We had great weather this past weekend. David and I decided that we wanted to go on a short walk due to the wonderful sunshine outside. We were going to just walk around the neighborhood when Lucy expressed a desire to go outside.
So we got his harness and leash on and decided to go on an adventure with him. Once we got outside he immediately started walking and led the way around the house.
I was hoping that he would venture into the neighborhood but a neighbor was using power tools in his garage and Lucy let me know that he was afraid to walk beyond our property.
As we were walking, Lucy let me know that he wanted to walk off leash, and felt upset because, in his words, “I don’t trust him enough to let him walk off leash.” David and I let him know that we do trust him, that it is the many things around us that we don’t trust. There is a busy street on one side of our house with cars that fly by at 35 mph, dogs that are let loose in the neighborhood (they’ve frightened my sister’s small dog too when I’ve taken her for walks around our neighborhood), motorcycles, and kids that play in their yards, among other things. So, we explained to Lucy that this is not an area to walk off leash. I think that he understood.
Overall, the walk went very well. Towards the end of it Lucy sat with me on the deck. Tempest, though, watched the whole thing from the windows and glass doors around our house and definitely wanted to go out too, but we didn’t have the time or energy to do another walk with a cat. So Tempest will likely get a walk sometime in the near future.
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