It’s Not All Mary Poppins

Mary walks the wildlife

Puppies need a lot of exercise. Possibly more than a toddler. Certainly faster than a toddler…

However, we do the best we can, here at Casa Mary. She goes for an early-morning off-the-leash run with Stephen in a nearby dog park first thing, and another in the evening. She loves to run, and is so beautiful to watch, racing full out. But a puppy can’t go ten hours between gallops (never mind pees) so we need to manage a daytime outing or two.

And we do! With four toddlers (at the moment; number five starts next month), certain parties were wondering how it was possible. Perhaps you were wondering, too.

Ta-dah!

Though I may look relaxed, my left hand is exercising a death grip on the leash. She’s not a bad walker… until, that is, she sees a squirrel. Then all bets are off. She’s much, much better than a month ago. We no longer perform the Two-footed Squirrel Dance, but there is still rather an exuberance of prancing…

Which is why the toddlers are on the other side of the stroller…

September 4, 2008 Posted by | outings | , , , | 5 Comments