It's here. The long-awaited Springtime. I'm naturally warm and wore short sleeves most of the Winter, including the single-digit days. But at least we're not dealing with snow and ice. Heck, that amounts to copious amounts of dog poop when the snow melts. With two large dogs.... well, you get the idea.
Today, hubby was outside weeding (!). He SO very much wants to take Casey outside when he's out there, even just to get the mail. We're not sure we can trust him to not run off. This dog loves, loves, loves to run and you can see the smile on his face when he's doing it. We want to get the pups a bigger yard, but that's a post for another day. We have a 50' leash so while hub was outside weeding, we put Casey on that leash and hubster sat on it. Casey seemed more interested in his desire to go for a ride in the car and peeing on a bush in our yard. So, no such luck, bud. He was still really good and didn't run away. We are both envious of people in the development who have their dogs romping around in the yard while they do one thing or another. It's just a tough call. Casey is very protective of us and very protective of HIS yard.
Now to his sister. When I put her out this morning at 7:30 she would run back and forth parallel to the house (which is unusual since she has her paths carved out on the perimeter of our property). She would stare at something in one direction and them flip herself 180 degrees and run to the other side. This went on and on and on until I called her in for breakfast. I admit, I wanted to take a nap and the sooner I fed her, the sooner I could plop myself down on the sofa and snooze off. She does still get excited about her new feeder so when I called her in for breakfast and she saw the neon green she came running! She woke me up at some point and when I let her out she kept herself busy leaping around watching the ground for shadows of anything flying by. It's really rather funny to watch but I can never catch a video of it. Isn't that always the way?
To re-cap: We have Casey sometimes outside, eating dirt when he's unattended. We have Poly chasing shadows and trying her darndest to break out of the yard by digging at the gate, despite K re-filling that hole with dirt today. We have the possibility of Sir Casey having some freedom on our property. Yep, I think that about covers it.
So, we have open windows, happy puppies, a weeded "garden" area (thank you, thank you, thank you, K!) and the prospect of Mr. Casey being free in the front yard when we are out there. Updates to follow.