Nathan is out of town this week (he comes home tomorrow- hooray!) which means that Isis, rather than being snuggled up next to him all day, is having to spend the days alone. Which means that there is no one to let her out whenever she feels like it, and so in an attempt to prevent Unfortunate Accidents, I've been taking her for walks in the mornings and evenings, as well as dashing home on my lunch break to let her outside for a Pee Break.
I can probably guess what you're thinking- shouldn't we be taking our dog for walks every day, anyway? Well, yeah, if we were better human beings, we would 100% be taking her for walks three times a day, but as it is we have a back yard and can lazy.
And as it turns out, that's all for the best since, as evidenced by this past week, my little Princess Pig isn't all that interested in even twice-daily walks when it's cold outside. Which it is: not freezing (or even close to it) but cold enough that she doesn't particularly want to get off the porch in the first place, and after the 1.5 blocks it takes to get her bowels moving (and voided) she is immediately All About Turning For Home. Which, ironically, means that I'm not getting anywhere near the Health Benefits out of these walks that I thought I was.
Ah well- she's back on the couch now, curled up and satisfied with life. As for me, I'm about to hop into the shower, since I went ahead and got my Health Benefits on the climbing wall this afternoon. My shoulder is at about 99% now, and I'm pretty excited about that. Satisfaction all around!