On Friday, I will become a cycling widow for a month as Lelak leaves to cycle from Melbourne to Sydney. It will just be me and the dogs – for a whole month. Therefore, this morning we had a practice of going for our morning walk with two dogs and one human. We have a double ended leash to which I attached a normal leash so that I can walk the dogs without tying to hold multiple leads. I am now really, really glad that I taught the dogs the command “wait” because our whole walk went something like this.
“Wait” – as I untangle the beagle from the lead
“Wait” – as I yet again untangle the beagle from the lead
“Wait” – as Caleb tried desperately to pee without being pulled over by the beagle
“Wait” – as Rory tries to poop whilst being dragged along
“Wait” – as I untangle myself from the lead
Eventually we got things worked out and we had a really lovely walk with no major dramas. We even went for a bit of a run which the dogs loved.
I am not sure how the dogs are going to go with Lelak being away for so long. I am sure after a week or so, they will be fine, but that first week is going to be rough for us all. I can foresee two very clingy dogs who will be scared that I am going to leave them too.