One of the hardest things about living in a small town is that unless you have a large yard, there is no where for a dog to (legally) be off leash. While Diego still needs to learn that other dogs are not necessarily enemies who might destroy his person, Scotti would adore a dog park and a place to play with new friends. When the three of us and Luna do finally move out of Linda’s basement, we’re going to an acreage.
One of the pluses of my summer job at the pool is that when I have outdoor tasks on my to-do list, I can bring Scotti and Diego to play while I work. Scotti could spend half the day running in and out of the water, chasing balls and whatever bird flies by. Diego is a little braver and likes to try swimming in the 3 foot areas.
After this romp in the pool, I was only able to find 1 of our 3 balls, so it looks like I have another task to add to my list.