Monday, January 29, 2007

Walking the dogs

Saturday was a very nice day. When R came home from dropping off the kids, she had the great idea to take the Greyhounds over to my step-father's families land. He and his brothers own quite a bit of land in Ola, just a few miles from the house. Anyway, we went over and spent about an hour with Sweeney and Nellie just wandering around. R and I had a great time, just getting out and spending some time outdoors together is a treat. The Greyhounds were happy and tired. We'll have to do this again soon.

I really want to work up to having the dogs off lead while we're out on the property. My old Whippet JR was a great dog to have off-lead as he had great recall. Sweeney will come back to R with no problem, but we've never really just walked around hundreds of acres with him off-lead. I'm not sure about Nellie either, especially since she's young and we haven't worked much with recall. Something to think about, especially if I'm ever going to take one of them out to do some OFC...

4 comments:

Raven said...

Don't even SAY the word "Walk"!! :( We're stuck with highs around 0, and Sunday the high will be -5!!! I just want to scream, we're all trapped inside, Al's being extra mean to the others, no outlet at all but the treadmill. *sigh* at least 6 more weeks until we can even think about spring up here. It was this weekend last year that my pipes froze when it hit 10 below, oh I just love MN.

Todd said...

Yeah, Winter is being a real bitch here too. We were down to 19 yesterday morning and will be the same tomorrow morning. They're even predicting 'frozen precip' for Thursday!

Dan & Margaret said...

Nice course... do you have any problems hitting the greens in regulation?

Todd said...

LOL! It does look a bit like a golf course, doesn't it! Rest assured, it's not. I'm thinking the middle field would be good for LGRA.