey since being home. Mike make the crack that after we got the kids down to bed, why don't I go out and take a walk with Honey. I don't know for sure if he was serious or joking, but I took up on the suggestion. :)

I took her out to break and then harnessed her up and off we went around the large block of our neighborhood. We call it the short block and the large block. Because we live on the the corner of a big horse shoe shaped block and there's another street that cuts up from the bottom of the shoe up and curves up and over the right hand corner up to about the middle of the right side. So the outer loop, or large block as we call it, is about a 1/4 mile walk.

So she breaked and we made our way around and gosh what a liberating feel that was! I can't tell you the last time I've ventured outside on my own at night, even in my own neighborhood. My schedules and going over to visit Dad and Sue has been contingent on the setting of the sun, if you will. So we set out, heads high and it was quite a nice leisurely stroll on around the neighborhood.

We got around to Dad and Sue's house and Dad was in the garage, pulling out the snowblower to be ready for this massive storm we are supposed to have tonight. So talked to him for a few and Sue came out and said hello. Honey got antsy an was wanting to go in the house, so had to get after her a bit there and she finally gave up and plopped down on the floor of the garage, thoroughly put out with me for ignoring her on going inside like any sane person would, where it was warm. LOL!

We chatted for a few and could feel the temps were dropping, so we took off and made our way on around the block and as always, she was great and wow, wow, wow! I wish it wasn't going to be so bitter cold, I'd love to go out trekking around!

We got home and she took me straight to the door perfectly. We came in and took of her harness and gave her lots of loving and praise for doing such a great job. :)

Then she discovered the bean bag chair.... I think it may be her new bed now. LOL!

Oh! I forgot to mention, I've been working on Honey alerting me when I use the buzzer on the oven (need to get started on the alarm clock too). But while just doing it a few times now, if the buzzer is going off and I say "Find it! What is it?", she's took me straight to the stove, from the living room tonight! :) It's really cool to see how she's responding to things and so forth. :)

Ok, it's late and time for bed! Night all!


Mike said...

I was serious.

Tamara said...

gratulations on your night walk! That is awesome! I LOVE the picture of Honey in "her" chair. What a sweetie!