Today we all three went to the grocery store. This time, my extra pair of hands belonged to Peter and he took the pictures and looked after the groceries. I think it was less stressful for Rockwell because after we left the store, he didn’t even need to have an “excitement” poo. Of course, he did have a pee but that isn’t out of the ordinary. I know I found it much more relaxing to only have to think about Rockwell as opposed to getting 5 items or less and getting out of there. The main issue of the day was the walk over and back. Plowing all the snow we got yesterday hasn’t been really finished and intersections are difficult and some sidewalks are dicey. Getting the snow plowed for cars is always a priority over getting it plowed for pedestrians.
First we walked out of the neighbourhood. I put his jacket on from the start because he’d just relieved himself in the yard and we were good to go.
Here he’s walking very well, leading more than pulling.
When we got to the store, I was able to take off my coat and put it in the cart. First stop - the deli counter.
Here we are in the cereal aisle. I look a little stunned but you can see how Rockwell’s leash is nice and slack.
At the checkout, there were two people in front of us, so we had some time to sit and wait.
Once we left the store and I took his jacket off, it was time for a pee.
On the way home, the sidewalk had been plowed but it wasn't scraped very well and was icy in spots.
The intersections are a labyrinth of piles of snow, slush, puddles and chunks of ice.
All in all, we got a good workout and Rockwell had more fun with the two of us humans than he has when it’s just me stressing out.