Today’s Wednesday Wag comes to you via Facebook. As I was reading my feed recently, I came across this thought provoking quote:
“Ever wonder where you’d end up if you took your dog for a walk and never once pulled back on the leash?” -Robert Brault
Wow! Could you just imagine??? I did, and I decided that it would be in two vastly different places, depending on which dog I was walking. If Prince, my loyal and older German Shepherd, and I were out together, I might end up about 10 feet from where he started pulling. This is because Prince is intensely loyal and tends to want to stay close to me. Aside from that, he also hardly progresses past a trot anymore, as his hips are getting a bit tired of hard work. Then we have Storm. Dear, dear Border Collie with enough prey drive to chase a gazelle for miles. I am envisioning myself getting dragged up a tree, as he lays chase to one of our neighborhood squirrels. Or perhaps he would just run with me from yard to yard, burying his nose deeply in everyone’s grass and taking in smells. Oh, how he loves to take in smells. If anyone happened to be out playing soccer or frisbee, our journey would end abruptly and turn into a game of “Chase the Moving Object While Dragging the Out of Shape Handler”. Perhaps not the best way to become acquainted with the neighbors, but certainly good for some laughs. In any case, I hope you enjoy this prompt and take a few moments to think about what this might look like for you and your dog or other pet. I would love to hear your ideas in the comments!