With my new and improved schedule (See Transition Year), I am able to take a morning walk and sometimes an afternoon and evening walk. Puppy absolutely adores our walks. He’s able to sniff every corner, expand his marked territory and run off bigger and badder dogs emboldened by my presence.
Sometimes my husband or son go with me. After all, it’s just not fitting that women walk alone in Mexico. I shrug. I’m only going around the block and there isn’t any real danger that Puppy can’t handle. But if they want to come, that’s ok too.
I take my camera just in case there’s something worthy of posting on Instagram later. Sometimes I find some pretties. Sometimes I don’t. One day I found 7 tomatoes that fell off the produce truck. Salsa! Another day I found a bag of grouting the exact color we are using to finish the second floor. Score!
We recently brought Kitty from the little house in Sunflower Valley to La Yacata. She’d gotten too big to be content in the enclosed space. She SO wanted to go outside and lay in the grass. When we didn’t allow that, she would literally throw a fit on the floor, meowing and rolling about. So, we moved her to the backyard in La Yacata and she was happy for awhile.
She noticed that while Puppy is inside at night, at first light, he got to go outside. Inch by inch she gathered her courage and moved toward the door. After a few days of watching Puppy and I go for our walk, she ventured beyond the gate. She decided she’d come with us.
She complained the entire time! Having been an inside cat since kittenhood, this was a LONG walk for her. She was a bit out of shape. But she stuck with us and made it around the block.
Puppy didn’t much like the new walk companion. I mean really, she carried on so. Then she’d get lost in the tall grass and get hysterical so he’d have to go and find her. So he tried to discourage her from going on the walk with us.
Eventually, she stopped accompanying us. Instead, she comes out when we head off and waits by the door. She knows that eventually we’ll come back and feed her. Puppy’s satisfied with this arrangement as well. Glad we could work that out.