Well, the last few days haven't been exciting activities, but they're certainly necessary. The mundane daily life things like revolving doors, restaurants, hotels, supermarkets, etc. Feels like the old Larry the Cable Guy's phrase of "Get 'Er Done." It may not be glamorous, but it's part of life I need to accomplish.
Last evening, Garrett went on his first night route. We circled around the night life section of Morristown and Garrett did great! While the town was hoppin', due to the cold the sidewalks were practically bare. Even so, without an overabundance of obstacles, Garrett swung through tables, lightpoles, parking meters and around hedgerows to successfully show competence for night travel.
Night travel can present some interesting distractions for dogs, not the least of which is the simple fact it's harder to see. But, lighted storefront windows with mannequins, neon signs, etc. can be interesting and, in rare cases, frightening for a dog. Luckily, Garrett treats the night walk with the same caution as a regular daytime hike.
We also grabbed coffee at an organic and fair trade coffee house yesterday afternoon.As much of my life as is spent in restaurants, it was comforting to see Garrett lie down and (other than a little scrounging for crumbs) chill while we were having coffee. I think he'll be the kind of dog that can curl up under a table for hours and be happy.
Today, we'll do some "country work." This is simply a route where there are no sidewalks nor curbs. Since my neighborhood is still being built, there are large stretches of land where there are no sidewalks. Getting the G Man adept at country work is going to be key. I'll let ya know how it goes.