|Tuckered out after a walk|
Whoo hooo! We got to go for a real walk with Tucker!!! On Thanksgiving Tucker got his third shot so we could officially stroll among other poochies.
First walk was in the neighborhood which is semi-rural. Stewie was as usual, happy as could be to take a walk and actually tail wagging happy to have Tucker walking side by side with him. I had both dogs with two leashes and I had to do a bit of changing leashes between my two hands. So cute to see Tucker sashaying along with Stewie. He would look over every once in awhile as if he was saying "Wow, where are we?" We walked for about 20 minutes then headed home. We saw my husbands truck get ready to turn up the steep driveway and Tucker started getting excited. He knows his Daddy's truck. He barked in greeting and of course he got a welcome response.
Yesterday my husband and I took him on the paved trail in our town called the Ironhorse trail. Ages ago it was the old train route till they removed the rails and made it into a trail. Tucker was with me and Stewie with Tim. Now this trail can get busy with bikes, baby strollers, joggers, skaters as well as walkers. Tucker definitely got all of that as well as children and adults that wanted to give him lots of puppy love. I felt bad for Stewie who was sadly overlooked. Normally on a walk he gets lots of attention.
What Tucker had a fear of was the bikes that zoomed by. He didn't expect the whoosh of them and would stop or do an about face behind me and stare. He got a bit better towards the end but this is something we can work on to get him use to sights and sounds he has not been around. We passed the high school football field which had a loud kids football game going on which he didn't care about.
On the bright side it was a lovely Fall afternoon, just the perfect temperature for a stroll. He sniffed to his hearts content and loved being out with Stewie who led us along.
I need to get him a harness for these walks as I worry he will slip out of his collar if he does a quick back up on me. I tried on one we had but it was too big and Stewie's Puppia harnesses are too small.
He was such a good boy in the car sitting next to me on the back seat with he and Stewie. He just lay there or sat up wondering what we were going to do. We can't wait to get back into our long hikes like we use to do with Annie and Stewie. Tucker has a whole new world about to open for him of sights and smells!