Thursday, September 29, 2011

Not Off Leash Yet

Henry is a suburbs dog. There is traffic on our walks and fenced dogs barking "hello" and sometimes "get away". No dog park in Whittier. No dogs running free off leash. My brother Rick lives on a river near the Canadian border. My brother Rog lives at the base of Mt. St. Helens on another river.  Their handsome pups runs off leash, chase deer and rabbits and various other critters.  They frolic at their own speeds - Roger's dog is pretty old and pokey but determined. Running free would be Henry's idea of heaven. Unlike Rick or Roger's dogs, Henry would probably be eaten by the local bear -- but someday, when Henry responds consistently to "come" walking in the forest, off leash, will be a treat! Henry, did you hear that?  "Consistently respond to 'come' and you earn nifty freedom!"  Until then, Henry has a large yard with lots to explore.

1 comment:

  1. Haven't seen bears here yet, so he should be OK. Oh wait, we do have coyotes, porcupines, raccoons and he might get stepped on by deer, elk, a horse or cow. He should get along with the squirrels and chipmunks though, and if not he'd have a fighting chance.