Cold and dark mornings means trying to get a reluctant nearly eight year old out of his bed so we can both walk the dog together.
At any other time he absolutely loves the dog to pieces and he can’t get enough of her but when it comes to having to get up on a cold and dark morning he whinges about it.
While my nephew was living here finishing off his last two years of high school I could walk the dog by myself a lot of mornings and it was great but now that he’s gone I have to take JJ with me. It’s so tempting to leave him at home tucked up in bed but I know he’s too young at the moment. When would he not be too young? Any ideas?
I told JJ this morning, as he put his helmet on because he takes his scooter, that soon the shortest day of the year would be here and the morning will start to get lighter. It cheered me up saying that. Once we both get out there we’re fine and the whinging generally stops.
By the way the aforementioned nephew has just about finished his basic training in the Navy, or boot camp or whatever they call it. He’s having his passing out parade this Thursday and my niece and nephew are going but because it’s in Victoria apparently they have to have a week off afterwards just incase of this jolly Swine Flu thing.
I wonder when all the people in the neighbourhood walk their dogs? When the weather’s warmer there’s lots of them at the local oval in the morning so many of them must do it in the evening during winter. I wonder. If you have a dog, when do you walk it? Do you have a regular time, or is it more ad-hoc?