I was out walking Solomon this morning, and everything was going really good. I've been working with him on being less reactive with the wild life around here, so I took him out when it got a little light(I usually take him out early when it's still dark, aroun 5:30 am).
Anyways, we are in the middle of the walk, and I spy a loose chow looking mix sniffing around. I stayed very quiet so as to not alert Solomon, and spun around in the other direction. Well, he never saw the other dog, but the other dog saw us
I called Solomon, and started power walking...didn't want to run and risk the dog chasing us! Solomon is still clueless, looking in the trees for squirrels, and this dog is actively following us at a distance! I kept walking briskly, and got to a car and put it between us...then I started to jog. I felt like mission impossible trying to elude this dog! I kept looking back and seeing him duck around bushes, zigzagging back and forth across the street following us. Finally, I got another car between us, turned a corner, and started running. Solomon gives me this ecstatic look and started running alongside me. Then he starts tugging the leash!!! In the meantime, I'm trying to get him to let go of the leash, I see the dog out of the corner of my eye, so I ducked up another street! We started running again when he was out of view...we finally lost him. The funniest thing was Solomon never saw the dog, but I could tell he was just having the greatest time on our 'adventure'. I felt like I was in a movie trying to out smart the bad guys! When we got home I was so tired I wanted to take a nap, but had to come to work. At least we got a good workout!
I told my sister and some of my co-workers about it and they were cracking up...they said that they know some one saw us out their window and probably had a good laugh!