Our last dog Lexi was a wild one and couldn’t be trusted off of the leash, so we always had to have her leashed up when we went for a walk. That was the habit we were in when we began walking Kona, but Kona is a lot more trustworthy and obedient, so yesterday when we took her down to Horseshoe Lake Road for a walk, I let her go without a leash, and boy, did she go.
Kona loves to sprint. Horseshoe Lake Road is a straightaway with bushes bordering both sides. Kona streaked down the road for about 60 metres (yards), stopped turned to see where we were, and when I waved her back, she rocketed back too me, then immediately turned, and at speed of light tore back down the road again. What a joy it was to witness the exuberance in her sprinting.
As her masters proceeded slowly through the snow, down the road at our leisurely pace, she continued to sprint ahead, streak back to us, then streak ahead again. She covered about eight times the distance that we did, and got a whole lot more aerobic exercise.
It was a treat once we got back home, to see how tired she was for the rest of the afternoon. She curled up on the couch and took a nap instead of pacing the house, hoping we would let her outside to chase the squirrels.