It’s time for a walk! Peppermint waits on the front steps for me to come outside. Most of the time she’s a very obedient dog, but sometimes the Jack Russell in her surfaces and no matter how many times I call her name she just ignores me. Oh, she’ll glance at me from a distance when she hears me call, but then she kind of gives me a dog shrug and trots over to whatever is holding her interest.
Sometimes it’s so aggravating to watch her, knowing that she knows I want her to come. She’ll stand for a moment pondering her choice…then it all depends on her mood. It’s hard to get too mad at her, though, when she does that terrier thing. Because when she does choose to return, it’s always with that wagging tail and bouncy stride, so excited to do whatever I want to do…as long as it’s on her terms.