I got the leash out last night and then took pictures. He was about ready to LOSE HIS MIND and was biting at the leash as I snapped this photo.
I’ve been taking the puppers jogging lately, almost always Sebastian. I tried to take Gretchey last week, so gave Sebastian a pig’s ear and put Gretchey on the leash, only then she went and stole the pig ear and Sebastian ran inside and started doing the let’s-go-jog dance on the floor. So, yeah, he’s made it clear – he’s the runner of that dog family.
We run around the neighborhood, then past the Intercoastal restaurants (Taverna Opa, Charley’s Crab), then used to do a big loop around where we ran by the condo I used to live in and back into Chris’s neighborhood through the brain center thing (Byron, you’ll know what I’m talking about). Then I decided to start taking him on the beach, in a few blocks south of Oakland and out at El Mar. We’ve only gone running there a few times, but it’s SO NICE. There are no people around, no other doggies’ smells around to make Sebastian linger and stop me dead in my tracks.. Once in a while, he'll spot a coconut to sniff at or chases sandpipers in the dark, but there's a whole lot less distraction than on A1A Plus, running on the beach is a lot more taxing than running on the pavement, so I would deduce that it’s a better workout.
Last night, the water was gorgeous and the breeze was blowing and the stars were out. I ran for an hour. If I can just keep this up 3-4 days a week, as I have been doing.. That will be good stuff.
Then last night, Chris made Boca burgers & mashed potatoes (traditional family recipe), I snuggled with Oreo a whole lot, then I went home to snuggle with the other felines in my life. Kitten stood on the scale in the bathroom the entire time I was showering & getting ready this morning and watched. She loves me.
I got great news – my sister Kamille is visiting in March, with her two daughters, Amanda & Macy Mae. I am so so so looking forward to that! :)