OK, Rumpy time for a walk!
He’s so excited! So on goes the harness and leash. Poop bags? Check. Cookies in my pocket? Check. Keys, phone, glasses? Check. Check. And Check.
We’re out the door, door checked that it’s locked. Down the steps. Rumpy pees and……
He wants to go back inside.
I beg. I cajole. I offer cookies. But no, he’s not going for a walk this morning.
Welcome to my life.
This does not happen often, but sometimes it does. Just like sometimes Rumpy refuses to eat breakfast. And while he’s never turned down a cookie, there have been a few times he buried them instead of eat them.
If it’s not a work day, I’ll try again a bit later to see if he’ll want to walk, but if he doesn’t want to go, we’re not going.
Some of you may have a much better handle of this human/dog relationship, and never have to deal with your dog’s stubbornness.
For me, the relationship is one of give and take, and this morning is one of those days he’s giving it to me.
That’s OK though. Today is my birthday, so there will still be cookies.