March 23rd 2012 11:19 pm
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Today was a sunny day, so mommy decided to take advantage of it and walk us to the doggy store! It's a long walk. I knew where we were going as soon as we went up the stairs to the big street. I try to pull mommy up those stairs all the time, BOL!!
Along the way is what mommy calls a college. There are lots of people there who spend their time dropping food around on the grass fur doggies who pass by. That's furry nice of them, but mommy wouldn't let us have any. I got a cracker when she wasn't looking, BOL!!
I knew where we were going, and I was pretty focused on getting there. But Winkie is another story. Winkie is furry good at going, but not so much on focusing. He doesn't hear much, and he doesn't see much. He's all nose, and he likes to follow his nose wherevfur it wants to go. Mommy keeps him on a short leash that's fastened around her waist. Otherwise we'd nevfur get ANYWHERE! He goes this way and that way and back again, and if we do stop to sniff, he goes around in circles! And he wants to go FAST!
I got us all to the doggy store as quick as I could, and I got pets and treats and smelled all the wonderfur stuff! Then we headed fur home. I usually take it easy on the way back, but evfurrything's different with Winkie. He doesn't know "take it easy." We went back exactly the same way we had come, but you would have thought he'd nevfur sniffed it befure. He zigged, he zagged, he went here and there and back again. He probably walked twice as much as mommy and me, and he wasn't even slowing down! Until we got home. Then he got his apple and I got my carrot and we both pretty much checked out fur the rest of the day! BOL!!
Hey Hershey .. i fink Winkie wanted to make sure you didn't miss a sniff ! LOL ! sounds like a fun day !
I can't imagine all that city sniffin'.
I'd be like that story of the country mouse and the city mouse.
Gosh Hersh, you won't have to sniff anything to find your way sounds like Winkie has his own GPS...Great Personal Sniffer! BOL!
Aw but Hershey, sometimes you gotta stop and smell all the smells!!!
Spaniels are bred to do exactly what he is doing... They arent just "water Retrievers" They quarter the ground. They are amazing in thick undergrowth... (its why they have dense undercoats to protect them from thorns). Its wonderful to watch them quarter a hedgerow ready to put a pheasant up !
Not only does Winkie NEED his nose more as he has lost sight and hearing... but it must be wonderful for him to be able to walk again... and he is being... a Spaniel !
Hershey.. quit with the pulling Mummy !
Now waht Winkie related was that you were not enjoying your walk, because you just wanted to 'get there'...on the other hand, Winkie having been deprived of this pleasure for so long is making the very most of each moment count!
Maybe you can both take hints from the other...
I sure hope you don't wear your Mommy out!
Have a great weekend!
Mommy was reading an article on the Internet yesterday about dog's ability to smell, and although she knew that we have good noses, she never realized just how much we can smell. You were in a hurry to get to the treats. However, Winkie knew he would get there eventually, and wanted to enjoy all the smells getting there and back.
Hershey, yu an' Winkie will be more 'in sink' ebentually. I r shur ob it. Pwus yu wive in my Momma's bestest city eber, so I kno' dere's wotz ob junk tu sniff :D
Winkie is kinda like me Hershey, I like to smell EVERYTHING as I go along, cept when I see a birdie! HD he is a good sniffer too. I know that you and Winkie are going to enjoy your walks together.
Thanks, pals! I'm usually a sniffing machine on walks, too, but Winkie is like a dog possessed, BOL!!!
Sounds like a fun time-- wish I had a doggie store within walkin' distance!
So much fun, that now its extended with a DDP honor!
Woofs and condogulations!