Thursday, January 1, 2009

January 1, 2009: 2:23 p.m.

When the sun is shining and the temp is above freezing, I have absolutely no excuse not to walk the dogs. This exercise is a delicate balance. Murphy has arthritic, atrophied back legs so he can't walk too far. Nelson is a force of high energy that could go forever.

But they are gracious buddies who appreciate and understand each other's needs. Murphy does his best to start strong and keep up; Nels knows when limits have been reached and slows his pace.

It's really more of a smell fest for them anyway. The walking part is just the means to move along to the next really interesting scent and the opportunity to leave something of themselves behind.

Boys will be boys.

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