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"What's up?" I think, as I lift my head. "Someone's here. It can't be Mom or Dad, it's still light outside."
I decide I'd better check this out, so I slowly stand, stretch, and sniff as I make my way to the door.
It's her! It's her! Mom's home. I'm so excited I begin my happy dance in the kitchen. Mom puts down all her bags and gives me a big hug. I just wiggle all over I'm so happy.
And then, the best thing of all.
Mom changes her clothes and says WE'RE GOING FOR A WALK!
We haven't gone for a walk in a long time--not since, well, I really don't remember. She gets my leash and out the door we go.
I grab the leash in my mouth and head out on our usual path. I don't know what takes her so long, or why she walks so slow. I swear if I didn't take the leash, she'd never get out of the yard.
Anyway, once we finally get going, it feels really good to be outside and out of my yard. I really tug on the leash to get Mom moving a little faster. Doesn't work though. She just doesn't understand all the things I have to check on while we walk. There have obviously been some strange dogs and cats on my route. I can smell them all over the place. I wish I could meet some of them sometime. They smell pretty interesting. I bet we'd make good friends.
I also have to check out these rabbit tracks. They're starting to move back into the neighborhood. Can't let that happen 'cause they eat my apples. I hate it when they do that. Oh, oh, oh---I smell that squirrel that comes into my yard, sits in the tree and makes fun of me. I'll show him. When we get home, I'm going to try and dig up all his walnuts. That'll show him.
Gee, it feels so good to walk. Maybe Mom's right and I should slow down a little bit. If I go too fast, we'll get home too soon and then I'll have to stay in the house and I don't want that. It's too nice a day to stay inside.
I can't wait for spring...